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FEMA to open 200-bed hospital at Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital.

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Mosaic's 'teletherapy' efforts featured on CBS News

North Riverdale found itself at the center of a report on "CBS Sunday Morning" over the weekend, highlighting the new "teletherapy" services of Mosaic Mental Health.

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Montefiore to test experimental remdesivir drug with select COVID-19 patients

A drug originally developed in an effort to stave off an Ebola pandemic that never materialized is making its way to the Bronx to hopefully help in a much different pandemic: The one featuring the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Slow mail delivery? Blame the coronavirus

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn't close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries.  Yet, in recent days, many living within the 10463 ZIP code (and others) haven't been getting mail, or having it picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus.

New ideas for Kappock Street intersection, but DOT silent

Could the traffic problems at Kappock Street and Palisade Avenue finally be solved? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee chair Dan Padernacht believes he has the perfect way to make the meeting of those two streets safe, while making neighbors who live there happy at the same time. Now all he has to do is get the city’s transportation department to spend some more time on it.

Before the virus, a family that runs together, stays together

Simon Cane is nearly indistinguishable from most other 8-year-old boys. He’s a third-grader at P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen. He is active, and loves playing outside. And he is an animal enthusiast — He loves his dog, Lola, and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. But when it comes to saving the environment, everyone else is running to keep up with him.

Hero almost didn't live to tell story

Weeks before life turned upside-down for everyone, life changed dramatically for the residents of 215 W. 242nd St. A one-alarm fire broke out on the morning of March 6, bringing everyone out of their apartments — some out of a home entirely.

School's back in session

Teachers support each other, students

It took days of back-and-forth. But on Sunday, March 15, the announcement was made: Public schools in New York City were closing until at least the end of April. And hopefully, by then, the pandemic involving the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be a part of classrooms’ history lessons.

Ghebreghiorgis takes to internet to educate, campaign

As political leaders fight to ensure New Yorkers can get out to the primary polls this summer, would-be political leaders hoping to succeed them are still working to get out their names and message. All of that despite the fact campaigns have seemingly grinded to a halt in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 hits hard, restaurants ask for help

In a period of just over two weeks, New York City businesses have had to think fast as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio moved to enforce social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the city.

April showers bring cheaper Metro-North fares

Commuters in this part of the Bronx have fought to keep express bus service and dealt with frequent interruptions on the 1 train. Last month ended with a quieter victory for Bronx commuters, however: a lower fare on in-city Metro-North trips.

Social justice moves online in new coronavirus reality

Schools, offices, and restaurants are all trying to adapt to new rules set by New York’s governor and mayor as they try to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. There are some things that aren’t so concrete, however. While students will log into Google Classroom or attend lectures on the online conferencing app Zoom, and office workers check emails from home, there are entire movements also shifting online.

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Documenting nature's beauty here in Riverdale's Park

Riverdale is full of parks. Some are quite large, like the 114 acres of Riverdale Park, while others are relatively small, like the less than 2 acres that make up Brust Park, probably known primarily by those who live in its proximity.