City Limits’ magazine coverage of the Harlem Children’s Zone, synthetic turf in city parks and other topics garnered three journalism prizes this week.
Chapter four of “Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand” visits East New York, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and other neighborhoods whose story over the past 20 years differs from the standard narrative of Brooklyn’s growth.
The 2007 closure of a Pfizer factory in Brooklyn was a milestone in manufacturing’s retreat from the borough. Chapter three of “Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand” looks at what it’s meant for a neighborhood and its residents.
What does it mean to be “Brooklyn”—and how has that changed as the borough went from not to hot? Chapter one of “Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand” visits a local icon to find some answers.
By Rachel SanderThe United States Postal Service has decided to close the Bronx’s Crotona Park Post Office at 1682 Boston Road and a spokesperson warned that more closures could be on the way. Van Nest Post Office at 715 Morris Park Ave., Oak Point at 839 East 149 Street, as well as the processing unit of the Bronx General Post Office on 149th and Grand Concourse are all on the “consolidation” list, which means they are on the chopping block. A decision could be made on Van Nest and Oak Point in a matter of weeks, but spokesperson Darleen Reid said the decision on whether or not to close the Bronx processing plant was still more than six months away.
Above is a trailer for the movie “Up with Me,” a collaboration between director Greg Takoudes and at-risk youth at the East Harlem Tutorial Program, which is being shown for free tonight at the Bruckner Bar & Grill, 1 Bruckner Blvd. The showing is part of Rooftop Films monthly series at the Bruckner. Doors open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 7:45 p.m.For more events, see below. Editor’s note: What did we miss? Send details to bronxnewsnetwork[at]gmail.com.
Here’s Adi Talwar’s photo slide show from The Aluminum Show, which made its New York City debut at Lehman Center on Feb. 6. Lehman Center is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary season. The New York Times’ David Gonzalez wrote about the Bronx’s premier performing arts center and its executive director, Eva Bornstein, in Sunday’s Metropolitan section. (Special shout out to Adi and fellow Norwood photographer Joe Conzo for having their photos appear in the Times.)