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Bronx Native Takes Helm of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber.
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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel....
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies....
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Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life....
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History....
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child....
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model. ...
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Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St....
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina. ...
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Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker

Growing up in Bronx, Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker was fortunate to have a strong family support system cheering her on from the sidelines....
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Joel Arthur Rosenthal, JAR

Joel Arthur Rosenthal, was born in 1943 in Bronx, NY and is the only child of a local postal worker and a biology teacher....
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Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles as department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men and Dr. Tara Knowles-Teller on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She also had a role in the 2009 film Push as Teresa Stowe, and one in the 2010 film Leaves of Grass as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman....
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Leonard Susskind, Ph.D.

Leonard Susskind (born 1 January 1940, South Bronx) is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics....
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Denzel Washington: My Mmother Saved Me

Denzel Washington believes his mother saved him from spiralling into a self-destructive lifestyle and he credits her with helping him achieve success by instilling the right values into him....
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Ellen Barkin

Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. As of 2012 she stars as Jane Forrest (Nana) in the NBC sitcom The New Normal....
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Millard Drexler

Millard Drexler (b. August 17, 1944), the Bronx-born businessman who’s been called the “Steve Jobs of retail” is the current chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group and formerly the CEO of Gap Inc. He has been a director at Apple, Inc. since 1999....
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Tyson Beckford Joins Bronx Walk Of Fame

Bronx nativeTyson Beckford, 41, one of the world’s most celebrated male models, will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame this coming Spring....
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Samantha Tuffarelli

Samantha Tuffarelli was born and raised in Bronx in an Italian-American neighborhood, just a stone's throw from where movie icons Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Lopez grew up. Destined to be an actor, she started at age 2, and booked "Sesame Street," by the age of 7, continuing to work the show until she was 10....
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Jacob Lew - White House Chief Of Staff

On January 9, 2012, President Obama announced that Jacob Lew, born August 29, 1955, is scheduled to be the 25th White House Chief of Staff, replaceing Bill Daley. ...
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William Martin Joel

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA....
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Bronx Native Takes Helm of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber.
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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel.
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies.

Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child.
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model.

Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St.
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina.
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Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker

Growing up in Bronx, Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker was fortunate to have a strong family support system cheering her on from the sidelines.

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Mohammed Ademo

is a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. Ademo previously worked as a community organizer and activist. He is also the founder of OPride.com, a website that aggregates news about his home country of Ethiopia.