Military history gets a new home in Fieldston

First thing’s first. The new West 246th Street headquarters for the Old Guard of New York is not opening as a museum. But once someone walks into the newly minted armory, it might feel very much like it.

Brust Park stewards seed soil for spring blossoms

Jacqueline Hosford had a vision. A plan.

Making it easier to find food fresh from the farm

Even if farmland that once covered the borough seems a distant memory — some bucolic lore of yesteryear long since obliterated by urban sprawl — that doesn’t mean Kingsbridge and Riverdale residents can’t dig in to heaping mounds of farm-fresh vegetables for supper tonight.

FIRST ONLINE

Racial controversy roils Fieldston, sparks student lock-in

Simmering racial issues at Ethical Culture Fieldston School reached a breaking point Monday after students occupied a building, locking out administrators.

Buunni owner explores coffee shop power in new book

Sarina Prabasi always felt like an observer of American politics, until she became a U.S. citizen — just in time for the 2016 presidential election.

ELLIS alum still degree-driven despite tragic loss

Chantal Del Orbe’s life was changed forever after discovering the bodies of her mother and teenage brother.

Sports

Another Cain looks to make mark at Manhattan

The first thing you notice about John Cain, Manhattan College’s towering lefthander, is that he might be wearing the wrong uniform.

Between a rock and a hard place

A pair of developers looking for the city’s help to build a nine-story mixed-use building at 5278 Post Road might have found a new hurdle beyond the rock outcroppings on the property they believe should give their plan special consideration.

FIRST ONLINE

Building workers clinch tentative deal, avoid strike

Thousands of Bronx residential workers averted a strike after reaching a tentative contract agreement late Tuesday night.

Bodega smitten over kitten's return

It was almost a "purr-fect" crime. An alleged catnapper in a Cookie Monster hoodie scooped up a 2-month-old kitten named Luna in the middle of the day Feb. 23, just weeks into her new life as Ismael’s Gourmet Deli’s inaugural cat.

The Ticket

Dreaming a woman of vision with ‘Marys Seacole’

Mary Seacole was a revolutionary, a Jamaican who dreamed of vaulting confines of race and class and make her mark as a “doctress” on the battlefields of the Crimean War. Playwright …

Dinowitz bill targets landlords who gouge tenants

A state lawmaker seeks to empower embattled tenants to take their landlords to task for alleged rent overcharges by giving them more time to take action — much more time.

Police Beat

Thief finds entire phone collection

It’s not the first time of late thieves targeted a cell phone store.

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

House votes for election reform, Senate ignores it

The U.S. House of Representatives passed what some are describing as a “sweeping” voting rights bill designed to change how elections are conducted nationwide.

PRESS POINTS

Water problems in North Riverdale

The sight is chronic — construction cracking into North Riverdale streets.

Green Scene

Journey to stay warm: From animal migration to biology

Despite recent moderating temperatures here in Riverdale, our recent cold snap is still a searing memory. Fortunately, we humans can retreat into warm homes and heavy clothing, but how do animals cope?

SCHOOL DESK

Meet Amber Charter School … again

The Amber Charter School opens its doors again in an effort to reach out to prospective students.