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Second person dead in Bronx Legionnaires’ outbreak

The New York City Department of Health has confirmed that a second Bronx resident has died as a result of the latest legionnaires’ outbreak in the Highbridge section of The Bronx which has sickened 24 people since it was first reported almost two weeks ago. Since the outbreak was first detected across the 10452 and…

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Bronx Legionnaires’ outbreak turns deadly as disease claims first victim, hospitalizes 8

The legionnaires outbreak in the Highbridge neighborhood of The Bronx has taken a deadly toll as the first victim has died from the disease while the number of infected has nearly doubled and risen to 19 with 8 hospitalized for this potentially fatal disease. The public was first alerted to the outbreak last Friday, May…

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NYC public payphones alive and well in The Bronx

Call it the biggest fake news story of 2022. For the past several days, there has been a media frenzy that the last public payphone in New York City was removed in Times Square, bringing with it an end of an era. But the viral news wasn’t quite accurate and in fact, quite misleading. Although…

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Iconic Parkchester statues continue to disappear

One of Parkchester's iconic statues

Four years ago, Sharon Pandolfo-Perez, who runs The Parkchester Project, reached out to Welcome2TheBronx to inform us about something disturbing: The iconic terracotta statues that adorn the 171 buildings spread across 129 acres in one of the most well-known planned communities in not just The Bronx but New York City were disappearing. Back then, Pandolfo-Perez…

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