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A Taste of Bronx, New York

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  1. Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. The Bronx's population is 1,400,761 according to the 2010 United States Census.

  2. After the 1930s, Irish Americans started moving further north, and German Americans followed suit in the 1940s, as did many Italian Americans in the 1950s and Jews in the 1960s. As the older generation retired, many moved to Florida. The migration has left an African American and Hispanic (mostly Puerto Rican and Dominican) population, along with some Caucasian communities in the far southeastern and northwestern parts of the county.

  3. The Bronx received many Irish, German, Jewish and Italian immigrants as its once-rural population exploded between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. They were succeeded after 1945 by African Americans and Hispanic Americans from the Caribbean basin — especially Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but also from Jamaica. In recent years, this cultural mix has made the Bronx a wellspring of both Latin music and hip hop.

  4. The U.S. Census considers the Bronx to be the most diverse area in the country. There is an 89.7 percent chance that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different race or ethnicity.

  5. Since its separation from New York County on January 1, 1914, the Bronx, has had, like each of the other 61 counties of New York State, its own directly-elected District Attorney, the county's chief public prosecutor. Robert T. Johnson, a Democrat, has been the District Attorney of Bronx County since 1989. He was the first African-American District Attorney in New York State.

  6. Hush Hip Hop Tours has established a sightseeing tour of the Bronx showcasing the locations that helped shape hip hop culture and has the pioneers of hip hop as tour guides. The recent recognition of the Bronx as an important center of African-American culture, led Fordham University to establish the ongoing "Bronx African-American History Project (BAAHP)".

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Demographics of Bronx, New York

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Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.


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Amida Care Presents Community Dance Event in the Bronx with Support from NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres

- Amida Care Hosts Latin Dance Workshop “Movement with Rhythm” to Inspire Fitness and Healthy Living in the Bronx -

Amida Care Hosts Latin Dance Workshop

New York, NY (March 27, 2017)—On March 25, with support from Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, not-for-profit New York community health plan Amida Care presented “Movement with Rhythm,” a free community “Live Your Life” wellness event at Grand Slam Banquet Hall in the Bronx.

Amida Care Hosts Latin Dance Workshop

With the goal of inspiring fitness and healthy living in the Bronx, this event featured a lively dance class designed for all ages. In this interactive workshop led by the Lorenz dancers, participants learned various forms of Latin dance.

“Amida Care’s ‘Live Your Life’ program grew out of direct member feedback that health care needs to be about more than visiting the doctor and taking pills. These events are designed to meet the social, physical, and emotional needs of our members and build important life skills. We thank Council Member Torres for his support in bringing this interactive, healthy, and fun initiative to the Bronx community,” said Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care.

Amida Care Hosts Latin Dance Workshop

Amida Care holds monthly Live Your Life wellness events throughout the five boroughs of New York City, where members and their guests learn about ways to get and stay physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. In addition to fitness classes, the events cover such topics as art therapy, healthy cooking, meditation, aromatherapy, and more.

“The health and fitness of the Bronx community is vital, and this Latin dance class demonstrates how easy and fun it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to working with Amida Care to continue to bring events to the Bronx that encourage local families to participate in healthy activities,” said Council Member Ritchie Torres.

Amida Care Hosts Latin Dance Workshop


ABOUT Amida Care Inc. is a not-for-profit health plan that specializes in providing comprehensive health coverage and coordinated care to New Yorkers with chronic conditions, including HIV and behavioral health disorders. We have a wide network of top health care providers in the five boroughs of New York City, and we are the largest Medicaid special needs health plan (SNP) in New York State. For more information, visit


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Businesses in Bronx, New York

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Anyama African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1748 E. 174th Street Bronx, NY 10472 (718) 792-7216

  2. Bijons Illusion -  Category: Hair Salons -   3512 Laconia Ave. Bronx, NY (347) 346-8280

  3. C K Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  1021 Ogden Ave. Bronx, NY 10452 (718) 538-6075

  4. Concourse Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  2151 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10453 (718) 295-6883

  5. Croom Boutique -  Category: Hair Salons -   1960 Crotona Avenue Bronx, NY (718) 299-0643

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  6. Diva Hair Care Unisex Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   1470 Williamsbridge Rd. Bronx, NY (718) 823-8143

  7. Dymond -  Category: Hair Salons -   183 Ryer Ave. Bronx, NY (347) 635-2283

  8. Eastern Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  56 East 170 St. Bronx, NY 10452 (718) 538-6447

  9. Family Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  160 E. 188th Street Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 933-8257

  10. Hair by Ishtaru -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   Bronx, NY 10466 (718) 412-8085

  11. Hair In Motion -  Category: Hair Salons -   161 Einstein Loop Bronx, NY 10475 (718) 320-2118

  12. Idas African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  391 E 149th Street Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 665-9002

  13. JC Penney Salon -  Category: Hair Salon/Supply -  100 Baychester Ave. (Bay Plaza Mall) Bronx, NY 10475

  14. Kpanahs Intl. Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  634 E. 169th Street Bronx, NY 10456 (718) 542-4670

  15. MindBodyHair -  Category: Hair Salons -  3246 White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY (718) 324-1037

  16. Natty Dreadz -  Category: Hair Salons -   Bronx, NY (917) 514-9001   - (visit website)

  17. Oasis Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  2945 3rd Ave Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 401-2535

  18. Park Chester Beauty Town -  Category: Beauty Supply -  43-45 Hugh J. Grant Circle Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 892-2863

  19. Princess Nails -  Category: Nail Care -  938 E. Gun Hill Rd. Bronx, NY (718) 405-6552  - (visit website)

  20. Real Heaven Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  1574-A Westchester Ave. Bronx, NY 10472 (718) 991-4500

  21. Shoshannah The Loctician -  Category: Hair Salons -  3957 Bronxwood Ave. Bronx, NY (718) 515-0060  - (visit website)

  22. Sweet Serenity LLC -  Category: Cosmetologist -  3568 Paulding Ave. Bronx, NY (866) 705-4061  - (visit website)

  23. Target -  Category: Hair Salon/Supply -  700 Exterior St. Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 401-5651

  24. Villa's Unisex -  Category: Hair Salons -   3175 Villa Ave. Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 367-8461



  1. African American Garage -  Category: Auto -   368 Jackson Avenue Bronx, NY (718) 402-7038

  2. African American Halal Supermarket -  Category: Grocer -   1770 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY (718) 466-4501

  3. Asha N Isable MD -  Category: Internal Medicine Women's Health -   220 East 161st Street, 2nd Fl Suite, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 537-7600

  4. Damatrix Studios Network -  Category: Recording Studio -   Full service recording, mastering, editing and broadcast studio in Bronx, New York  - (visit website)

  5. Louise Productions -  Category: Entertainment -  Jazz Karaoke Entertainment Specializing in Weddings  1880 Lafayette ave #10D   Bronx, New York  (347) 310-4295

  6. Montego Joe -  Category: Bridal Planning (musician) -   55 W. 184th. Street., Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 933-1989



  1. African American & Caribbean -  Category: Soul Food/Caribbean Restaurants -   1339 Prospect Ave # 1 Bronx, NY (718) 378-7700

  2. African American Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   218 East 170th Street Bronx, NY (718) 992-9199

  3. African American Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   371 East 166th Street Bronx, NY (347) 862-3869

  4. African Grill -  Category: African -   2041 Davidson Ave, Bronx, NY 10453 (718) 584-8300

  5. B.B. African and American Restaurant -  Category: African/Moroccan -   1715 Webster Ave. Bronx, NY 10457 (718) 731-7992

  6. Berzet Luncheonette -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1145 Bronx River Ave, Bronx, NY (718) 861-1789

  7. Destiny African American Cuisine -  Category: Soul Food -   2180 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10457 (800) 394-2880

  8. E C Soul & Seafood -  Category: Seafood -   3809 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10467-5315 (718) 798-6936

  9. Empire Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   715 Burke Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467-6618 (347) 449-6085

  10. Eye Adom African & American Restaurant -  Category: African/Soul Food -   1263 Edward L Grant Highway, Bronx, NY 10452 (718) 293-7700

  11. Fillet of Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  1839 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY (718) 409-0924

  12. Fouta African American Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1762 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY (718) 792-1700

  13. Grand African American Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   454 East 168th Street Bronx, NY (718) 292-8764

  14. Jamani's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  647 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

  15. Sam's Soul Food Restaurant & Bar -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  596 Concourse Village East, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 665-5341

  16. Uptown African Restaurant -  Category: African -   13 E 175th St, Bronx, NY 10453 (347) 879-6889



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  1. Bright Temple AME Church -  812 Faile St, Bronx, NY 10474 (718) 542-7777

  2. Caldwell Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church -  Polite Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459 (718) 542-2933 - (visit website)

  3. Cogic -  2930 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458-2608 (718) 220-0539

  4. Cosmopolitan AME Church -  39 West 190th Street, Bronx, NY 10468-5221 (718) 367-0612

  5. Easter Memorial Cogic -  1320 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456-2555 (718) 893-7741 - (visit website)

  6. Garden of Prayer Church of God In Christ -  1874 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 (718) 294-3401

  7. Praise Temple AME Church -  1750 Sedgwick Ave # 15A, Bronx, NY 10453-6617 (718) 583-7066

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  8. Rehoboth Church of God-Christ -  1258 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456-3602 (718) 860-0612

  9. St Matthew's AME Church -  1788 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453-6635 (718) 583-7657

  10. St Stephen Community AME Church -  100 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475 (212) 663-0693

  11. The New Gospel Temple Church Of God In Christ -  1556-1554 Minford Place, Bronx, NY 10460 (718) 328-3010 - (visit website)



  1. Crystal Lounge -  Category: Reggae Hip-Hop and Salsa -  1035 Prospect Ave. Bronx, NY (718) 378-9229

  2. Jet Set Cafe Club -  Category: Hip-Hop, Merengue and Reggaeton -   1834 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10458 (718) 901-2222

  3. O Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs -   1534 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Bronx, NY  - (visit website)

  4. Tahbu -  Category: Reggae, Bachata and Reggaeton -   2297 Cedar Ave. Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 364-4499

  5. Turn On To Love Club -  Category: Comedy Club -   1790 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY 10453 (718) 583-2048

  6. Wild Palm -  Category: Reggae -  1601 Bronxdale Ave. Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 918-9887

  7. X Bar and Baja Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs -   2297 Cedar Avenue Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 364-9227



  1. Annual Holiday Cheer For WFUV Concert
    (October)   (212) 636-6538   - (visit website)

    Held at Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway Bronx, NY

  2. Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference
    (October)   Keynote speakers, workshops   - (visit website)

    Held at The Hostos Community College in the Bronx, New York

  3. The North Bronx Juneteenth Festival
    (June)     - (visit website)

    The North Bronx Juneteenth Festival will be held June at Comras Mall at Bronx Park, Lydig Avenue and Bronx Park East


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