Last year, more than 1,400 New Yorkers died from opioid overdoses. A decade ago it was just over 540. Opioid abuse deaths are an epidemic spreading fast despite more treatment centers sprouting up around the city, and more access to the life-saving opioid blocker naloxone.
Classes are back in session at Manhattan College, and as students return to their dorms and off-campus apartments, neighbors have become nervous about what’s been a years-long battle with noise on the streets they call home.
It only took one moment of frustration to give André Trenier a moment of clarity. Three years ago, the Bronx artist — known for his mural creations in front of places like Yankee Stadium — was working on a portrait of his friend and his friend’s son.
Maintaining tracks and drains take a long time, apparently. So long that for yet another weekend, getting on and off of the Bronx section of Broadway by subway will be impossible.
Work to remove contaminated soil from the site of a former gas station ended up being more dangerous than workers expected, causing a small explosion and fire that closed Broadway for more than an hour Sept. 11.
Police are trying to locate two males they say jumped a deliveryman on Sedgwick Avenue last month.
The streetlight on Riverdale Avenue near West 231st Street has been out for six months. That’s how long Harold Been has waited for someone to fix it.
It’s a quiet rainy Friday just two weeks before school is set to start. Tucked behind the Riverdale Presbyterian Church on Henry Hudson Parkway is a nursery school occupying a cozy, second-floor space with green walls and white-painted cubbies for backpacks and lunchboxes.
Riverdale Avenue might look calm, but it can be a dangerous stretch of road. Especially between West 230th and West 236th streets. Paint lines marking out four lanes of traffic are faded, and double-parked cars on both sides render some lanes impassable. Drivers and pedestrians are both at risk.
Phil Treglia is something of a football lifer. From starting quarterback at Iona Prep in the early 1990s to coaching stints at Hackley and Stepinac in Westchester, and — most recently — Staples High School in Connecticut, football has coursed through Treglia’s veins for quite some time.
To Rob Walsh, there’s something magical about the baseball field in Van Cortlandt Park. Standing on the pitcher’s mound, he looks around at the meager stands and the holey backstop, the grass encroaching on the infield and the graffiti-scarred scoreboard.
All it took was a tagline to pique Julie Dalton’s attention in RSS-Riverdale Senior Services. As someone with a background working in aging services, Dalton was casually subscribed to the emails of RSS-Riverdale Senior Services and saw the Netherland Avenue facility’s tagline: “The Center for Ageless Living.”
The nation might be in a tailspin when it comes to saving the environment, but New York looks to be a silver lining in those deep, dark clouds.
June 21 is astronomically the official beginning of summer. For many people, however, it begins simply with longer daylight hours.
“Work in progress: Demolition,” the sign reads. “Anticipated completion: December 2013.” It’s been a long time since the notice was posted on the green fence concealing the empty lot that is 3735 Riverdale Ave. And it’s been a long time since there was even a whisper of what the space might become.
John Applebee thought a move might be coming, and he wasn’t surprised when the Public School Athletic League handed down its decision. The Clinton Governors football team, which has struggled the past several seasons, were shifted from the league’s City Conference to the Bowl Conference.
For some people, coffee is life. Nothing will make them feel human until a cup of inky, hot liquid sleep is cradled tenderly between their mitts.
The space that once was home to the short-lived Caffe Buon Gusto near Manhattan College could soon make way for a 16-unit apartment building.