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As the owner of Flowers by Zenda, Orlando Kross peddles petals and foliage, sure. But he’s also a crucial set of eyes along a pulsing stretch of Broadway in the bustling, high-traffic community known as Marble Hill. more
After lead poisoned her daughter, Tiesha Jones set upon a mission to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. She’s teamed up with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to fashion a bill to expand the number of children considered at risk for lead poisoning in both public and private housing. more
Yetta Lazri pours her soul into running her salon. Yet, showing up to work at a shopping strip dotted with empty storefronts can be downright demoralizing. more
In a sprawling borough blanketed by parkland, maintaining all that green space is no small task. So it may come as no surprise that parts of Van Cortlandt Park — or smaller ones like Spuyten Duyvil’s Ewen and Shorefront — look a little rough around the edges. more
It was supposed to happen last weekend, but all of a sudden, it didn’t. more
If anyone doubted Alessandra Biaggi could crack the façade of the Democratic establishment, they can lay their doubts to rest. more
Parts of Kingsbridge are among the city’s top areas for noise complaints from ice cream truck jingles. more
In a borough with painfully low voter turnout, many residents would probably agree — anything hindering access to the polls is bad news. more
A pair of workers cloaked in yellow hooded ponchos gazed over the mini wasteland, a filthy patch of leafy urban squalor — a space some neighbors say has suffered far too long from neglect. more
It could be what some residents see as a chilling political landscape that has them clinging to vestiges of hope — that groundbreaking change still is possible. That their movement, riding on an ethos of resistance and resurrection, can triumph. more
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