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With two cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 confirmed on Rikers Island, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is calling on both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to create an emergency plan that will allow those in jail a fighting chance to protect themselves from getting sick. more
With federal and state officials working on various plans to try and bring money into areas like New York City most affected by the coronavirus, city council Speaker Corey Johnson is proposing a plan of his own, with the hopes Washington will be willing to pick up the $12 billion price tag. more
First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe in these uncertain times. Please be sure to heed the advice of health care experts at CoronaVirus.gov, and to check in with your neighbors who are the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (i.e., people older than 60, or those with underlying health issues). more
More often than I would like, I find myself leaving our North Riverdale office quite late in the evening. If you’ve never been around Skyview Shopping Center near West 259th Street after midnight, it’s an interesting experience. What’s typically a busy Riverdale Avenue becomes eerily quiet. more
People staying at home and away from their cars during the coronavirus crisis can now do so without worrying about moving their car once aweek to the other side of the street. At least for now. more
It was a shocking wakeup call for some residents of an apartment building at 215 W. 242nd Street, after a fire broke out on the first floor just after 9 a.m., on March 6. more
Letitia James has a message for any store owners who feel they can make a quick buck in the middle of a virus outbreak: “Not on my watch.” more
A former elementary school administrator’s libel case against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz took a stumble backward Monday after a judge dismissed part of his claim against the lawmaker, while also fining both him and his counsel for their “appalling lack of civility” in the case. more
It was 60 degrees in the Bronx on Sunday, spring-like weather topped only by the next day when it seemed spring turned to summer. People were outside. Cars were on the road. And at the unusual intersection that joins Orloff Avenue with West 238th and Fort Independence streets in Kingsbridge, it was yet another day of danger. more
Getting to school can be a trip, whether it’s walking a few blocks to someplace like Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, or busing in from other towns — and even states — for institutions like Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Horace Mann. more
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