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An express bus navigating the tricky turn from Kappock Street to Johnson Avenue claimed the life of Ruth Mullen on the evening of Sept. 7 — a woman who spent years advocating for a traffic signal at that very intersection in front of her home. more
Ruth Mullen's life was tragically cut short Sept. 7 while simply trying to cross the street in front of her Johnson Avenue home. She's remembered by friends as an activist, and by her husband Jim as the love of his life. more
Vandals may have stolen a sign from the entrance of Fieldston’s Endor Gardens four years ago, but they couldn’t claim the neighborhood’s spirit. more
If you want to leave a package for someone and expect it wil still be there when they come to pick it up, it's probably best not to leave it in a mailbox that others have access to. more
For many alive and of age on Sept. 11, 2001, the memories of what happened that day are as clear as a crystal. But few more than first responders like Capt. Anthony Rich of the New York Fire Department’s Ladder 52, who can relive each moment of that day with so much clarity. more
Monica Iken-Murphy was in her Riverdale apartment the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when she got a call from her husband, Michael. more
Outside, lower Manhattan bustles with activity. But within the confines of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the waterfalls inside the twin footprints of where New York City’s original World Trade Center stood creates a serenity unmatched anywhere. more
Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, someone anonymously constructed a wooden plaque in Endor Garden, a small wooded area near West 253rd Street and Fieldston Road. On it, they included the names of five area firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on 9/11. more
Friends and family are waking up Wednesday morning to discover one of the community's more prolific voices has been lost. more
Like many since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Veronica Cruz has been dealt a bad hand. First, the EMS technician had her hours slashed by the New York Fire Department. Still she found a way to pay her rent, thanks in part to a second job she held. But when that went away, Cruz found herself buried in past-due notices. While some could wait for better days, others — like those she had to pay in order to keep her home — were far more pressing. more
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