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In his 29 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has become famous for hearty handshakes with president after president as they walked down the aisle to address joint sessions of Congress. Not … more
In the past year, the Hudson River Greenway initiative in Riverdale has made significant progress.  Not only did state Sen. Jeff Klein allocate funding for the Metropolitan Transportation … more
When a local resident asked Mayor Bill de Blasio if he would make a commitment to extending the Hudson River Greenway into Riverdale his answer was a definite “maybe.” De Blasio … more
Everybody likes Andrew Cohen.  At least that’s what Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz told a meeting of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club last week as he spoke in support of the … 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
Thursday night might prove to be a late one for many of the northwest Bronx’s more active residents.  That’s because there are not one, not two, but three public meetings and … more
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Councilman Andrew Cohen has criticized planned fare hikes at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, saying an increased fare would leave out New York’s poorest commuters.  In a … more
This is the second in a series of articles about roads, sidewalks and step streets in the northwest Bronx and the debris, potholes and decay that plague them. The first in the series, “Wait for … more
On a cold, rainy Thursday night last November, a half dozen commuters huddled inside a bus stop shelter, waiting for the Bx7 to arrive—and the wait stretched into an hour, even as other buses … more
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