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  [caption id="attachment_19264" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Most of the artists at the second edition Bronx Art Expo have a strong connection with the borough, like Dova, a painter shown behind the desk. (Nicolas Lupo/NYCityLens)[/caption]   Alejandro Tavarez didn´t expect to sell much early in the afternoon, but not even two hours after the exhibition started he barely had time to talk to visitors. Instead, he was on his knees, picking T-shirts and jumpers from below the table. “Give me the brown one,” someone demanded, as Tavarez pulled clothes from a box. “To see so many local people attending an exhibit for the Bronx community,” said

For years, this southwest Bronx neighborhood has outsourced its middle schoolers to classrooms outside the hilly enclave rising up to the west of the Grand Concourse. After eight years of petitions to the Department of Education for a school of their own, this year a few local parents got the chance to send their kids to nearby Highbridge, the city's first LEED-certified green school.