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I Love the Bronx: Windows of Hip-Hop

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Video Music Box (VMB) celebró su aniversario 30 este año. Recuerdo que poníamos el canal 31 a las 3:30 p.m. para ver los últimos videos urbanos. A diferencia de MTV, la cual no estaba disponible...
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On the rocks, and winning
Al hielo y ganando

The play’s the thing that will capture the conscience of the king, said Hamlet. It is also the thing that, thanks to a distinctive playwriting
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Outside the lines
“¡Santos revoltijos!”

“Everybody loves Superman. What’s not to like about Superman?” For Verna Simpson Vadnos, a retired schoolteacher, the question was not rhetorical.
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Talking the Bronx 03.06.13

Historic preservation consultant Hansel Hernandez will discuss the history of the Grand Concourse, and its present historic buildings, monuments, and architectural heritage on Sat., Mar. 16th at 11:00 a.m. The public lecture is presented by the Bronx Historical Society...

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I Love the Bronx: Evicted!: Hip-hop back on the Streets
Yo amo el Bronx: Desalojados: Hip-Hop de vuelta a las calles

Last year, I was invited to attend an event held at the hip-hop community center the Rebel Díaz Art Collective at 478 Austin Place and East 149th Street.
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Learning with a smile
Aprendiendo con una sonrisa

Una tarde reciente, Earl Childs entró en el Bronx Library Center, ubicado en East Kingsbridge Road. Se dirigió a un espectáculo colorido... In-English

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Patria, de cada día
Patria, de cada día

El aroma afilado se cierne. Inclino mi cabeza y acerco mi nariz. Me asomo por encima del borde de la pequeña taza blanca y me atrevo respirar...
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Nitín: A sweet classic

Got a sweet tooth? The best cure in town is Nitín Bakery. In fact, it is the best cure in two towns. The first Nitín Bakery was founded decades ago in Santo Domingo. “I’d say 45 or 50 years ago,” projected Atilano Blandino...

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Talking the Bronx 02.27.13

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Huntington Free Library (HFL) continue their 2012-2013 family-friendly craft workshop series at 12:30pm on Sat., Mar. 16th at Westchester Square’s Huntington Free Library with Doll Making with Alba García...

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Talking the Bronx 02.20.13

Van Cortlandt Park invites those interested in developing useful skills, making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx community to join its “Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Spring 2013 Trail Restoration Crew”...

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Wave Hill Events

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections...

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Talking the Bronx- 02.13.13

The China National Symphony Orchestra will play at the Lehman Performing Arts Center on Sat., Feb. 16th. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia's Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beethoven's Symphony..

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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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At the Collective, filmmakers call the shots

While there might be a lot of talk about the Academy Awards in Hollywood these days, a local group of filmmakers has been sticking close to home, and generating plenty of chatter themselves. Budding and veteran filmmakers have come together to form the Bronx Film Collective...

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To the last drop: el sancocho vegano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of what these might all...
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Where there’s a Wills…
Donde hay un Wills…

Cheryl Wills mantiene a los neoyorquinos al día con las noticias más críticas del día. La personalidad de la televisión ganadora de un premio ha sido una...
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“For when I come to New York City”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital, he is often surrounded by visiting family members—and his guitar and keyboard...

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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Charting a new course
Marcando un nuevo rumbo

In guidebooks, online, on the subway. Anywhere you look, maps are a familiar sight as you navigate the terrain. Still, it's fair to imagine you’ve never seen maps like the ones at Contemporary Cartographies, a new exhibit at Lehman College opening on Tues., Feb. 5th...
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Celebrating History with Our Kids
Celebrando la historia con nuestros hijos

Ha preguntado a sus hijos qué lecciones de historia han aprendido últimamente? Si el currículo de su hijo se parece al mío, están ocupados con el tradicional perfil del Mes de la Historia Negra, en donde cada niño elige a un personaje afroamericano...
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Talking the Bronx 01.30.13

Toastmasters invites residents to its First Leadership Training Day. Come out and meet new and advanced members and hear special guest speakers talk about the importance of communication skills in today’s job market...

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Usnavi, always at your service

One is named Usnavi. The other, Ali Saleh. There are phonetic similarities in their names, and in their occasional disposition towards the occupation they share...

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Talking the Bronx 01.23.13

This past Mon., Jan. 21st, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Joseph Biden at the presidential inauguration. She was the first Hispanic to administer an oath of office in American history. Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on nation’s highest court, also became the fourth female judge in history to administer an oath of office...

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Scoring more than one kind of goal
Anotando más de una clase de ‘gol’

“Do you drive a Mercedes?” “Do you still get paid to play hockey?” “How old are you?” “Do you have a pension?” These are some questions inquiring young minds at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on 1930 Randall Avenue...
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Un vínculo irrompible
An unbreakable bond

Tan difícil como podría haber sido conseguir un asiento en el público para escuchar de primera mano los ritmos latinos y el hip hop de In The Heights durante sus cuatro años en Broadway, en alguna de sus giras nacionales, o cuando se volvió internacional y visitó Puerto Rico y las Filipinas, definitivamente es más difícil conseguir un lugar en el escenario...
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Seis del Sur
Seis del sur

En 1979, como ahora, la feria de la calle August en Mott Haven no estaría completa sin pistolas de agua y niños con caras sonrientes. Era una escena típica del verano que sería inmortalizada cuando David González... In-English

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Talking the Bronx 01.16.13

This past Wed., Jan. 9th, New York State senators elected Senator Jeffrey D. Klein as Senate President Pro Tempore, the legislative chamber’s top post. Under a new bipartisan power sharing agreement enacted by the chamber, Senator Klein will share the title with Senator Dean Skelos of Long Island (R).

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On New Year’s, from the Bronx to the beach

The first day of the year offers a fresh opportunity to assess personal development and contemplate new challenges. Or, to burrow deep under the covers, grateful for a holiday on which there is no need to head out into the cold...

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Silky smooth: Doo-wop returns to Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Siéntese, relájese y escuche. Los sonidos armónicos vocales de doo-wop están de vuelta. El Centro de Artes Escénicas Lehman dará inicio a una nueva temporada este sábado 19 de enero con su concierto "Ultimate Doo-Wop"...
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Talking the Bronx 01.09.13

The New York Botanical Garden invites Bronx residents to escape this winter and attend their "Tropical Paradise" event, a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection of tropical trees, flowers, and foliage, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus

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I Love the Bronx: Welcome to 2013!
Amo el Bronx: ¡Bienvenidos al 2013!

En 2013 se cumple el 125 aniversario de la creación del sistema de parques del Bronx. Diferentes eventos y actividades se ofrecerán para celebrar y promover el uso del parque en nuestro distrito, además de varias conferencias y presentaciones.. .
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Call for Applications: 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

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