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New York City’s “Rite of Passage” into Manhood

n American society, getting a driver’s license is much more symbolic than what is displayed on the three-and-a-half inch, laminated card.  Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for most teenage Americans.  A license provides freedom from parents, freedom to get a job, and the freedom to explore.  Even driving to a nearby
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Beyond Fordham Road: City Island’s Crisis

See a google map of our walk at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zh606ZkPWN0U.kmQr5i0E1AKA Setting the Scene When picturing the Bronx, the beautiful town of City Island does not seem to match the description that those unfamiliar with the New York City borough might have; in fact, City Island defies those expectations. The town is clean, friendly, and surrounded by nature.
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