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Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts Barnes and Noble Return Still Abeyant Disabled in the Bronx? Good Luck Finding a Subway Station No “Big Apple” in the Bronx
 

Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts

These volunteers  — many of whom aren’t trained scientists — shoulder the work of gathering scientific data and identifying environmental problems in Van Cortlandt Park   John Butler pulled pairs of chest waders from a cluttered metal shipping container parked in the Van Cortlandt Golf Course parking lot and passed them around a small group. […]

Barnes and Noble Return Still Abeyant

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

Disabled in the Bronx? Good Luck Finding a Subway Station

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country," Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

No “Big Apple” in the Bronx

Morrisania in the South Bronx has long been known as a “food desert” for its lack of fresh produce — the local Youthmarket is trying to improve the situation.

Let There Be Light on Broadway

15 October 2018

At long last, Broadway pedestrians will soon walk in the light between 230th and 236th Streets in the safest precinct in the Bronx. The road to light has been a ten-year slog, said the Kingsbridge Business Improvement District.

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Unlicensed beauty in the Bronx

15 October 2018

It’s just after 3 p.m. on a sleepy Tuesday afternoon as Luis Fernández places a final curler into Maria Martín’s hair. “I do it the old-fashioned way.” Fernández said. “Lots of stylists don’t use curlers like this anymore.” Fernández operates a salon out of his Morrisania ground floor apartment. The salon has become legendary, privy […]

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Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts

15 October 2018

These volunteers  — many of whom aren’t trained scientists — shoulder the work of gathering scientific data and identifying environmental problems in Van Cortlandt Park   John Butler pulled pairs of chest waders from a cluttered metal shipping container parked in the Van Cortlandt Golf Course parking lot and passed them around a small group. […]

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Barnes and Noble Return Still Abeyant

15 October 2018

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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Disabled in the Bronx? Good Luck Finding a Subway Station

13 October 2018

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country," Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Community Resources, Featured, Money, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, The Bronx Beat, Transportation0 Comments

Albany is listening, but legal marijuana advocates remain skeptical

10 October 2018

The public meeting on whether or not New York should legalize marijuana hadn’t even started yet, and things were already getting heated. “Who here loves pot?” a large, bearded man shouted as he walked into the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, the site of a Sept. 24 listening session. It was the latest on […]

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No “Big Apple” in the Bronx

09 October 2018

Morrisania in the South Bronx has long been known as a “food desert” for its lack of fresh produce — the local Youthmarket is trying to improve the situation.

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Posted in Community Resources, Featured, Food, Health, Morrisania, The Bronx Beat0 Comments

Building the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia, one piece at a time

02 October 2018

The Bronx's soon-to-come Universal Hip-Hop Museum is set to open in 2022, but the effort to curate the world's largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia is well underway.

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