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The Bronx High School of Science has given the world two Academy Award winners, which is impressive enough on its own. But add eight Nobel Prize winners, and it would be hard not realize Bronx Science might be on to something. more
Damian Stapleton had barely stepped foot on Rikers Island for five minutes when he watched a bloody body wheeled out to an ambulance. more
They floated around the classrooms, bearing witness to the Sputnik satellite, DNA chromosomes the size of textbooks, and the Great Wall of China in all of its glory. more
They gathered on Sylvan Avenue, their shadows long in the sinking late afternoon sun, as a sole Con Edison worker arrived on the scene. more
All Pat LaFrieda wanted was a nice place to live, closer to where his kids go to school. So he hired an architect to fix up his new home in Spuyten Duyvil. more
Maligned though it may be, the public transportation system remains a lifeline connecting the far-flung corners of the five boroughs. But what many take for granted — a $2.75 ride to get from one end of the city to the other, and almost anywhere in between — others cannot afford. more
They walked. They chanted, with slogans like “enough is enough” and “never again.” more
In my previous column about botanical Latin, I seemed to indicate that Swedish doctor Carl Linnaeus had immediately established the binomial nomenclature. more
A portable wagon stage is the centerpiece of “The Amateurs,” Jordan Harrison’s bold new play at the Vineyard Theatre. more
Classrooms across America will be empty March 14. No, it’s not a holiday. more
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