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Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts

These volunteers  — many of whom aren’t trained scientists — shoulder the work of gathering scientific data and identifying environmental problems in Van Cortlandt Park   John Butler pulled pairs of chest waders from a cluttered metal shipping container parked in the Van Cortlandt Golf Course parking lot and passed them around a small group. […]

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Still awaiting the return of Barnes and Noble

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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Disabled in the Bronx? Good luck finding a subway station

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country,” Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

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No “Big Apple” in the Bronx

Morrisania in the South Bronx has long been known as a “food desert” for its lack of fresh produce — the local Youthmarket is trying to improve the situation.

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Building the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia, one piece at a time

The Bronx’s soon-to-come Universal Hip-Hop Museum is set to open in 2022, but the effort to curate the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia is well underway.

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Hurricane Maria Survivor to Paint Climate Change Mural with Local Students

Patricia Lewis, who was forced to flee Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is teaching a workshop on the impacts of climate change at a Mott Haven highschool. She’ll be helping the students paint a mural depicting their reactions to what they learned.

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Mott Haven Dog Boutique Challenges Traditional Gentrification Narrative

A Mott Haven pet store joins the crop of new small businesses popping up along Mott Haven’s southern waterfront.

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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

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