Archive | Bronx Neighborhoods

From Street Vendor to Shop Owner

Without proper immigration paperwork and no previous experience in flower design, this Bronx entrepreneur beats all odds by opening her own flower shop and restarting her life for the third time.

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Giving Back in the Bronx

Giving Back in the Bronx

After 22 years behind bars, Ronald Goodwin came back to his community in the southern Bronx to make it a better place for the young.

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The Right to A Lawyer in Housing Court May Soon Become A Reality

New York City may guarantee free legal counsel for low income tenants facing eviction. The Right to Counsel Bill introduced by Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Councilman Mark Levine in order to counter the increasing homelessness in the city is steadily gaining traction in the City Council.

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Two Westchester Square Libraries Slated for Upgrades

Westchester Square in the East Bronx is slated to get a gleaming, glass-walled 12,000 square-foot library and an outdoor performance shell for plays and concerts. If all goes as planned, a deal between the New York Public Library and the private Huntington Free Library is allowing both to expand their services in the area. The […]

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On a West Bronx Street, Small Businesses Brace for Change

City and community plans to spruce up a commercial zone on Burnside Avenue in the West Bronx could run into rising rents and an influx of bigger businesses.

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Low-income tenants may get right to free counsel

Evictions are the number one cause for homelessness in New York and the most common reason people end up in shelters. A new bill proposed by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson intends to level the playing field in New York’s housing courts, guaranteeing free lawyers to the poor who face eviction or foreclosure.

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Bronx Man Robbed After Wiring Money to Friend in Need

A 73 year-old Bronx man was robbed and beaten last night in Mount Eden after wiring money to a friend in need of relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Roland Joachin was walking on E. Mount Eden Ave when three men approached him, put him in a headlock and stole his wallet and cell […]

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Women’s Film Series Draws Audiences to The Bronx Documentary Center

For the rare chance to watch award-winning film festival movies in Melrose, crowds gather in The Bronx Documentary Center for the 2nd annual Women’s Film Series.

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