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Grandparents Day is now old enough to be a grandparent itself. But just like the grandparents who reside at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Grandparents Day remains vibrant six decades after first being introduced in the Bronx — especially from its Palisade Avenue birthplace. more
How much say should communities have in how they’re policed? That’s a question police departments have faced across the country since George Floyd was murdered last year by a former Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s death sparked protests against police violence in cities well beyond Minnesota, sparking a number of reforms to policing. more
Mary Serri is frustrated. Like many at 2727 Palisade Ave., she is not happy with two sidewalks the city’s transportation department constructed back in 2019. Not that she doesn’t want space for the community to walk, but because she blames those very sidewalks for flood after flood her co-operative is experiencing in recent months. more
Unless you’ve been locked down under a rock over the past 18 months, you may have noticed the city’s streets and sidewalks have been breached by outdoor diners. more
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down New York City in March 2020, gyms and health clubs were among the first businesses to close their doors. And some never reopened. more
Some teens saw the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic as an extended spring break from school. But not Lucy Kassel. Instead, the 15-year-old sought a creative outlet, starting her own cupcake business: Little Lamb Cupcakes. In fact, it’s become a passion project for Lucy during her extra downtime while much of the world remained locked down. more
If you’re Tracy Morgan, there’s only one place in the world to get a slice of pizza. And it’s found right in the middle of Kingsbridge. more
After two crowded races within months of each other earlier this year, Eric Dinowitz has just one opponent in front of him in November’s general election to keep his city council seat for another two years. And it’s a name he definitely recognizes, even if that opponent’s tactics are new. more
Raj Rajput is used to dealing with tough situations. But the taekwondo master faces a new challenge, and it’s not exactly of his own making. more
Memories are still raw for some over the closing earlier this year of a Chase Bank branch in Knolls Crescent — a move that drew fierce protests from neighbors there, many who are senior citizens and depend on bricks-and-mortar institutions instead of using the internet or a smartphone. more
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