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Talking the Bronx 11.06.13

NYC Parks presents Greener Pastures: Celebrating 125 Years of Bronx Parks. The exhibition is being held at The Poe Park Visitor Center until Sat., Nov.16th. The exhibition includes 30 vintage and contemporary photographs mostly from the New York City Parks Photo Archive, as well as vintage postcards highlighting the long and ...

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The power of the Latino vote
El poder del voto latino

More than two million Hispanics live in New York City, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the city’s population. Yet while 900,000 Latinos were registered to vote in...
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Green and silver
Verde y plateado

As architects and city planners gathered to extol the virtues of the Bronx’s best and brightest new building, one man stood at the back of the room.
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A way with words
Una opción con las palabras

Pedro González, de casi tres años de edad, repite las palabras del libro de cuentos para niños. Mientras él va más despacio, y su puntiagudo Mohawk...
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A legend’s humor at Acacia

Una leyenda de humor en Acacia

Una leyenda de humor en Acacia

Clowning around was never such serious business. There was money, real money, being thrown around this past Thurs., Oct. 17th at the Acacia...
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Resolve on reform
Resolver la reforma

Más de 100 defensores de la reforma de inmigración, muchos de las comunidades de norte del condado, se reunieron frente al edificio de la corte...
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Casa de Calabaza

Era un frenesí en La Marina. Había multitudes otra vez en la mañana del domingo, y docenas en coloridos trajes invadieron la entrada del restaurante.
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Mi Gente: Quit Barneys?

It seems that those looking forward to picking up pieces of Jay Z’s collaboration with Barneys for the holiday season, a clothing line called “A New York Holiday,” will still be able to shop the new line. The rapper and mogul, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has come under fire for not...

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I Love the Bronx – Sharon and Ruby

Las últimas semanas han sido sobre el artista de grafiti Banksy y su visita al Bronx. Esta semana me gustaría destacar a una artista de grafiti del Bronx...
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Hello to halal
Hola al ‘halal’

The aisles at Sano Halal Food are filled with cassava, gari du togo, sagnon mougou and other products unfamiliar to most American tastes.
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Avonte—Our Missing Child
Avonte — Nuestro niño perdido

Ya han pasado cuatro semanas desde que Avonte Oquendo, de 14 años de edad, salió corriendo de su escuela en Long Island City.
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Talking the Bronx 10.30.13
Hablando del Bronx 10.30.13

On Sun., Nov.3rd, Luísa Fernandes, 2009’s “Chopped Chef” Champion, is bringing her culinary creativity to St. Catharine's Academy for the academy’s...
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One Year After Sandy

Standing at the far end of City Island this past Tues., Oct. 29th, elected officials, members of the City Island business community and the owners of Tony’s Pier came together to celebrate its re-opening a year after a fire consumed the entire restaurant during the height of Superstorm Sandy.

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Care, with a brushstroke and a smile

Cuidar con una pincelada y una sonrisa

Cuidar con una pincelada y una sonrisa

6,000 strong. That’s how many volunteers turned out this past Sat., Oct. 19th during the 22nd Annual New York Cares Day, a city-wide day of...
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“We’re the country hospital”
“Somos el hospital del pueblo”

¿Un mandato del cuidado de la salud? Hace veinticinco años atrás. Mientras los giros y las vueltas de la Ley de Cuidado Asequible...
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A Hellfighter, a Jibarito, and a Duke

The Duke of Puerto Rico is coming. While Rafael Hernández was often referred to as “El Jibarito Bohemio,” Bobby Sanabria prefers to call the master composer by another name – “The Duke” – in reference to the artist’s epic range. Hernández, one of the most important composers of Puerto...

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An Alma Achiever
Ganadora del Premio Alma Achiever

Nilka Martell, contribuidora de The Bronx Free Press, fue honrada el pasado miércoles, 9 de octubre por el Departamento de Recreación y Parques...
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Yankees donate to Boca Chica

In a ceremony this past Wed., Oct. 9th, the New York Yankees donated a fire truck and ambulance, along with firefighting and medical equipment, to the city of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The city is home to the Yankees Latin Béisbol Academy. Invited guests included members of...

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Hands on cuisine
A comer con las manos

Por más de un cuarto de siglo, el Restaurante Massawa ha estado ayudando a la gente a comer. Massawa combina las tradiciones culinarias de...
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I Love the Bronx – Goblins at the Lounge

Amo el Bronx – Duendes en el Lounge

Amo el Bronx – Duendes en el Lounge

If you haven’t visited Beso Lounge on 204th Street and Hull Avenue, you’ve been missing out. It is one of those local places where friends come...
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Good Intentions – Filled With Flaws

Buenas intenciones llenas de fallas

Buenas intenciones llenas de fallas

Mientras el Congreso debate la reforma fiscal, algunos en Washington están tratando de ampliar el poder del Servicio de Impuestos Internos...
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Halloween Cheat Sheet
Hoja de trucos de noche de brujas

When it comes to the holidays, Halloween seems to incite the most sense of creativity and spirit from our children – largely because the end result...
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Talking the Bronx 10.23.13

The Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns is coming to the Bronx on Fri., Nov. 1st and on Sat., Nov. 2nd at Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Courses. Brides Against Breast Cancer, an organization that ensures that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information...

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Answers to the Most Common Health Care Reform Questions

Through the open enrollment period, more than 1 million New Yorkers are expected to sign up for health insurance online through NY State of Health...
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Bronx Food Pantries

Food Bank for New York City – Bronx 355 Food Center Dr. Bronx, NY 10474 (718) 991-3069 Caldwell Temple AME Zion Church Soup Kitchen 1288 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue Bronx, NY 10459 (718) 542-2933Narco Freedom 528 Morris Ave., 3rd Fl. Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-0490

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Her name was Anjélica
Su nombre era Anjélica

Twenty-two years later, her name is finally known. Baby Hope, a four-year-old whose remains were found in a blue cooler in a park over...
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Spin cycle through and through
Girando hasta la médula

Si usted está tentado a hacer estallar una rueda en el camino o abrirse paso a más de 40 millas sin pausa, hay un tour en camino para usted.
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Taking a bite of the Apple
Dando una mordida a la manzana

Life's greatest achievements can have humble beginnings. Renee Cross, a Branch Manager and Vice President at Apple Bank for Savings, knows...
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Enfocado

El enfoque de la nueva exposición de fotografía de la Universidad de Columbia es la ciudad. Sin embargo, su fotógrafo también se puede...
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Black and colonial in the Bronx

Explorando la historia negra en el Bronx Colonial

Explorando la historia negra en el Bronx Colonial

Lloyd Ultan knows pretty much everything there is to know about the Bronx. The borough's official historian since 1996, he has written numerous...
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Popular at 120
Popular a los 120

La semana pasada marcó el aniversario 120 del Popular Community Bank. El banco, conocido por la mayoría como Banco Popular, fue fundado...
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37th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Several thousand Bronxites gathered along Morris Park Avenue to celebrate Italian heritage during the 37th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade, held on Sun., Oct. 13th. Serving as Grand Marshal was actor Chazz Palminteri. In attendance were numerous elected officials and community leaders, including Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr...

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I Love the Bronx – Trees and Laughs
Amo el Bronx – Árboles y risas

Desde hace varias semanas, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) ha estado regalando árboles. NYRP es una organización sin fines de lucro fundada...
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Stop the Homework Battles
Termine con las batallas por la tarea

Ya sea que su hijo es un estudiante con excelentes calificaciones o si batalla con una materia o dos, parece que todos los padres experimentarán...
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Talking the Bronx 10.16.13

On Sat., Oct. 19th, the Huntington Free Library invites residents to create their own stuffed Halloween ghosts, ghouls, or creatures. Spend the day drawing, gluing, coloring, cutting, and stuffing. Admission to this workshop is free and is opened to the public. Halloween Arts and Crafts with Fran Marino is part of the free series of Third Saturday...

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No words, just print
Sin palabras, todo en impresión

Visitors to the Lehman College Art Gallery’s upcoming show won’t find a common theme. “That’s intentional,” said Susan Hoeltzel, the Gallery's Director.
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