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Chris Kourakos opened Chris Shoe Repair at 507 West 236 Street in 1968. His father taught him the craft, which he passed on to his son and current owner, George Kourakos. He began learning the art of … more
McLean Avenue hosts Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade For 59 years, families in the tight-knit McLean Avenue community in Yonkers have enjoyed honoring St. Patrick with a parade of their own, … more
By Maya Rajamani mrajamani@riverdalepress.com  Given the popularity of  Martin Scorcese’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street, Woodlawn Cemetery director Cristiana Peña likes … more
Thousands of orchids have arrived for their annual spring break at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) to lounge, cavort and caper amid a display inspired by an award-winning garden in — where … more
It’s the grand opening of New York City’s first floating casino, and the atmosphere is chaotic. Casino owner Tony Delvecchio is in debt. Casino-goer Shirley is trying to hide her … more
Cuban American artist Tania Bruguera set up a stage and podium with an orange cloth backdrop for her 2009 performance art video “Tatlin’s Whisper #6.”  In the video, two … more
The word surreal comes from combining the French words for “on” and “real” to signify something that is more than real or beyond mundane life. It also connotes paradox, the concurrence of two … more
Christina Jiminez describes the musical Les Misérables as her “favorite show in the whole world.” The 13-year-old student at St. Benedict’s School in Throgs Neck has read the 1,500-page, … more
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra is hitting the ground in the Bronx next week for the very first time. The group is scheduled to play compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and … more
It was hardly a typical Shakespearean setting on Jan. 24, as the Red Monkey Theater Group performed King Lear at the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s (CMSV) black-box theater. In this … more
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