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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.”

Dreams and Nightmares

27 October 2014

The city's health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

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‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

20 October 2014

Save Our Streets Mott Haven is working to meditate violent conflicts in the South Bronx. The program uses a new method first implemented in Chicago to quell clashes.

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The Food Truck to Heaven

20 October 2014

Juan Pena is a one-man show at Mission-o-Mercy, his own charitable food truck ministry where he serves up weekly free meals and a wise, sympathetic ear.

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Closing the gap between health and education in a Morrisania public school

20 October 2014

P.S. 140 on Eagle Avenue is a pilot for a new Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative launched last month by the national health advocacy group, the Children’s Health Fund.

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Bangladeshi families prep for controversial specialized high school exam

20 October 2014

Parkchester middle school children prep for the upcoming specialized high school exam at the private Khan's Tutorial, even as the test's future is up in the air.

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

16 October 2014

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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Cirque du Bronx

15 October 2014

The likes of Cirque du Soleil is bringing so-called social circus to the Bronx, a chance to learn the art and athletic precision of circus acts, and possibly get a job down the road.

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A revitalized Bronx park shows off at “It’s My Park Day”

15 October 2014

Volunteers gathered at Soundview Park on Sunday to plant daffodils and clear weeds during the NYC Park's event "It's My Park Day."

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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.