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The time to bring back basic banking services to the post office is now, says a coterie of federal lawmakers — especially in the Bronx, where sizeable swaths of the population either don’t have bank accounts, or suffer from inadequate financial services. more
The casual observer probably wouldn’t guess David Obelcz is homeless. A series of misfortunes largely beyond his control plagued Obelcz over the past two years  — including a roommate he claims surreptitiously squandered his rent money on alcohol, leading to an eviction. more
She was an icon in her own right, not just in Washington but also in New York City. And director Julie Taymor believes it’s going to take another icon to properly bring her to the silver screen. more
Ilana Davidson never thought Anne Frank would be a constant presence in her life. more
Miserable weather — which has been known to depress Election Day turnout in the past — wasn’t the only obstacle impeding voters from casting ballots Tuesday. more
After 30 years, Peter Ostrander is hanging up his presidential panama, but not without first passing it on to Nick Dembowski to lead the Kingsbridge Historical Society into the future. more
The Henry Hudson Bridge is going retro. In the 1930s, lampposts on the bridge were made of wood, replaced over time by aluminum poles. But as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority upgrades the bridge, it’s also taking a trip down memory lane by bringing back the wood — and some motorists have already started to take notice. more
More than 100 people showed up to Community Board 8’s land use committee meeting last week to protest the proposed demolition and apartment building construction where the nearly century-old Villa Rosa Bonheur sits in pieces. more
Following Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that claimed the lives of 11 people while injuring a half-dozen others, various community leaders and elected officials came out in support of Tree of Life Synagogue. more
Running a beauty salon in a small shopping strip where around a third of the stores are vacant hasn’t made Yetta Lazri’s life easier. more
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