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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.”

Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

16 September 2016

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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Celebrating Jazz Legend Elmo Hope on The Block Where He Lived

16 September 2016

Local Bronx residents, historians, musicians and extended family gathered to celebrate jazz legend Elmo Hope last Saturday, September 10. During the ceremony, Lyman place was co-named 'Elmo Hope Way - Jazz Pioneer'.

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Jardin de la Roca, a Sanctuary in Melrose

15 September 2016

  Twelve community gardens dot the Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx. They stand in the shadows of high rises. Each has a specialty, and its own loyal members. The jardin de la roca, or Rock Garden, at the corner of East 160th and Elton streets is known for its domino tournaments and the geology that gives it its name. […]

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Bronx Street Art Speaks Many Languages

15 September 2016

International artists have been painting street murals in the Bronx, tapping into the borough's history of creative expression.

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Challenging The Party Machine: Newcomer Runs Against Incumbent in the 85th Assembly District

13 September 2016

In today's local primary elections an independent democrat is attempting to challenge the Bronx Democratic Party machine.

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When the Bronx was Burning, the Pornos were Booming

02 September 2016

Flashback to the 1970's and the glory days of independent movie theatres in the Bronx. Film projectionist Bob Endres takes us back to the Globe Theatre in Pelham Parkway and remembers the theatre's lurid lost legacy.

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The Kingsbridge Armory: 100 Years of History, 20 Years Empty

24 August 2016

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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Sobering conditions at Narco Freedom’s three-quarter homes

27 October 2014

Mott Haven's Narco Freedom executives are charged with pilfering medicaid funds, while clients languish in their sober homes under poor conditions

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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.