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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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Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art’s international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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Sandy Bears Down on the Battered Bronx

About two-thirds of the Bronx is categorized as Zone B, meaning residents can expect a moderate possibility of evacuation.

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Van Nest Library Asked to Do More With Less

Local Pelham Parkway library branches try to balance their changing roles with changing resources

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Bronx District Attorney Curbs Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

Bronx prosecutors are the first in the city to require police to justify in person each stop-and-frisk trespassing arrest.

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Bernard Kerik Hovers Over the DiTommaso Perjury Trial

“These defendants thought that Bernard B. Kerik had juice, power and influence,” the Bronx prosecutor argued in the Sept. 27 perjury trial of two friends of the jailed former police commissioner.

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House arrest: Why Fordham residents are trapped in their homes

Real estate prices prevent homeowners from leaving Fordham and Kingsbridge despite the rising rate of crime and prostitution.

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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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