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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.”

Motorcyclist Injured in South Bronx, Police Arrest Good Samaritan

05 October 2016

A motorcyclist crashed on a South Bronx street, and the man who first rushed to his aid was eventually arrested.

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Jerome Rezoning Plans Slammed at a Spirited Public Hearing

30 September 2016

Residents were vocal in their concerns about housing affordability and tenant displacement as they grilled City officials on plans to redevelop Jerome Avenue at Bronx Community College.

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Ambitious Plan is Hatched to Save Jerome Avenue’s Auto Industry

29 September 2016

With Jerome Avenue's auto repairs industry set to be uprooted, a move to a new "auto mall" in Hunts Point may be on the cards.

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Naloxone: A Life Saver in a Neglected World

27 September 2016

An injection of the drug Naloxone can reverse the effect of opioid overdose, but the success rate depends on rapid response.

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Another Chance for Bronx Misdemeanor Ticket Holders

24 September 2016

The Bronx does not want to be left out again. The NYC borough that received the most quality-of-life crime tickets had its first warrant forgiveness event. 350 cases were resolved.

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Back to School with Councilman King

24 September 2016

Around 1,500 middle school children receive books and a boost from the chancellor and City Councilmember Andrew King

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Jerome Avenue Autoworkers Featured in Photoville Exhibit

24 September 2016

The Jerome Avenue Workers Project, a photography exhibit by the Bronx Photo League, is showing at the annual Photoville festival in Brooklyn this week.

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Jerome Draft Publication Brings Affordable Housing Battle to Bronx

17 September 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s battle to build affordable housing in New York will echo under the girders of the Jerome Avenue railroad in the months to come, amid local concerns about rent rates and tenant displacement.

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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.