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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man’s land and under no department’s jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump’s Throgs Neck golf course.

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Bronx Men, an Endangered Species

According to Census data, for every two male teenagers in Williamsbridge, there is only one man in his late thirties. Some residents believe men caught between gang activity and aggressive policing are facing particular pressures to move out of the area.

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Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

It’s not easy to find out why East Tremont’s Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

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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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Private Money Flows Into Schools for Computer Science Expansion

City officials announced $20 million in new private sector funding to bring computer science classes to every school in New York City by 2025.

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Extra Street Cleaning Services Coming to East Tremont Avenue

Starting October 17, East Tremont Avenue may get a little cleaner, thanks to a city contract with Fedcap, a local cleaning company in the South Bronx, which provides jobs to the formerly homeless, unemployed, and incarcerated.

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Prizewinning Robotics Team in St. Catharine Academy

“When we build together, it’s like building a house together.”said programmer Cheyenne Tobar, 16, about her Robotics teammates at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx.

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Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx

“A lot of survivors are mad at God,” said Schulman, who lived in the Jewish ghetto in her Polish village after the Soviet Invasion in 1939. “But I promised myself that if I survived, I’d observe like my parents observed.”

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