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Bronx Ranks 3rd In Cleanest Streets

According to a new report from the Department of Sanitation, Bronx is home to some of the cleanest streets in the city. However, it is also home to some of the dirtiest.
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Possible Bronx Ferry Service

Lawmakers say they are ready to advocate for ferry service in Bronx after a recent report shows indications of promising ridership if there was a station in Soundview....
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Lack Of Heat, Hot Water Plague Fire Victims

A number of Bronx tenants say they are struggling with new sets of problems since a fast-moving fire tore through their apartment building this month....
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Musical Bus Stops Come To Bronx

Bus-stop boogying could be the next big thing in Bronx, where plans to install ‘listening stations’ along one of the borough’s main public transport routes have been approved....
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Centenarian: Hilda Siegel Turns 104

Hilda Siegel was born December 19, 1909, in Harlem, to Goldie and Yale Friedman....
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Hazardous Road Conditions

Snow from earlier this morning is causing some slick driving conditions on the roads throughout the borough....
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JFK Halts Flights After Plane Skids Into Snowbank

A plane skidded into a snowbank yesterday in freezing conditions at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, which temporarily ceased operations because of the icy conditions, officials said....
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Plane Lands On Major Deegan Expressway In Bronx

Three people were reported injured on Saturday afternoon after a small plane landed on the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx....
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Winter Weather Advisory

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for late Thursday and Friday....
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Sotomayor To Push The Button

The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor....
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Fifteen Days Until the STAR Registration Deadline

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded homeowners to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption by the December 31, 2013 deadline. More than 2 million have registered – 86% using fast, easy online system....
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Commemorating JFK 50 Years After His Assassination: A Look At His Connections To Bronx

Although he is known for his roots in Boston, the President spent some time of his life living in the borough with his family....
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Good Samaritans Save People In Wheelchairs From Bronx Fire

Neighbors helped rescue two people in wheelchairs from a burning building in Bronx Tuesday afternoon....
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Italian Flag Paved Over In Bronx’s Little Italy

A new patch of pavement has covered up a staple in the borough's own Little Italy....
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Honoring Veterans: Bronx Military Mural

On Monday, October 28, 2013, muralist Sam Welty in partnership with Warrior Gateway’s Patriots in Paint initiative and the Jericho Project, will begin painting a 70 by 15 foot wall which will become the backdrop to a half basketball court at the Jericho Project’s Veterans Residence in Bronx....
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Missing Bronx Man Found Safe

A missing Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease has been found safe....
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Tax Department Launches Statewide STAR Registration

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption....
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$5 Million To Fund Improvements To Bronx's Roberto Clemente State Park

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $5 million investment from the NY Works initiative to fund improvements to Roberto Clemente State Park in Bronx. The funding complements grants from community partners to develop a new playground and baseball field, and commemorates the Park's 40th anniversary....
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6 Train Resumes After Bronx Water Main Break

The Number 6 subway line is running again after being partly shut down during the morning rush hour because of a water main break....
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Bronx Residents Receive Free Frozen Chicken

A tractor-trailer that spilled 20 tons of frozen chicken on a Bronx street turned out to be good news today for residents....
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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.

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.

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.

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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Edward J. Small

is currently a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. He has previously worked as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and as an editorial intern at America’s most prominent fake newspaper, The Onion. He is a native of Connecticut but currently lives in New York City.