4 Bronx CommuniTea Podcast

by Laura Levine-Pinedo

Join us for the 4Bronx CommuniTea chat, hosted by Laura Levine-Pinedo. My journey has led me to so many amazing neighbors with interesting stories. It is time the stories of our community are told. Join me as we meet community members such as small business owners, artists, and so much more! Let's have a cup of tea and chat about The Bronx. (Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt, Marble Hill focused, but we welcome the entir ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Episode 44- CommuniTea Chat with Noah Aris - The Cardamom Man

    Episode 44- CommuniTea Chat with Noah Aris - The Cardamom Man

    Join us as we meet Noah Aris, The Cardamom Man. “The Cardamom Man is something special to me because it encompasses everything I love about life into one delicious bite! So who am I? My name is Noah Aris and I am the founder of The Cardamom Man. I grew up in The Bronx, NY and come from an Israeli/Iraqi background. I consider myself very lucky for having grown up in New York City because it gave me the opportunity to be exposed to so many different types of food and cultures throughout my life. After I graduated from college I worked at various Hyatt hotels for a few years before joining a tech startup which catered to the hotel industry for another few years. These jobs enabled me to travel around the globe (I was on an airplane about 2-4 times per week at many points!) and gave me the opportunity to really dive into all these new desserts I was encountering with fantastic colors and strange yet alluring tastes. It was truly a dream come true for someone like me who has a HUGE sweet tooth! When I was younger I used to be a picky eater and as I've grown up and out of that phase, I've also discovered that not everyone around us has. I've also met many people who don't like to travel and who don't even have a passport! Creating and transforming new sweets and treats allows me to transport anyone willing to try them across the globe from the comfort of their home. I love to share the experiences I've had travelling all over the world, including living in NYC by using spices and flavors that turn your everyday desserts into quite the unexpected and simply sublime experience for your taste buds to enjoy!"

  • Episode 43 - CommuniTea Chat with Amaurys Grullon, AKA The Bronx Native

    Episode 43 - CommuniTea Chat with Amaurys Grullon, AKA The Bronx Native

    Join is as we meet Amaurys Grullon. He is a multipotentialite artist and creative social entrepreneur based in The South Bronx and is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bronx Native & Tag Up Studios. He is a community leader elevating and moving the culture forward by way of his multiple business endeavors and the, Change the Narrative, non-profit dedicated to creating social change and creating equity for all. Amaurys has had the pleasure of collaborating with notable brands such as Nike, Paypal, NYCXDESIGN, Master Card, Netflix and more and his work has been featured in The New York Times, ABC, Business Insider, Forbes, and The New York Post and most recently graced the stage of the TEDx Bronx.

  • Episode 42 - CommuniTea Chat with Giuseppina Corrado

    Episode 42 - CommuniTea Chat with Giuseppina Corrado

    Join is as we meet Giuseppina Corrado, Professional Organizer and owner of Organize With GC. As a former educator, she is passionate about alleviating the stresses of busy family life. Giusseppina has curated a one-stop shop for all of your relocating needs. With an array of "done-for-you" services, you and your loved ones will feel right at home without lifting a finger.

  • Episode 41 - CommuniTea Chat with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

    Episode 41 - CommuniTea Chat with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

    Join us as we meet Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Jeffrey Dinowitz was elected to the New York State Assembly to represent the 81st Assembly District in the Bronx on February 15, 1994. He led a team of reformers that swept into party* office in 1986 and built a strong and vibrant party* in the 81st A.D. The district includes Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Norwood, Woodlawn and Wakefield. Assemblyman Dinowitz chairs the Assembly Committee on Codes. He also serves on the Rules, Ways and Means, Health and Election Law committees. He previously chaired the Committees on Judiciary, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Consumer Affairs and Protection, Aging, and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He is an outspoken supporter of addressing historic funding inequities in New York’s public education system by increasing aid to New York City schools, protecting tenants' rights and supporting homeowners, supporting mass transit, and taking substantial climate action to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Assemblyman Dinowitz has authored numerous laws throughout his tenure, including the Anti-Human Trafficking Act (2007), National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (2014), the MTA Lockbox (2018), Non-Medical Vaccine Exemption Repeal (2019), and the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act (2020/21). Jeffrey Dinowitz believes elected officials should pay particular attention to neighborhood issues and individual constituent problems. His district office has helped thousands of people cut through government red tape with city, state and federal agencies. Whether it was leading the fight against the multi-billion dollar boondoggle water filtration plant, helping to spearhead the creation of a business improvement district in Kingsbridge or being a major force in the creation of two new middle/high schools in Riverdale and Kingsbridge, Assemblyman Dinowitz has always been outspoken on every issue important to his constituents. He has represented his community in a number of political capacities. He was elected as a State Committeeman* in 1978 and served as a District Leader* from 1986 to 1994. He served as a Delegate to his party’s* National Convention in 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020, Chair of his party’s* County Committee in the Bronx from 2008 to 2016, and Secretary of his party's County Committee in the Bronx from 2018 to present. Born in 1954, Jeffrey Dinowitz has lived in the Bronx all of his life. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, the Bronx High School of Science and Bronx public schools. He has been married to Sylvia Gottlieb since 1978. They have two children and four grandchildren. Prior to his election to the Assembly he served as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of New York.

  • Episode 40 - CommuniTea Chat with Henry Gonzalez

    Episode 40 - CommuniTea Chat with Henry Gonzalez

    Join us as we meet Henry Gonzalez, owner of Tin Marin restaurant.