Editor’s Pick Heart Healthy Month Mind Builders and Montefiore Medical Center offer free adult classes at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, 3415 Olinville Ave. (info: (718) 652-6256) as follows: Feb. 17 and 24 – Salsa from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 – Stretch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 – African/Modern from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21 – Zumba from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 – Zumba from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 20 – Yoga & Stress Reduction from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Sonido
Police at the 52nd Precinct are “aggressively looking” for a video that may help them find a suspect involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old near Williamsbridge Oval Park the night of Jan. 24. The video may contain footage of the car from which shots were fired from and clothing the suspect was wearing. Inspector Peter Fiorillo told an audience at the latest 52nd Precinct Community Council meeting on Jan. 25 that officers had reason to believe the shooting was gang-related spawned by a turf war. Fiorillo said the gang known as the Crips was coming down to the Kingsbridge
The request comes three weeks from when a teenager was stabbed inside the Bronx park’s tunnel in what police say was gang-related.
The Norwood News was there to capture a ceremony by the New York City Parks Department marking 80 years since Williamsbridge Oval Park opened to the public on Sept. 11, 1937. The event featured tap dancing, a ceremonial cake, and an oral history of the park, which was once an enormous reservoir. Check out photos from Deborah Cruz.
Williamsbridge Oval Park in the Norwood section of the Bronx opened in 1937. The park is long considered the gem of the neighborhood.
Out & About’s Editor’s Pick for this week is on a dedication ceremony for Williamsbridge Oval Park scheduled for September 9.
Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News is out with plenty of community news you can use. The paper is packed with 16 pages of information on the happenings in the Bronx, so strap in! Our page one story focuses on the primaries reaching a fever pitch as we head into the Sept. 12 election. The Norwood News offers a rundown of all the relevant races for the northwest section of the Bronx while giving a breakdown of the mayoral and borough president races that seem to somehow get very little coverage. We put our story at the forefront
With a pair of special solar eclipse glasses, Ashley Abril peered up in the shaded sky at Williamsbridge Oval Park, paused for a moment and did something few have thought to do: she made a wish. It was her hope that the rarity of the solar eclipse, the first for the Bronx since 1978, would make her wish come true. “It’s something special,” Abril said after witnessing the celestial event. She didn’t have special eclipse glasses of her own. They were on loan from the Norwood News, which found few Norwood residents ready to look up. Many seized the moment
Resolve Warrants The Bronx District Attorney’s office holds a workshop on resolving outstanding summons warrants to clear one’s criminal record at Eastchester Presbyterian Church, 3154 Fish Ave. (corner of East Gun Hill Road) on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Defense attorneys will be available to help resolve summons warrants that include loitering, noise violation, littering, and/or disorderly conduct. For more information, call (718) 590-2272. Norwood Writers Club The Norwood Bronx Writers Group meets on July 25 at 7 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Writers can share and critique one another’s work. Participants are asked to bring