Recent News!

Business Attraction in Action

Melrose Retail Space Tour Recap! “I didn’t know WHEDco could do all of this!” was a phrase overheard during WHEDco’s recent Retail Space Tour across the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx. More than 30 attendees –who included prospective restaurateurs, Read More …


Bridging Home & School

WHEDco’s Family Literacy Program Hafsatu Jalloh stood in front of a crowd gathered at WHEDco’s Urban Horizons Early Childhood Discovery Center, home to its Head Start program. She and a group of fellow adult English learners were there to share Read More …


Jazz Appreciation Month at the BMHC

The Bronx Celebrates Jazz History Month! April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and what better place to celebrate jazz culture than here in the Bronx, where hundreds of jazz’s most renowned musicians have come to gather and jam? From legendary jazz Read More …

Window display at Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab

BMHC Lab Rentals

The Bronx Music Heritage Center’s 1,400 square foot facility is available for rent by artists, community groups, and other entities. Space rental submissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, depending on the type of event, date, and other considerations. Please Read More …

bronx skyline

Rent Burden in the South Bronx

Far too many people -particularly New Yorkers- struggle to make ends meet every month, especially when it comes to their rent. This brief uses data from the DATA2GO.NYC site to examine rent burden in the three Bronx community districts where Read More …


Melrose Oral Histories

The history of a neighborhood is made up of countless personal stories —triumphs, tribulations, families, friendships— in which the neighborhood serves as a setting and plays an important role. WHEDco, in collaboration with New York University (NYU), is looking to Read More …


Bronx CookSpace Application

Interested in joining Bronx CookSpace? We accept new tenants on a rolling basis! Please fill out this form, and we will get back to you shortly. For more information about Bronx CookSpace, please contact 718-839-1198 or


Bronx Commons Breaks Ground in Melrose

On Friday, January 13, 2017, WHEDco broke ground on its third and most ambitious affordable housing development yet: Bronx Commons! The development will be constructed in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx, in partnership with BFC Partners, and will Read More …

Third avenue in Melrose, Bronx,.

Melrose Community Needs & Actions Report

WHEDco’s third affordable housing development in the Bronx, Bronx Commons, will be located in the Melrose neighborhood. To better understand and help meet the needs of the Melrose community, we conducted a community needs assessment focused on a one-mile radius Read More …


WHEDco Illuminates Christmas Tree In Melrose

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, WHEDco’s community development department partnered with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to light a Christmas tree at Railroad Park in the Bronx. The installment of decorations caught the attention of passersby Read More …


Melrose Parranda | December 21, 2016

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and Make Music New York take over the streets in classic Puerto Rican and Garifuna fashion: Parranda! Join us for a rhythmic procession through Melrose as we spread holiday cheer with song and dance! Read More …


Christmas Tree Lighting at Railroad Park | December 21, 2016

Join WHEDco, NYC Parks and Make Music New York for the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting at Railroad Park! Railroad Park is located on the corner of Courtlandt Avenue and East 161st Street in the Bronx. Hot cocoa and snacks delicious Read More …


Parranda con Paranda | December 17, 2016

December 2016 Bronx Rising! Parranda con Parranda: A Puerto Rican & Garifuna Holiday Celebration Celebrate the holiday season at the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) with holiday traditions from two of the Bronx’s distinct Latino communities: Puerto Rican and Garifuna. Read More …


Entrepreneurs Tour the Bronx to Grow their Small Businesses

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, small business owners boarded a trolley and embarked on the Southern Boulevard Retail Space Tour to take their small businesses to the next level. The tour was organized by WHEDco, in partnership with the Southern Read More …


United Airlines NYC Half Marathon | March 19th, 2017

WHEDco is a proud charity partner of New York Road Runners, Inc. (NYRR) and is once again participating in the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, to be held on March 19th, 2017. WHEDco has been awarded five charity spots in the Read More …

Boogie Down Beer Fest 2016 attendees

Boogie Down Beer Fest Helps Build A Greater Bronx, One Craft Beer At A Time

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Boogie Down Beer Fest returned to Bronx Beer Hall for the second consecutive year. Organized by WHEDco and its Junior Board, the event aims to raise money and awareness about WHEDco’s mission to create healthier, Read More …

nancy biberman at benefit and ballgame 2016

WHEDco President Receives National Award for Transformative Work in the South Bronx

Biberman is First in New York to Receive Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award and Grant Honor Recognizes Biberman’s Dedication to Building Affordable Housing and Vibrant Communities in the Bronx New York, NY – Nancy Biberman, president Read More …

Open house new york at urban horizons

Urban Horizons hosts Open House New York

On Saturday, October 15, WHEDco hosted tours at Urban Horizons, its affordable housing development on 50 East 168th Street, formerly Morrisania Hospital, as part of Open House New York (OHNY) weekend. Designed by architect Charles Meyers, Morrisania Hospital opened its Read More …

Young dancers onstage at Bronx Summer Fest 2016.

Bronx Summer Fest – Total Success!

On Saturday, September 17 and Saturday, September 24, WHEDco and The Children’s Aid Society in New York partnered with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Weekend Walks program to present Bronx Summer Fest 2016 in Crotona Park East. It was a Read More …

Flyer for October Bronx Rising, Edgar Allan Poe, at Bronx Music Heritage Center lab.

Bronx Rising! Edgar Allan Poe: El Cuervo

Bring out your best costume! Celebrate Halloween season with Edgar Allan Poe poetry set to Latin rhythms, as performed by Bobby Sanabria and Project X, with special guest vocalist Jenn Jade Ledesna. Opening poems from the Master of Mystery will be Read More …

WHEDco 2016 Benefit and Ballgame

WHEDco Benefit & Ballgame

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters, WHEDco raised over $200,000 to help us continue to build healthy, thriving communities for families in the South Bronx. The Benefit and Ballgame also gave us the opportunity to honor three Read More …

Flyer for Bronx Summer Fest 2016

Bronx Summer Fest – Volunteer Today!

Where? Louis Niñé Blvd, between Southern Blvd. and Jennings St. in Crotona Park East, Bronx When? 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday, September 17th, and Saturday, September 24th WHEDco seeks enthusiastic and committed individuals to serve as volunteers during our 5th Annual Bronx Read More …

Crowd at Bronx Music Heritage Center lab.

Cultural Programming – Fall 2016

The Bronx Music Heritage Center announces its cultural programming for the Fall of 2016, jam-packed with concerts, performances, workshops, and lots more! CLICK HERE to download the full calendar!

Young students at Garden of Dreams BBQ at WHEDco Summer Arts Day Camp.

Garden of Dreams BBQ at WHEDco’s Summer Arts Day Camp

On Thursday, August 18, the Garden of Dreams Foundation, New York Liberty, and WHEDco partnered to host a summer’s end BBQ and Potluck for students and parents from WHEDco’s Summer Arts Day Camp in the Bronx. The event included music, Read More …


The NEW Boogie Down Booth Arrives in Melrose

On Tuesday, May 17, WHEDco partnered with NYC Parks and ArtPlace America to launch the new Boogie Down Booth in Melrose, the third iteration of the music installation that took Southern Boulevard by storm. The new Booth, which plays Bronx Read More …