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Kids needing a kosher option at so-called "grab-and-go" food distribution sites will have it, after local elected officials lobbied the "food czar" to make such religiously required options available in the Bronx. more
Need somewhere to store your electronics? Turns out inside your car isn’t quite the spot. A man learned that the hard way on the evening of May 2 after parking his 2019 Honda Accord on the 6000 block of Broadway with his MacBook laptop computer inside. more
The power of one. Generally a concept with positive connotations, talking about how any one person can make a difference. But there’s a flip side to that, especially when it comes to nursing homes and adult care facilities. And it’s one few of us care to even think about. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo must, especially in the middle of a pandemic. more
It’s hard to imagine hiring someone for a job without first sitting them down for an interview. But then again, it’s just as hard to imagine sitting someone down for an interview for a job they already have. more
Life wasn’t easy for Anneros Valensi growing up in East Germany after the fall of Hitler. Valensi counted the days to when she would turn 18 with hopes of leaving the Eastern Bloc. When that day finally came, Valensi realized she had nowhere to go. Yet, that was the beginning of a story that would span decades and continents — all eventually compiled into memoirs she would write late in life, while making her home in Riverdale. more
Since taking over the New York Yankees in 2018, manager Aaron Boone has had to field a lot of tough and intelligent questions about what his baseball team has done, what they will do, and how he'd get them there. But Boone never had to face a gaggle coming from the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. more
There have been 222 confirmed deaths in Bronx nursing homes and adult care facilities related to complications from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But a new report released by the state's health department says that number could be as high as nearly 630. more
While many people are staying home in efforts to slow the infection rate of the virus that causes COVID-19, others are finding their way into places they shouldn't be. And no door — or roof — will stop them, apparently. more
In the best of times and the worst of times, pizza prevails. That doughy disc drenched in tomato sauce under a warm cheese blanket and sundry toppings is an explicit promise of culinary relief, especially when supermarket shelves are occasionally empty. more
Ridership on trains — especially Metro-North trains — has dropped as much as 95 percent since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those having to abandon the rails and stay home is Muriel Kessler, who depends on the train from the Riverdale station into her law office in Manhattan. more
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