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The Last Stop

The Last Stop

Derrick Richard began his adventure on the subway as a 2-year-old boy taking the hour-long trip with his family from their old home in Brooklyn to their new home in the Bronx. Along the way, Richard, now 22, remembers watching people enter and exit the train cars at each stop. When it was their turn, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early to the Rockaways

St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early to the Rockaways

Snow was piled on the ground and temperatures hovered below 40 degrees for the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade of the year out in Rockaway, Queens, yesterday. But the residents turned out strongly anyway. Crowds of bright green lined the parade route, an antidote to the chill weather. Saint Patrick’s Day is not until March […]

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can’t decide whether to buy roses or chocolates? Longing to give something more original? What’s more romantic than…a roach? For a minimum fee of $15 dollars (with higher prices for those looking for more extravagant packages), the Bronx Zoo will let you name a Madagascar Hissing roach—which can […]