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Before phones could fit in your pocket, making a call away from home required a quarter and what was one of thousands of pay phones throughout the city. more
Allan Gilbert is digging up the earthy secrets of the borough’s past in a probing yet wide-ranging new book on local archaeology. It’s by and for those who do it professionally, but also for curious laypeople as well. more
Every time she opens her laptop, Vanessa Hartman feels a twinge of anxiety. more
Ed Silverman remembered vividly the day he looked up and watched a dirigible pass over his New Jersey home. He was 10, but didn’t think much of it. Yet little did that boy know that a short time later, that airship would crash in a field outside Lakehurst, and that the Hindenburg would become a permanent fixture in history. more
There are some mothers who won’t let you leave the house without a hot meal. Alicia Guevara had a mom who not only fed her own children, but the neighborhood kids too. more
It’s become so familiar to some residents by now, it almost feels like a twisted Kantian cliché of sorts — the hassle of getting around the city on its sputtering public transit system — crawling subways, bunched buses, no end in sight. more
With a new commanding officer helming the 50th Precinct, police officers could be tweaking a few things when it comes to cracking down on crime in Kingsbridge, Marble Hill and Riverdale. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims the time has come to make it easier to vote. more
Much like its namesake, the Bayit truly is a home to many. And that includes one of Riverdale’s Sephardic religious families, Congregation Beth Aharon, who has called The Hebrew Institute home since 1998. more
Bernard Glassman wore many hats throughout his life. He was most notably a Zen teacher, bakery owner, sensei and husband. more
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