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City and state leaders paid respects to Hector Figueroa, the president of Service Employees International Union’s 32BJ, who died of a heart attack last week at 57. more
In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored a resolution in the lower chamber to honor the Apollo 11 mission, which culminated with Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969. more
The transformation of the Bronx’s decades old Special Natural Area District into the Special Natural Resources District — complete with new laws — is important, according to the city’s planning department. Even if Staten Island is no longer part of the equation. more
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Eric Dinowitz and Dan Padernacht are already duking it out for city council, even though its current occupant — Andrew Cohen — isn’t scheduled to officially leave until 2021. But now there’s potentially a third candidate in the race. more
Payless ShoeSource left West 225th Street months ago, but Marble Hill shouldn’t have to wait too long to find a new local source of shoes. more
As the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination duked it out on live television last week, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club watched on. more
It was early in the morning on Jan. 27 when Liam Amir Rodriguez decided it was time to be born. more
Each summer for the last quarter century, Jeffrey Dinowitz returned to the 81st Assembly District from Albany to share his accomplishments from the spring legislative session. He made the rounds to community boards and local political groups, talking about what lawmakers got done and what they hoped to achieve the next year. more
The city had tasked them with holding just a single vote: Approve sweeping changes to the Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, that would essentially transform SNAD into the Special Natural Resources District. Community Board 8 had a much different answer when the full board came together last week at P.S. 37, however: No. In all-caps. more
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