On These Sidewalks of New York, the Sun is Shining Again

Everybody’s heard about the bad-news Bronx, but few realize there has been an amazing turnaround. Welcome to the good-news Bronx

Everybody knows about the bad-news Bronx but few realize there's been an amazing turnaround in what was recently the most devastated urban area in the United States. "Don't move, improve" is the spirit that guides this grass-roots renewal, but the principal agencies of change are community-development organizations that combine people power with political savvy and self-help. The result: blocks of garbage-strewn rubble have been transformed into leafy neighborhoods where poor people can own their own homes and control their own lives. There's a word for it: community.

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