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We’ve all been there. Holiday dinner with the extended family, and one member you’re just not the most comfortable interacting with. Not that you have any issue with that person. It’s just that you’re overcome with fear: Fear of saying the wrong thing. more
Of all the famous people who have called Wave Hill home over the decades — Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, even famed conductor Arturo Toscanini — there’s one Karen Meyerhoff wishes was a part of that list: Sherlock Holmes. Yes, yes, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. But Meyerhoff — Wave Hill’s president and executive director since 2015 — has a real mystery for the famed sleuth: Where does the name “Wave Hill” come from? more
The ringing phone awoke me at 8  on Sunday morning. “Sorry to wake you, but they’re saying there was a derailment at Spuyten Duyvil, and it’s a big mess.” more
Bernard and Richard — or for just about anyone who has shared at least a hello with them at some point: Buddy and Richie. Yet there was one thing Buddy and Richie did agree on quite confidently growing up — neither of them were going to work in the family business. more
Five-year-old Rachel Deadman could not bring herself to draw a picture of a scene after the bombing in Oklahoma City. Instead, she chose the moment just before it happened. “The bomb didn’t blow up the building yet. The timer is running,” said the kindergartner at Kinneret Day School as she pointed to her crayon drawing of a colorful office building. more
You want to remember two things about Shirley Egdal: spirituality and passion. And if you forget, she’ll remind you. more
For anyone who has a chance to look across the Hudson River from the Bronx side, it’s a lot of views of the Palisades. But when people from the New Jersey side look back toward us, what do they see? A dozen Cuban-born artists who live on the other side of the Hudson have come together for “Shifting Streams: Twelve Artists by the Hudson River,” bringing a mix of watercolor, photography and more to the walls of Hostos’ Longwood Art Gallery. more
As of Tuesday, the city’s seven-day average of positive SARS-CoV-2 tests was just above 2.7 percent, with 7,400 cases and more than 400 hospitalizations reported citywide. Cases, hospitalizations and even deaths had all increased over the weekly average from October. more
An old American dream — the dream of unity and spontaneity of purpose — flickered alive last Wednesday. The embers which were lighted here in Riverdale in the early morning darkness were brought to life when our four buses were absorbed in a caravan of hundreds on the way to Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom. more
New York City has finally caught up with the rest of the state when it comes to its economic reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. And because the city is now in Phase IV, some outdoor attractions — like Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden — are ready to reopen. more
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