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‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

Save Our Streets Mott Haven is working to meditate violent conflicts in the South Bronx. The program uses a new method first implemented in Chicago to quell clashes.

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Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art’s international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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The Bronx is Branding

The Bronx has an image problem. Local artists and entrepreneurs are building businesses and organizing events to make sure the world knows that it is, in fact, no longer burning.

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BID works to keep shoppers in Fordham amid mall opening

In the face of competition from the Mall at Bay Plaza that opened nearby in August, the business community on Fordham Road is working to keep their customer base.

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Art of Memory

A Hunts Point art group remembers their murdered friend with a new show that includes the work of young artists from the South Bronx and beyond.

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Bronx celebrates cinematic masterpieces at inaugural film festival

Yes the Bronx Film Festival hopes to showcase the borough’s renaissance and thriving possibility for Hollywood filming locations.

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Soundview’s booming juice bar market attracts customers, and some concerns

Juice bars are booming in Soundview even as some medical experts raise concerns about their hidden dangers for diabetics

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“Know your rights” mural unveiled in Mott Haven

The new “Know Your Rights” mural in Mott Haven was inspired by the community’s growing frustration with police violence.

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