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Lovie Pignata: Bringing Back a Community’s Heart

Today, the store on Holland Avenue stands empty, rezoned for residential use. But, for more than 20 years, the soda shop owned by current New York State Attorney General Robert Abram’s parents served as the center of the Pelham Parkway South neighborhood.

Lovie Pignata’s dream is to bring back that sense of community in a new incarnation: as Morris Perk, a café that can double as a community center....


Marcos Sierra The Flan Man

Marcos Sierra has a not-so-secret identity in his hometown of The Bronx. He is El Flanadero (in English, roughly, “The Flan Man”). Actually, El Flanadero is the name of Sierra’s company.

For the unfortunate unitiated, flan is a delicious delicacy, a free-standing custard served for dessert throughout the Spanish-speaking world. (The kind of flan we’re talking about here is the one also known as crème caramel, not the savory pies...


Repairing the Bronx from Within

 In 2010, I was working in a Hotel and I got this idea of selling tee shirts, souvenirs and tours and I took my money out of my 401k to start this venture, I was working in the Hotel retail sector, I created the tee shirts and started selling them online and on street fairs, I created the tours in June 2011 and I knew due to it's past image the only way I could sell a positive Bronx Tour was to highlight our history, culture, landmarks and...


Giving Grandeur to The Bronx

Giving Grandeur to The Bronx Rhynna M. Santos

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Rev. Carmen Hernandez | Protector of the People

“People call Rev. Carmen Hernandez the Mayor of the Bronx.”