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The Bronx is beautiful and truly a wonderful place with such rich history and culture that I’m proud to say that I love The Bronx. I want to share that world with you and love to read your comments on the issues of the day that challenge us as a community.

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Brand New Apartments Available in Mott Haven Via Housing Lottery

A new “affordable” housing development in gentrifying Mott Haven is now accepting applications for 133 of 165 units which come with their own dishwashers (they’re not even disguising that this is gentrification). Located at 869 East 147th Street just a couple of blocks away from the 149th Street Station on the 6 line, the block…

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Apply For New “Affordable” Housing in Longwood

You can now apply for an apartment at a new “affordable” housing development in Longwood. 9 of 29 units at 915 Dawson Street are available for households making 130% of the area median income with one-bedroom rents going for $1,404 for families of 1-3 people making anywhere from $48,138 to $122,070 and two-bedroom rents at…

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Watch: Meet The Bronx Zoo’s Newest Baby!

The first baby mandrill to be born at The Bronx Zoo in five years has made her debut! Mandrills are one of the largest monkey species and also one of the most colorful according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS writes: “Mandrills are one of the largest monkey species and among the most colorful.  The…

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Despite Losing Two Major Tenants, City Still Files Plans for New Spofford Development

Plans have officially been filed for The Peninsula, the development which will replace the old Spofford jail despite having lost two major tenants. The Commercial Observer reports that Hunts Point Brewing and Lightbox NY Film Studio have pulled out of the deal leaving the city in a race to get tenants for 25,600 square feet…

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Living in Morris Park

A lot has changed in Morris Park as new faces and families have moved in over the past decades yet much has also remained the same. The New York Times explores Morris Park in their “Living In…” fluff pieces and takes a look at what makes the neighborhood tick. Sadly (and predictably) the article misses…

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A Brief History of Clason Point in The Bronx

The following is syndicated with permission from Forgotten NY. By SERGEY KADINSKY Forgotten NY correspondent At the southern tip of Soundview Avenue in the Bronx is the newest NYCFerry dock, providing a one-seat ride from this corner of the borough to Wall Street. I haven’t been to Soundview since high school, when my classmate Karen hosted friends at…

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