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Batman Visits The Bronx

Batman Visits The Bronx

April 13, 2016

By Mike Dobuski The world was once again treated with a trip to Gotham City with this past March’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, its profi...

April Fools Bring a Headache for the Zoo

April Fools Bring a Headache for the Zoo

April 6, 2016

By Michael Dobuski Last Friday marked the beginning of April as well as the holiday of April Fool’s day. Although many pranksters love the silly holiday, others dislike this day of tomfoolery. One Bronx establishment that perhaps dreads the ...

“The Lego Building” Creates a Home for Those in Need

“The Lego Building” Creates a Home for Those in Need

March 30, 2016

By Michael Dobuski The area between 165th and 166th streets on Third Avenue in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx has become more colorful with the recent addition of a unique block of apartments. The ...

The Status of Organized Crime in the Bronx

The Status of Organized Crime in the Bronx

March 9, 2016

By Michael Dobuski Being a hitman for the mob is just not what it used to be. The 2014 sentencing of Bajram Lajqi, a known member of the Albanian mob, brought the world of organized crime in New York ...

For a Forgotten Theater, It’s Time to Go to Church

For a Forgotten Theater, It’s Time to Go to Church

March 3, 2016

By Mike Dobuski It was a little after 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Most of the venue’s 3885 seats sat empty. There was an entire middle section roped off, and even the remaining seats were not filled to capac...

The Son of Sam, 40 Years Later

The Son of Sam, 40 Years Later

February 24, 2016

By Michael Dobuski “Well, you’ve got me.” Those were the words uttered by David Berkowitz, a US Postal Service worker, as he was taken into police custody on Aug. 10, 1977. He was arrested in connection with the killing spree, known in popul...

Healing at the Bronx’s Botanicals

Healing at the Bronx’s Botanicals

February 10, 2016

By Michael Dobuski Santeria is an Afro-Caribbean religion born out of Cuban slave culture in the early sixteenth century. It mixes traditional aspects of the Yoruba religion of old Nigeria with Catholic elements, making it a "syncretic" religion. In ...

Fighting for the Community, by the Community

Fighting for the Community, by the Community

February 3, 2016

By Michael Dobuski  The overhead lights are harsh, beating down on the two men as they eyed each other from across the ring. Their exact location is a secret. The only indication as to their location is a huge banner on the back wall emblazoned with the w...

NYU’s Trash is The Bronx’s Treasure

NYU’s Trash is The Bronx’s Treasure

January 27, 2016

By Michael Dobuski  “Gentlemen- can I see some ID please?” That moment, at Bronx Community College, I knew we would not be able to see the inside of this week’s destination. As it turns out, a Fordh...

The Bronx Prepares for the Holiday Season

The Bronx Prepares for the Holiday Season

December 2, 2015

By Michael Dobuski The tryptophan of Thanksgiving has worn off. The good cutlery has been stowed away for another year, and extended family members have made the trek back home. That means, as the end...

Graffiti Goes Corporate in the Bronx

Graffiti Goes Corporate in the Bronx

November 18, 2015

By Michael Dobuski At the very end of Arthur Avenue, beyond the D’Auria-Murphy Triangle, is a Rite-Aid. The store itself is nothing special. It does not even have the distinction of being a quintessentia...

The Bronx’s High Bridge Re-Opened as Greenspace

The Bronx’s High Bridge Re-Opened as Greenspace

November 11, 2015

By Michael Dobuski This week’s Bronx highlight first opened in 1848 to little fanfare. The High Bridge piece saw no huge crowds or movie star appearances, for it was but another piece of infrastructure to compleme...

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