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For a while, New York City was ahead of the game when it came to accessible transit. And it was all thanks to a lawsuit. more
Subways have arrived just a little faster over the last two years, and those trains have carried more passengers. New projects were developed, as was a different approach to getting people around, even if some — like the Bronx bus redesign — have met with mixed reactions from riders. more
There’s more to the Hebrew Home at Riverdale than just an assisted living facility. There is, of course, its popular art and history museum, an aviary, a shelter for abused senior citizens, and to the surprise of some, a high school. more
Dan Harelick arrived home from his job as design director for an advertising agency, and realized a total creative hole in his being. At 45, he was content, but not happy. Nor fulfilled. more
There once was a bookstore on Riverdale Avenue that welcomed late novelist Toni Morrison. It was the same bookstore that sold Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” in the late ‘80s despite the dangers that involved (as evidenced by the firebombing of the offices this very paper). more
At first glance, Suzanne Hockstein seems like any other punk rock mom, with dyed hair and tattoos on her arms. In truth, her past could cover the whole history of mid- to late-20th century counter-culture, almost making it look hopeful, ecstatic and even energized for the future. more
Imagine spending an entire youth, adulthood and middle age doing a single craft. One that’s laborious, specialized and dangerous all at once. more
Squeaky wheels get the grease, as the saying goes — or, in this case, water. After months of challenging the city’s environmental protection department over plans to keep Jerome Park Reservoir’s north basin dry indefinitely, its 50,000-odd neighbors got the news they’d been hoping for: the DEP will keep water in the basin. more
The man who let himself into a U-Haul on the  200 block of West 230th Street in the late-night hours of  Jan. 21 was out to break a 50th Precinct record for number of arrests in one month. more
Costs of living in New York City are high, and that’s no secret. Rent is expensive. Groceries are expensive. Taxes are expensive. more
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