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Despite years of reform, NYC subways remain inaccessible

New York’s transit system is the largest in North America. However, only a quarter of its 472 stations are wheelchair accessible. Despite proposals to add more elevators, the planned changes can’t come soon enough.

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Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment

Every Wednesday a judge comes to Bronx Psychiatric Center and oversees hearings in which the hospital wants to force a patient to stay hospitalized or take treatment. How do these small makeshift courtrooms straddle the balance between respecting civil rights and ensure that patients get the treatment they need even if they don’t want it?

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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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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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Albany is listening, but legal marijuana advocates remain skeptical

The public meeting on whether or not New York should legalize marijuana hadn’t even started yet, and things were already getting heated. “Who here loves pot?” a large, bearded man shouted as he walked into the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, the site of a Sept. 24 listening session. It was the latest on […]

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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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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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96 Year-Old-Store Facing New Challenges

Moe Stein calls his store a “Local Landmark”, and after 96 years, “Frank’s” has outlasted the tough retail business on East Tremont in the Bronx. Recently, the store has begun facing a new obstacle; its own retailers.

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