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Photography and White Flight in the South Bronx

Photography and White Flight in the South Bronx

November 4, 2015

By Michael Dobuski In 2011, the United States was responsible for the deportation of over 400,000 migrants, according to a new exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center in the South Bronx named “Via Pan...

Exploring Haunted Sites in the Bronx

Exploring Haunted Sites in the Bronx

October 28, 2015

By Michael Dobuski In case the crafty decorations in the windows, sudden popularity of horror movies or actual date on the calendar were not clear enough indicators, it is almost Halloween. This means it is time ...

Something Fishy on the Grand Concourse

Something Fishy on the Grand Concourse

October 21, 2015

By Michael Dobuski Fordham students, rightfully so, spend a good deal of their city time on Arthur Avenue. It is easy to see why, too: the bustling indoor market, the authentic local businesses and the seeming...

Bronx Bookstores Come and Go, but the NYPL Belmont Branch Remains

Bronx Bookstores Come and Go, but the NYPL Belmont Branch Remains

September 30, 2015

By Michael Dobuski A few years ago, a small bookstore on Westchester Ave. underneath the L train closed its doors for the last time. 6sixty-three-year-old LaVerne Harris opened the shop, cheekily na...

A Lens Into the Past: Harding Park

A Lens Into the Past: Harding Park

September 23, 2015

By Michael Dobuski Harding Park, a small neighborhood in New York City, lies at the end of the Bx19 bus line. Harding Park, an approximately one square mile, about 20 city blocks, region in the Clason ...

Jazz Night in the Bronx

Jazz Night in the Bronx

September 16, 2015

By Michael Dobuski A woman in an orange dress behind me is telling me a story about how she was stuck in traffic on the way here, trying to give her tickets to passersby. She was convinced that she and her husband were going t...

Fordham Community Offers Students More Dining Options

Fordham Community Offers Students More Dining Options

September 9, 2015

By Michael Dobuski A friend of mine once told me that Fordham is not a part of the Bronx. Not geographically, I mean, obviously we are technically “a part” of the Bronx. But culturally, our Georgetown-esque scener...

Inside Fordham from Outside the Bronx

Inside Fordham from Outside the Bronx

April 29, 2015

By Jeff Coltin I have been to an underground open mic. I have learned the history of hip hop from a South Bronx scholar. I could point to hip-hop’s birthplace on a map and tell you which bus takes yo...

In North Bronx Church, Mentors Build Relationships with Bronx Students

In North Bronx Church, Mentors Build Relationships with Bronx Students

April 22, 2015

By Katie Meyer Every Saturday morning, rain or shine or snow, a group of Fordham students gets up early and makes a twenty-minute trek into the North Bronx. Their destination? Epiphany Lutheran Church, ...

Chipotle, and other Chains, Signal a Changing Neighborhood

Chipotle, and other Chains, Signal a Changing Neighborhood

April 15, 2015

By Jeff Coltin Burrito or bowl? White or brown rice? Black or pinto beans? Chipotle Mexican Grill, which opened its first-ever Bronx location at One Fordham Plaza this past Saturday, is presenting ...

Leaders Speak Out Against Rising Rents in the Bronx

Leaders Speak Out Against Rising Rents in the Bronx

March 25, 2015

By Jeff Coltin Rents are rising and more people than ever are living in New York. The fight for housing is taking place on battlefields across the city: the super-tall luxury towers of 57 St., the const...

Bx 12: The Quickest Way to the Top

Bx 12: The Quickest Way to the Top

March 4, 2015

By Jeff Coltin Fordham Road has a particular way of being altered by the weather, turning even the most pleasant phenomenon into something much worse. A sunny day turns it into the Sahara, and a trek t...

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