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Uncle Doad and Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Speakers were set up outside the Bronx church for the overflow mourners at my Uncle Doad’s funeral Mass. They were there because many of them had been kept from starving by the man in the coffin. During the Depression, he bossed a gang that put in the foundations for Rockefeller Center, itself a make-work project besides being a dream of that patrician family. Together the Rockefellers and my uncle saved many families from...


A Bronx Song of Hope

 Bervin Harris Makes a Difference Through Music  

 “We treat students like they’re our own children. It’s not about piano and guitar. It’s about relationships.” – Bervin Harris

The Bronx should feel like home away from home for singer, songwriter, steward and community activist Bervin Harris. The Long Island native has worked in youth services throughout the borough for...


Crystal Energy in the Bronx

Meet Aman Mukar of Crystals of India Inc.,  a company that sells crystals based on their Holistic and Metaphysical properties. He teaches crystal healing and meditation with crystals. He provides guidance on how to tune into the frequency of Crystals and how to use the High Vibrations of Crystals to uplift your aura.

Aman left a 10-year financial services career to pursue this passion where he worked for not just materialistic...


Bronx Angel: Alexandra Maruri

Bronx Angel: Alexandra Maruri

Like most New Yorkers, Alexandra Maruri loves her city. Since growing up in the 1970s, the Bronxite has been intrigued by New York’s rich culture and history, and was destined to use her background and love of New York City to better her neighborhood.

While she worked for a popular Manhattan hotel, customers often asked her to recommend a quiet, removed place in New York...


Roman Suarez: One Funny Latino

Roman Suarez’s story is the essential American tale. The child of South American immigrants, Roman grew up in a single-parent home in The Bronx. 

“There was no money for a babysitter,” he recalls. “So what raised me was television: ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ Redd Foxx, all these hilarious comedy shows. After watching a hundred reruns of ‘Benny Hill’ or the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show that I would tape record, I would just do that...