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The Cost of The “New” Bronx: The Borough Is Losing Its Last Bookstore As Barnes & Noble Is Forced Out of Bay Plaza

The Cost of The “New” Bronx: The Borough Is Losing Its Last Bookstore As Barnes & Noble Is Forced Out of Bay Plaza

2883 3rd Avenue at The Hub in Melrose would make for a great new location for a Barnes and Noble.

2883 3rd Avenue, the former home of the famous Sachs Furniture Store at The Hub in Melrose would make for a great new location for a Barnes and Noble.

Imagine a borough of over 1.4 million people without a single book store.

We keep hearing our Borough President mentioning The “New” Bronx when he talks about all the developments going on in our borough —  something which many find rather offensive

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Opening day of Pelham Bay Bridge on October 15, 1908 #Bronx #BronxHistory #EastBronx

Opening day of Pelham Bay Bridge on October 15, 1908 #Bronx #BronxHistory #EastBronx

Friends Hope Death Won’t Doom a Devotee of Bronx History to Oblivion - NYTimes.com

Friends Hope Death Won’t Doom a Devotee of Bronx History to Oblivion – NYTimes.com

From The New York Times:

“Morgan Powell lived for Bronx history. He spoke about everything from the borough’s parks, rivers and early settlers — the kind of people for whom streets and neighborhoods are named — to the waves of African-American and Latino immigrants who remade the area during the 20th century.

He paid the bills — as best as he could — working as a landscaper and gardener. But he…

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12 Reasons The Bronx Is Our New Favorite Borough - Via Refinery29

12 Reasons The Bronx Is Our New Favorite Borough – Via Refinery29

Refinery29 author and Bronxite Maggie Parker recently published 12 reasons why The Bronx Is Our New Favorite Borough and we’re especially happy to see the Bronx Documentary Center on that list.

She writes:

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©Mike Kamber

Bronx Documentary Center
Sorry, Brooklyn and Manhattan, but you’re not the only two boroughs filled with innovative artistic experiences. The Bronx Documentary Center is a…

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Dope #graffiti #mural #melrose #streetart #graff #BronxLife #Bronx

Dope #graffiti #mural #melrose #streetart #graff #BronxLife #Bronx

IMPORTANT: Date Change for Morgan Powell’s Memorial & Fundraising Information

IMPORTANT: Date Change for Morgan Powell’s Memorial & Fundraising Information

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Due to a scheduling conflict with the venue, the memorial for the late Kristopher Morgan Powell has been changed to TUESDAY, October 28th.

In the meantime, The Friends of Morgan Powell has created an official donation site to raise the necessary funds for his wake and burial:

“Our dear friend, local Bronx historian, Kristopher Morgan Powell passed away suddenly, leaving friends and colleagues…

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Jennifer Lopez Way? Fans Want Street In The Bronx Named After The Famous Star

Jennifer Lopez Way? Fans Want Street In The Bronx Named After The Famous Star

©Katrina Davis / Katrina Davis Photography for Welcome2TheBronx

©Katrina Davis / Katrina Davis Photography for Welcome2TheBronx

If there ever was a super fan of Jennifer Lopez, it’s Edgardo Luis Rivera.  Edgardo is desperately trying to get the city to name a street near JLo’s Castle Hill home to ‘Jennifer Lopez Way’.  He’s even started a petition to the city to do so.

The odds, however, seem against him due to regulations stating that guidelines for street…

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Leaving Simpson #Bronx #MTA #nyctransit #subway #welcome2thebronx #trains #BronxLife #photography #ilovethebronx #thebronxisbeautiful

Leaving Simpson #Bronx #MTA #nyctransit #subway #welcome2thebronx #trains #BronxLife #photography #ilovethebronx #thebronxisbeautiful

The Bronx’s Montefiore Hospital Designated One of 8 In New York State To Treat Ebola Cases

The Bronx’s Montefiore Hospital Designated One of 8 In New York State To Treat Ebola Cases

Image Courtesy Montefiore Medical Center

Image Courtesy Montefiore Medical Center

Governor Cuomo announced today in a press conference that a total of eight hospitals across the state of New York as medical centers designated to treat ebola cases — Montefiore in The Bronx being one of them.

According to the press release,“Montefiore Health System president and CEO Steven M. Safyer, MD said, “We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership…

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Celebration of Life For Morgan Powell - A Memorial

Celebration of Life For Morgan Powell – A Memorial

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On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, a memorial service will be held for the late Kristopher Morgan Powell at the historic Andrew Freedman Home located at 1125 Grand Concourse. Due to limited capacity, kindly RSVP via the EventBrite link provided.

If you cannot make it to next week’s celebration of Morgan’s life, stay tuned as there will be others in the coming weeks.

As per the event details:

Orde…

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