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If a cat gets stuck in a tree, the fire department may come to the rescue. If a dog runs away, their owners offer a reward to whoever finds it.  more
Maintaining the grounds at Van Cortlandt Park is not just a job for humans — at least not this summer. That’s because the park’s hardest-working guests — Taffy, Leo and Juliet — have arrived, continuing what has become a seasonal tradition of welcoming goats to gobble up all of Vannie’s invasive plants. more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
There are many things one might find at the Riverdale Sunday Market. Some fresh fruit and vegetables, perhaps. Or maybe even some artisanal soaps or a food scrap drop-off. But just recently, one feathered neighborhood resident found himself a new upstate home there. more
The coronavirus pandemic created a sudden need for remote learning, and despite its rocky start, became an accepted norm for more than a year. Now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered campuses to reopen in the fall, these same school administrators and teachers are trying to figure out what the coming academic year will look like.  more
Backfire that sounds like gunshots and revving engines have become all too familiar sounds over the past year.  The barrage of loud vehicular noises has hardly gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s one of the more complained-about quality-of-life issues in this corner of the Bronx. more
“You’re an enabler,” An Beal Bocht Cafe regular Steve Kam scolded bartender Caitlin Seword, who smiled deviously while handing him another beer. For as long as Seword can recall, Sundays always have been reserved for sessions of live “trad” music. more
When Lisa Cooper first began curating “Flowers and Flyers,” she knew she wanted visitors to feel a sense of comfort and happiness when entering the space. more
When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, industries across the city suffered major financial losses. And many of their workers worried about staying employed. more
There’s an old saying that “history repeats itself.” And this phrase almost perfectly encapsulates the outcome of last month’s primary election for Andrew Cohen’s old city council seat. more
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