Nasr ul Hadi

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Mott Haven, Melrose Violent Crime At Five-Year High

Weekend mornings in Melrose are usually about sounds that help people relax. There is the bell from the Church of Immaculate Conception, and soft music from shops that have just opened up for business.

The 60-Year-Old Virgin

What is it like to have lived your entire life without love?...
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The Cost Of Murder In Mott Haven

At 3:00 a.m. on October 15, 2011, Maria Rojas woke to the sound of her phone ringing. Police from the South Bronx’s 40th Precinct said that her eldest son had been stabbed. By the time she reached Lincoln Hospital, doctors had tried, and failed, to revive 24-year-old Joel....
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Construction Worker Stabbed To Death In Mott Haven

Joel Rojas must have fought hard for his life....
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‘Outsider’ Artist In The South Bronx

He would not admit it, but Augustine Cruz has grown too old for this. His hand trembles as he rubs the figure he is carving. You can see the veins bulge on his balding head as he grimaces through the last few strokes. For just a moment, when he is done, his brown hands and the wooden body seem one....
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Bloody Sunday In Mott Haven

Sunday was an unusually bloody day on the streets of Mott Haven, raising fears among residents that violence is becoming out of control....
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Bronx Alive Does The Double Dip

The big man toe tapped with grace and flash that matched his fire-engine red coat and hat. He may be large, but the man knew his steps. If he missed one, it was not because his partner was better at salsa. It was because half a dozen genres of music were playing on this street – everything from Latino pop to Caribbean reggae and African rap....
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Author Info
image Nasr ul Hadi is New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. He has worked across print, broadcast and online media, with some of Asia’s largest media brands - Reliance FM, Times of India and NDTV. Beyond work, Nasr has also explored creative and philanthropic projects. He wrote a few episodes for a BBC World Service Trust radio drama on gender issues in South Asian society. He was also part of a team that set up informal primary schools for marginalized children in Aligarh, India. Currently a digital media student at the Columbia Journalism School, Nasr tells stories as text, audio, video, photos, tweets, interactive data and more.

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