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Mel Rosenthal in his old bedroom in the South Bronx
Men observe the call to prayer, Astroland Amusement Park, Coney Island
Taking communion, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, March 11, 2001
Little girl lighting candles, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Easter Sunday at Our Lady of Lebanon Church
Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, The Patriarch of Antioch and All of the East, at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral of the Maronite Church
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Clinic had a milk program for the children of the neighborhood
Cambodian children in the South Bronx.
Mikey Nuñez working in the community garden.
A poster in an evening demonstration (against violence and drug use) featuring a silhouette of a long knife and pictures of syringes
People marching: poster saying "South Bronx for Change".
Near Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street.
Storefronts on East 173rd Street. One with a German Shepard behind the roll-down gate.
Young girl at a fire hydrant on the sidewalk
Priest and teens on sidewalk with African- American woman walking by
Junior high school student, Bathgate Avenue.
Among the Last Residents, Mother and daughter, East 173rd Street
Venerable architecture of the period, slated for destruction, Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street
Deserted, desolated buildings: "War Zone"
"Racial Attacks Must Stop", South Bronx residents speak up with a sign
South of Cross Bronx Expressway, decals belie the truth of destruction for suburban commuters.
Paulina in front of the Social Club before it got demolished.
The daily domino game in front of the Social Club
Candido with neighborhood kids
Large, four foot, poster on the side of a building.
Teens clean up the rubble in order to create a neighborhood garden.
Doll laying in empty lot filled with rubble
Fourth of July, hanging out on the stoop of their apartment house
South Bronx site of the 1980 "People's Convention" in opposition to the Democratic Party's nominating convention downtown
Girls posing in front of the Junior High School on Third Avenue
Paulina and her dog, Bathgate Avenue
African-American congregation in front of church.
Cambodian Buddhist Monastery in the South Bronx
The man had left the neighborhood years ago, but came back for drinks every Friday evening
Mikey at the bar, next to my photographs. I loved hanging out, having a beer, taking pictures, listening to what people said about the neighbor-hood. People were open and generous with me
Shop keeper in the next-to-last store on the block. Six months later the store was bulldozed.
Shop keeper, Ana, in front of El Cubano Deli
When I looked for her to give her the picture, her building had burned and she had moved
St. Athanasia's baseball team
She had been left behind when her family and friends moved out of the neighborhood
Kids fencing, Bathgate Avenue and 174th St.
A Child's Playground. Bathgate Avenue
Mother and daughter pause in the ruins, which is still their home, Claremont Parkway.
One of the high school students told me she was going to be a dental assistant. The other two said they wanted to be models.
Among the Last Residents, their playground: Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street.
Among the last residents, [an] African-American boy standing in rubble, his "neighborhood," with abandoned buildings in the background.
Life carries on in the War Zone
Girl on roller blades, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
B & B Electronics Owner, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with photographs of himself in Jerusalem before emigration