BREAKING NEWS

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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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.

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Taking a different look at how U.S. copes with coronavirus

There are now more than 1 million confirmed cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19. And by nearly every news account available, when it comes to accusations of a country that's handling it the worst, fingers are pointed directly at the United States.

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Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro among celebs making Hebrew Home smile

March began with trepidation, then transformed into mass confusion, and finally fear. The world outside looked bleak because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it wasn't much different inside at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, especially with visitors barred from the 5901 Palisade Ave., campus since March 16. Enter Billy Crystal. Well, through a little bit of YouTube technology.

Bayit ready to install bollards protecting front entrance

No groups are congregating outside the Henry Hudson Parkway synagogue for The Bayit right now, but once the coronavirus crisis passes, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale leaders want to be ready to keep those people safe.

Manhattan College slows down move-outs after outcry

Moving out of college is typically a time of mixed feelings — nostalgia for the good times, and optimism for the road ahead. Normally, it tends to happen at the end of the semester, but these are not normal times. After Manhattan College decided to close its campus for the rest of the semester March 17, administrators told students they had until March 27 to  clear their dorms.

SPORTS

Harari, Hondorf hope for one more day as team

Jacqui Harari and her American Studies softball teammates had just finished a preseason scrimmage against Bronx Science back on March 11, and the senior outfielder was stoked for what was expected to be a special season for the Senators.

EVERYTHING IS CLOSED

Lehman prof sets example for the city’s public schools

It hasn’t taken long for things to settle into a new — if temporary — reality not just around the world, but closer to home, as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 moves its way through. That reality is, mostly, receiving a lot of emails about canceled events. Purim parties, political protests, book clubs and community dinners have all been postponed or called off all together.

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.

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.

Nosanwisch pioneers fun for Hebrew school

A classroom is sometimes synonymous with boredom. After a certain amount of time, students drift away from the material and doodle in their notebooks, look out the window, or even begin to fall asleep. Most teachers would chide their students and tell them to pay attention.

EDITOR'S NOTE

Look bleak? No, there's always hope

More often than I would like, I find myself leaving our North Riverdale office quite late in the evening. If you’ve never been around Skyview Shopping Center near West 259th Street after midnight, it’s an interesting experience. What’s typically a busy Riverdale Avenue becomes eerily quiet.

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OBITUARIES

Great baseball player, even better father, Robert Trick, 96

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Robert J. Trick of New Rochelle, passed away. He was 96.

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POLITICAL ARENA

Ghebreghiorgis takes the virtual route

Jessica Haller, who is trying to succeed Andrew Cohen to represent this community on the city council, isn’t alone about taking her campaign virtual.