Archive | Bronx Tales

A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Blog, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Community Resources, Culture, Featured, Housing, Morrisania, Morrisania, North Central Bronx, Politics, The Bronx Beat, Unemployment by the numbers0 Comments

96 Year-Old-Store Facing New Challenges

Moe Stein calls his store a “Local Landmark”, and after 96 years, “Frank’s” has outlasted the tough retail business on East Tremont in the Bronx. Recently, the store has begun facing a new obstacle; its own retailers.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Culture, East Bronx, Sports, The Bronx Beat0 Comments

Dreams and Nightmares

The city’s health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Featured, Health0 Comments

The Food Truck to Heaven

Juan Pena is a one-man show at Mission-o-Mercy, his own charitable food truck ministry where he serves up weekly free meals and a wise, sympathetic ear.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Featured0 Comments

A revitalized Bronx park shows off at “It’s My Park Day”

Volunteers gathered at Soundview Park on Sunday to plant daffodils and clear weeds during the NYC Park’s event “It’s My Park Day.”

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Dance Company Prepares for a Final Curtain Call in the Bronx

The Kraven Seneca Dance Company will give its last performance on Oct. 20

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Culture, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Goodbye to St. Augustine’s

Parishioners recall the old days at a church that was once the heart of Morrisania

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Culture, Rituals, Slideshows, Southern Bronx1 Comment

Gimme Shelter

Mayor Bloomberg fails to deliver on promises of compassion for the city’s homeless.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Tales, Featured, Housing, Southern Bronx1 Comment

Page 1 of 612345...Last »