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Steve Greenstein found himself among those sitting at home without a job. Even during those first weeks of March, the 40-year actor rode the 1 train to auditions, trying to find his next job. But abruptly, even those opportunities dried up as theaters closed, and film and television productions shut down. more
A packed protest probably isn’t the best idea during a pandemic, which mandates physical distancing. But pandemic or not, climate change is a pressing issue, and it’ll still be one after there’s a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. And it’s for both situations Manhattan College hosted a “shoe strike” for climate change awareness Sept. 22, allowing people to show up physically — or remotely. more
The coronavirus hit New York’s nursing homes hard, bringing difficult times to the facilities so many depend on for later-life services. As much as it tried, the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation couldn’t escape that reality, keeping its Manhattan College Parkway campus closed for a decent part of the summer. But that didn’t mean all life stopped behind its walls. more
Musical improvisation may be the art of making it up as you go along, but music is a language like any other. Learning a language that has no alphabet, however, may seem difficult — but it just takes a good teacher. more
This summer, after three years from Rosemary Ginty, Community Board 8 promoted her vice chair — Laura Spalter — into the top spot. It was the first contested chair election since Dan Padernacht defeated then vice chair Maria Khury in 2014, outlasting former economic development committee chair Sergio Villaverde, in the vote. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel hopes to hold on to a little bit of remaining cell phone spectrum and dedicate it to first responders. more
BronxNet is now high-definition across the board, thanks to an upgrade with one of the cable channel’s carriers, FiOS. more
Is New York City really an “anarchist jurisdiction”? And then again, what exactly does that mean? The Trump administration labeled New York and a handful of other major American cities as “anarchist jurisdictions” last month, and Councilman Fernando Cabrera was not amused by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project to find temporary headquarters away from the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, but that doesn’t mean the group isn’t still getting food to the plates of those in the community who otherwise are going hungry. more
The stretch of Independence Avenue is largely green, scenic and residential. But it’s been facing a problem over the past few years that threatens the peace there: It’s become a hotspot for drag racing. more
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