Checkmate!

By Tatyana Turner In mid-September, I had elected to write a piece for my narrative non-fiction class about the chess scene in New York City. Although I don’t play the sport,  I had always been fascinated when I’d pass through Union Square or Washington Square Park. Players would be hunched over the chess table, fingers […]

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BXTRA with Deyla Sabio

Deyla Sabio of the Highbridge section is an educator and a lifestyle blogger with a platform called “Blogger from the Bronx.” While studying at SUNY Old Westbury in Long Island, Sabio noticed a lack of Bronx pride among the students from her neighborhood.  The slights to the borough even continued after graduation when her colleagues […]

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The Return of Whalemina

Local artist, Geoff Rawling resurrected a long-time treasure for Queens residents at the June 2018 Mermaid Day Parade. This vibrantly decorated sea creature, named Whalemina, was a mosaic statute that sat at the entrance of Rockaway Beach for decades until it was washed away by  turbulent waves in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. In 2014, Rawling […]

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BXTRA with Edwin Reyes

  –Tatyana Turner In the words of iconic French fashion designer, Coco Chanel : ” Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, and what is happening.” Bronx fashion designer, Edwin Reyes, is someone who understands […]

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BXTRA with Raheem Nelson–iPad Artist

–Tatyana Turner In 2010, the world was introduced to an iPad, a tablet computer that serves as a computer, music device, and movie player amongst other functions. Little did anyone know, this technological advancement birthed a new genre of art…iPad art. Seven years later, I was introduced to a creative gentleman at a social event. […]

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