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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 […]

What’s in a Name? Port Morris? SoBro? Piano District?

What’s in a Name? Port Morris? SoBro? Piano District?

By Courtney Vinopal When New York real estate giants Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group first announced their joint investment in a multi-million dollar South Bronx waterfront development last year, Bronx locals were skeptical of the plan. Referring to the neighborhood of Port Morris as “The Piano District” — a nod to its history as a […]

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