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When he first started at CUNY’s City College of New York, Moises Quintero had trouble envisioning professional success for himself. But four years later, things have really changed for Quintero. The Staten Island native did indeed make it into not one graduate program, but three. Despite offers from Columbia and Yale universities, Quintero is about to embark on advanced studies in architecture at Harvard University. more
After decades of personal success, one core mission now drives Stanley Manne: To give back to where he came from. That’s why Manne wrote a check for $18 million to the alumni foundation for his alma mater, The Bronx High School of Science. more
How does one steal airbags from a car? That’s one question a perp was able to answer after stealing this common safety tool and other items from a vehicle sometime between July 28 and July 29. more
For Spanish-speaking residents like Stephanie Rodriguez, housing resources can be very limited. Living at Marble Hill Houses, Rodriguez often finds it difficult to get the help she and her family needs when it comes to some of the even most basic issues. more
Between cleaning up parks, hosting collections for Toys for Tots, organizing blood drives with the American Red Cross, and helping those in need whenever possible, the Student Veteran Organization at Manhattan College stays busy. more
Community Board 8 kicks off its fall meeting schedule with a gathering of all its committee chairs on Sept. 1. But anyone looking to observe firsthand what CB8’s executive committee is up to can leave their computer shut down, because seeing this meeting means traveling out to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. more
With the state now seemingly on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s still taking a while for the economy to catch up — especially in New York City, where improvement in the unemployment rate continues to lag the rest of New York, and the country. more
Mark Stagg wants to be part of the solution. On his way to building properties throughout the Bronx — including his two latest projects along the North Riverdale portion of Broadway — the White Plains native aims to make inclusion a part of his life’s work in real estate. more
Tucked just behind the tennis courts at Seton Park, a small cave sits vandalized and covered in litter. But this little rock structure is more than just a cave — it’s a grotto. And it’s been there longer than the Spuyten Duyvil park itself. more
Summer is the season for kids to have fun. At least that’s something everyone could probably agree on in a world where finding common ground isn’t that easy. more
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