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What was meant to be a much-needed overhaul of decades-old environmental rules protecting greenbelts in both the Bronx and Staten Island instead became a controversy that pitted some of New York City’s biggest movers and shakers in planning against each other. more
West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace received a new name on Sept. 28 — at least ceremonially — when a new sign declaring the corner “Loeser’s Deli Place” was unveiled. Loeser’s Kosher Deli, owned and operated by Fredy Loeser, has been a fixture of the Kingsbridge street for 60 years. Fredy’s daughter, Pam Loeser-Halpern, has been campaigning for the name change for the last of those. 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
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
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
It’s actually been 40 years since Terry and wife Anne took over what had been a fledgling business in the heart of North Riverdale. Although always perched on its corner with West 259th Street, the steak house itself was a bit smaller back then, that is until a fire gutted the restaurant and a neighbor television shop. more
It’s become common these days to see beloved shops — in business for decades — lock their doors for the last time. And in their place, a storefront sits empty for months, sometimes years. more
Deann Forman has a confession to make: She only works about 50 feet away from a fitness center, yet still never seems to find the time to work out. 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
Police are looking for help from a string of robberies that have targeted Manhattan, Queens and two neighborhoods in this part of the Bronx. more
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