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A group of volunteers spent a Saturday morning picking up trash, plucking out weeds and pruning dead branches in Port Morris, an industrial neighborhood in the southwestern Bronx.
The workload was much heavier than they expected. “It’s pretty gross, pretty dirty,” said a volunteer after seeing small bits of trash scattered around a tree.
“For a long time, the Bronx has been neglected,” said Rosemarie Miner, the volunteer programs coordinator for the New York Restoration Project. “I think we need people to feel like their home is a sacred and valuable place. I hope the work we do can make them feel a little bit more at home.”
Baseball lovers and train enthusiasts took a special ride this week.
Mayor de Blasio announced a partnership with communication network, LinkNYC, that will replace over 7,500 phone booths with free WiFi kiosks. Along with free Internet access, the kiosks allow users to make phone calls and charge their mobile devices. The first kiosks rolled out on Third Avenue.
New York City Councilmember Andy King and The New York Public Library have teamed up to show Bronx kids that “Reading is Cool!” in a one-month pilot program. If it goes well, they may expand the program to the rest of the city.