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A group of young artists working with the Bronx's DreamYard are painting a mural on the Step Street near East 165th St. and Third Ave yesterday afternoon.
According to the Dreamyard website, the organization "collaborates with Bronx youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts."
The young people told me this mural, which will feature a honeycomb design, represents the Blue Winged Warbler, a BX native.Read More
Ever since I began working in the Bronx last year, I have been eager to learn as much as possible about the daunting Step Streets, the most conspicuous example of pre-ADA urban planning in New York City.
The often steep staircases pose an insurmountable obstacle for anyone in a wheelchair or with other mobility issues. They seem a quirky anachronism, but a lot of people really have to go out of their way to maneuver through the Bronx topography.Read More