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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...

Bronx Ex-Prison To Be Converted to Community Center

Bronx Ex-Prison To Be Converted to Community Center

February 18, 2015

By Yasmin Merchant In the criminal justice system, the corrections branch is meant to punish and rehabilitate those who have violated the law. Unfortunately, it often falls short on the latter. People who a...

Fordham Reacts to the Bronx’s Rising Star

Fordham Reacts to the Bronx’s Rising Star

February 11, 2015

By Jeff Coltin It’s a storyline straight out of a political thriller. The long-serving, well-connected New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges. The State’s lowe...

Do Students Have a Responsibility to Help Schools in the Bronx?

Do Students Have a Responsibility to Help Schools in the Bronx?

January 28, 2015

By Joanne Drawbaugh The Rose Hill Gym is most fun when packed with Bronx elementary school students. Fordham and the local schools form a unique community in which we are all striving toward improving ...

In Little Italy, America’s Melting Pot Simmers — With a Kick

In Little Italy, America’s Melting Pot Simmers — With a Kick

September 17, 2014

By Jeff Coltin The thriving Mexican restaraunt in the heart of Little Italy is the best example of America’s melting pot. Amidst the mozzarella and soppresatta, there is room for tortas and gorditas. C...

A Guide For Your Grocery Shopping Needs

A Guide For Your Grocery Shopping Needs

September 17, 2014

By Robert Frerich If dining hall food has already become unappealing, Fordham is fortunate to be a neighbor to many grocery stores and markets that can make your dreams of cooking a meal in your dorm a r...

Fordham Road is Home to New Starbucks

Fordham Road is Home to New Starbucks

September 10, 2014

By Jeff Coltin It’s 8:46 a.m. on the first Monday of classes, and the new Starbucks at Fordham Plaza is surprisingly calm. There are about 15 customers here, varying widely in age, race, dress and ...

Stop Calling It ‘The City’

September 10, 2014

By Canton Winer “I’m going to the city.” All too often, I hear these words floating around Rose Hill. And every time, it makes me cringe. You see, as residents of the Bronx, we are the city....

New Hotspot to Open Off Campus

New Hotspot to Open Off Campus

February 19, 2014

By KRIS VENEZIA BRONX CORRESPONDENT A park a few blocks away from Rose Hill is getting a fresh makeover. Bryan Park has been part of the Bronx, N.Y., for over a century, ever since New York City acquired the area in 1913....

Historical Theater Now the Bronx’s Best New Music Venue

November 14, 2012

Filed under Culture, Music

By DEVON SHERIDAN ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Four blocks from scenic Rose Hill, Fordham Road intersects with Grand Concourse in the northwest Bronx. Nowadays a hub of bustling shoppers and bargain store franchises, the Fordham Road and Grand Concourse intersection was once at the heart of a mostly residential, middle-class New York City neighborhood and a popular source of metropolitan culture and weekend entertainment fo...

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