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At 5 years old, Pepper Munoz already has made her mark on the community, helping her aunt, Karina, pick up trash littered around the neighborhood she calls home. more
As a 20-year-old combat engineer, Jay Moss saw death, destruction, and the horrors of war. But he ’s turned those memories of the battlefield into art. more
As the owner of Flowers by Zenda, Orlando Kross peddles petals and foliage, sure. But he’s also a crucial set of eyes along a pulsing stretch of Broadway in the bustling, high-traffic community known as Marble Hill. more
After lead poisoned her daughter, Tiesha Jones set upon a mission to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. She’s teamed up with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to fashion a bill to expand the number of children considered at risk for lead poisoning in both public and private housing. more
Yetta Lazri pours her soul into running her salon. Yet, showing up to work at a shopping strip dotted with empty storefronts can be downright demoralizing. more
Persistence pays, even if crime doesn’t. more
In a sprawling borough blanketed by parkland, maintaining all that green space is no small task. So it may come as no surprise that parts of Van Cortlandt Park — or smaller ones like Spuyten Duyvil’s Ewen and Shorefront — look a little rough around the edges. more
Yechiel Kamioner’s life changed forever in 1939. He was 19 when German soldiers bombed his Wielun, Poland, home. more
A reported carjacking involving a child on Broadway near Manhattan College on Tuesday ended up being nothing more than a false alarm. more
While it’s typically not as violent as other parts of the Bronx, another bloody weekend in Kingsbridge proved the 5-0 still isn’t immune to deadly crime. more
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