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Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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Jardin de la Roca, a Sanctuary in Melrose

  Twelve community gardens dot the Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx. They stand in the shadows of high rises. Each has a specialty, and its own loyal members. The jardin de la roca, or Rock Garden, at the corner of East 160th and Elton streets is known for its domino tournaments and the geology that gives it its name. […]

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Bronx Street Art Speaks Many Languages

International artists have been painting street murals in the Bronx, tapping into the borough’s history of creative expression.

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Challenging The Party Machine: Newcomer Runs Against Incumbent in the 85th Assembly District

In today’s local primary elections an independent democrat is attempting to challenge the Bronx Democratic Party machine.

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When the Bronx was Burning, the Pornos were Booming

Flashback to the 1970’s and the glory days of independent movie theatres in the Bronx. Film projectionist Bob Endres takes us back to the Globe Theatre in Pelham Parkway and remembers the theatre’s lurid lost legacy.

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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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Sobering conditions at Narco Freedom’s three-quarter homes

Mott Haven’s Narco Freedom executives are charged with pilfering medicaid funds, while clients languish in their sober homes under poor conditions

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Dreams and Nightmares

The city’s health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

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