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A New Park Comes to the South Bronx

by Katie Fisher

Katie Fisher, WFUV News

For decades, Hunt's Point was known as the dumping site of the East Coast.  But a number of South Bronx groups, New York City agencies and community activists are transforming the area into a relaxing recreation zone. 

Broadway Groupies: Rushing a Show

by Kris Venezia
Foxwoods Theater.
kris venezia, wfuv

All this week WFUV News has been introducing you to people who can't get enough of Broadway. Groupies if you will. People who spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows again and again and again. But, some theater enthusiasts aren't about to empty their bank account to see a show. So they wait in long lines the day of a performance for discounted seats. These rush tickets cost much less than the regular price. 

Bronx Arts Academy Helps Kids Fulfill Their Dreams

by Rebecca Lewis

Jonathan Paredes, a Fred Dolan Academy Graduate

A lot of kids spend their weekends hanging out with friends or watching television, but not the young folks at the Fred Dolan Arts Academy in the Bronx.  They’re preparing for their futures in a program founded by a native Bronxite who simply wanted to give kids an opportunity for a better life. 

The Bronx at 100: How the Borough Got its Name

by Blaine Kaniewski
aerial view of the Bronx

Gryffindor, Wikimedia Commons

The road to how the Bronx got its name snakes all the way back to the 1600s, and a man named Jonas Bronck.

"Jonas Bronck was a Swedish merchant.  He sailed for the Dutch.  He came from small village called Smaland in Sweden," says Angel Hernandez with the Bronx County Historical Society.

The New York Metropolitan Area Bids Farewell to Notables

by Stephanie Kuo

Wikimedia Commons

Two thousand thirteen was a year marked by the loss of many beloved people around the world – from the untimely deaths of actors Cory Monteith, 31, and Paul Walker, 40, to the long-awaited-but-dreaded passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 after a long battle against declining health.

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