The balance of power in the Bronx is in flux, from New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres’ ascendance in the South Bronx to Jamaal Bowman’s upset of Rep. Eliot Engel along the Westchester border. And these rising politicians aren’t the only individuals shaping the borough. Our Bronx Power 50 recognizes the appointees, advocates, community leaders and others who are moving the Bronx forward.
It might be easier to list the Bronx institutions Bharati Kemraj has not worked for. After jobs with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, BronxNet, and a couple of community boards, Kemraj signed on with Patrick B. Jenkins. She manages Metro-North’s community relations in the borough as it makes plans for new station construction. Kemraj is a prominent figure in the Bronx Hindu community.