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A senior Seder

A senior Seder

Residents and family members at Atria Senior Living attend a Passover Seder in Riverdale.

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Palm Sunday at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church

Palm Sunday at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in the Bedford Park neighborhood mainly serves an Indian community of worshippers. It was established in 1972. As time passed, members of the congregation gradually moved to New Jersey, upstate New York, or Pennsylvania. But distance did not cut their ties to the church. On Apr. 17, they gathered again for Palm Sunday. See the slideshow.

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(VIDEO) With police tape and traffic cones, a one-man patrol hits the streets

(VIDEO) With police tape and traffic cones, a one-man patrol hits the streets

Sidney Flores patrols the streets of Tremont relentlessly. He looks out for potholes, broken street signs and other problems in sidewalks and streets.

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“All the young women understand that this is a space where they don’t have to act like what they see on TV in order to get their message across,” says Teresita Ayala, one of the event's co-organizers.

For Women’s History Month in the Bronx, it’s all about rap

Brittany Barker had a tense look on her face as she walked out onto the stage. She looked elegant in a black dress ensemble, and in her eyes she had a seriousness that made her look like she was ready to take care of business. The 17-year-old took her time approaching the microphone and looked out into the crowd as she pulled it closer to her mouth. The crackle of cheers and applause that started when she was called out to perform had started to die down. She said the title of her poem, “Latina Woman,” and the crowd hushed.

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[VIDEO] Over the hill and picking up speed

[VIDEO] Over the hill and picking up speed

They say old age slows you down but that’s not true for 95-years-young Ida Keeling.

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[VIDEO] The Bronx heats up

A man in the Bronx uses recycled materials to harvest the sun’s energy.

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The Bronx’s own Green Isle celebrates

When parade goers and bar hoppers, many in shamrock sunglasses and leprechaun hats, line the streets of Manhattan trying to get a glimpse of the parade, or win St. Patrick’s day T-shirts, a little pocket of down-home revelry takes place in the Northeast Bronx.

About a block away from Yonkers on Katonah Avenue, kids paint their faces green, the Irish musicians of Jameson’s Revenge play the violin and Irish flute, and neighbors and friends celebrate the country they left behind.

“Oh! And I wish I were with the gentle folk, Around a hearthened fire where the fairies dance unseen,” recited Martin Miller outside the Rambling House pub a few days before the St Patrick’s Day celebration. Taking not even a full moment to recall the verse by the Irish nationalist Bobby Sands, Miller, 32, began reciting the poem while successfully lighting his cigarette in the cool wind. The sound of his own words had such a nostalgic quality, they almost brought him to tears. He stopped short, but not from lack of memory.

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The Bronx is melting

The Bronx is melting

After weeks submerged in snow, this week’s mild temperatures have melted most of the leftover ice, forming puddles along the path of Mosholu Parkway South bordering Van Cortlandt Park in Norwood.

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