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When making a healthy food choice is not an option
A New York City food pantry is expanding to offer much more in an effort to fight the city's food deserts.
Parks and recreation
A string of community parks in the South Bronx shows how hard it can be to change a neighborhood—and why it’s worth the wait.
Fresh Food + Exercise – Violence = Healthy Communities
Healthy community initiatives can be a part of programs that focus on everything from economic development to recreation.
Reducing crime with childcare: An innovative approach in Cypress Hills
A new public safety program uses the unique role of local childcare facilities to communicate with families and build relationships with the police.
Those were the days -- transforming South Bronx from a hellhole to home
As Congress raced to slash future federal spending, New York Times columnist Michael Powell offered useful reminiscences about the role that government in transforming the South Bronx.
Community activists -- caring and daring people
Community developers are some of the most caring and daring people I have met. I am continually impressed by their personal stories and community accomplishments.
Data Help Bed-Stuy Tell Its Retail Story
Trolley tours along Fulton Street and powerful statistics about buying power – $600 million per square mile – are helping change perceptions of the Bedford Stuyvesant retail corridors in…
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