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There was a time when Mino Lora didn’t have the right to vote. It was 20 years ago, and she had just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Lora wasn’t alone, of course. The right to vote is only a right for those who are citizens of this country. more
Ellen had just discovered her husband was a drug addict, draining their shared bank accounts, and leaving them impossibly behind on rent and other essential bills. If that wasn’t enough, the couple had a child — an infant, in fact — who needed formula and diapers. But she also needed somewhere safe to live. And on that night, her family’s apartment was not it. Especially if drugs could potentially be in reach. more
As the saga over the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway continues, neighbors both for and against the project were invited to sound off at a city contract hearing early last month, only to find out the $195 million proposition is almost certainly moving forward. more
Controversy continues to surround a proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale, not just by its residential and commercial neighbors around the site, but among local elected officials as well. more
Keshia Collins Brown relied on her two college-age daughters to take care of her 8-year-old while she worked on-site at a Midtown bank during the coronavirus pandemic. But as fall neared, Collins Brown’s older children were expected back on campus, leaving her youngest without care. But there was one other alternative she could consider. more
Gerald Shaw recently celebrated 40 years in practice as a chiropractic doctor, currently seeing patients at his 3600 Fieldston Road office. more
It's hasn't been quite a year, no less an academic year. But New York City will have to say good-bye yet again to a schools chancellor. Except Meisha Porter was one working in City Hall with deep Bronx roots. more
New York City’s Open Streets program was likely its most popular in Summer 2020 when much of the city was locked down, cars were off the road, and people needed as much space as possible to get outside and breathe some fresh air while still maintaining social distance. more
For anyone who has been through the expansive Marble Hill Houses property where two boroughs meet in recent years, one might have felt they were traversing one big construction zone. more
The pandemic brought about a lot changes, including far more people working from home. Except those homes aren’t necessarily inside New York state. more
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