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Month-to-Month Rentals, a Common Risk for Businesses

Raymond Marte-Ventura, 23, stood at the window of his uncle’s motorcycle repair shop on Jerome Avenue near 175th Street on a weekday in October, watching the rain fall onto the bikes parked curbside. Business was slow in the shop, and the weather wasn’t letting up. Marte-Ventura is the manager of Vent Bike Tech, a family […]

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Families Suffer Under City-Led Housing Subsidy

Laura Collar fidgeted in place outside the fourth-floor courtroom in the Bronx Housing court on a Friday morning in September. The 34-year-old tenant waited to inform her landlord’s lawyer that she’d been granted another 12 days extension before they evict her from the Morris Heights apartment in the West Bronx where she lives with her […]

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The Door of Angel DeJesus's Mt. Hope Apartment

Without Legal Aid, Bronx Residents Are Lost at Housing Court

Angel DeJesus was certain that the pictures of the black mold growing on the ceiling of his apartment, or the massive holes in the walls would make the Housing Court reverse the eviction that left him and his family out on the street.  But the lack of legal aid resources in the Bronx, coupled with […]

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Finding a Place in New York with a Rental Voucher

In New York City’s market only 2% of studios and 3% of three-bedroom apartments are in the price range established by the voucher CityFHEPS

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Struck By a Subway 14 Years Ago, Still Waiting for Justice

On March 13, 2005 Luis Rodriguez got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to catch the subway from the St. Lawrence Avenue Station near his Morissania home to travel to Pelham Bay for a fishing trip on his day off. The then-35-year-old HVAC technician and father of two was standing on the edge […]

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The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx

A recommendation that Mayor Bill de Blasio phase out all New York City gifted programs has left the fate of gifted education in the Bronx uncertain. If implemented, the programs, which are comprised predominantly of black and Latino students, would come to an end.

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Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive

The Mott Haven Lincoln Recovery Center was once a popular therapeutic refuge for drug addicts, but where have the patients gone?

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Posted in Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Community Resources, Featured, Health, Mental Health, south bronx, Southern Bronx0 Comments

The lasting legacy of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano

Known as the moral compass of Bronx politics, Serrano is set to retire from Congress after 44 years of serving the borough.

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