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On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy said, “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon, and returning him safely to Earth.” At the time, a Gallup poll reported 58 percent of the country opposed this endeavor. more
What’s in a name? Will the Northwest Bronx reflexively vote for another “Dinowitz” on the ballot, thereby reviving the tradition of nepotism and political dynasty that has tarnished the borough’s reputation? more
This week, Lehman College will graduate the largest class in its 50-plus-year history. More than 3,600 students will be filled with pride over their achievement as they truly beat the odds. more
I want to make some corrections and follow-up on the story about my candidacy for New York State Assembly in a previous edition. more
On May 6, the City Planning Commission certified as ready for ULURP review (successively by the community board, the borough president and the city council) a proposed zoning text change that could, from the standpoint of residents of the Riverdale community, drastically and permanently change the Special Natural Area District regulations, and with it, the character of the community. more
What is happening in New York City parks is microscopic of what is happening globally. more
In August 1940, a young bespectacled American took a room in the Hotel Suisse in Marseilles. Later he changed to the more stately Hotel Splendide, and his name became famous among the refugees who were swarming the streets of Marseilles. more
While lists of self-help books keep growing with a never-ending list of self-help books, even as rates of depression and suicide continue to grow, we need to stop and ask ourselves about this discrepancy. more
Concepts of Independence was founded in 1977 and spearheaded the first rollout of consumer-directed personal assistance in 1980. In 1995, the Human Resources Administration of New York City became an integral part of implementing CDPA on the local level. Why did it take more than a decade for HRA to acknowledge the existence of CDPA? more
Chamber Charmers [Photo gallery]
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