Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

Ruby Walks in Hunts Point

Civil Rights Heroine Ruby Bridges Now Walks in the Bronx

*Below is an excerpt of a story I wrote for The Hunts Point Express, a Bronx-based newspaper. You can read the full story by clicking on the link at the end.* Pedestrians on Hunts Point Avenue next to Bruckner Boulevard can now walk with a civil rights heroine by their side. A multi-paneled mural depicting six-year-old Ruby […]

Odd Jobs: Boat Building in The Bronx

It’s not everyday you run into a boat maker in the Bronx. I took a row on the surprisingly serene Bronx River with West African immigrant Sekou Kroamh. Sekou left his country of Guinea four years ago, where he enjoyed working with his hands to build houses. Now he’s in New York working with his […]

The 7 train rolls by 5 Pointz

Art + Activism: Saving 5 Pointz

  I recently took to the graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, as I got word on twitter that it will be torn down this year to make way for luxury apartments. Over 350 murals can be seen decorating the five story industrial complex in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. The name 5 Pointz symbolizes artists coming […]