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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. more
Sarah McBride has led a life filled with firsts. She was the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention when she stood in front of the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She was the first out transgender White House staffer, working under President Obama as an intern. more
Councilman Andrew Cohen is now Bronx Supreme Court Judge-elect Andrew Cohen, joining Kim Adair Wilson and Bianka Perez on the bench. more
The first American flag — dubbed the “Grand Union” flag many decades later — was adopted in late 1775 not long after the start of the Revolutionary War. more
On Tuesday, America will visit the ballot box and decide who they want to be in the White House for the next four years. Well, that is, the part of America that didn’t vote by mail, or at early-voting sites. more
Banking is as old as civilization itself. It’s said that ancient couriers taking goods from one settlement to the next would receive loans in the form of grain. more
Andrew Cohen was mad in 2017, claiming the city’s homeless services department was “dumping another shelter on the Broadway corridor.” more
After the first full year of Donald Trump’s presidency, the online news outlet Axios discovered something rather disturbing in a poll conducted by SurveyMonkey — more than a third of Americans had lost faith in democracy. more
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a full foot shorter than her predecessor on the bench, but what she lacked in physical size, she made up for in her legal genius, her charisma, and a determination no one could break. more
Cars and pedestrians don’t get along. We all know that — especially when cars are going fast. more
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