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Bronx Native Takes Helm Of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber.

 

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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel....
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies....
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Bess Myerson, The Bronx Beauty Who Refused To Change Her Name

The fact that Bess Myerson, whose death at age 90 on December 14 was recently announced, remains the only Jewish winner in the 90-plus year history of the Miss America pageant surely says more about that contest than it does about her....
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Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life....
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History....
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child....
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model. ...
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Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St....
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina. ...
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Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker

Growing up in Bronx, Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker was fortunate to have a strong family support system cheering her on from the sidelines....
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Joel Arthur Rosenthal, JAR

Joel Arthur Rosenthal, was born in 1943 in Bronx, NY and is the only child of a local postal worker and a biology teacher....
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Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles as department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men and Dr. Tara Knowles-Teller on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She also had a role in the 2009 film Push as Teresa Stowe, and one in the 2010 film Leaves of Grass as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman....
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Leonard Susskind, Ph.D.

Leonard Susskind (born 1 January 1940, South Bronx) is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics....
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Denzel Washington: My Mmother Saved Me

Denzel Washington believes his mother saved him from spiralling into a self-destructive lifestyle and he credits her with helping him achieve success by instilling the right values into him....
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Ellen Barkin

Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. As of 2012 she stars as Jane Forrest (Nana) in the NBC sitcom The New Normal....
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Millard Drexler

Millard Drexler (b. August 17, 1944), the Bronx-born businessman who’s been called the “Steve Jobs of retail” is the current chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group and formerly the CEO of Gap Inc. He has been a director at Apple, Inc. since 1999....
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Tyson Beckford Joins Bronx Walk Of Fame

Bronx nativeTyson Beckford, 41, one of the world’s most celebrated male models, will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame this coming Spring....
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Samantha Tuffarelli

Samantha Tuffarelli was born and raised in Bronx in an Italian-American neighborhood, just a stone's throw from where movie icons Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Lopez grew up. Destined to be an actor, she started at age 2, and booked "Sesame Street," by the age of 7, continuing to work the show until she was 10....
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Jacob Lew - White House Chief Of Staff

On January 9, 2012, President Obama announced that Jacob Lew, born August 29, 1955, is scheduled to be the 25th White House Chief of Staff, replaceing Bill Daley. ...
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William Martin Joel

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA....
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Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway....
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Alfredo James Pacino

Alfredo James Pacino was born to a family of Italian immigrants in East Harlem, New York, on the 25th of April, 1940, his grandparents having crossed the Atlantic from Sicily....
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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, at the Lying-In Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the first of two children of Jacques (Jacob) Leonard Kubrick (1901–85) and his wife Sadie Gertrude (née Perveler; 1903–85), who were both Jewish. At Stanley's birth, the Kubricks lived in an apartment at 2160 Clinton Avenue in Bronx....
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Wesley Trent Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes, born July 31, 1962, is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films....
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John F. Kennedy's Life In Bronx

As a boy, in the late 1920s, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president, resided at a mansion at 5040 Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of Bronx....
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Calvin Richard Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein, Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry....
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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington was born in Bronx, New York on January 31, 1977. Kerry’s mother is a professor and her father a real estate broker. ...
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Ralph Lauren / Ralph Lifshitz

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939. Ralph’s mother Fradyl Koltar-Lifshitz and his father Frank Lifshitz were both Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Russia....
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Tony Curtis / Bernard Schwartz

Tony Curtis born Bernard Schwartz was born on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York. Tony’s mother Helen Schwartz and his father Manuel Schwartz were both Hungarian Jewish Immigrants....
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 in New York, New York. Regis mother Filomena Bosicia-Philbin is of Arbëreshë ancestry and his father Francis Philbin, is a former U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, he is of Irish ancestry....
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Jennifer Lopez / Jenny From The Block

Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx a Middle class neighborhood in New York City. Jennifer’s father David Lopez was a Computer Technician, and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez-Lopez a Kindergarten teacher....
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Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria, 54, was born in Bronx, NY. Starting his career at a local gas station, he noticed the accountant made much more money than he did. Years later he baceme and still is the CEO of Deloitte, LLP, one of the largest and most reputable accounting firms in the world....
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Remembering Dr. Ira B. Black

Dr. Ira B. Black was a Bronx-born neuroscientist and the leading proponent in the stem cell research. He was named founding director of the state-financed Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey in May 2004....
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Sotomayor: A Bronx Star Shines

President Obama today nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Latino and only the third woman on the nation's highest court....
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Bronx Native Takes Helm Of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber.
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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel.
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies.
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Bess Myerson, The Bronx Beauty Who Refused To Change Her Name

The fact that Bess Myerson, whose death at age 90 on December 14 was recently announced, remains the only Jewish winner in the 90-plus year history of the Miss America pageant surely says more about that contest than it does about her.
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Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child.
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model.
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Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St.
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina.

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Rani Molla

is a multimedia journalist focusing on the Highbridge neighborhood of South Bronx. She has worked at a variety of publications, most recently serving as the culture manager and art critic at the Santa Fe Reporter, an award-winning alternative weekly in New Mexico.