Articles by: Nilka Martell

P.S. 31 Castle on the Concourse

P.S. 31, located on the 425 Grand Concourse between E. 144th St and East 146th St to Walton Ave, has been ordered to be demolished by the Department of Buildings. Being found structurally unsound, and a public safety hazard as […]

by · December 16, 2013 · Uncategorized

Westchester Square Civic Association 1st Annual Holiday Dinner

The Westchester Square Civic Association hosted its 1st Annual Holiday Dinner on Saturday, December 14, 2013.  Despite the snowfall and cold weather, dozens of folks gathered for the festivities.

by · December 16, 2013 · Local News, News

Calling all Bboys & Bgirls!!

Nelson “El Cacique Sesenta Nueve” “Chief69” Seda, 22, is a Brooklyn born, Bronx based bboy, emcee, graffiti artist and community organizer. Seda has been offering free dance classes for several months now, and it’s not too late to participate. But […]

by · December 9, 2013 · Features

Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition Tree Lighting

Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition and the Baychester Quality of Life Council presented a tree lighting event on Mon, Dec 2 in Seton Falls Park at Baychester and Crawford Aves. Over 60 people gathered for the festivities. Accompanied by

by · December 9, 2013 · Uncategorized

“The Jolly” – Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network and Foxy Family

On December 4, 2013, The Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network (BEBN) and Foxy Family presented “The Jolly”, a holiday networking event. Held at Thirty3 Sixty3 Steakhouse in the Bronx, it served two purposes, a

by · December 8, 2013 · Uncategorized

Nativity HOLIDAY Bazaar in the Bronx

Come on out to the Nativity HOLIDAY Bazaar! This event will be held on Sunday, December 15, from 11 – 4 pm at Nativity of Our Blessed Lady, 3893 Dyre Avenue, Bronx. Vendors will be selling clothing, jewelry, toys, bags, […]

by · December 8, 2013 · Local News

Voluteers Planting Trees in Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park is the largest of all city parks. 2,772 acres, is it three times larger than Central Park. Volunteers play a critical role in its longevity. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s, Natural […]

by · November 27, 2013 · Bulletin Board, Local News, Uncategorized

Tony Feher Exhibit at The Bronx Museum of Arts

Written By Nilka Martell I recently visited the Bronx Museum of Arts located at 1040 Grand Concourse for a business meeting. As I made my way to the entrance, the adjacent piece of land caught my eye. The dirt filled […]

by · November 27, 2013 · Features

High Bridge reopens Summer, 2014

High Bridge is scheduled to reopen Summer, 2014. Written by Nilka Martell Completed in 1848, it is the oldest standing bridge in New York. It is the only

by · November 24, 2013 · Features, Local News, Uncategorized

East Bronx History Forum Meets Tonight Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

East Bronx History Forum is hosting its 85th meeting tonight at the historic Huntington Free Library and Reading Room on 9 Westchester Square at 7:30pm. From September through June, local history enthusiasts meet once a month for different presentations. This […]

by · November 20, 2013 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized

MulchFest 2014 in the Bronx!

                Christmas is a beautiful time for families and friends to get together and enjoy quality time. The trimmings on the tree, the aroma of freshly cooked foods, drinks and cheers, it is […]

by · November 14, 2013 · Uncategorized


On Veterans Day, GIVE, a Bronx based organization, hosted an “It’s My Park Day” event at the Old West Farms Soldier Cemetery. Although the cemetery is not a park, the historic site is owned and maintained by New York City […]

by · November 14, 2013 · Features, Local News

New York City Fall Forest Weekend

The New York Botanical Garden is a magical place all year round. My favorite place in the Garden is the Thain Family Forest. It is a 50 acre tract of the native forest that once made up most of New […]

by · November 5, 2013 · Features