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New York has one of the best vaccination rates in the country — maybe even the world. But the state continues to lag when it comes to an economic recovery post-pandemic. more
For a long time, it seemed the trendy coffee shops populating Brooklyn and Manhattan were staying in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This part of the Bronx got close with Buunni Coffee on Riverdale Avenue, … more
Like many others throughout the country Jennifer Medina has struggled to make ends meet since the spread of the coronavirus worldwide shut down large portions of the economy, costing many — like her — their jobs. more
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
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