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Cycling renaissance pedals slowly to the Bronx

Cycling renaissance pedals slowly to the Bronx

Bronx cyclists more or less fend for themselves.

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Tour de Bronx 2011

Some 6,000 cyclists biked the Bronx on Oct. 23. Bike enthusiasts young and old took over the streets from Bronx County Courthouse to the Sheridan Expressway and Pelham Bay Park.

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Superheroes from the Bronx

Two artists from the Bronx are trying to revive the borough’s comic legacy

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Bringing the farm to the Grand Concourse

A Bronx food-share project has reached its membership limit so now organizers are hoping to spread the healthy eating message in other ways, such as the potluck supper, which was made by members using their recent supply of produce.

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Poe’s Cottage reopens

After a year of renovation, Edgar Allen Poe’s cottage in the Bronx reopened to the public on October 15.

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‘Outsider’ artist in the South Bronx

Cruz’s story is typical of ‘outsider’ artists in the Bronx. Their art, though widely appreciated, never sells for much.

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Rebel Diaz: A musical legacy of activism

Rebel Diaz: A musical legacy of activism

“The drive we have is unstoppable,” Rodstarz said, “because we carry the weight of history on our shoulders.”

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“The Poetry Man” filmmaker gives back

Throgs Neck high school teacher realized that poetry, and later, film had saved him from the poverty, drugs and violence that engulfed him growing up.

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