Articles by: Michael Benjamin

BronxTalk: The Beautiful Bronx Guidebook

BronxTalk: The Beautiful Bronx Guidebook

On last night’s BronxTalk, host Gary Axlebank discussed the Bronx’ first-ever guide book, ‘The Bronx, the ultimate guide to New York City’s Beautiful Borough’ written by Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan and Shelley Olson. This delightful program featured some fascinating historical […]

Freddy Rodriguez My Geometries at the Longwood Arts Gallery

UPCOMING EXHIBITION Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970- 2002 Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator Opening Reception | Wed, June 3rd | 5:00-9:00pm Longwood Arts Gallery @Hostos CC —————————————————————- Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970-2002 is the first exhibition to chart the artist-s expansive and unique approach to geometric abstraction […]

Lightning Outskate Rangers, 6-2

Stanley Cup Playoffs Final – Monday, 8:00 PM Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0) 6 New York Rangers (1-1-0) 2 Lightning scored 2 goals in the first period, one in the second and scored three goals in […]

by · May 19, 2015 · Sports

Mets Beat Cardinals 2-1

Mayberry has winning hit in 14th, Mets beat Cardinals 2-1 http://t.co/qxDCpgyfKo

by · May 19, 2015 · Sports

Bronx Walk of Fame 2015 — Malik Yoba (Video)

Bronx-born and raised (1571 Undercliff Avenue, Brown Place, etc.), film/TV actor (Empire, NY Undercover, Cool Runnings) and social activist (Incite32) Malik Yoba accepts his induction into the Bronx Walk of Fame. Malik shouts out his mother and his children. He talks […]

by · May 18, 2015 · Bronx Personalities
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The Rise of Bronx Power (via City and State NY)

When the Assembly speakership opened up for the first time in a generation, a handful of contenders for the office was quickly whittled down to one: Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. The official vote in early February was a […]

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

David Cohen Sentenced To One Year In Jail And $650,000 In Restitution For Crimes Committed Against The Publicly Funded Social Services Group State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Monday announced that David Cohen, former executive […]

by · May 17, 2015 · Crime, News
Milan -- Bronx Pet

Bronx Pet of the Day — Milan

Bronxites love their pets and here at The Bronx Chronicle, we like showing them off for you. Today’s Bronx Pet is named Milan. Meet Milan   Name: Milan Owner: Veronica C. Neighborhood: Co-op City, The Bronx Favorite Activity: Milan’s favorite activity […]

by · May 14, 2015 · Bronx Pets
AG Schneiderman Hosts a Bronx Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders

AG Schneiderman Hosts a Bronx Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invites leaders of community-based organizations to a State Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders on Friday, May 15, 9:00 AM at the Savoy “D” Building, 2nd Floor, 139 East 149th Street, Bronx NY […]

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

Watch BronxTalk Replay of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Interview

On last night’s BronxTalk featuring Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, show host Gary Axelbank asked her about the decriminalization of low-level crimes, the need for 1,000 new cops, the Jerome Avenue Study, Harlem River development, FreshDirect, a variety of housing issues, […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Government, Television
Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent an email enlisting his supporters in the progressive community to back his national Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality. In his email, de Blasio asks supporters to sign onto The Progressive Agenda so as to […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Government, News
BronxTalk Tonight: City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito

BronxTalk Tonight: City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito

COUNCIL SPEAKER ON BRONXTALK – Tonight the Speaker of the City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, will be the guest on BronxTalk. The councilmember from the 8th Council District, which includes part of the south Bronx, will talk with host Gary Axelbank […]

Bronx Week 2015: Small Business Workshop, May 12

Bronx Week 2015: Small Business Workshop, May 12

On Tuesday, May 12, Anheuser Busch will sponsor the Bronx Week Business Workshop on “How Small Minority and Family-Owned Businesses Can Achieve the American Dream.” Andy Unanue, Chairman, Associated Supermarket Group, is the featured speaker. The workshop will be held 8AM-10AM […]

Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

National Program Recognizing Outstanding and Equitable High Schools NEPC’s “Schools of Opportunity” Spotlights 17 Schools in New York and Colorado The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado announced today that 17 high schools in New York […]

by · May 10, 2015 · Education News

DiNapoli Announces $500 College Savings Sweepstakes

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced this week, a $500 sweepstakes to help a lucky New Yorker plan ahead for college. Winnings from the sweepstakes will be put in a new or existing 529 College Savings Program Direct […]