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Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art’s international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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Cirque du Bronx

The likes of Cirque du Soleil is bringing so-called social circus to the Bronx, a chance to learn the art and athletic precision of circus acts, and possibly get a job down the road.

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A revitalized Bronx park shows off at “It’s My Park Day”

Volunteers gathered at Soundview Park on Sunday to plant daffodils and clear weeds during the NYC Park’s event “It’s My Park Day.”

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BID works to keep shoppers in Fordham amid mall opening

In the face of competition from the Mall at Bay Plaza that opened nearby in August, the business community on Fordham Road is working to keep their customer base.

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Curry comes to Morrisania

The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation receives about 10 to 15 requests for new business loans every month. Most like the Hungry Bird are financed by a close knit group of family members.

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Bronx celebrates cinematic masterpieces at inaugural film festival

Yes the Bronx Film Festival hopes to showcase the borough’s renaissance and thriving possibility for Hollywood filming locations.

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Healthcare startups still struggling while the industry booms

Between 2009 and 2013, the health care industry in the Bronx added nearly 5,000 new jobs in private hospitals, clinics, and other agencies. The growth has not benefited entrepreneurs equally.

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Fight against the stigma of AIDS marches on in Hunts Point

A small yet vocal group took to the streets of Hunts Point on the morning of Sept. 13 to speak out against the continuing stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in the South Bronx

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