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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
Felix Lam has been the superintendent at 2465 Palisade Ave., in Spuyten Duyvil for 50 years. The 81-year-old has made his home — and career — at the eight-story co-op since he was a young man. And how does that make him feel? “I’m very happy about it,” Lam said. more
Each year, the state legislature’s books are filled with far more bills that fail than those that pass. This is, after all, a normal part of the legislative process. more
Despite some larger religions shunning them, many in the LGBTQ community are people of faith. And longstanding institutions like Riverdale Temple extend a much-appreciated welcome mat to the community through its yearly Pride Shabbat. more
With the past year filled with so much many of us would rather forget — you know, like the coronavirus pandemic, a change of pace, if not an outright rebirth — couldn’t be more welcome. And if the Riverdale Art Association has anything to say about it, it’s just what the doctor ordered. more
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