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Social justice. Resistance. Resilience. That’s how Jennifer Sanchez describes the historical origins of an art form she and husband Marcelo Fagundes are keeping alive in the Bronx. Some think of it as a fight, others as a dance. Really, it’s both. It’s capoeira. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has formed a new task force, assigning them the job of ending what the MTA describes as “unnecessary” train slowdowns across the city. more
Police are trying to figure out who shot at a man early Sunday morning not far from the Jerome Park Library. more
Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., has now weighed in on sweeping changes to the zoning laws protecting Riverdale's greenbelt — and it's a solid no. more
For state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, it was her first completed session. For Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, well, he’s probably lost count. Yet both lawmakers returned home from Albany last month triumphant in the bills they introduced and sponsored in the senate and Assembly, but would only share that jubilation with those who showed up for a town hall at The Riverdale Y last week, and who could prove they lived within their districts. more
When Andy Byford took over as president of the New York City Transit Authority a year ago, he declared the system responsible for moving millions of people around the city “in crisis.” more
New York City added 94,000 private sector jobs in June compared to the year before, its 2.4 percent increase is among the best in the state. more
She’s only been acting for three years, but already, Avery Garcia is getting attention from the movers and shakers in Hollywood, evidenced by her recent Young Artist Award nomination. more
The transformation of the Bronx’s decades old Special Natural Area District into the Special Natural Resources District — complete with new laws — is important, according to the city’s planning department. Even if Staten Island is no longer part of the equation. more
When Donna Friedman walked into the lobby of her 5676 Riverdale Ave., building, she had no idea she was about to save a life. more
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