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Dr. Phil Schneider likes to keep it simple. Walking into the speech pathologist’s Whitehall clinic, patients generally don’t find much more than a small sparsely decorated waiting area, leading to an office dominated by Schneider’s desk, with a big window facing Independence Avenue. more
Universal health care isn’t a new concept. The first modern iteration of such a system was first implemented in 1883 by Prussian leader Otto von Bismarck in the country that later became Germany. more
Campaign finance and the rules that regulate candidate spending are a little like knowing how to change a tire. Many people have a general idea of what it is and how it’s done. If they’re lucky, they’ll never be stuck on the side of the road with a tire iron (or in an elections office, filling out a finance report). more
Small apartment buildings in the neighborhood can now schedule curbside pickup of unwanted electronics, part of an overall expansion of the program into the outer boroughs by the city’s sanitation department. more
Medical providers can no longer perform pelvic exams without receiving consent from a patient, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
As the Trump administration doubles down on its efforts to not cooperate with the U.S. House in its impeachment inquiry, the three committee chairs at the forefront of the initial investigation — including U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel — have said the latest efforts to stop an ambassador from appearing before them could be construed as obstruction. more
In Washington, these days, just about every conversation is noun, verb and “impeachment.” The U.S. House of Representatives is formally exploring making Donald Trump just the fourth president in the country’s 231-year history to face the ultimate congressional rebuke, but U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat has formally been calling for such extreme action against Trump since 2017. more
After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will finally install elevators at the 1 train’s West 242nd Street elevated station, and two local electeds couldn’t be happier. more
Up to this point, Councilman Andrew Cohen has described the changes he would make to the city planning department’s proposal to overhaul Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District as inexplicable. more
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