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The one thing leaders of Community Board 8 wanted more than anything else was to get the  Special Natural Area District that has defined this part of the Bronx for more than 40 years separated from the Special Natural Area District that has defined Staten Island. more
James O’Neill was not quite a teenager when the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Yet last week, as the law enforcement agency’s chief, O’Neill apologized to the LGBTQ community for what had been years of harassment not just leading up to the Stonewall raid, but after, too. more
Andrew Cohen has been looking toward the future for a long time. Whether it’s a future that turns him into Judge Andrew Cohen or Bronx borough president Andrew Cohen, it’s been clear for quite a while now that he’s more than ready to move on from Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
Robert F. Smith did something earlier this month that surprised everyone — even the 162 people in America wealthier than he is. more
Unless we’re spending time under water or in outer space, we kind of take oxygen for granted. more
When it comes to finally passing the New York Health Act, senate Democrats are really taking it on the chin. more
George Diaz Jr.’s chances of becoming this area’s next Assemblyman are about as great as Donald Trump jumping to the Democratic Party. Not just because Jeffrey Dinowitz is so entrenched as a longtime politician with no term limits, but because a real threat to Dinowitz would have to come, more or less, from Riverdale. more
Eliot Engel, our hometown congressman taking the national stage as one of several in the U.S. House investigating President Trump, has slowed his roll a bit when it comes to introducing impeachment in the lower chamber. more
Jeffrey Dinowitz pulled off a feat no other lawmaker since before World War II could accomplish — he eliminated tolls for Bronx drivers on the Henry Hudson Bridge. more
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
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