Monday, December 19, 2011
Chicago rapper Common stopped by Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx on Monday morning to talk to the school's 500-plus students about how they could achieve their dreams. He also performed two raps. The rapper said he wanted to visit Eagle after hearing about the school while serving on an education reform panel at Lincoln Center last year.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.
Monday, November 14, 2011
By Maria Newman
Sheldon Benardo became the principal of a 2,300-student school in the Bronx because his brother had connections to the superintendent. But he has grown into the job, and Public School 86 in the Bronx, where he has been principal for 21 years, has received A's on its city progress report for the last five years. In a candid interview, he talks about his journey from Nantucket to the principal's office.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
By Maria Newman
Fifth and sixth graders from Public School 86 in the Bronx will leave on Friday with their teachers for a trip to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, and 10 days of history, art and culture. One teacher said she was looking forward to the journey: "I think the students really grow up a lot. You start to see students who really mature while they’re away and traveling and being exposed to new things."
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
A two-alarm fire in the basement of the Montefiore Medical Center Thursday afternoon forced hospital workers to move 170 patients from two intensive care units and two emergency rooms to unaffected areas of the building, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
At Wednesday night's Panel for Education Policy meeting in the Bronx, several public health groups praised the city's changes to its sexual harassment and bullying policies, but they quickly added a caveat. The alterations do not go far enough, they said.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Here are four arts institutions — all of which will have openings and host events this month — to check out in The Bronx, Staten Island and Southampton: Wavehill, The Bronx River Art Center, The Alice Austen House and The Parrish Art Museum.
Friday, September 23, 2011
By Amy Pearl
Fifteen hens made the trip from the Queens County Farm Museum to the South Bronx this past week to take up roosts in a volunteer-built coop in Brook Park. The chickens were part of a program at the farm that allows city school kids to incubate eggs and watch them hatch. Check out a video of the coop here.
Monday, September 19, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Calling all developers: Community leaders in the Bronx are looking for proposals to replace an underutilized garage near Yankee Stadium with a hotel and conference center.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The US Postal Service may close thousands of brick and mortar post offices by the end of the year as mail volume falls and an increasing number of people pay bills online.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
By Laura Klein
A fourth-year teacher in the Bronx writes about what draws her back to school each year. It's the list, she says. 'I have no control over who is on that list. Sometimes you get kids who are angels, and sometimes you get kids named Angel who resemble Lucifer. It doesn’t matter ... inside each of them lies a world of possibility and potential waiting to be unlocked.'
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
By Tyson Evans
Every summer, teachers from the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx make home visits to incoming sixth graders -- a rare practice that was described in The Times's Metropolitan section on Sunday. Stephen Slater was one of those teachers. Here is his journal about the experience.
Friday, September 02, 2011
By WNYC Culture
This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.
Monday, August 15, 2011
In 2007, some Bronx middle school students advocated for sex education classes in their public schools. Nancy Biberman, founder and president of the Bronx community development non-profit WHEDco, and two of the original participants, Yanilsa Frias and Katherine George, now on their way to college, talk about the recent mandate from the Bloomberg administration that schools teach sex education in middle and high schools.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
City education officials closed a Bronx school after final test results showed unsafe levels of a toxic chemical existed in the building.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
New York City is not enforcing a 2009 state law that requires owners of foreclosed properties maintain them, according to the state senator who wrote the law.