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James O’Neill was not quite a teenager when the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Yet last week, as the law enforcement agency’s chief, O’Neill apologized to the LGBTQ community for what had been years of harassment not just leading up to the Stonewall raid, but after, too. more
It’s been about 10 months since Timber Equities broke ground at Villa Rosa Bonheur, located at Palisade Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvil section of Riverdale. more
In recent days, Councilman Andrew Cohen has explained his latest vitriolic outburst as pent-up frustration at being “pressured” to support continuation of the Special Natural Area District’s participatory democracy features, maintaining that my recent Point of View in The Riverdale Press (re: “Changing SNAD means changing everything we love,” May 23) was the “last straw.” more
We hear rumblings about more shady backroom politics every day, from City Hall to the capitol in Albany. It’s part of what drove me to run against Jeff Klein. It’s part of what’s animated my life in activism, policy and organizing. more
As the legislative session in Albany approaches its final day on June 19, there are disquieting signs that the legislature may fail, once again, to pass a comprehensive measure to address the climate crisis. more
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
The Kingsbridge Historical Society continues to lead the way in preserving our local history. Kudos! more
I often visit Van Cortlandt Park to hike with others along the aqueduct and Putnam trails, as well as other parts of the park. more
One of the joys of summer is the farmer’s markets that appear bringing fresh, delicious food to the neighborhood. But this year, as has happened last year, we in Riverdale will not enjoy the market at Riverdale Neighborhood House. more
Climate change is real, and it’s happening! I have a young daughter, and I want her to live on a safe planet. more
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