Pelham Bay is a quiet community tucked away in a corner of the Northeast Bronx. It is, by all indications, immune from many of the broader social problems faced by New York City neighborhoods. The occasional appearance of a heroin junkie is swallowed up by the overwhelming sturdiness of this working class community. There have been few signs that the most powerful economic recession since the 1930s is shredding at the edges of the social fabric here. That is, until recently.
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