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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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Cancer diagnosis threatens future of Bronx bird sanctuary

Troy Lancaster built the Bronx’s Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary from the ground up 22 years ago and works almost daily on the park’s upkeep. After being diagnosed with cancer last year, however, he’s been trying to find a replacement—to no avail.

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Protesters Denounce Majora Carter’s Wealth Protection Plan for Hunts Point Homeowners

Protesters gathered outside a meeting that Majora Carter hosted with non-profit lenders and homeowners. Protesters accused Carter of displacing Hunts Point residents, promoting her long-held mission she calls “self-gentrification.”

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