Articles by: Nilka Martell

John Robert Tramutola, Sr. (January 7, 1931 – July 23, 2013)

Some people come into our lives only for a season. You may not realize it as it is occurring, but as time passes we all recall key people in our lives, ones that left lasting impressions. On July 23, 2013, […]

by · January 27, 2014 · Uncategorized

Bronx Volunteer Coalition – MLK Jr Literacy Day @ Bronx Museum of the Arts

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Bronx Volunteer Coalition (BxVC) hosted a literary day on Saturday, Jan 18 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. BxVC is a member based coalition of nearly 30 organizations serving the […]

by · January 22, 2014 · Bulletin Board

Andrew Freedman Home

The Andrew Freedman Home, located on the Grand Concourse, has always struck my curiosity. Set behind a huge lawn, the four story terraced gray limestone palazzo style structure, takes up the entire block at 166th Street to McClellan Street.

by · January 21, 2014 · Special Sections

Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground

(left to right, Tom Casey, secretary of the East Bronx History Forum, Philip Panaritis,  Project Director of Teaching American History and Justin Czarka, teacher at the Joseph Rodman Drake School in Hunts Point)   Three years ago, when I first […]

by · January 16, 2014 · Features
Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association First 2014 Meeting

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association First 2014 Meeting

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association held its first community meeting of 2014 on Tuesday, January 14. Held at the Bronx House, over 60 people attended. A FDNY Fire Safety Education representative led a very informative fire safety presentation, which included life […]

by · January 15, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Photos
Ninth Ave El

Ninth Ave El

It wasn’t until recent years that I became obsessed with the Bronx. I was born and raised here, but I knew very little about the borough I called home. Over 10 years ago, before I became interested in Bronx factoids, […]

by · January 12, 2014 · Features
Bronx Centennial Inauguration celebrates our past, present & future

Bronx Centennial Inauguration celebrates our past, present & future

On January 9, 2014, the Bronx Borough President’s office held the Centennial Inauguration at the Bronx County Court house.  Hundreds of people gathered for the festivities, including elected officials, business and community leaders and zealous citizens.

by · January 9, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News, News

Sledding in the Bronx

  Tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 11 – 3, there is FREE sledding at Crotona Park. This family friendly event is wonderful at this time of the year! Sleds will be provided by New York City Parks & Recreation. Please […]

by · January 3, 2014 · Uncategorized

Tonight’s event has been CANCELLED

  Due to the weather, tonight’s event has been cancelled. If you’d like to donate a toy, please email or  

by · January 3, 2014 · Uncategorized

BombaYo’s 1st Annual Three Kings Day Toy Drive

  Admission: one non-violent unwrapped toy (ages 1 – 12).

by · January 1, 2014 · Bulletin Board

Split Rock – Bronx, NY

  Some two years ago I realized that there was an actual Spilt Rock in Pelham Bay Park – a geological wonder. I headed out with a friend to the Split Rock Golf Course and asked an employee if he […]

by · January 1, 2014 · Uncategorized

JLo – “Same Girl”

©The Bronx Chronicle (on set in the Bronx 12/29/2013) The multi-talented Latina diva Jennifer Lopez has been spotted in the Bronx! Over the weekend, she filmed the video for her upcoming single “Same Girl” in her hometown. On Saturday, December […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Uncategorized
Memories of Poe Park

Memories of Poe Park

In the summers of 1989 and 1990, I spent plenty of time hanging out at Poe Park. Located on the Grand Concourse between East 192nd St and East Kingsbridge Rd, the park is named after American author Edgar Allan Poe. […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Features, Local News, News, Special Sections
Foxy Family’s 1st Annual Jolly Holiday Toy Giveaway

Foxy Family’s 1st Annual Jolly Holiday Toy Giveaway

(left to right – Luna, Tanya Carrion, Miriam Quinn, Santa, one of Santa’s youth helpers, Evelyn Torres, Clarisel Gonzalez and Ana Santana ) The Jolly Holiday Toy Giveaway, hosted by the Foxy Family was held earlier today at Side Street Catering […]

by · December 21, 2013 · Features

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

This year, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrated its 131st year of service in the Bronx. Formed in 1882, St. Paul’s first church building was located on 150th Street and Robbins Avenue (present-day Westchester Avenue). In 1898, their second building, […]

by · December 17, 2013 · Local News, News