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Those who zip down Riverdale Avenue have learned it’s best to smile, because they’re on camera. more
Three generations of Padernachts have called Shalom Aleichem Houses off Sedgwick Avenue home, beginning with Sydney just after World War II, followed by Howard, and then his three sons. more
Community Board 8 rejected its high rise plans, but the Hebrew Home is hoping the borough president will be more sympathetic to its plea that it must change to survive. more
Andrew Cohen is all set to represent Riverdale and Kingsbridge on the city council until 2021. But for one would-be successor, there's no such thing as making plans for the future too early. more
People aren’t the only ones rushing up the steps at 3660 Waldo Ave. Rats have joined the West 238th Street community, adding to a list of unwelcome guests that include trash and graffiti that is strewn and sprayed along the steps. more
School is out, summer is here. And now 34,000 New York City middle schoolers have nothing but free time. more
Despite what some say is a seismic shift shaking the Democratic Party to its very foundation — the end of an era of party bosses, the erosion of establishment control — state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a stalwart of the Democratic machine, doesn’t appear to be worried. more
New York’s largest union has thrown its support behind Sen. Jeffrey Klein, choosing sides in a primary where the incumbent is getting a stronger-than-expected challenge from political newcomer Alessandra Biaggi. more
Airbnb has revved up its longstanding war with the city over a potential crackdown on the home rental business. And a couple local lawmakers are caught in the crosshairs. more
The New York Police Department posthumously awarded Miosotis Familia with its medal of honor — NYPD’s most prestigious award. more
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