On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.
The NYC Marathon will bring thousands to run through the streets of our city and it will also bring out thousands to cheer on the runners.
My wife and a good friend from Puerto Rico all sat around with me to watch the new episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain’s – Parts Unknown on Sunday. This particular piece was going to feature a piece on my home, the Bronx. Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown is one of my favorite programs and I have really learned a lot …
This coming Sunday Tipica 73, the legendary Salsa orchestra will be performing and the concert is dedicated to the Retire 21 Campaign. Read more and learn how you can join this important movement to retire Roberto Clemente’s #21. Latino Sports and the Bronx Tourism Council invites. Get the details: Latinosports
I love to party as much as every other Boricua, Especially being a true Salsero, I love my music and every part of our culture. So every year the 116th Street festival in El Barrio is a must for me. The festival being the day before the Puerto Rican Day parade makes that weekend a great one for us to …
The Bronx is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Spanish language news station, Telemundo called me and were interested in interviewing me on my take on the changes I have seen in my borough. I have been living in the borough since my family migrated here in 1956 and they thought that I could give them a better walking tour than …
Though Fresh Direct recently won a court decision that had all of its supporters doing victory laps, the reality is that this is NOT A DONE DEAL. The following explains additional hurdles that Fresh Direct has to overcome before they can start digging for their now facility in the South Bronx (AKA asthma alley).
Group asks Mayor de Blasio to drop opposition to environmental lawsuit. Nine South Bronx residents were arrested when blocked from entering public brownfield land on the South Bronx waterfront, the proposed location of FreshDirect. Their intention was to plant detoxifying sunflowers.
During my campaign for city council in the South Bronx District 17 I visited several of the Community Planning Boards in the district to get a pulse on the important events, or happenings in the district. Planning boards are an important source of information for anyone who wants to learn about a community.
In reality, the title should be: “Hey South Bronxites Living near 153rd St & River Ave: What Do You Think About Building A Soccer Stadium In Your Neighborhood?”