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Mayor Bill de Blasio is certainly leaving his mark as he packs up Gracie Mansion. Beginning just after Christmas, anyone who wants to collect a paycheck in New York City will have to be vaccinated. more
There was a time when Mino Lora didn’t have the right to vote. It was 20 years ago, and she had just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Lora wasn’t alone, of course. The right to vote is only a right for those who are citizens of this country. more
Ellen had just discovered her husband was a drug addict, draining their shared bank accounts, and leaving them impossibly behind on rent and other essential bills. If that wasn’t enough, the couple had a child — an infant, in fact — who needed formula and diapers. But she also needed somewhere safe to live. And on that night, her family’s apartment was not it. Especially if drugs could potentially be in reach. more
As the saga over the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway continues, neighbors both for and against the project were invited to sound off at a city contract hearing early last month, only to find out the $195 million proposition is almost certainly moving forward. more
The community garden at the Marble Hill Houses has been busy. But now more light can be shed on those projects thanks to a single solar panel installed in the garden of the New York City Housing Authority complex. more
One thing you probably wouldn’t expect a food delivery person to do is leave not just with a tip, but the family’s washer and dryer as well. more
Controversy continues to surround a proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale, not just by its residential and commercial neighbors around the site, but among local elected officials as well. more
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Arnie Adler had his hands full — with flour, dough and yeast that is. Soon after returning from a trip to California, the photographer-turned-baker scrambled to fill several orders for his freshly baked sourdough bread ahead of turkey day. more
Thanksgiving is a holiday known for its seemingly never-ending cornucopia of food. But for many families, the holiday is like any other day — very little to eat, if anything at all. more
It‘s a good time to sell a home in the Bronx. Closed sales skyrocketed more than 47 percent in October compared to last year, with more than 150 pieces of residential property switching hands. That pushed median sales prices up 3 percent, according to the New York State Association of Realtors, to $455,000. more
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