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The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns

British artist Nick Walker of “gentleman vandal” fame displaying his stencil graffiti works in the Bronx and of the Bronx at Wallworks Art Gallery in Port Morris. The exhibit, “The Last Ride,” opened Sept. 17.

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From Street Vendor to Shop Owner

Without proper immigration paperwork and no previous experience in flower design, this Bronx entrepreneur beats all odds by opening her own flower shop and restarting her life for the third time.

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The Right to A Lawyer in Housing Court May Soon Become A Reality

New York City may guarantee free legal counsel for low income tenants facing eviction. The Right to Counsel Bill introduced by Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Councilman Mark Levine in order to counter the increasing homelessness in the city is steadily gaining traction in the City Council.

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On a West Bronx Street, Small Businesses Brace for Change

City and community plans to spruce up a commercial zone on Burnside Avenue in the West Bronx could run into rising rents and an influx of bigger businesses.

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Low-income tenants may get right to free counsel

Evictions are the number one cause for homelessness in New York and the most common reason people end up in shelters. A new bill proposed by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson intends to level the playing field in New York’s housing courts, guaranteeing free lawyers to the poor who face eviction or foreclosure.

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Ambitious Plan is Hatched to Save Jerome Avenue’s Auto Industry

With Jerome Avenue’s auto repairs industry set to be uprooted, a move to a new “auto mall” in Hunts Point may be on the cards.

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Another Chance for Bronx Misdemeanor Ticket Holders

The Bronx does not want to be left out again. The NYC borough that received the most quality-of-life crime tickets had its first warrant forgiveness event. 350 cases were resolved.

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Jerome Draft Publication Brings Affordable Housing Battle to Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s battle to build affordable housing in New York will echo under the girders of the Jerome Avenue railroad in the months to come, amid local concerns about rent rates and tenant displacement.

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