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Mark Twain may have only lived at what is now Wave Hill for a couple years at the turn of the 20th century, but he is by far one of Riverdale’s most legendary figures — to the point even the words he (supposedly) shared also are something of folklore. more
Mumps is something we read about in history books, or maybe hear about in some anecdote shared by our grandparents. Measles, too. And whooping cough. more
Many of the state’s more than 200 lawmakers are getting some much-needed sleep right now after pulling an all-nighter or two over the past weekend to get New York’s massive $175 billion budget adopted. more
Depending on whom you talk to, there is anywhere between 1 million and 7 million pigeons residing in New York City. Squirrels? We really don’t know, although there have been some recent attempts to try to count those critters. more
John Tinker was escorted off the campus of his Iowa school the morning of Dec. 17, 1965, after joining his siblings in wearing black armbands protesting the Vietnam War. more
Still feeling a little groggy this morning? Are your eyes wanting to close to get just one more hour of sleep? more
Lobbying gets a bum rap, not just in New York, but everywhere. more
Just two days after claiming the gay community controls city council, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., rejected calls for his resignation, saying the only ones who can ask him to resign are the ones who put him in office in the first place — the people in the city’s 18th Council District. more
Right after taking her oath of office to become our community’s next state senator, Alessandra Biaggi tapped the brakes ever so slightly on what could be one of the most important pieces of legislation in our generation: the New York Health Act. more
Finding an affordable place to live is hard in New York City, but it’s even harder here in the Bronx where barely 3 percent of the borough’s 527,000 units are even available. more
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