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A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

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Domestic violence and housing linked to homicides in the South East Bronx

There have been five domestic homicides in the South East Bronx this year. Last year there were none. Experts point to high unemployment and rising rents in the borough.

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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.

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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.

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Mott Haven Dog Boutique Challenges Traditional Gentrification Narrative

A Mott Haven pet store joins the crop of new small businesses popping up along Mott Haven’s southern waterfront.

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Are South Bronx residents adjusting to new ferry ?

Residents are adjusting to the new ferry in South Bronx, but some fear it may soon become overcrowded.

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Fordham’s Community Board Website Out of Sight for Residents

Bronx Community Board 7’s website has been offline for almost a month while the city’s Department of Information Technology and Communications performs updates. District Manager Ischia Bravo said it was “in the queue” to go live, but it’s up to the city department to roll out the changes. In the meantime, she said she is using Facebook to communicate with her community.

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The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

The Point, an arts and youth-focused non-profit, is setting up a mesh network in order to provide Hunts Point with resilient WiFi that will remain functional even in the case of a natural disaster.

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