Saying Goodbye to Essex Street Market with Art

The end is nigh. With no Hercules in sight, the multi-headed Hydra better known as Essex Crossing is erasing memories all over the place. In an effort to assuage the inevitable, a final string of art exhibits is about to commence in the soon-to-be-former Essex Market space before it’s demolished.

Parade of Perseverance

El Museo prepares for 41st Annual Three Kings Day Parade Story by Gregg McQueen Parade of PerseveranceDesfile de la perseverancia Four decades later, the three kings (and queens) still reign. The East Harlem streets will once again be taken over by real camels, giant hand-made puppets and live music, when El Museo del Barrio celebrates its annual Three Kings […]

Bronx Artist Asks Visitors to Share Their ‘Sites of Struggle’ On NYC Map

By Eddie Small For DNAInfo CONCOURSE — A Bronx artist wants to hear about your struggles. Artist Hatuey Ramos Fermín has set up an interactive map of the city as part of the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ exhibit on the Young Lords Organization that asks visitors to write down something they are struggling with on […]

Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum

  BY MOSTAFA HEDDAYA for Blouin Artinfo The Bronx Museum of the Arts has long distinguished itself by its commitment to the communities that surround it, with its three-and-a-half decade Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program a leading example of this dedication. The program assists emerging artists of varying degrees of seniority and experience with […]

The Young Lords’ Radical Agenda and the Problems that Persist

by Vic Vaiana for Hyperallergic The Bronx Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc. are exhibiting the work of the artists and activists in the Young Lords Party in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York. Curated by Johanna Fernandez and Yasmin Ramírez, the Bronx exhibit aims to give local and global context for Young Lords’s activism while situating the […]

The Art and Activism of the Young Lords

Three New York City venues look back at the Puerto Rican nationalist group By MARK ARMAO for the Wall Street Journal When garbage started piling up on East Harlem sidewalks in the late 1960s because of irregular trash collection, a group of young activists decided to intervene. They dragged the discarded mattresses, old refrigerators and abandoned […]

Artists respond to call from the Bronx

Work by more than 70 emerging artists from across New York featured in Bronx Calling by VICTORIA STAPLEY-BROWN for The Art Newspaper Twice each year, 18 emerging artists living in the New York metropolitan area participate in Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, a professional development residency programme whose alumni […]

Marchers demand cleaner air, healthier food

By Rachel Brown for the Hunts Point Express Dozens of Hunts Point residents marched with nearly 400,000 demonstrators in the People’s Climate March in Manhattan this past Sunday, calling on world leaders to make drastic changes, all the while chanting slogans such as, “The South Bronx is under attack. What do we do? Stand up, […]

‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Turn Grand Concourse Into Thoroughfare for Recreation

By: Erin Clarke for NY1 Link to original article and video A popular event from the past is being revived that will close the Grand Concourse for three days this summer and turn it into a wide thoroughfare open for recreation. NY1’s Erin Clarke filed the following report. No vehicles, not even one, will pass […]

Community leaders looking to restore Bronx tradition by bringing ‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Concourse Village

Bronx organizers and business leaders hope to bring ‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Grand Concourse nearly two decades after the pedestrian-friendly event was axed by Giuliani administration BY JOEY SCARBOROUGH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A beloved Grand Concourse tradition put on hold under Rudy Giuliani may be revived for the first time in two decades if […]

A Bronx Blast From the Past: Car-Free Grand Concourse Gets CB 4 Support

by Stephen Miller for Streetsblog It’s been an on-again, off-again tradition for at least two decades: Turning the center lanes of the Grand Concourse into a car-free space for stress-free walking, biking and exercise. With an overwhelming vote of support from Community Board 4 earlier this week, it seems this tradition is poised for a return this […]

Citizen Placemakers: Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos Fermín Use Art to Bring People Together

By Patra Jongjitirat for Project for Public Spaces Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermín are people connectors. As artists, activists, and Bronxites, their creative collaborations are all about gathering information from neighbors and presenting it in ways that allow communities to better understand themselves and the urban spaces they create. The two have worked in all kinds of […]

How Do Supermarkets Decide Where to Open?

A funky, fresh look at how supermarkets work in urban neighborhoods By CUP for Gilt Taste Last year, we shared a fantastic video made by high school students on the food in convenience stores in their Bronx neighborhoods. Rather than take the tsk-tsk approach of many who write about the “food deserts” where low-income people can’t find […]

Bienal de Arte en el Bronx

Por: EFE para Telemundo Más de 75 artistas participan en la Tercera Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano en El Bronx, que se realiza bajo el tema de “correlación ilusoria” en un evento cultural que busca establecer el arte como lenguaje común en este condado. “La mayoría de los países latinoamericanos están representados” en las cinco sedes […]

2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven

2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven by Bornx News 12 MOTT HAVEN – Two Bronx residents have launched a project in an attempt to bridge the gap between the waterfront and Mott Haven. ‘Mind the Gap’ is part of The Laundromat Project, which brings artists to neighborhood Laundromats to document what […]

Mott Haven artists transform laundromat into interactive art site

By Patrick Wall for DNAinfo MOTT HAVEN — With its rumbling dryers and stinging smell of detergent, the Blue and White Laundromat on East 140th Street is a fine place to wash clothes, but an odd one to dream about a river. But that is what two Mott Haven artists are asking patrons to do […]

‘Paradise’ Boosts Bronx Arts Scene

By Sarah Ramirez for Norwood News The success of this spring’s “This Side of Paradise” exhibit, which took place at the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse, has people talking about the emerging art scene in the Bronx like never before. Curated by the nomadic non-profit arts organization No Longer Empty, “This Side of […]

An ‘Art of the 5’ shout-out!

By HERB BOYD Special to the AmNews At the center of the “Art of the 5: A Shout Out to the Bronx” exhibit at the galleries of the Interchurch Center is a life cast by Jeanine Alfieri. It’s just one of her five pieces that are alternately composed of wool, oil paint, denim, leather, steel […]

Art show at Bronx Museum curated by local teens features artworks also by area teens

By Tanyanika Samuels / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS When “The Other I” art exhibit opens Thursday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, it will be a triumph not only for the artists but also for the curators. The exhibition, inspired by the theme of alter ego, was curated by the museum’s Teen Council–13 high school students […]

This Side of a Postmodern Paradise: No Longer Empty in the Andrew Freedman Home

By  Caroline Bauer for Untapped Cities The two-month run of This Side of Paradise, the much celebrated exhibit by No Longer Empty, is quickly coming to a close. Last minute viewers have until June 5th to see the works of 34 artists occupying the Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) before it closes this Tuesday. Since the […]

Public Art Review: Taking it to the Streets

by Jules Rochielle for Public Art Review, Food for Thought Issue “Artists hit the road using creativity, communication, and food to address social issues.” This issue explores the theme of Food for Thought and how what we eat affects public art (and vice versa) on a global scale. They covered the topic from a holistic lens of […]

The Serrano Report, Vol. IX, #11

In the Bronx Unveiling Pro-Immigrant Art Made from Anti-Immigrant Bricks Jose Serrano’s Newsletter reports Last Saturday, Congressman Serrano joined Hostos Community College President Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, community leaders, and artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín to unveil a the first part of a newly installed art feature at the Hostos Memorial Plaza. The Conversing Bricks installation, which […]

“Wall of Hope” artwork at Hostos Community College

By TANYANIKA SAMUELS for the New York Daily News Hundreds of bricks once used as anti-immigrant messages are finding a new artistic purpose in one of the borough’s most diverse communities. Artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín is creating a two-part art installation piece called “Conversing Bricks” at Hostos Community College in Mott Haven. The installation uses bricks that […]

Immigration Opponents’ Bricks Repurposed For A Respectful Bronx Artwork

  By: Natasha Ghoneim for NY1 Immigration reform inspires passionate views, and hundreds of bricks sent to members of Congress to oppose amnesty have now formed a pro-immigrant artistic installation at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. NY1’s Natasha Ghoneim filed the following report. During the heat of the immigration reform debate several years ago, people […]

Un muro de tolerancia se alza en el Bronx.

POR: Carolina Ledezma / EDLP   El Bronx.- En 2006, grupos antiinmigrantes se unieron para enviar a congresistas en Washington más de 20,000 ladrillos con consignas en pro de la construcció n de un muro y otras medidas para reforzar la seguridad fronteriza.   Seis años después, en la plaza memorial del Hostos Community College (HCC) […]