“The Golden Girls” of the Bronx

Valentine’s Day was six months ago, but that means there’s just under six months to prepare for the next one! Love can be pretty complicated, especially if Cupid has yet to strike the ( right) arrow. So I visited the Mid Bronx Senior Citizens Council Inc. on the Grand Concourse to speak with eight extraordinary […]

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BXTRA with Bronx Native

The Bronx is a hidden gem that has been buried under stereotypes such as poor, ghetto and dangerous. But now, a new age of enlightenment has emerged with creatives like Amaurys Grullon who are adding to the borough’s greatness by helping it sprout to its fullest potential. I sat with Amaurys, co-owner and co-founder of […]

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BXTRA with Everette Hamlette

  –Tatyana Turner You are a dive away from making your dreams a reality. Picture this : You are someone who loves being in the water. Even in the dead of winter, you miss the potent smell of chlorine flowing through your nostrils. And though you are no expert, you hope to become a professional […]

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BXTRA with Geoff Rawling

–Tatyana Turner Right on the outskirts of Bruckner Boulevard is an unassuming street in the  Mott Haven section of the Bronx… a small creative enclave filled with artists who contribute the vibrancy of the borough.  On the outside, the area appears dull, with an industrial atmosphere and dated buildings. Inside one of the apartment buildings, […]

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BXTRA with Jordan Castro

–Tatyana Turner On Friday, December 1st, I had the pleasure of meeting with Sgt. Jordan Castro of NYPD. This extraordinary Bronxite is not just extraordinary for his service to the city; but for his literary contribution as well. We started off with the show with the one-minute warm-up segment. Castro shared the section of the […]

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BXTRA with Josue Caceres

  –Tatyana Turner On Friday, December 1st, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful creative from the Bronx, Josue Caceres. Fortunately, we had the opportunity of shooting BXTRA at the Bronx Native store located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.  The shop had been open for only two months, but the managers […]

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BXTRA Nostalgic

–Tatyana Turner Today, November 8, 2017, the Bronx Zoo reached 118-years of existence. The zoo opened up in 1899 when a taxidermist by the name of Temple Hornaday made an effort to keep Bison from going extinct. Throughout its history, the zoo housed more than 6,000 animals representing 600 different species ( including humans) see–Ota […]

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