I love New York. There is no place in the world like Manhattan. The energy, the people, the food and the history. It's true, the city never sleeps and after I spend a day there, I always feel invigorated, inspired and grateful I live so close to the best city in the world.
There are many more reasons that I have always loved my hood in the South Bronx besides location. The fact is that the Bronx has more parks than any other borough, and Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York. Yes, bigger than Central Park.
to the largely Black and Latino longtime residents, the South Bronx is testament to the ability of communities to survive and thrive in the face of decades of governmental neglect, persistent economic inequality, and built-in racist planning.
There are parts of his past that are sad, so William Javier Velazquez does what he has been doing his entire life to ease the pain. He puts a record on the turntable.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
Morning clouds filled the sky as I left my Harlem apartment last Sunday and the streets were slick with rain. Undiminished by the drizzle, I jumped onto my trusty 10-speed and pedaled over. As I rolled up, the rain was falling harder than before and no music was in the air.
Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.
Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.
I would put Mario's pizza up against any in NYC. After all, they've had ninety-six years to perfect it. Its crust is perfection, the corona wonderfully crisp but chewy and charred, the mozzarella bubbles up, the sauce has subtle seasoning, and the scent of just enough basil is dreamy.
I was running to Sunday yoga class in Isham Park, getting in some exercise ahead of exercise, if you know what I mean. And when I'm motivated to this extent, I'm generally not of a mind to stop until I'm done.
I had two worlds growing up and they seemed never to cross. It was difficult to balance both worlds and at times it felt like it would consume me. It would have been easier for me to fall into the usual life of a dead end job and stay with only a high school education, but I wanted more than that.
I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected ...
Exit the subway. Walk by a check cashing service and under a freeway overpass, past some guys chatting on a stoop at three in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Across the street there is a hot dog factory and downstairs a methadone clinic.
The tool will not only empower what the EPA terms "stakeholders" -- such as state governments, educational researchers, and grant writers -- it will be a game changer for grassroots activists at the hyperlocal level.
Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath -- Force of Nature at Wave Hill in the Bronx brings together twelve artists who have their fingers on the pulse of this issue.
The children of the South Bronx today are likely the unhealthy and vulnerable adults of tomorrow -- unless our leaders actively intervene to create enhanced health opportunities for Bronxites.