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A city council meeting is probably the last place someone would expect to see a child. But for Councilman Andrew Cohen, his colleagues and parents across the country, these periodic drop-ins by their young children walking into a room where their father or mother is connected virtually to the rest of the city’s government are part of the new normal. more
From the warmer months until it starts to get cold, there’s not a Sunday that goes by between May and November where Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy on West 237th Street doesn’t host The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market. It’s there early-morning shoppers can stroll through to pick up fresh produce, bread, pickles, and even the occasional handmade necklace or bracelet. more
Few probably remember — or were even alive for — a popular song from the early 1970s by Tony Orlando and Dawn called “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree.” The lyric is shared from the perspective of someone on the outs with his true love, and if she wants him back in her life, to show it by tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in her front yard. more
Add another neighborhood nursing home to the growing list of Bronx facilities getting hit by the coronavirus. Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation on Manhattan College Parkway has become the 11th nursing home in the borough to report at least five deaths related to complications from COVID-19 to the state. more
Ever since the state started releasing specific nursing homes reporting at least five deaths related to complications of COVID-19, the Bronx has had just nine facilities on the list. On Monday, however, that number grew to 10 with Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 2975 Independence Ave.,  reporting six deaths. more
If there’s one thing anyone can say about a New Yorker, she’s well represented. At least as far as government is concerned. We’re talking the governor, senators, Assembly members, right down to the city council. But then there’s representation on an even more micro level — community boards. more
And just like that, it was gone. It was only a few weeks ago that news broke of plans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build a 200-bed field hospital in Van Cortlandt Park. more
Van Cortlandt Park Alliance — the civic group formed from the merger of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park — has found its first executive director. more
For years, many who lived on the stretch of Tibbett Avenue north of Manhattan College likely felt their street was a de facto part of nearby Horace Mann School, with bus traffic and student gatherings not far from their front doors. more
The latest data released by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine shows just under 2.7 million people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus as of Wednesday. But the first phase of … more
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