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Before phones could fit in your pocket, making a call away from home required a quarter and what was one of thousands of pay phones throughout the city. more
Allan Gilbert is digging up the earthy secrets of the borough’s past in a probing yet wide-ranging new book on local archaeology. It’s by and for those who do it professionally, but also for curious laypeople as well. more
It’s not a perfect system — far from it, in fact. Indeed, some Marble Hill, Kingsbridge and Riverdale residents know all too well of the city’s 311 system’s shortcomings when it comes to actually addressing their complaints. But now some local lawmakers are looking to fix it. more
Some New Yorkers might argue choosing a slice of pizza is kind of like choosing a lover — highly subjective, deliciously simple for some, profoundly complex for others. more
Every time she opens her laptop, Vanessa Hartman feels a twinge of anxiety. more
Even if farmland that once covered the borough seems a distant memory — some bucolic lore of yesteryear long since obliterated by urban sprawl — that doesn’t mean Kingsbridge and Riverdale residents can’t dig in to heaping mounds of farm-fresh vegetables for supper tonight. more
Jacqueline Hosford had a vision. A plan. 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
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