When Loeser’s Kosher Deli opened in 1960, John F. Kennedy was on the verge of being elected the 35th President of the United States. “The Flintstones” premiered on television, and the first troops were sent to Vietnam.
When men with heavy equipment showed up in the parking lot of 714 W. 231st St., earlier this month, neighbors became wary. After all, the neighborhood lies within the Special Natural Area District. Most modifications to buildings and grounds must be cleared with the city before work begins — even if it’s a single, 6-inch diameter tree.
The conductor stood in all black before the white-shirted sea of student ensemble percussionists. From the first motion of the director’s fist, the Hearth Room at Lehman College was filled with a frenetic yet carefully balanced and coordinated wave of excited Latin music. As they played, the director stood to the side, his head bent, evaluating the performance of his musicians.
In any political race, there are winners and losers. That’s true even within a group of people who share the same ideology. The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club met Nov. 20 at …
Rats are about as New York as Yankee Stadium, a dollar slice, or getting excited over a clean subway car. They’re everywhere — so much that you barely notice when they scuttle from view around a corner, down the storm drain, or from one pile of sidewalk garbage on pick-up day to the next.
Hunger in the south Bronx is nothing new. A quarter of the borough’s population — 30 percent of children, 15 percent of the working poor and 20 percent of senior citizens — don’t have enough food, according to a recent report by Hunger Free America.
The café is an important fixture in the urban culture. It’s a place where the monstrous echoes of elevated trains and the bustle of frustrated commuters fade away in favor of conversation, contemplation, and a certain sense of calm.
Azeez Alimi is one of 12 Lehman College students who wrote about his life and experiences as a first-generation immigrant and college student. The stories were bound together and released as a book, “Our Words Have Power,” and the authors celebrated with readings last weekend at Lehman College’s Hearth Room.
The art world can seem like a place far removed from the everyman. As a branch of academia’s ivory tower — with its galleries and shows, exclusive parties and galas — most of the art world stands aloof from the very idea of accessibility.
The chance to bring home its first Public School Athletic League volleyball championship seemed to be slipping away for Bronx Science.
Hands off our buses!
Hundreds of express bus riders and supporters packed an emergency meeting at Riverdale Temple with seemingly one goal in mind: To convince the MTA not to cut express bus service that connects their Bronx communities to Manhattan.
A half mile from the Hudson River is a decades old music group that harvests relationships with the community at large to create an area rich and bountiful with classical music. Their cornucopia of work has been performed throughout New York City, but their home is the Northwest Bronx, and it is here where di.vi.sion showcases most of its orchestral work.
Neighbors greeted each other as they assembled in front of 3741-3745 Riverdale Ave., Friday afternoon. On the other side of the black fence was an empty lot, just as barren as it was when crews demolished the former DJ Drugs location and a neighboring building back in 2013.
Thanksgiving is here, and planning is underway for the festive meal traditionally shared with family and friends.
Diane Auslander barely scrapes by on the paychecks she gets for teaching at Lehman College.
Kai Parris was trying to forget his performance in Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy’s season-opening loss to IN-Tech last week. Sure, he scored 21 of the Tigers’ 34 points in that game, but the end result was still an ugly 18-point loss.
The old adage of “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t take into consideration criminal minds looking for a potential mark.