A documentary in progress by Vivian Vazquez, Gretchen Hildebran and Julia Steele Allen.


Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc. is a community development corporation located in the Hunts Point-Longwood section of the South Bronx. Our mission is to contribute to a revitalized, safe and economically vibrant South Bronx through the development and management of affordable housing and provision of targeted human services.

Bronx County Historical Society
The Bronx County Historical Society serves as the Museum of Bronx History, the Bronx County Archives, and has an extensive research library.

Bronx Documentary Center
Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space which aims to create an engaging environment for local and international photojournalists, artists, filmmakers, critics and educators committed to innovative methods of non-fiction storytelling.

CASA (Community Action for Safe Apartments)
Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), a project of New Settlement Apartments, is made up of community residents who work together to improve the living conditions in our neighborhood and maintain affordable housing through collective action.

Highbridge Commulity Life Center (HCLC)
Empowering the people of the Highbridge section of the Bronx through a rainbow of services that include: counseling for families and children, adult basic education, job training, after school activities for youth, community improvement, organizing and many other services.

Longwood Arts Project
Longwood Arts Project is the contemporary art center of the Bronx Council on the Arts with the mission to support artists and their work, especially emerging artists and those from under-represented groups such as people of color and women. Longwood Arts Project hosts exhibits and programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue on arts and culture.

Mothers on the Move
Mothers on the Move (MOM) is a social justice community organization, organizing to build a just society where there is equal economic, social and political opportunity for all.

Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCC)
NWBCCC members seek social, economic, environmental, and racial justice for our families, our communities, and ourselves.  We do this through community organizing that utilizes non-violent confrontation, negotiation, and principled compromise.

Sistas and Brothas United (SBU is part of NWBCC)
SBU’s youth leaders fight for educational justice, more jobs for youth and community residents, and for more community-based resources.

Parent Action Committee (PAC)
The Parent Action Committee (PAC), a project of New Settlement Apartments, is a parent-led organization fighting for educational justice and safety with dignity for the students of District 9, the Bronx and NYC.

Perla de Leon

The Point
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.


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A Plague On Your Houses
Public health researchers Deborah and Rodrick Wallace make a blistering critique of the urban policies and faulty equations that contributed to the fires in the Bronx.

The Fires
An excerpt from reporter Joe Flood’s book about how “the best of intentions” burned down the Bronx.

In The South Bronx of America
Photographer Mel Rosenthal documented the destruction of Bathgate Ave in the Bronx.

Born In the Bronx
An amazing photography book with rare photos and history from the world-wide cultural movement that sprung from the Bronx.
Edited by Johan Kugelberg
Photographs by Joe Conzo
Timeline by Jeff Chang
Original Flyer Art by Buddy Esquire
Foreword by Afrika Bambaataa