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As numerous businesses across the city begin to contemplate reopening, several have struggled with the complex task of balancing new health restrictions and the need to stay afloat financially. Matt Abrams Gerber and Shira Silverman have some good news on that front: The Sunday Market is back. And it's open air. more
There might be legitimate debate on whether states like New York should keep its primaries closed, especially in areas where one party dominates others. But one state lawmaker is crying foul for a different reason: Republicans spending money, choosing sides in Democratic primaries. more
Democrats had to choose between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016's presidential primary — and now the two are head-to-head again in a much different primary in 2020: The one deciding the fate of New York's 16th Congressional District. more
There will be one less gym option available when the coronavirus pandemic finally recedes, which is bad news for anyone who depends on 24 Hour Fitness in Kingsbridge. more
In the primary race set to determine if U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel will get that two-year “contract renewal” he’s hoping for from voters, it’s come down to not money, but endorsements. more
The Assembly has passed a series of bills in the wake of worldwide protests against police brutality it believes will help provide better balance between law enforcement, and the community it serves. more
After studying the last four years at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Riverdale’s David Schwartz will now become Rabbi David Schwartz. more
All over the country, tens of thousands of people have turned out to protest police brutality following the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of those protesters can be found in New York City, flowing through the streets of all five boroughs night after night, facing threats of arrest, especially when Mayor Bill de Blasio had his controversial 8 p.m. curfew in effect. more
Fear and panic swept across the community early last week as rumors swirled through co-op boards and then social media about a violent protest planned for Seton Park. It started on Tuesday, June 2, when several of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil’s co-operative housing communities sent out letters warning residents of a planned demonstration at the Independence Avenue park. more
Sergey Musheyev got the phone call no business owner ever wanted to receive. Last week, many businesses across the city feared some of the rioting and looting that appeared to accompany what were otherwise peaceful protests in Brooklyn, Manhattan and even Mott Haven, would land on their doorstep. more
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