Cabrera earns early edge in re-election bid

The Democratic race for the 14th council seat has officially begun in the northwest Bronx, where incumbent Fernando Cabrera already has gained an important lead.  Cabrera and three …

For Hauben at 60, art is still an exciting challenge

Art has always been the forefront of Daniel Hauben’s life ...

South Riverdale Little League looks to empower young girls

It was 2014, and Peter Gauss, father of a then 7-year-old Miller Gauss, was faced with a dilemma.  He could stay in the South Riverdale Little League, where he was the co-president of a …

Behind the image: Cellphone snaps lead to transformative moment

The image “Who’s the Fairest?” is a photograph of a young girl, face unseen, standing in front of a mirror wearing an oversized adult hat, pajama bottoms, and brown boot-like slippers, thinking …

DAILY UPDATE

Longtime botanical garden president Gregory Long steps down

Gregory Long, whose tenure at the top of the New York Botanical Garden is second only to its founder, will step down as president of the institution by June 2018.

Green scene

Herbariums help us travel through time

While further researching the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibit “What in the World is a Herbarium?” I was privileged to speak with Matthew C. Pace, the assistant curator of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium.

The ticket

‘Oslo’ — A history behind the scenes

Wrenched from the receding annals of diplomacy, “Oslo” by J.T. Rogers examines the furtive, incremental steps that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO in 1993.

Neighbors raise funds for man shot in robbery

The family of Chris Carucci Sr., the father of a jewelry store owner shot in a robbery gone awry over the weekend, has sent up a crowdfunding campaign to help pay his medical bills.  Carucci …

Jeff Klein says: You don’t have to be in the GOP to love IDC

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has brought with it a series of new debates at the state level in Albany, including a new wave of criticism for state Sen. Jeffrey Klein and his …

Police Beat

Another deliveryman robbed near Vannie

For the third time in a month, robbers have targeted someone making a food delivery around the Van Cortlandt Village section of the 50th precinct.  This time, the victim, 47, was riding an …

Board reaches out by reaching in

The search for a district manager in Community Board 8 will come to close April 19, and it really looks like it’s Michael Heller’s job to lose.  Heller, the chair of both the …

All smiles and Miss USA for local fundraiser

Excitement was in the air at Menchie’s while “Party in the USA” from Miley Cyrus played in background. “So I put my hands up, they’re playin’ my song,” the pop singer proclaimed on …