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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, at the Lying-In Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the first of two children of Jacques (Jacob) Leonard Kubrick (1901–85) and his wife Sadie Gertrude (née Perveler; 1903–85), who were both Jewish. At Stanley's birth, the Kubricks lived in an apartment at 2160 Clinton Avenue in Bronx.
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Wesley Trent Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes, born July 31, 1962, is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films....
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John F. Kennedy's Life In Bronx

As a boy, in the late 1920s, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president, resided at a mansion at 5040 Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of Bronx....
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Looking For Cutting Edge Music

Hector Peña, Jr. smiled as he rolled his chair over to his computer in Cut Zone Entertainment’s recording studio, a small, air-conditioned room he often sits in for hours at a time....
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Calvin Richard Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein, Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry....
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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington was born in Bronx, New York on January 31, 1977. Kerry’s mother is a professor and her father a real estate broker. ...
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Ralph Lauren / Ralph Lifshitz

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939. Ralph’s mother Fradyl Koltar-Lifshitz and his father Frank Lifshitz were both Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Russia....
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Tony Curtis / Bernard Schwartz

Tony Curtis born Bernard Schwartz was born on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York. Tony’s mother Helen Schwartz and his father Manuel Schwartz were both Hungarian Jewish Immigrants....
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 in New York, New York. Regis mother Filomena Bosicia-Philbin is of Arbëreshë ancestry and his father Francis Philbin, is a former U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, he is of Irish ancestry....
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Jennifer Lopez / Jenny From The Block

Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx a Middle class neighborhood in New York City. Jennifer’s father David Lopez was a Computer Technician, and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez-Lopez a Kindergarten teacher....
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Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria, 54, was born in Bronx, NY. Starting his career at a local gas station, he noticed the accountant made much more money than he did. Years later he baceme and still is the CEO of Deloitte, LLP, one of the largest and most reputable accounting firms in the world....
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Remembering Dr. Ira B. Black

Dr. Ira B. Black was a Bronx-born neuroscientist and the leading proponent in the stem cell research. He was named founding director of the state-financed Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey in May 2004....
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Students Teach Their Siblings To Swim

During National Physical Education and Sport Week, May 1-7, Belmont Preparatory High School, Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology, Fordham High School for The Arts and West Bronx Academy for The Future joined more than 3,700 schools representing nearly three million students who are participating in Let’s Move in School, a national initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign and to show the nation the importance of increasing physical activity before, during and after school. ...
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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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A New Book Showcases Bronx History

With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now? ...
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History Forum Features Land Of Peace

The East Bronx History Forum will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at the Huntington Free Library. The subject will be “The Vriedlandt,” which means Land of Peace. It was the Dutch name for part of the East Bronx when the Dutch were in control of New York in the mid-17th century....
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Child Safety Concerns At PS 146

Dear Editor. Thank you for taking my call this afternoon, the issue I wish to bring to light is simple, PS 146 (968 Cauldwell Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456) proved to have a security flaw - it has taken my having to involve the Bronx Boro President Office (Jesse Mojica) and City Councilman Vacca's office (Jennifer Rivera) to get the school principal to see the issue for what it is....
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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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Reunite - On And Off The Field

Saturday, October 3, 2009 Mount St. Michael Academy held an exclusive event for the 1969 Championship football team! These champs and their families celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the team’s unforgettable season in Mount style....
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