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Nitza Bravo is still dealing with the loss of her ex-husband Juan Melendez, killed during a fire earlier this year in their Hudsoncrest co-op. Even worse, not only hasn’t she been able to return home, she can’t even make the necessary repairs that would make it habitable once again. more
It’s not easy to pin labels on Nicky Enright. Over the course of the Riverdale artist’s career, he’s done video, photography — even painting. But perhaps the one thing Enright keeps coming back to is his love of creating murals. more
A sense of style isn’t exclusive to bipeds. At least not as far as Leilani Roman-Diaz is concerned. The self-proclaimed animal lover launched The Plaid Pet Co., last February, intended to deck out pets with the kind of accessories proving no one needs to compromise fashion for their furry friend. more
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say Buunni Coffee had a sizable impact on the neighborhood before shuttering last January. Many saw it as a community hub where they could not only get a cup of joe, but also spend hours connecting with neighbors. more
There were numerous competitive Democratic primaries to keep track of in the Bronx last month. But of all the city council races in the mainland borough, the east Bronx win of Amanda Farias was special not just for her, of course, but also an up-and-coming campaign team she entrusted to secure that victory. more
This week was a solemn one in the Surfside community just outside of Miami. Estelle Hedaya was the 98th and final victim of a condominium building collapse last month that still has building officials there puzzled on how it happened. more
David Cockcroft never defined himself by his sexuality, but he lived and preached during a pivotal time in LGBTQ history, bringing so many a step closer to God. more
If you could boil Councilman Eric Dinowitz down to one core issue, it would probably be education. Although Dinowitz loved making a difference in the lives of his students, he also realized there’s only so much he could do in that setting. That’s why he decided to leave the classroom, he said, and run for city council in the first place. more
Bill Aguado knows the Bronx needs art — the kind that keeps diversity alive. That’s why he volunteers as the executive director of En Foco. more
The coronavirus pandemic will likely be remembered for how much it isolated people from one another. At the same time, however, it may also be seen as a period that helped many new communities come together. more
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