An oral history project created to promote rich Bronx history and culture through the narratives of Bronx natives who know first hand what it is like to live and be apart of the community.
The former Morrisania Hospital building, which reopened in 1997 as the Urban Horizons building, is now an affordable housing development and community hub, run by Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco). Urban Horizons provides important services to the Melrose/Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx including housing, childcare, adult educational opportunities, and healthcare facilities. With 132 affordable residential units, including 39 units for formerly homeless families, the development also contributes to New York City's unmet need for affordable housing. Since its infancy, the Morrisania Hospital building has served as a bellwether, continually adapting to the needs of the community it serves, and its dramatic changes throughout its existence mirror those of its surroundings.
"Porto Salvo is the newest interpretation of Old Italian style cookery lead by executive chef Luigi Ghidetti. The restaurant has the ambiance of an old Italian port tavern, featuring local draft beers and Ombra (specially selected house red and house white) at a great budget. Luigi (executive chef of Porto Salvo) currently owns Anchor Winebar and the Drafthouse in Hamilton Heights and is excited to bring authentic Italian cookery to South Bronx with Porto Salvo."
Restaurant located in the Melrose section of the South Bronx known for its authentic Mexican Cuisine.
The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC), located at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the neighborhood of Melrose, is located in a landmark building that was built in 1871. Originally constructed as a saloon with public rooms, meeting rooms, and a residential flat for Julius Rupert and his wife on 151st Street and Courtlandt Ave, the property was left vacant in the 1970s. Thirty years later, on December 5, 2010, it was purchased by photojournalist Michael Kamber for the establishment of a neighborhood cultural center for photography and arts education.
DreamYard is an organization that is centered around providing a place for young people in the Bronx to use art as a means of self expression and a tool for social activism/empowerment. Additionally, DreamYard provides youth with academic enrichment services such as college guidance for high school students. DreamYard offers programs for children of all ages ranging from kindergarteners to high schoolers and offers various art programs from painting to sculpting to beat-making. Children consistently involved in DreamYard have a 98% high school graduation rate. The DreamYard mission is to "collaborate with Bronx youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through art" while "empowering those who join us to celebrate their culture and where they're from by creating instances of community" (DreamYard Handbook). The organization has grown into an entity loved and cherished by residents throughout the Bronx.
"Boricua College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In the spring of 2014 the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC/CAEP) evaluated Boricua College's Audit Brief and recommended it "above standard" for TEAC's three quality principles: Candidate Learning, Faculty Learning, and Capacity and Commitment of the institution. "
WE STAY/Nos Quedamos, Inc. is a South Bronx-based CDC committed to our collective self-determination. Our sustainable development work creates the conditions that maintain our health and culture. Our work engages, empowers, and transforms marginalized communities to remain and thrive.
The Bronx Defenders is a public defender nonprofit that is radically transforming how low-income people in the Bronx are represented in the justice system and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself.