(October 10, 2011) This year’s nominee were 52 Park (Longwood), Amalgamated Housing Cooperative (Kingsbridge), Arthur Ave. Retail Market (Belmont), Bronx River Houses (West Farms), General Sedgwick Houses (Morris Heights) and Casita Rincón Criollo (Melrose). Guest speaker was actor, screenwriter and author Carl Capotorto. Music performed by Trío Los Platinos.
One of the awards presented that evening @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
Guest speaker, actor, screenwriter and author CARL CAPOTORTO (left) with awards producer ELENA MARTINEZ @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards. CAPOTORTO appeared for six seasons on the HBO series “The Sopranos” as character LITTLE PAULIE.
TRIO LOS PLATINOS @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
A large turnout for The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
Pleneros took center stage in honor of award recipient RINCON CRIOLLO @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards
CINDY CAMPBELL (left), MIGUEL ANGEL AMADEO (center) and CLIVE “KOOL HERC” CAMPBELL (right) @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards — with Joe Conzo.
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture director WALLACE EDGECOMBE (left) with award-winning musician, educator BOBBY SANABRIA @ The 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards — with Bobby Sanabria.
(October 7, 2011) South Bronx Bboy CHIEF69 held his first solo art exhibition in New York’s Chinatown. “Bronx Style” was a collection of works representing his Puerto Rican and Hip Hop roots from 2006 to present.
(September 24, 2011) Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center recruited the talents of multi-Grammy nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria to promote its 2011 Registration for Fall classes. The Bronx native conducted lectures, demos and performances over a two-day period that traced many of the fundamentals rhythms accredited to the African Diaspora and still used in American music.
(September 18, 2011)Restoration work continues on the mural honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos and Argentinian Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara (hero of the Cuban Revolution). The mural located on 105th Street off Third Avenue has undergone excessive wear and some defacing, over the years.
(September 18, 2011) Nuyorican artist Manny Vega has completed work on his last project in El Barrio. The stretch of wall at 105th Street & Lexington Avenue has served as a canvass for Vega’s “pop-up” pieces as far back as 2009.
(September 5, 2011) Caught up with artist Manny Vega in El Barrio who was just calling it the day on his latest project. The most striking image populating the wall off Lexington Avenue and 105th Street resembles the Thai Reclining Buddha. Manny also attached decorative pieces to the cement pedestals for the newel posts of those very red staircases, just next door.
(September 3, 2011) Bboys and Bgirls converged on PS 72 Schoolyard in East Harlem to do battle for cash, prizes and a shot at the title of “Master”. Competitors came from all over the city, country and other parts of the world.