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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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Still awaiting the return of Barnes and Noble

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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For New York City Century Cyclists, the Bronx was Life in the Slow Lane

Street fairs were an obstacle for riders on this 100-miles tour through the five boroughs

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Mott Haven garden offers tranquility and community spirit

Wanacqua Garden, with its rows of beans, yams, pumpkins and papalo, still attracts gardeners and greenhorns.

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Hate crime stats more accessible

My Neighborhood Statistics website to include statistics on hate crime and domestic violence.

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Free fitness shapes South Bronx

A local health enthusiast helps Bronx women shape up.

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Turning up the tech at a Kingsbridge school

Who you gonna call? The MOUSE Squad.

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Edible Garden’s season finale

Celebrity chefs and gardeners teamed up on Oct. 17 for the season finale of the New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden exhibit to show visitors how to take their homegrown vegetables from the ground to their dinner plates – just like the pros. Start small, and start easy, said Sonia Uyterhoeven, the gardener for public […]

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