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On a cold, rainy day, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera stood at the corner of Fordham Road and Grand Concourse, stopping any passerby who would have him to hand out some literature and present what was, by … more
The Education Department is reconsidering an application from Riverdale Nursery School for the city-funded Universal Pre-K program, officials said this week, after they had initially turned down the … more
“Diversity + Solidarity = Strength” were the words Jone Lewis, the leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, wrote on a sign she made for the Women’s March on Washington. … more
The MTA might consider expanding Bx10 bus service, but no changes to the Bx20 line are likely, officials said, after local residents urged improvements to the lines commuters say are marred by long waits, overcrowding and a lack of seats. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to create a paved hiking and biking trail from New York City to Canada has given new hope to local environmental activists who have struggled for decades to … more
The U.S. Postal Service has not yet set any date for when it might return the 124 Bronx mailboxes taken from sidewalks last month, and some of the mailboxes may not be coming back at all, according … more
Congressman Eliot Engel and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs joined the chorus of public figures denouncing a UN resolution that condemned Israel and that the U.S. allowed the resolution to … more
Looking at the Amalgamated Nursery School, which has been educating the youngest residents of the Amalgamated and Park Reservoir co-ops for 83 years, one might never know the anxiety that loomed over … more
The leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, said his group will maintain its majority coalition with Republicans in the Senate, describing the alliance as a way to … more
The traffic island at the intersection of Van Cortlandt West and Sedgwick avenues is covered with scuffs and scratches—apparent evidence of run-ins with vehicles of various shapes and … more
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