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New York City Is Hotspot For Nature

New York may not be the first place you would think of to adventure in the great outdoors, but it does offer opportunities to enjoy nature. Take the alluring New York Botanical Gardens, for example.
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The Abandoned North Brother Island

North Brother Island is an island in the East River situated between the Bronx and Riker's Island. Its companion, South Brother Island, is a short distance away. Together, the two Brother Islands, North and South, have a land area of 20.12 acres (81,400 m2). ...
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Villa Charlotte Brontë

The Villa Charlotte Bronte is Riverdale's iconic early co-op. Built in 1926 in the style of an Italian villa with 17 units, this extraordinary apartment house sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River....
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Concrete Plant Park

The Concrete Plant Park adds seven acres to the Bronx Park System and the Bronx River Greenway. The $10 million capital project was funded by Congressman José E. Serrano, mayoral funds, the Bronx Borough President, Croton Mitigation Funds, and a Recreation Trails Grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation....
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Bronx Kill Strait

The Bronx Kill is a narrow strait in New York City delineating the southernmost extent of the Bronx and separating it from Randall's Island. It connects the Harlem River to the East River....
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A Cool Dip In The Bronx

The “Floating Pool Lady," a seven-lane pool on a barge, has arrived in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx and she’ll be staying through the summer. ...
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Bronx's Own Little Italy

Little Italy in the Bronx generally refers to Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street (map). Although the historical and commercial center of Little Italy is Arthur Avenue itself, the area stretches across East 187th Street from Arthur Avenue to Prospect Avenue, and is similarly lined with delis, bakeries, cafes, and various Italian merchants....
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Bronx's Amazing Orchard Beach

The Bronx's only beach is an engineering marvel. Covering a mile and 115 acres, it was originally conceived as the "Riviera of New York," and its promise is carried out in its promenade lined with shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more than two dozen sports courts. On hot days this beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes, and loungers....
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Bronx River Walk Cell Phone Audio Tour

Guide by Cell, the nation’s leading mobile technology provider for nonprofit organizations, announces that its cell phone-based audio guide technology is now part of the new Bronx River Walk cell phone audio tour in Westchester County, New York, narrated by veteran news journalist, Dan Rather....
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The Bronx Borough Courthouse

This building should not be confused with the Bronx County Courthouse, or the Mario Merola Building, the present home of the Bronx Supreme Court, County Clerk, Sheriff, Public Administrator, District Attorney, and Bronx Borough President....
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Lehman College

Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968....
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College of Mount Saint Vincent

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, New York. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York....
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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle was built in 1852 for Edwin Forrest, one of this country's leading nineteenth-century actors. The site, with its breathtaking view of the river, was the consummate setting for the castle that he and his wife intended to build for their country residence....
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Bronx Hall Of Justice

Located on 161st and 162nd Streets between Sherman and Morris Avenues, the Hall of Justice is a visually dynamic glass building where judicial transparency is not only a metaphor but also quite literal. With forty-seven courtrooms, seven grand jury rooms, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Probation, and the Bronx District Attorney's office, it is one of the largest courthouses in the country.
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Bronx Housing Court

The Bronx Housing Court at 118 Grand Concourse is one of the few contemporary buildings to appear on the avenue in an area known for its concentration of Art Deco and Art Moderne apartment buildings. Forced by a narrow site to rise considerably above the ordinary building line, it makes amends by trimming its southern wing to the height of an older six-story apartment house alongside, and tucking in its north frontage to match that of its other neighbor.
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Eighth Regiment Armory

The Eighth Regiment Armory, also known as the Kingsbridge Armory, was constructed between 1912 to 1917 in Bronx, New York. The Armory was built to house the National Guard's Eighth Coastal Artillery Regiment unit which relocated from Manhattan in 1917....
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Van Cortlandt Park

The land that Van Cortlandt Park now occupies was once a vast grain plantation, owned by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699–1749) and family. In 1748, he built what is now known as the Van Cortlandt House on the property, but died before its completion. Frederick willed the massive home and surrounding lands to his son, James Van Cortlandt (1727–1787)....
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Van Cortlandt House

The Van Cortlandt House Museum, the oldest building in The Bronx, New York City, was built by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699 - 1749), a merchantile family prominent in New York affairs, established a grain plantation and grist mill on the property, in 1748, a mansion for the Van Cortlandt family built in Yonkers, of fieldstone, in Georgian style....
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Bronx Park

Bronx Park boasts some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor space and ecologically diverse wildlife. A myriad of plants and animals make their habitat along the Bronx River and in the park’s forests. The vastness of the park and the diversity of its flora and fauna make Bronx Park one of the true hidden gems of New York City....
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Crotona Park

Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888. Among naturalists, the park is widely known for its variety of tree species (28 in all) and gorgeous 3.3-acre lake, which serves as home to turtles, ducks, and fish....
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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is the time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country.
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Lightning In Bronx: Goal For Willie Negron

Inside the front lobby of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Rosedale section of Bronx, Willie Negron waits patiently with a net of basketballs, uniforms and energy drinks. He is the owner, GM and coach of a semi pro basketball team that carries a lot of responsibility.

Bronx Woman Dies After Fall From Fifth Floor Of Apartment Building

A Bronx woman died after plummeting from the window of her fifth-floor apartment Friday and detectives are trying to determine if she was pushed, police sources said.
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Ridgewood Savings Bank Partners With Ariva To Provide Free Tax Preparation Services

Ridgewood Savings Bank is offering eligible Bronx, NY residents free tax preparation assistance this tax season with services provided by the non-profit organization, Ariva. Residents are eligible for tax preparation assistance if they are single with no dependents and earn less than $30,000, or file with dependents and earn less than $54,000.
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Bigot Busted For Bashing Gay Man With A Rock In Bronx

A crazed bigot smashed a gay man — who once accused the actor who voiced Elmo of victimizing him — in the head with a rock and a pipe, officials said.
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Sword Attack In Bronx Leaves Victim With Serious Arm Injury

A man wielding a sword seriously injured another man in Bronx Monday afternoon.
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

Today, 31 years later, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Adolf Hitler’s murderous campaign during World War II took the lives of six million Jews.
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Presidential Inauguration Of The 45th President Of The United States Of America Donald Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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Hristina Tisheva

is a freelance journalist who aspires to be a sports reporter. Her professional background is in radio. She hosted a four-hour long morning talk show and a five-hour long sports program; both on national air in her native Bulgaria. Hristina is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School.