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Lead In Bronx Schools Exceeds EPA Standards

Lead In Bronx Schools Exceeds EPA Standards

February 22, 2017

By Victor Ordonez The Cross Bronx Expressway was recently named the most congested urban roadway in the country. This designation correlates with rates of asthma within the borough, where roughly 20 percent of its children suffer from the respira...

Bronx Police Officer Turned Demonologist

Bronx Police Officer Turned Demonologist

February 15, 2017

By Victor Ordonez A former Bronx Police sergeant has gained recognition amongst fans of the supernatural with his first-hand accounts of the paranormal, some of which take place within walking distance of Fordham University’s gates. Ral...

Bronx’s Norwood News Prospers: Success Based in Community Support

Bronx’s Norwood News Prospers: Success Based in Community Support

February 8, 2017

By Ian Roden Founded in 1988, the Norwood News is a non-profit newspaper distributed in northwest Bronx communities such as Norwood, Bedford Park, Fordham and University Heights. The newspaper is free and distributed bi-weekly. Residing ...

Homeless Shelter for LGBT Young Adults Opening in the Bronx

December 7, 2016

By Yasmin Merchant A homeless shelter for LGBT young adults will be opening in the Bronx. The shelter, run by the organization Project Renewal, will be the first LGBT shelter in the city to house reside...

Voters Pay Respect to Suffragist

Voters Pay Respect to Suffragist

November 9, 2016

By Theresa Schliep Some voters who waited in line to vote for a presidential candidate Tuesday afternoon did not mind waiting in line twice. Woodlawn Cemetery saw a decent amount of foot traffic as voters visited t...

Only Barnes & Noble in the Bronx Closes

Only Barnes & Noble in the Bronx Closes

November 2, 2016

By Theresa Schliep As retail and real estate development in the Bronx continue to rise, the borough struggles to obtain or simply maintain various commercial interests that other boroughs have in multiplicity. October saw borough leaders advocate in ...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Bronx Nature Preserves

Hiding in Plain Sight: Bronx Nature Preserves

October 19, 2016

By Ashley Katusa In the northernmost borough of New York’s primary metropolis, amid brown and red mid-rise buildings and perpetually crowded roadways and highways, green space is abundant. The Bronx has ...

Arthur Avenue Deemed a “Great Street of America”

Arthur Avenue Deemed a “Great Street of America”

October 5, 2016

By Theresa Schliep On Tuesday, the American Planning Association (APA) named Arthur Avenue one of the Great Streets of America. This did not come as a surprise to those who are familiar with the Bronx’s Little Italy. “It was a long time comin...

Interns Practice Preservation at Woodlawn

Interns Practice Preservation at Woodlawn

September 22, 2016

By Aislinn Keely At the close of August, 16 interns graduated from this summer’s nine week long Woodlawn Conservancy Summer Preservation Training Program. The program, established in 2015, is designe...

Hip Coffee Houses Reflect a Changing Borough

Hip Coffee Houses Reflect a Changing Borough

May 4, 2016

By Michael Dobuski  Mott Haven, like many other neighborhoods in the South Bronx, has been the center of a major real estate development boom over the past few years. A new popular coffee h. Filtered C...

Tea Time in the Bronx

Tea Time in the Bronx

April 27, 2016

By Michael Dobuski  The Bronx Museum of the Arts resides on the corner of 165th Street and Grand Concourse and is home to a wide variety of New York City and Bronx-related installations, sculptures, photog...

A Tree Grows in The Bronx

A Tree Grows in The Bronx

April 20, 2016

By Michael Dobuski With spring weather slowly beginning to show itself again, it is time to take advantage of New York City’s many renowned “green spaces.” Staples, such as Washington Square Park...

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