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City To Roll Out Enrollment Van Outside Yankee Stadium Sunday For Free Municipal ID Card Program

The city is taking its popular municipal identification program to the streets.

JLo + A-Rod = J-Rod

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez....
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FDNY Deploys Drone To Help Fight Bronx Fire

The FDNY deployed its drone for the first time while battling a four-alarm fire in the Claremont Village section of Bronx Monday night. ...
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Buy Your Bronx, NY License Plate

The plate ships free when 3 or more are ordered....
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Fire Sweeps Through 6-Story Bronx Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire swept through a six-story apartment building in Bronx Monday evening. ...
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Hoarding Complicates Fire Rescue Of 89-Year-Old Man

An 89-year-old man was critically injured in a Bronx apartment fire Thursday, and firefighters say the overwhelming clutter may have hampered his ability to escape....
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What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names....
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Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said....
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Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx. ...
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After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind....
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Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat....
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Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting....
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10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city....
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Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush....
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Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken....
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Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue....
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Please Help Locate The Missing Gustavus E. Francis

Gustavus E. Francis has been missing since 1979....
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Petition Seeks Citi Bikes In Bronx & Staten Island

A group of Bronx residents wants to roll out Citi Bike service in the borough, according to a new petition that has garnered more than a hundred signatures to make it happen....
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Bronx Electeds Pen Letter To Postmaster General Urging Immediate Action On Missing Postal Boxes

Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Jeff Klein, and Council Member Andrew Cohen were among 8 Bronx lawmakers to pen a letter to current United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling on her office to look into the ongoing issues in the borough regarding missing postal boxes, and for mobile collection units to be dispatched in affected areas until the new boxes are in place....
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City To Roll Out Enrollment Van Outside Yankee Stadium Sunday For Free Municipal ID Card Program

The city is taking its popular municipal identification program to the streets.

JLo + A-Rod = J-Rod

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez.
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FDNY Deploys Drone To Help Fight Bronx Fire

The FDNY deployed its drone for the first time while battling a four-alarm fire in the Claremont Village section of Bronx Monday night.
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Buy Your Bronx, NY License Plate

The plate ships free when 3 or more are ordered.
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Fire Sweeps Through 6-Story Bronx Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire swept through a six-story apartment building in Bronx Monday evening.
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Hoarding Complicates Fire Rescue Of 89-Year-Old Man

An 89-year-old man was critically injured in a Bronx apartment fire Thursday, and firefighters say the overwhelming clutter may have hampered his ability to escape.

Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said.

What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names.

Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx.
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After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind.

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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.