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CUNY’s Mexican Studies Institute, housed at Lehman College, celebrates its 10th year with a pretty hefty investment from the city council: a cool million dollars. more
Nitza Bravo is still dealing with the loss of her ex-husband Juan Melendez, killed during a fire earlier this year in their Hudsoncrest co-op. Even worse, not only hasn’t she been able to return home, she can’t even make the necessary repairs that would make it habitable once again. more
For a brief moment, Ray Pultinas had a single glimmer of hope that his group’s garden and “edible” forest on the grounds of DeWitt Clinton High School could be saved. But those hopes have now all but been extinguished as the city’s education department prepares to bring the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center to an abrupt end. more
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the former home of gyms like Bally and 24 Hour Fitness won’t be owned by the Straus family. Yet, the bigger news here might not necessarily be the 1.3-acre site’s seller, but rather who owns it now. more
Apartments are getting cheaper in Highbridge and Morris Heights, but more expensive in Riverdale as the borough’s average rent crept up from $2,012 in April to $2,026 last month. more
It’s not easy to pin labels on Nicky Enright. Over the course of the Riverdale artist’s career, he’s done video, photography — even painting. But perhaps the one thing Enright keeps coming back to is his love of creating murals. more
Someone may need to work on their anger management. Well, that’s as good a guess as any as to why a vandal smashed a car window on the 3300 block of Bailey Avenue. more
If there was one issue that seemed to dominate last June’s Democratic mayoral primary, it was the citywide rise in violent crime. Specifically, shootings and murders. more
It’s hard to find someone attending high school or college not participating in some sort of community service. Whether it’s at a nursing home, soup kitchen or hospital, they sacrifice time to help others. more
A sense of style isn’t exclusive to bipeds. At least not as far as Leilani Roman-Diaz is concerned. The self-proclaimed animal lover launched The Plaid Pet Co., last February, intended to deck out pets with the kind of accessories proving no one needs to compromise fashion for their furry friend. more
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