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It was the first day of August 1943, and U.S. Army Pvt. Robert Bandy was on leave from his post in Jersey City. Bandy was standing with his mother in the lobby of the Braddock Hotel in Harlem when a scuffle broke out between a black woman and a white police officer. Bandy jumped in to help, only to be thanked with a bullet wound in the shoulder thanks to the officer. more
Alicia West said it twice. Then, Bernard Daly tried to explain it.  Members of Community Board 8’s environment and sanitation committee and the roughly 100-person audience kept asking clarifying questions. They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. more
Not unlike a Metro-North Hudson line commuter train during rush hour, the long planned Hudson River Greenway project in the Bronx is moving slowly down the track toward its final destination. more
Democratic primary voters in New York’s 34th Senate District went to the polls last September to make a choice between old and new.  more
Community Board 8 is set to vote Thursday on whether it supports proposed changes to Special Natural Area District rules that would, among other things, change the name of the conservation program to the Special Natural Resources District, and remove community board oversight for properties inside the designated zone that’s 1 acre or less. more
It was a Wednesday mid-morning in Washington, and Eliot Engel was about to take center stage. In his role as chair of the House’s powerful foreign affairs committee, the congressman hauled Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper into a June 12 hearing and slammed the Trump administration over an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. more
As Community Board 8 members considered proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District that encompasses a good portion of its territory, one desire kept coming up: Split the Bronx from Staten Island, and develop two unique sets of rules for the two unique areas. more
There was a bit of excitement in Albany to kick off the week after the senate passed, for the first time, a bill designed to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York. more
Timber Equities’ attempt to build an apartment building at 3893 Waldo Ave., could face a new obstacle if a pair of lawmakers succeed in convincing the city’s parks department to expand Brust Park. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill that would provide an excuse for women to avoid jury duty while they’re still breastfeeding their infants. more
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