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The Kingsbridge Armory: 100 Years of History, 20 Years Empty

KINGSBRIDGE, BRONX — The Kingsbridge Armory has been all but empty for twenty years now. It stands, silent, sentinel, a fairytale castle in an otherwise bustling West Bronx neighborhood. Even now, plans to make an ice rink seem to be stalling. As city and developer feud over funding, the Bronx Ink profiles this charismatic building.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Neighborhoods, Featured, Front Page, Multimedia, Northwest Bronx, Politics0 Comments

Bronx Voters Flocked to the Polls in Spite of Sandy

Flooded basements and last-minute polling site changes did not seem to deter Bronx voters from going to the polls.

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Posted in East Bronx, Featured, Northwest Bronx, Politics0 Comments

Sounding Off On Stop and Frisk

Bronx Ink reporters fanned out over 12 neighborhoods last week to capture the stories and thoughts from Bronx residents about law enforcement tactics.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Crime, Featured, Morrisania, Multimedia, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, Sizing up Stop and Frisk, Southern Bronx, Special Reports2 Comments

Fordham Residents Flee Raging Fire in Hazardous Apartment Building

Fire injured 14 in a Fordham apartment building cited for 21 hazardous violations, including inadequate fire escapes.

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West Bronx community rallies to rise again

Longtime residents have watched pockets of Morris Heights become riddled with separation and tension, marked with stories of shootings and weeping mothers. Now some are fighting back.

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A new digital divide? Tech volunteers say support, not access, is the problem

The traditional internet-access digital divide is narrowing because of falling prices of small laptops and smartphones.

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The ecstasy and the agony of Ethiopian marathoners

Kenyans and Ethiopians triumph in the largest NYC Marathon with 47,107 runners. The Bronx’s Fikadu Lemma is already thinking about 2012.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Featured, Front Page, Northwest Bronx, Sports, The Bronx Beat0 Comments

Renovation program unable to finish projects as funds dwindle

A Bronx-based Weatherization Assistance Program’s stimulus funding is nearly gone, so they may not finish construction at River Park Towers.

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