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For some people, coffee is life. Nothing will make them feel human until a cup of inky, hot liquid sleep is cradled tenderly between their mitts. more
“Work in progress: Demolition,” the sign reads. “Anticipated completion: December 2013.” It’s been a long time since the notice was posted on the green fence concealing the empty lot that is 3735 Riverdale Ave. And it’s been a long time since there was even a whisper of what the space might become. more
All it took was a tagline to pique Julie Dalton’s attention in RSS-Riverdale Senior Services. As someone with a background working in aging services, Dalton was casually subscribed to the emails of RSS-Riverdale Senior Services and saw the Netherland Avenue facility’s tagline: “The Center for Ageless Living.” more
Miriam Gomez hates what she sees when she visits Henry Hudson Park. Although a renovation began last year, it’s still not finished, and the rest of the park has been neglected, turning formerly flat green lawns into stretches of tall grasses and weeds. more
Stephanie Coggins and Sura Jeselsohn arrived early at the Equitable Building off Broadway in lower Manhattan for the 10 a.m. meeting. They were more than ready to express their disapproval of proposed changes to Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, this time directly to a body that could easily decide its fate: the City Planning Commission. The two women took their seats in the basement meeting room and waited. And waited. And waited. more
It’s finally settled. The intractable rumor that Councilman Andrew Cohen would be nominated for a supreme court judgeship this year has been resolved. He won’t be trading his spot in city hall for a black robe and gavel. At least, not yet. more
A crew with backhoes showed up at a scrap of dirt off West 251st Street separating Post Road from Broadway last month to address a road that’s not been treated with the respect due a 400-year-old landmark. more
The gears of government turn at a glacial pace, as a Manhattan College official has learned. Last year, Rob Walsh approached the Kingsbridge Business Improvement District board with an idea: Extend its boundaries two blocks north to cover West 238th Street and Broadway. More of the area could benefit from the BID’s daily trash pickup and cleaning, beautification and small business development services. more
Two years after the deaths of two toddlers at Amalgamated Houses, police last week arrested their mother, Jade Spencer, on two counts of manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault. more
Country Bank, which operates a branch locally at 583 W. 235th St., is merging with OceanFirst Financial Corp., a New Jersey-based bank chain with some 75 locations throughout the state. more
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