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#NationalSunglassesDay Giveaway with Metro Optics

By now you should know the importance of protecting your eyes. Whether it’s a 90 degree beach day or a cloudy afternoon at the park, it’s imperative that the entire family protects their eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. And to remind us of this, The Vision Council started National Sunglasses Day- in hopes that folks will always remember to wear their shades regardless of how bright the sun feels. So,

Free Summer Fun in the Bronx

  Staying home with the kids this summer? Trying to keep them entertained for so many weeks can get expensive. And while you might have some pretty awesome vacations or day trips planned, there’s plenty to do locally without breaking the bank in between. Here’s a list of ideas to stay cool, unplug, and spend some quality time together this summer. Swimming Lessons The New York City Parks Department offers

Coney Island Day Trip: New Unlimited Wristbands & More

  If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know one of the only reasons we ever like to step foot in the other “B” Borough is for you name it, Coney Island. It’s a summer staple for us- where we meet friends on Friday nights for fireworks- hitting the beach during the day, cooling off on a few rides, and then enjoying a picnic in the sand

DIY Wall Shelving For A Small Playroom

I live in a 2 1/2 bedroom railroad apartment here in the Bronx. The half room is attached to my bedroom, and when we first moved in, I imagined it to be my dream walk in closet. A long narrow room with a small coat closet and built in bookcase in the back- I was so excited to create my own wo-man cave. But reality sunk in, and as the

Things to Do for Father's Day in the Bronx

Photo: Wave Hill Celebrate Father’s Day in the Bronx! Still figuring out what to do? From free events to fun ideas, we’ve got you covered. We’ll continue to update this list. On Friday, Affinity Health Plan on Fordham is celebrating with free haircuts for dad from 2 to 5pm. www.facebook.com Then from 4 to 7 at the Mall at Bay Plaza, kids can make their dads a cool picture frame

Anti Violence Prayer Vigil held for 5-year-old Jaheem Hunter

By Pope Jackson The streets were filled this past Friday for a candlelight vigil and march for Jaheem Hunter, a 5-year-old who police say was shot in the head by a stray bullet on Monday while with his father.  Chants of “Guns down, Life Up” echoed on Washington Ave as the march progressed from block to block calling for an end to gun violence. The family was joined by Neighbors,

Gearing up for National Sunglasses Day with Metro Optics

As the weather heats up and we spend more and more time outdoors, it’s no wonder that National Sunglasses Day is in June. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Metro Optics to celebrate- so stay tuned for a fun giveaway that begins on June 20th and ends on June 27th- National Sunglasses Day. In the meantime, we hope you catch their fun segment on News 12 The Bronx where

Stay in a Tiny House on the Beach in NYC

View from the Lenore   If you remember, back in September we spent a night in a tiny house upstate to celebrate my 30th birthday. Thanks to Getaway House, city dwellers have the opportunity to unplug in the woods in a collection of their tiny houses- think glamping but in a tiny house. Well, fast forward to summer, and we were so excited to learn that they were bringing the tiny

Lights, Camera, Action! York Studios Breaks Ground in the Boogie Down

By Pope Jackson Soundview – June 6th, 2017 The entertainment industry made a big move into the Bronx on Tuesday with the ground breaking of York Studios’ Michaelangelo Campus. A 10 acre lot off the Bruckner Expressway will be the spot of York’s $100 million dollar, 350,000 square foot production complex. Production will take place in two phases with the first phase expected to be complete by October 2018. The

Birthday Idea: Camp Themed Party

  My little one’s birthday is at the end of May, so her party always falls around Memorial Day. For her big 5, I wanted to bring a fun theme to our guests who weren’t going away for the three day weekend. I immediately thought of a fun party we attended a few years ago- camping theme! Camp Gia For the party, I used items that I already had, and

Summer Favorites from Stride Rite

  By Nicole Jackson With summer fast approaching, this is usually the month that I start getting my little one ready to swap out the old clothes & shoes- out with the old and in with the new. And when it comes to summer, there are so many functional options out there- but not all are as ‘fashion forward’ and as practical as I would like. Thankfully I received an

Top Picks from the New York Baby Show

The New York Baby Show, located each year on Pier 94 in NYC, is absolutely the best and biggest baby show around. This year, we were once again invited out by Momtrends to head to the show and check out the latest from both baby and toddler brands. At the show, you’ll find venders from various brands and companies- all about helping you pick the best products for your lifestyle.

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