Speed bumps no more than a bump in the road

Like how birds’ return to the American northeast each spring spells the end of winter, it wasn’t a stretch to believe the return of speed bumps to Independence Avenue would herald the end of drag racing in the surrounding neighborhood. But apparently that wasn’t the case.

Riverdale Country School senior shares power of words

Five minutes. No more, no less. Read the prompt, then write down anything and everything that comes to mind. Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation or crafting a complex plot arc. Just write.

Even insurance doesn’t make health care accessible

In an ideal world, an individual probably has a handful of doctors. One for her eyes, her teeth. A gynecologist. And maybe a specialist or two depending on disabilities or chronic illnesses.

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PS 24 will remain closed for two weeks following positive COVID tests

There had been hope P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil would reopen its physical campus on Friday. But in the late evening hours the night before, parents received much different news: The school will be closed until at least Nov. 5.

Mino Lora ready to take on broken systems — old and new

Ask almost anyone who has decided to make the jump to politics these last few months, and one might notice a common theme. 

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IN-Tech teacher doesn’t avoid race, he embraces it

Michael Simmon may teach U.S. history, but he also believes history is in the making every day. And that’s especially the case after the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the past several months.

A year too late? Aftermath of an expulsion

It was a historic vote — not in the sense of being over a landmark issue, but instead simply because it was making history. For the first time since at least the mid-1980s, the city council voted to expel one of its own.

Torkin takes offensive on Palisade, Waldo projects

Jeff Torkin was never really one for the spotlight. Even as a development group he led started spending hundreds of thousands of dollars acquiring land not far from his Fieldston home in the hopes of developing it, the plan seemed to be more to focus on his company Timber Equities than on him.

Students emerge as lifeline for post-COVID eateries

Colleges and food. The young adults flocking to campuses bring with them significant appetites, many times needing to be satiated around the clock. That means big business for anyone selling food not far from colleges and universities — unless something happens that seems to only hit society once every century.

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The Mount names Susan Burns new president

There is new leadership at the College of Mount Saint Vincent as Susan Burns is set to become the school's sixth president at beginning of the year.

After years of debate, paved Putnam Trail reopens

Design of the new Putnam Trail started in 2008, but that work wouldn’t finish for another decade. Even with that finally done, the city had another obstacle to overcome: money. The paving project, from start to finish, carried a price tag of more than $4 million. 

Another COVID casualty: Doughnut shop is closing

Fernando Rodríguez is struggling. His family owns Kingsbridge Donut Shop on the corner of West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue, but hasn’t paid rent on the space in months.

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Moller Mansion is heading for demolition

As one of the oldest remaining homes in Kingsbridge, many consider the Moller Mansion on Godwin Terrace as historic. But now it’s about to become history.