Articles by: Bob Kappstatter

Newly announced official Bronx Historian Angel Hernandez joins Borough President Vanessa Gibson and the prolific Lloyd Ultan, who served in the position for 26 years, and will now be Borough Historian Emeritus. (Photo by Bronx Borough President's office)

A Historic Moment for the Bronx

By BOB KAPPSTATTER The Bronx took an historic turn last week with official Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan turning the title and the job over to his long-time deputy, Angel Hernandez. Ultan, first appointed to the job 26 years ago by […]

by · May 12, 2023 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson (4th from left) and borough leaders welcome Bronx Week 2023 inductees at the new Bronx Children's Museum.

Bronx Week 2023

By BOB KAPPSTATTER  With Bronx Week 2023 underway, Bronx officials kicked off its start on Monday announcing the inductees for the 2023 Walk of Fame.   Representing the fields of music, media, entertainment, and education, the inductees’ names will be […]

by · May 10, 2023 · Bulletin Board


By BOB KAPPSTATTER  As the city gets back on its feet from the pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, business, labor, and civic leaders are calling on Bronxites and other New Yorkers to show their love for it.  They […]

by · March 23, 2023 · Bulletin Board, Local News, News
Longwood Music Festival

Longwood Music Festival

By BOB KAPPSTATTER   Hundreds of local residents turned out to celebrate the annual end of summer Longwood Music Festival, with salsa music and the aromas of Puerto Rican cooking delights filling the air along Dawson Street. With greetings to […]

by · September 19, 2022 · Bulletin Board
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored

By BOB KAPPSTATTER U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to her Bronx roots recently to be honored at the Bronx Terminal Market shopping center. Joined Sept. 8 by eighth-grade students from I.S. 303 Leadership and Community Service School in […]

by · September 18, 2022 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson (second from right) is joined by community and Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago officials for flag-raising ceremony at Borough Hall to celebrate island nation's 60th anniversary of independence from British rule.

Trinidad and Tobago Flag Raising at Bronx Borough Hall

By BOB KAPPSTATTER  With a large number of Bronx residents claiming their roots in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago – including herself – Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson held a flag-raising ceremony recently at Borough Hall to commemorate 60 […]

by · September 14, 2022 · Bulletin Board