When Columbia University — and the rest of the city — shut down in mid-March, one of the first things Ernest Robertson thought about was the kids.
Just hours before the city’s largest teachers union was ready to call for a strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded a two-week standoff that would push back the physical reopening of school campuses by nearly two weeks.
Frank Lloyd Wright once joked he could just “shake the buildings out of my sleeves.” But even the famed architect who constructed Fallingwater house over a Pennsylvania waterfall might have thrown up his arms in frustration if faced with the empty lot occupying 7-15 Terrace View Ave.
Summer marks a well-deserved break for community boards across the city. Monthly committee meetings are typically suspended in July and August, allowing the hundreds of volunteers on the various boards enjoy some sunshine and take advantage of a chance to refresh.
Bob Mahoney noticed something amiss in Vinmont Veteran Park. He was walking through the 3.5-acre “pocket park” tucked between Riverdale and Mosholu avenues a couple years ago when he noticed a black cherry tree beginning a slow descent to the ground. It already was leaning into one of its neighbor’s branches.
Police are investigating a string of gunpoint robberies that have plagued parts of the Bronx in recent weeks, including two incidents in Kingsbridge that cost local victims more than $4,000 in jewelry.
A house that has towered over Sedgwick Avenue for more than a century is coming down. Permits were filed Wednesday to fully demolish the 3,700-square-foot home at 3377 Sedgwick.
Delays in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are a problem for public schools, but not at any school run by Rabbi Aaron Frank.
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT COMES HOME
A vast majority of the seats in the city council are up for grabs in next year’s election, and with just over a year to go before voters head to the polls, candidates are launching campaigns, raising tens of thousands of dollars in donations, and trying to get their names out into the public while maintaining six feet of social distance from their would-be constituents.
Every cloud has a silver lining, even in a public health crisis. In the midst of the widespread death and destruction of the coronavirus pandemic’s onset in the city, commuters — and simply those looking to just get around — could at least ride the bus at no cost.
Cuts, scrapes and bruises are common injuries among children. And when they happen at school, more often than not, there’s a nurse nearby to patch them up and send them back to class.
As the country searched to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, college towns emptied out as students were sent home in an effort to avoid further outbreak.
The city's consumer and worker protection department is seeking more than $200,000 from both the former and current owners of Key Food, located inside the Skyview Shopping Center just south of West 259th Street, for what they say was an illegal firing of essential grocery workers in the middle of a pandemic.
Sometimes it seems the official landmarks of New York City should not only include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, but also the infamous sidewalk shed.
Petitions have been part of the Coalition to Save Brust Park ever since the public first learned of plans to build a high-density residential building in a Waldo Avenue lot where a single-family home originally stood.
As someone who would likely want to serve on the city council sooner rather than later, one might expect Jessica Haller to be elated to learn Andrew Cohen is stepping down from his seat a year sooner than expected.
Phyllis Davies, who died Aug. 27, 2020, in Sleepy Hollow, was remembered by family and friends as a gentle, loving soul who always seemed to be the “smartest person in the room.”
Often, cars are stolen and never seen again, or might be found a little bit battered and parked on the side of a street. Sometimes, though, you can find a stolen car and its would-be owner sitting in plain sight.
Although it should be no surprise to anyone paying any attention to city politics, New York City’s comptroller Scott Stringer is now officially running to succeed Bill de Blasio in the mayor’s office.
Hiram Alejandro Durán’s name should already be familiar to many readers who check out the credit lines for pictures published in The Riverdale Press. But now Durán will likely become even more familiar with more readers as the paper’s new photo editor.
The United Federation of Teachers filed for injunctive relief against city schools chancellor Richard Carranza on Sept. 4, following the delay in reopening physical public school campuses.