It took the United States nearly 100 days to produce its first 1 million confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections, hitting that mark on April 28. Today, the country is adding that same number of cases every six days.
Not even two months into the academic year, public schools returned to square one once again, shifting back to fully remote classes across all campuses beginning last week.
Some things in life are always constant, no matter what reality tries to throw at it. Like the coronavirus. Jim Breidenbach in particular knows how to stay positive amidst a crisis, and because of that, he stays true to the constant fixtures in life worth living for.
Nothing worth having comes easy. And that’s the case for eliminating reckless driving and street racing within the confines of Bronx Community Board 8.
One Kingsbridge eatery that usually serves up Latin and Greek fare is serving something a little extra to its community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — free food.
For anyone who has a chance to look across the Hudson River from the Bronx side, it’s a lot of views of the Palisades. But when people from the New Jersey side look back toward us, what do they see? A dozen Cuban-born artists who live on the other side of the Hudson have come together for “Shifting Streams: Twelve Artists by the Hudson River,” bringing a mix of watercolor, photography and more to the walls of Hostos’ Longwood Art Gallery.
POINT OF VIEW
When I was very young, I remember that I had lost some special toy. Today, I can’t tell you anything about it. But back then, whatever it was, that toy was the center of my universe.
These days, participating in online videoconferencing calls have become mundane. But when a particular Zoom call is open to just 10 people across North America, it can become exciting and new all over again.
Paulaida Rosas is a proud woman. Family and close friends know her as “Chickie,” and few if any can deny how much pride she has. In fact, when she lived at Skyview-on-the-Hudson, she’d push around a shopping cart so people didn’t know she needed a walker.
As of Tuesday, the city’s seven-day average of positive SARS-CoV-2 tests was just above 2.7 percent, with 7,400 cases and more than 400 hospitalizations reported citywide. Cases, hospitalizations and even deaths had all increased over the weekly average from October.
It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective.
FREE PANEL DISCUSSION
Winter is coming, and it’s making no secret of its arrival as the days get colder and colder. The coronavirus pandemic has made staying inside the norm for many people — especially senior citizens. But how can our older and wiser population stay healthy and happy this time of year?
It’s a practice increasing in popularity as the holiday season approaches and as coronavirus cases begin to spike again nationwide. Many schools — especially at the high school and college level — are limping across the in-person class finish line at Thanksgiving break, and are going fully remote until mid-January.
A No. 2 pencil perches atop the desk, ready to go at a moment’s notice. You clutch another for dear life, as you ponder the five choices in front of you: A, B, C, D or E? Is E even an option?
Even though most, if not all, the races have been called, not all the election results in New York are in yet. State and city election officials didn’t start counting absentee ballots until Nov. 10, meaning more than 700,000 ballots remained outstanding from initial counts — including nearly 13,000 in the 81st Assembly District, currently represented by Jeffrey Dinowitz.
Between 1665 and today, New York City has been led by 109 mayors. Yet only one of them was Black. Not exactly a statistic an ethnically diverse city can be proud of. Yet, that one Black mayor — despite serving just a single term back in the early 1990s — was arguably one of the best.
The new iPhone might have been announced just last month, but one man found himself on the lookout for a new MacBook instead.
Big changes are coming to the corner of Broadway and West 251st Street where a single-story corner retail lot has languished in recent years.
Stephen Kaplan is well-known not only in Manhattan College’s religious studies department, but among its sizable student veteran population as well. And it was his experience with the latter that brought him to the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10.
Earning a line of credit with a bank can be critical to opening — and maintaining — small businesses as it gives them access to loans that could be used to keep the lights on, especially in the early years of an enterprise before they can actually turn a profit.