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A little before dawn on Feb. 28, 1989, firebomb-wielding attackers laid siege to The Riverdale Press offices on Broadway, reportedly after the newspaper defended Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel “The Satanic Verses.” more
Richie Stein was having a bad night. Feb. 28, 1989, was just a few hours old, and Richie was wide awake, his wife sleeping soundly next to him. more
For the most part, Marcelo Lopez totally digs his Greystone Avenue pad. Except for the fact he basically can’t cook without a major hassle. And it’s been that way for at least the last six months. more
In a city afflicted by sundry forms of parking banditry, some lawmakers want to clamp down on something that doesn’t get a lot of attention normally: placard abuse. more
Urbano Estevez’s days running what some cantankerous neighbors described as arguably the noisiest gastro-leaning nightclub in the community appear to have come to an end. more
Each spring, little legs run through Van Cortlandt Park, aimed for the finish line. more
They care so deeply about the planet, they huddled in front of U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel’s office Feb. 6, under a gray sky as ominous as their message, to deliver what they see as nothing less than a radical, urgent charge to their local congressman. more
Multitasking smokers looking to pick up smokes and pills in one fell swoop at their local pharmacy are out of luck. more
It was a chilly evening last week for some 200 protesters in front of a Mount Eden community center on a somewhat somber strip of Jerome Avenue reiterating a collective cry: Rent is “too damn high,” and “it ain’t right.” more
Savory smells of sizzling onions and marinated meat waft from Rachid Tahzima’s oil-slicked grill inside his Halal Brother cart, parked on a noisy strip of Broadway under the elevated 1 train tracks near West 231st Street. more
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