Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Comic book legend and Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee.

White Castle Honors Marvel’s Stan Lee

Hundreds of Stan Lee fans attend special ceremony coinciding with opening of Excelsior Collectibles White Castle welcomed comic book legend and former Bronxite Stan Lee into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame. A big fan of White Castle since his […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Bronx Personalities, News
Bright Lights, Big City Dance Recital, May 7

Bright Lights, Big City Dance Recital, May 7

Mind Builders Creative Arts Center presents its “Scenes in the City” dance recital at 3 PM on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, May 13 at Harry S. Truman High School located at 750 Baychester Avenue, Bronx NY 10475. For ticket […]

Classic Coca Cola logo

New Coke Wasn’t the Real Thing

Saturday, April 22 — On this date 32 years ago, executives at one of America’s and the world’s most famous consumer brands were confidently looking forward to the morrow. After much research, experimentation and extensive taste testing, a reformulated Coca-Cola was […]

by · April 22, 2017 · Profile America
FILM SCREENING | Rikers: An American Jail, Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM., Tishman Auditorium, University Center at the New School, 63 Fifth Av, New York City.

FILM SCREENING — Rikers: An American Jail, May 5

The New York City Mayor and City Council recently endorsed a plan to close Rikers. Join us to explore what Rikers means for the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, […]

‘City Hall in Your Borough’ Comes to The Bronx in May

‘City Hall in Your Borough’ Comes to The Bronx in May

On Twitter, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz announced that the next stop on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “City Hall in Your Borough” tour will be The Bronx. Sometime in late May, City Hall will relocate to 851 Grand Concourse for the week. […]

AARP Shredding Event, May 3rd

AARP Shredding Event, May 3rd

AARP Fraud Watch Network presents ‘Operation Stop Scams’ shredding event, May 3rd at Bronx Borough Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, 11 am until 2 pm. For more information, call 1-866-227-7442 or visit AARP NYC.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

New Efforts At Reducing Cigarette Smoking

  On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at reducing the number of smokers in New York City by 160,000 over the next three years. De Blasio said, “big tobacco is public enemy […]

First Lady Chirlane McCray formally releases her baby book “Love Is/El Amor Es.” The First Lady and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visit three city libraries to greet New Yorkers and read the new book aloud to young children and babies.  Brooklyn Central Library.  Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Opinion: Pulling Strings By Elites Isn’t Fair

By Patricia Huertas   When my oldest son, William, was entering first grade, I entered him in a lottery for one of New York City’s high performing public charter schools. I signed William up for a public charter school because […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
Bronx Tech Summit on April 28

Bronx Tech Summit on April 28

The Bronx Tech Summit Metropolitan College of New York 463 East 149th Street Bronx, NY 10451 Friday, April 28 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. To see a list of speakers and to RSVP, visit: Bronx Tech Summit.

Girl Vow is a mentoring nonprofit for girls and LGBTQ youth impacted by foster care, juvenile justice, and endemic poverty.

First Annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls, May 12

The first annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls is May 12th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Metropolitan College of New York at 459 E. 149th Street in the Bronx. The NYC Commission on Human Rights, Violence Intervention Program and […]

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN — FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS See, Test & Treat – Saturday, May 13th, 9AM – 2PM Montefiore Imaging Center, 3400 Bainbridge Avenue, Lower Level Suite 300, Bronx NY 10467 To register, call 718-920-4600 With breast […]

Senator Diaz Announces for City Council

Senator Diaz Announces for City Council

Sen. Rev. Rubén Diaz, Sr. has decided to officially announce his candidacy for the 18th Council District in the City of New York.

Happy Passover

Happy Passover

Happy Passover to Bronx Chronicle readers and advertisers. Chag sameach.

by · April 10, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Electing Senators By Popular Demand

Electing Senators By Popular Demand

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing direct popular election of senators. Previously, members of the Senate were elected by each state’s legislature. As the voting franchise expanded after the Civil War and […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Government, History
National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Friday, April 7 — The years of Prohibition, from 1920 to 1933, were considered a noble experiment that failed, as the subsequent crime associated with bootlegging caused problems worse than the lone problem of drunkenness. The crumbling of the unpopular Volstead […]

by · April 9, 2017 · History, Profile America