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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx
 

Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man's land and under no department's jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump's Throgs Neck golf course.

Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

It's not easy to find out why East Tremont's Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns

British artist Nick Walker of "gentleman vandal" fame displaying his stencil graffiti works in the Bronx and of the Bronx at Wallworks Art Gallery in Port Morris. The exhibit, "The Last Ride," opened Sept. 17.

Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx

“A lot of survivors are mad at God,” said Schulman, who lived in the Jewish ghetto in her Polish village after the Soviet Invasion in 1939. “But I promised myself that if I survived, I’d observe like my parents observed.”

From Street Vendor to Shop Owner

19 October 2016

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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Unofficial American: A Mexican Immigrant in the Bronx

18 October 2016

The United States is the only country Israel Sanchez has ever known, yet he cannot vote in the upcoming presidential election that could determine his immigration status.

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Giving Back in the Bronx

Giving Back in the Bronx

18 October 2016

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

18 October 2016

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

16 October 2016

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

15 October 2016

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

12 October 2016

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

06 October 2016

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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Newswire

  • Off-duty Cop Commits Suicide in Bronx Home

    A 29 year old off duty cop committed suicide using her service weapon in her Throggs Neck condominium. NYDaily News has more details here.

  • An Insanity Plea in Severed Head Selfie Murder Case

    The lawyer of the Bronx man who cut off his mother’s head and took a selfie with it told Bronx Supreme Court Thursday that her client is mentally ill and incapable of distinguishing right from wrong. Bahsid McLean, 26, is charged with murdering his mother Tanya Byrd in their apartment in February 2013. McLean’s lawyer is seeking acquittal through mental illness or disease, although prosecutors claim that he killed Byrd “cold-bloodedly”. The New York Daily News has the latest on the trial.  

  • Claremont Village Infant’s Death Declared Homicide One Year On

    Medical examiners have declared that the death of an eight month old Bronx boy almost a year ago was a homicide, after analyzing latest test results. Mason Simms was found unresponsive in the apartment of his mother, Shivon Simms, on October 24th 2015. Simms blames her then boyfriend, Edward Flowers, for the death, although police are yet to make any arrests in the case. The New York Daily News has more.