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Two more regions of New York are set to open — meaning that by early this week, three-quarters of the state will be in the first phase of reopening — but New York City and Long Island are … more
As the original twin towers of the World Trade Center rose out of Manhattan’s Financial District, a second set of twin towers had climbed into the sky 15 miles up the Hudson River, casting its own shadow over North Riverdale. more
The situation wasn’t looking too positive for Gov. Andrew Cuomo as April began and a nightmare scenario — a pandemic seemingly out of control — unfolded before his eyes. Some of the world’s best epidemiologists predicted tens of thousands of people would require hospital intensive care and connection to life-saving ventilators, but there simply wasn’t enough of the devices to go around. more
As the June primary gets closer, the educator who appears to be Eliot Engel’s primary challenger for his long-time congressional seat has ramped up calls for Engel not only to debate him, but also to give back some of his campaign money. more
No mind reader is needed to figure out what has been bouncing around in the brains of many, if not most, people since the middle of March: When will the state re-open? more
It might not feel like election season, but don't tell that to the five men seeking to represent this part of the Bronx in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel and his Democratic primary challengers for the 16th Congressional District, have raised more than $2.5 million leading into next month's primary. more
The decision on who will succeed Rosemary Ginty as chair of Community Board 8 is almost completed after a nominating committee put its support behind vice chair and longtime board member Laura Spalter. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his public support firmly behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposed $3 trillion coronavirus aid package. If passed, the bill would pump billions of dollars into city and state governments, including at least $51 billion for New York and roughly $13 billion to the New York City mega-region. more
Hospitals treating nursing home residents for the coronavirus will not be able to discharge them back to their nursing home until diagnostic tests for the disease come back negative. more
Kids needing a kosher option at so-called "grab-and-go" food distribution sites will have it, after local elected officials lobbied the "food czar" to make such religiously required options available in the Bronx. more
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