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3-Year-Old Falls To His Death In Bronx

A 3-year-old boy dangled from a fourth-story apartment’s window, screaming for help before he plunged to his death in Bronx on Saturday, police said.

Neighbors Catch Man Leaping From Burning Apartment

Seventy-two-year-old Ronnie Poe is nursing a bruised heel, but his heart is full of praise and appreciation for longtime neighbors who stood underneath his Bronx apartment Thursday afternoon and caught him when he jumped to escape flames engulfing his kitchen....
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Peña del Bronx Celebrates 25 Years Of Struggle

The 25th birthday party of La Peña del Bronx is a great chance to celebrate, dance and hear some great music!

South Bronx Residents File New Claims To Fresh Direct Project

In a case that is set to heat up within the next few weeks, residents of the South Bronx community took one more step against the irresponsibly planned move of Fresh Direct to the Harlem River waterfront....
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Streambank Stabilization Projects Complete

Two restoration projects designed to ease erosion caused by flooding on the banks of the Bronx River in White Plains have been completed. They are among eight completed and pending projects within the Bronx River Parkway Restoration and three dozen countywide in Westchester....
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Tradition On Arthur Avenue

Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and coming together in a solid bond of family and friendship....
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Bronx Zoo Announces Birth Of Bison Calf

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the birth of the first ever genetically pure American bison calf produced by embryo transfer....
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Bronx Olympian John Orozco Stops By Bronx Zoo

John Orozco, a 19-year-old gymnast from the Bronx, stopped by the Bronx Zoo Friday after returning from London....
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Michelle Williams & Jason Segel At Bronx Zoo

Michelle Williams and boyfriend Jason Segel take her daughter Matilda Ledger to the Bronx Zoo for a day of fun and adventure on Friday, August ...
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Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Lunch

Earlier today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with friends and family of gymnast John Orozco, hosted a welcome home lunch for the Bronx Olympian....
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Cardinal Dolan Calls NY Senator Diaz

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says the call made him cry....
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Wave Hill’s Dragonfly Walk

For families with young children seeking an educational, quiet, outdoor experience within New York City, Wave Hill’s nature walk programs are a wonderful picturesque excursion, if they’re willing to make the trip and don't mind a little eccentricity in their guide....
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Woman Hit By Car At Bronx Bus Stop

A 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after an SUV slammed into her at a Bronx bus stop Sunday morning, investigators said....
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Katie Holmes & Suri Feed Giraffes At Bronx Zoo

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri feed giraffes while spending the afternoon at the Bronx Zoo earlier today....
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Bronx To Celebrate New Joe DiMaggio Stamp

Yankee baseball legend Joe DiMaggio gets a lasting tribute by the USPS....
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Bronx LGBT Center Closes Doors

Bronx Community Pride Center, an oasis for LGBT residents in the borough for 16 years, is closing its doors permanently, with the center’s board of directors citing “economic difficulties, past debt and inability to raise funds” as the culprits....
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Claude Monet's Garden Replanted In Bronx

Past a walkway cutting through roses and delphiniums, visitors see a small bridge arching over some water lilies....
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Baby Camel Is Born At Bronx Zoo

A baby camel at the Bronx Zoo is the first camel born there since 1982....
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Massive Rooftop Farm To Top Bronx Distribution Center

The New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out an RFP for a forward thinking urban farmer to run a 200,000 square foot rooftop farm atop one of the city’s major food distribution centers at 600 Food Center Drive in the Hunts Point section of Bronx....
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School Bus Accident In Bronx

A mini school bus collided with a car and jumped the curb in the East Tremont section of Bronx....
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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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Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is a freelance writer and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She reports in the Morrisania and Claremont sections of the Bronx.