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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...


Apryl Cadabra: Spreading Joy, One Face at a Time

To borrow an old cliché, Apryl Cadarba has greasepaint in her blood. In a way, running a children’s entertainment agency she’s carrying on a family tradition. Her father was a clown magician, performing at small venues and parties around The Bronx.

“My father was a welder but whenever there were neighborhood parties he’d go as a magician and I was his assistant,” she says.

She was growing up in the 1960s, watching the...


Dhylles Davis:The Coaching Cupid

Even as a young girl, Dhylles Davis says she was always the “go-to” person in her neighborhood — a person in whom you could trust to share your thoughts and secrets.

Eventually, these rare qualities would help inform her decision to dedicate her life to helping others find purpose.

For the last 20 years, Davis has been assisting clients as a certified professional life coach. Through her Bronx-based business, Dhylles...


Getting Into the Spirit in Port Morris

The Bronx may be the last place you’d expect to find authentic liquor from the Caribbean. But a thriving new startup in the Port Morris neighborhood is changing perceptions one jug at a time.

The Port Morris Distillery, wedged beside the First Avenue Bridge in the Southeast Bronx, has...