"Charlene grew up poverty-stricken in the Bronx, New York. As a child, she bore witness to the streets decimating her family. Her mother's relationships with men turned abusive as her crack cocaine addiction grew. Her brothers traded their innocence for lives of crime, and church dances with child hood friends and neighborhood sweet hearts became nightclub shootings with gang bangers and bad boys. Anger burned in Charlene so blindingly, it led her to the same dark streets that sparked her rage in the first place. There would be much more pain before she'd find her way again, but the fire of faith burns brighter than that of anger. Soon, the poverty from whence Charlene came would be but ashes. Then, the real work would begin." -- Page 4 of cover.
Video — 4 videodiscs (approximately 8 hr.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.DVD video.
The human duplicators (1992 ; approximately 100 min.)
Escape 2000 (1983 ; approximately 115 min.)
The horror of party beach (1964 ; approximately 115 min.)
Invasion of the Neptune men (1961 ; approximately 110 min.).
The human duplicators: Love means never to say "I'm colonizing your planet" in this tale about an alien, the cybernetic physicist he controls and the blind girl he falls for.
Escape 2000: A generic and nefarious corporation gentrifies a Bronx neighborhood to death in the service of creating the city of the future.
The horror of party beach : A coastal town grapples with mutated fishmen who crash a beach party in a hideous fashion.
Invasion of the Neptune men: An alien invasion with swift and merciless barrage of jokes.
"Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the twentieth century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a small circle of fellow travelers. Where had he come from to topple Russia and change the world? Where else? New York City. Between January and March 1917, Trotsky found refuge in the United States. America had kept itself out of the European Great War, leaving New York the freest city on earth. During his time there--just over ten weeks--Trotsky immersed himself in the local scene. He settled his family in the Bronx, edited a radical left wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, sampled the lifestyle, and plunged headlong into local politics. His clashes with leading New York socialists over the question of US entry into World War I would reshape the American left for the next fifty years"--Provided by publisher.
Book — 1 online resource (127 pages) : chiefly illustrations
An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the formidable Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. Among its many accomplishments, the gang held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop.
After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.
First edition. - New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (80 pages)
StorefrontChurch_frontcover; Storefront Church_interior; Copyright Page; Dedication; Production History; Characters; Act One; Scene 1; Scene 2; Scene 3; Scene 4; Act Two; Scene 1; Scene 2; Scene 3; About the Author.
An ambitious and affecting new drama by Academy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Patrick Shanley.
1st ed. - New York : Empire State Editions : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 166 pages) Digital: data file.
I: Bronx Roots. Introduction
It Was the Worst of Times
II: Defying Expectations. Omara--The Orphan
Marion--A Rare Gem
A Typical American Teenager--Dominican Republic-Style
Multiple Intelligences: A Digression
Pedro--The Piano Player
Bridging the Gap
III: Losing Our Way. Deception, Dismantling, and Demise of Public Education.
1. Bronx roots
2. Defying expectations
3. Losing our way.
Rundown, vermin-infested buildings. Rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems. Children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but also come to thrive? It can happen, and As Bad as They Say? tells the heroic stories of Janet Mayer's students during her 33-year tenure as a Bronx high school teacher. In 1995, Janet Mayer's students began a pen-pal exchange with South African teenagers who, under apartheid, had been denied an education; almost uniformly, the South Africans asked, "Is the Bronx as bad as they say?" This dedicated teacher promised those students and all future ones that she would write a book to help change the stereotypical image of Bronx students and show that, in spite of overwhelming obstacles, they are outstanding young people, capable of the highest achievements. She walks the reader through the decrepit school building, describing in graphic detail the deplorable physical conditions that students and faculty navigate daily. Then, in eight chapters we meet eight amazing young people, a small sample of the more than 14,000 students the writer has felt honored to teach. She describes her own Bronx roots and the powerful influences that made her such a determined teacher. Finally, the veteran teacher sounds the alarm to stop the corruption and degradation of public education in the guise of what are euphemistically labeled "reforms" (No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top). She also expresses optimism that public education and our democracy can still be saved, urgently calling on all to become involved and help save our schools. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780823241583 20190204
Background-- Introduction:-- Children as Cultural and Ethnic Beings-- Children of Immigrant Families-- Children as Conceptual Thinkers-- Asking Puerto Rican Children about Puerto Ricanness-- Patterns in the Children's Conceptualization of Puerto Ricanness-- The Development of the Childrens' Overall Conceptualization of Puerto Ricanness-- The Importance of Homeland-- The Importance of Family Ties-- The Importance of Physical Appearance-- The Importance of Language-- The Importance of the "Specialness" of Puerto Rican People-- The Importance of Prejudice-- The Importance of Safety-- Thinking about the Children's Thinking and Thinking about Application-- Index.
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This book is based on a study which investigates the developing conceptualisation of twenty-four first, third, and fifth-grade New York Puerto Rican children of their own cultural group. Unique to the study is the notion that children are developing a conceptualisation of a cultural group and that this conceptualisation begins quiet early, within the first decade of life. While the study focuses on one group, it raises the probability that the immigrant children of other cultural groups are also developing a conceptualisation of their group as they reconcile two primary, but different cultures. The study may stimulate similar studies with children of other cultural groups as they immigrate to a new country. The twenty-four children were individually asked to respond to interview questions aimed at eliciting their conceptualisation of "Puerto Ricaness". Given the young age of the children, oral questions were often supported with manipulatives including miniature dolls and photographs representing different cultural groups, marker and paper for drawing. The study focused on nineteen domains and their content which emerge as relevant organisers of children thinking about their cultural group: twelve domains relevant to Puerto Rican people, six domains relevant to the country of Puerto Rico, and one domain relevant to the dual life of Puerto Ricans as they live in the United sates while maintaining physical and/or psychological contact with Puerto Rico. Analysis of the data was organised around patterns in the children's responses related to frequency of reference to each of the nineteen domains (Global Conceptualisation, Differentiated Conceptualisation, Integrated Conceptualisation, and Hierarchically Integrated Conceptualisation), and emerging themselves in the children's conceptualisation. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781606924938 20190128
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 218 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations.
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7. Quiche Lorraine--
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There was always the incantation: "Whoever wishes you harm, may harm come to them!" And just in case that didn't work, there were garlic and cloves to repel the Evil Eye - or, better yet, the dried foreskin from a baby boy's circumcision, ground to a fine powder. But whatever precautions Brenda Serotte was subjected to, they were not enough. Shortly before her eighth birthday, in the fall of 1954, she came down with polio-painfully singled out in a world already marked by differences. Her bout with the dreaded disease is at the heart of this poignant and heartbreakingly hilarious memoir of growing up a Sephardic Jew among Ashkenazi neighbors in the Bronx. This was a world of belly dancers and fortune tellers, shelter drills and vast quantities of Mediterranean food; a world of staunchly joined and endlessly contrary aunts and uncles, all drawn here in loving, merciless detail. "The Fortune Teller's Kiss" is a heartfelt tribute to a disappearing culture and a paean to the author's truly quirky clan, especially her beloved champion, her father. It is also a deft and intimate cultural history of the Bronx fifty years ago and of its middle-class inhabitants, their attitudes toward contagious illness, womanly beauty, poverty, and belonging. Brenda Serotte is a poet and an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous publications, such as "Atlanta Review", "Kit-Kat Review", "Quarter after Eight: A Journal of Prose and Commentary", and "Fourth Genre", from which her chapter "Contagious" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780803243262 20190128
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps. Digital: data file.
The Bronx and Its Neighborhoods Early Beginnings The Changing Landscape Emerging Neighborhoods Boosting a Borough Urban Neighborhoods The South Bronx The Road Back.
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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became -- during the 1960s and 1970s -- a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history.From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780231121149 20190129