Friday, March 16, 2012

New Retro Burger/Yogurt Joint Comes to Riverdale

  Yo-Burger is the name of the newest store on the block of Riverdale Avenue between West 235th and West 238th Streets. Yo-Burger is a throw back to a 1960's drive in burger joint, but without the drive in and with the option of having yogurt if you want to watch the calories. Below is what you will see as you enter Yo-Burger, the option of six different flavors of soft serve yogurt and instructions on how to proceed.

  After you choose what flavor of yogurt you may want, you can proceed ahead to the fixings bar as pictured below. or to the register where you can order food.

  You can choose from over 24 different item from fresh fruit to M&M's or Reese's Pieces, and many other different items to have with your yogurt. You can then top it off with one of three different gourmet flavors of chocolate (that can be seen in the far right of the first picture)

  Pictures above is owner Mr. Arrian Curanat (who is also co-owner of the Salvatore's of Soho Italian restaurant a few stores up on Riverdale Avenue) by one of the registers where if you are not in the mood for yogurt you can order a fresh (made to order) Angus burger, Veggie burgers, hot dog with either regular or Sweet Potato fries, and either a drink or great tasting Thick Shake. Owner Curanat is holding one of the new Coaster Caller that you are given when you order food which lights up and vibrates when your food is ready. 
  We ordered a burger with a few of the 13 free toppings offered (bacon, cheese, or a side sauce is extra), and a had delicious Vanilla shake that took me back to my days when I use to visit the local Ice Cream Parlor as a kid. While you enjoy your food and drink there is a large screen T.V. to watch, and you might  think that you see Laverne and Shirley sitting at Yo-Burger, as I thought I did.
  Yo-Burger is located at 3726 Riverdale Avenue (between W.235th and W.238th Streets), and is open from 11AM to 11PM seven days a week. If you have any questions, you can call Yo-Burger at 718-708-6828 or email them at


Youth Speaks 2012 & Youth Speaks Organizing Meeting


Inline image 2


Inline image 1


$10 off George Foreman 103 Grill $29.99 on sale 3/18-3/24

Thursday, March 15, 2012



1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St Bronx NY 10463  718-681-6000   |


The Bronx Museum of the Arts
40th Anniversary
6:30 - 7:30pm
Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:30 - 9:30pm
Dinner, Silent and Live Auction
Online sale supported by Paddle8
with Special Performance by
The Dave Valentin Quintet

10 Debrosses Street
btw Greenwich & Hudson Streets
New York City
Festive Attire




Choreographer, Actor and Writer


Vice President of Development and External Affairs at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Construction Management Firm

Bronx-born gallerist Bonni Benrubi is a leader in 20th Century and contemporary photography. Benrubi has worked alongside some of the most important pioneering figures in the contemporary and vintage photography market and maintains a strong commitment to establishing and expanding the careers of her artists.
Visual artist Willie Cole’s work has long been known for its use of discarded materials to transform and transcend everyday domestic objects or reference historical events and people. Cole’s work is held in the permanent collections of such notable museums as The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among others.
Bronx-born Darrin Henson is an actor, dancer, choreographer, philanthropist and producer. He is well known for his choreography, collaborating with major players in the music industry. Henson has also starred as an actor in film and television and recently published his semibiographical book of poetry, titled Intimate Thoughts.
Daniel Libeskind is an international architect and designer with a worldwide practice spanning museums and concert halls to convention centers, universities, hotels, shopping centers, and residential projects. Libeskind’s commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music. Libeskind teaches and lectures at universities across the world and resides in New York City.
Robert Sancho is the Vice President of Development and External Affairs at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sancho has dedicated nearly 30 years of service at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, the largest not-for-profit care system for South and Central Bronx. During his tenure, Sancho has been an important catalyst in fundraising and working to empower the people of his community.
Construction management firm Sciame Construction Co., founded by Frank Sciame, has become the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects including the Bronx Public Library; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Restoration, and The New Museum of Contemporary Art among others. Priding itself on its commitment to cost effectively and creatively preserve design intent and to deliver the highest standards of workmanship, the phrase "Where Building is an Art" has become the trademark of the Sciame.

For information contact Liz Gilchrist   E: /

 P: 212.868.8450

Joshua Abelow, After Andy Warhol, Charlie Ahearn, Gema Álava, Grimanesa Amoros, Ida Applebroog, Kenseth Armstead, Alexandre Arrechea, Sebastiaan Bremer, Henry Chalfant, Christo, Amanda Church, Lisa Corinne Davis, Jane L. Dickson, Rochelle Feinstein, Gardener Andre Feliciano, Maureen Gallace, Maria Elena González, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Hampton Briggs Antiques, The Keith Haring Foundation, Skowman Hastanan, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sabin Howard, Tehching Hsieh, Alfredo Jaar, Jayson Keeling, Byron Kim, Whitfield Lovell, Sofia Maldonado, Armando Mariño, Carrie Moyer, Jim Napierala, Paul Pfeiffer, Liliana Porter, Wilfredo Prieto, Jon D. Rappleye, Judy Ross, Emilio Sanchez, Joseph Scanlan, Jamel Shabazz, Xaviera Simmons, Coreen Simpson, Billy Sullivan, Jorge Tacla, Lawrence Weiner, Madeline Weinrib, Saya Woodfalk.


301521_St Patty's Day Sale 728x90

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bronx Week 2012


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

The Bronx Tourism Council 
Bronx Week 2012 
May 10 - May 20
An 11 day celebration highlighting the Best of the Bronx in the Arts, Health, Youth, and much more!

Bronx Week's festivities will culminate with a Festival and celebrity inductions to the

Bronx Walk of Fame. 

Check your e-mail as well as our website for additional information including applications to list your Bronx Week event in the calendar of events.

For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact:
Jennifer Blatus
Tourism & Administration Coordinator
The Bronx Tourism Council
851 Grand Concourse, Suite 123
Bronx, NY 10451


288086_Sign up for Deer Park Home Delivery Today!

Borough President to Honor Bronx Centenarians

  As part of this year’s Bronx Week celebrations, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be honoring Bronxites that are 100 years of age or older.  If you or someone you know meet this criteria and would like to participate in this event, please contact Larcenia Walton at 718-590-6248 or for more information.

$100 off GE 7.0 cu. ft. Gas Dryers $749.99 on sale thru 3/24



   A dynamic exhibition of baseball photography, memorabilia and artifacts will be held at The Bronx Museum of the Arts beginning Opening Day, April 13. The show which will run for a month, includes uniforms, autographed baseballs, films and personal appearances by sportswriters from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Latinosports and the Amsterdam News. Bronx historians will discuss the development of the borough as seen through the growth of the sport at the amateur, interscholastic, professional and community levels.

   Brian Richards, Museum Curator of the New York Yankees, is the show’s curator. Private collections from Fordham University, The Bronx Historical Society, NYU, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Mrs. Elston (Arlene) Howard and 78 A.D. State Committeeman Ricky Martinez will be on display.

   Baseball in the Bronx is generously supported by The NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Avenue NYC Program, the New York Yankees Foundation, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Sparrow Construction.

  The exhibit is being produced by the 161st Street Business Improvement District and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Dr. Cary Goodman, Executive Director of the BID and Holly Block, Executive Director of the museum will discuss the materials from private collectors and announce the program’s lineup of events and special guests.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Discount School Supply - Save on Essentials
Baseball in the Bronx


1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St Bronx NY 10463  718-681-6000   |

St. Pius Catholic summer league player Gene Rosario, c. 1982  Credit: Photo submitted by Andrew Rosario

Baseball in the Bronx
Submit your photos
Do you know baseball in the Bronx?
Do you know someone who plays baseball in the park
or as part of a school team?
Do you have friends, relatives, or neighbors who played
baseball in the Bronx when they were growing up?

This is an OPEN CALL for historical and contemporary
photographs from students, area residents, baseball 
aficionados, and others, documenting sandlot, youth, 
adult, semi pro and high school baseball in the Bronx 
from the 1940's or earlier to the present day.

Up to five photographs from each submission will be 
exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the exhibition 
Baseball in the Bronx, on view from April 13 through 
May 13, 2012.  
Submissions deadline is March 16, 2012.

How to submit
You can submit online by adding your photos to the Flickr 
group “Baseball in the Bronx”, at 
or you may mail or drop off prints (not originals) at the 
Bronx Museum. Prints should be sent together with the 
submission form in one envelope.
Click here 
to download the submission form, or write to  
Baseball in the Bronx has been generously supported by the New York Yankees 
Foundation and is co-produced by the 161 Street Business Improvement District.

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St
Bronx, New York 10456
: Take the "D" or "B" to the 167 Street/Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear of station; walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.

Or take the "4" to the 161St/Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, and then walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th Street.

BY BUS: Take the Bx1, Bx2, or BxM4 Express to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.

Thursday  11 am - 6 pm
Friday  11 am - 8 pm
Saturday  11 am - 6 pm
Sunday  11 am - 6 pm
Mon-Wed  Closed

Fridays: Free Admission
The Bronx Museum of the Arts receives ongoing general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the cooperation of the Bronx Borough President and the Bronx Delegation of the New York City Council; Bloomberg Philanthropies; the Lambent Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Bronx Delegation of the New York State Assembly; The Scherman Foundation, The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Gilbert MacKay Foundation; The Liman Foundation; and individuals.


Discount School Supply

What You Should Know by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

 By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York 


  Americans have a special affection for people who “die with their boots on”.  We think of them as folks who never give up, never give in, and keep fighting until the very end.
With the new Congressional district lines yet to be decided, there may be many individuals who will never even get the opportunity to even put their boots on.
You should know, dear reader, that for months there have been negotiations between people of different communities and different ethnic groups horse-trading about elected offices and how the newly drawn district lines will impact their lives: “You go here and I’ll go there,” and “You can take this seat and I’ll take that seat.”  They’ve been trading and negotiating all kinds of positions, based upon the expectations, that the new congressional district lines will be suited to their personal interests, egos, whims and desires.
You should know that we in the Hispanic community have fought and will continue to fight to get a new Hispanic Congressional district in New York City. I hope that after all is said and done, that these horse-traders will live up to their duty to see that the electorate receives fair and proportional representation in the drafting of the electoral district lines so that New York does get a new Hispanic district.  In all fairness, no matter who occupies it - which nationality, color or creed – as long as he or she is a Hispanic.
The Afro-American community has been fighting and negotiating to maintain Congressman Charles Rangel’s district despite the loss of the African-American population in Harlem.   The Asian community in Queens is rightly demanding that they deserve a new seat to be occupied by an Asian person.
As you might see, every community is hoping to get something for their people.  The problem is that within those communities the expectation, the aspiration, the egos and the fight for individuals to be able to occupy the seats increase every day.
No doubt that there are even individuals who’ve actually begun to measure the windows for curtains for their new DC offices.
Now that Federal Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann has issued a Congressional District Proposal, every plan and aspiration are up in the air.
Negotiations for the Asian community to be able to get one seat, for the African American community to be able to maintain Congressman Charles Rangel’s seat in Harlem, and for the Hispanic community to be able to create a new Hispanic seat are up in the air.  As of right now, every option is on the table.
To those who have already measured the windows for curtains and who plan to go to DC and are busy trying to put their boots on, I’m afraid that they may not even be able to die with their boots on because the way things seem to be going, they might not even have the time to put them on.
Or as we say in Puerto Rico: “Se quedaran con la carabina al hombro.”

I am Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and this is what you should know.