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Bronx Sanitation Worker May Haul A Lot Of Trash, But Her Job’s Not Garbage

If Mayra Cruz had decided to take Wednesday off in honor of International Women’s Day, only two people would have noticed — her driver and her boss.

 

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Happy Birthday To US!

Today we celebrate two birthdays of ours - one is the 21st year of our domain name registration, and the other one is the 12th year of the creation of the first fully digital newspaper, covering the borough of Bronx, The Bronx Times....
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Bronx Doll Debuts At NYC Toy Fair

The New York City Toy Fair wrapped up at the Javits Center in Manhattan Tuesday, and one local company unveiled new dolls in its second appearance at the show....
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Bronx Regional Health Information Organization Selects IMAT Solutions

IMAT Solutions, a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, Healthcare Data Management and Population Health reporting solutions, announced today it has signed a new client, the Bronx Regional Health Information Organization (Bronx RHIO), a clinical information exchange located in Bronx, New York....
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Historic Bronx Beauty Asks Just $2.6M

Built in 1924 as a co-operative on a cliff overlooking the Palisades, this stunning apartment building in the Riverdale portion of Bronx just hit the market....
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State & Federal Funding Will Support The Creation Of 319 Units

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 16, 2017 that $14.4 million has been awarded to three housing projects in Bronx. In addition to federal funding, these awards will help create 319 units, including 142 supportive housing units for homeless families and individuals, including senior citizens, women and their children....
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Bushwick Slumlord Cut Off By City After 2 Babies Killed

The city's Department of Homeless Services announced Thursday it is cutting ties with Bushwick Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), the nonprofit that managed the Bronx cluster site where two baby girls were killed by an exploding radiator while they were taking their naps....
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Work Underway On 435-Unit Bronx Complex

L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group announced the start of construction at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue – two new multifamily, mixed-income apartment buildings being added to the Lafayette Boynton apartment complex in the Soundview neighborhood of Bronx....
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Struggling Fairway Looking To Sell Hunts Point Warehouse

After a quick turn in Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, the struggling grocer reached out for a restructuring expert and is now looking to sell its enormous Bronx warehouse....
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Bronx Is Hot

Bronx is home to red-hot chili peppers. And we’re not talking about the band but The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce made with serrano peppers grown in the borough’s community gardens....
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Meridian’s $9.5M Mortgage In Bronx, GCP’s $54.7M In Financing

Meridian Capital announced the following transactions:...
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Bronx Multifamily Pricing Rose 13% In 2016

Price gains for multifamily properties in Bronx climbed higher in 2016 than any submarket in the city outside of Queens. But after years of surging growth, sales volumes turned south last year as investors pulled back on the throttle, according to a new year-end report from Ariel Property Advisors....
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M&T Gets State Approval To Branch Into Bronx

M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) now has official approval from New York state to expand its New York City-area retail network....
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Brooklyn Standard Properties Acquires Four-Building Mixed-Use Portfolio In Bronx For $16.5M

Brooklyn Standard Properties has purchased a four-building mixed-use portfolio for $16.5 million....
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Dunn Files Plans For 100k Sf Bronx Rental Project

Martin Dunn’s Dunn Development Corporation plans to build a 12-story rental property in the Crotona Park East neighborhood in Bronx, according to property records filed with the city Wednesday....
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Bronx Juvenile Center’s Affordable Housing Replacement Gets New Renders

Renderings have appeared for the major affordable housing and mixed-use development that will transform the site of Hunts Point’s now-shuttered Spofford Juvenile Detention Center....
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L+M Development, Nelson Management Developing Two Apartment Buildings In Bronx

L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group are developing two affordable multifamily properties at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue within the Lafayette Boynton apartment complex in the Soundview neighborhood of Bronx....
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Movie, TV Filming In Bronx & Staten Island Is Paying Off

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) said efforts to bring more television and film crews to Staten Island and Bronx have paid off in a big way recently. ...
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Second Annual American Entrepreneurship Award In Bronx Opens For Entries

The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award....
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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Catering & Food Service Company To Relocate From Manhattan To South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Great Performances – the largest woman-owned catering and food service company in New York City – will relocate from Manhattan to South Bronx.
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City Hosts Immigrant Worker Convening In Bronx

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA, a.k.a. the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection), in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and partner organizations hosted Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers last night at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx.
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Tax Season’s Dynamic Duo: E-File & Direct Deposit

New York State Taxpayer Advocate Margaret Neri today encouraged all New York State taxpayers to e-file their tax returns and have any refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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Some Economic Common Sense

As most observers have expected, the US and Chinese stock markets have been rising in anticipation of a US/China deal. Hopefully there will be good news on this front. If there is no agreement or hope for future agreement, the stock markets will head down again.
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NYCHA Offers Free Tax Preparation For Residents And Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Food Bank For New York City – announced today the kick-off of free tax preparation services across the five boroughs, ensuring thousands of NYCHA residents and other low-income families receive the tax refunds they deserve.
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Bronx Food Tech Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s office, along with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and Metropolitan College of New York, will host a Bronx Food Tech event.
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DCA 101: What Start-Up Businesses Need To Know About Consumer Protection Law

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced DCA 101, a new series of informational workshops provided by DCA lawyers to help New York City businesses understand and comply with the law.
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Opening A Small Business In New York

Many people consider opening a small business in New York because of the outstanding opportunities for growth available in the state.
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Ways To Manage Debt During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means most people get to spend more time with loved ones and enjoy some time off from work.
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The Amazon

I am finding out that discussing the Amazon HQ2 project in Long Island City is as treacherous as traveling down the Amazon River on a raft ─ full of wild rapids and deep trenches and home to biting amphibians. And that is just around people I love!

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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.