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A year and eight months after its initial closure, the pedestrian path on the Henry Hudson Bridge has finally re-opened to both feet and bicycles once again. Construction on the bridge connecting the Bronx and Manhattan sides of the Spuyten Duvyil Creek has been ongoing since late 2017, with one southbound lower-level traffic lane closed for most of that time. The pedestrian path was shut down a few months later, drawing the ire of walkers and bikers who frequented the bridge along the Henry Hudson Parkway. more
It’s responsible for the popularity of its bagels and pizza dough, and it’s practically famous in its own right. New York City tap water is one of the strange bragging rights of the Big Apple, but some in the northwest Bronx and Manhattan have little to brag about when it comes to the water flowing from their spigots. more
Parking is tough. There are 3.1 million households in New York City, and nearly half of them come with at least one car — a rate that only gets higher in the outer boroughs. more
It’s become an all-too-familiar sight for some drivers who park their cars overnight. They return the next morning to find a window or two shattered and valuables stolen. Sometimes, they find a window partially pried out of place, the would-be thief likely caught in the act. more
Nearly a decade ago, a new antibiotic-resistant fungal infection was discovered in Japan. Known as Candida auris, it spread quickly in hospitals and other health care facilities, eventually finding its way across the globe with a stop right here in the Bronx. more
It was like getting into college all over again. Jamie DeMartino had just been accepted as a fellow with Math for America, an organization that brings together math and science teachers citywide to provide support and opportunities to learn from and with other teachers. more
For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building. more
When you pick up the phone, you never know who’s on the other line. They may be legit and just trying to help you. Or they might be a crafty scammer who bilks you out of thousands you can’t afford to lose. more
Chances are, you didn’t even know it was there. Don’t be ashamed. Unless they were looking for it specifically, many wouldn’t see it. Hundreds of cars pass by the Riverdale Monument at the busy intersection just off the Henry Hudson Parkway where West 239th Street and Riverdale Avenue meet. But just across the street, in a wooded strip between the main highway and its side access road, is an old flagpole that has certainly seen better days. more
Independent contractors driving vehicles on behalf of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft could be a step closer to forming a labor union after Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino said she would introduce a bill next month paving the way for it to happen. more
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