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Theater review: 'Bronx Bombers' -- 2 stars

"Bronx Bombers, starring, from left, Francois Battiste, Peter

(Credit: Joan Marcus)

The tender-hearted, super- sappy New York Yankees tribute "Bronx Bombers," which just transferred to Broadway's Circle in the Square after a short Off-Broadway run, really ought to be playing in Cooperstown as a sort of side show for tourists visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame. It could be done with animatronics instead of actors, a la "The Hall of Presidents" at Disney World.

Eric Simonson,...

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City Living: Kingsbridge is a quiet nabe with a lot of pride

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(Credit: Check out more photos of Kingsbridge in the gallery below. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Ask those bustling in or out of Kingsbridge’s 231st Street subway station what they think of their tiny pocket of the northwest Bronx, and there is a good shot you will hear a lot of the same answers.

People most familiar with the 0.75-square-mile neighborhood use words like “beautiful,” “booming,” “diverse” and “home” to verbalize their Kingsbridge pride.

“Things are looking up for...

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Cops seek audacious gunman in Bronx shooting

Shooting in the Bronx

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Cops are seeking a gunman who shot a 27-year-old man Saturday night in the Edenwald section of the Bronx while children skipped nearby.

In the shocking video released by police (see below), the victim is seen standing on a sidewalk outside a deli at 4043 Laconia Ave. around 8:05 p.m. as two small kids skip ahead of their adult caretakers. A gunman, his arm outstretched and holding a pistol,...

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City touts the Bronx's diamonds in the rough to tourists

Arthur Avenue Market

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It's November, so there are no Yankees games and the cold weather isn't welcoming to New York Botanical Garden visitors.

But the city's tourism wing and Bronx leaders say the borough is a huge diamond in the rough for tourists from around the world. They are making a push to show off its hot spots.

Visitors, however, say they already have begun to discover and enjoy the borough's community...

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Alleged hit-and-run driver in Bronx gets murder charge

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A 22-year-old man was charged Sunday with two counts of murder in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a Wakefield man.

Police said Henry Lawrence, of Eastchester, was driving a 1988 Toyota Sienna east, barreling down a sidewalk at a high speed when it struck 32-year-old Derrick Callender outside his apartment building at East 233rd Street near White Plains Road shortly after midnight...

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