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The U.S. Postal Service has been criticized for not being able to deliver envelopes and packages on time — but sometimes the hard-working postal workers don’t even get the chance. more
The air is starting to get colder as winter nears, and because of that, activity at Van Cortlandt Park has declined. While spending time at New York City’s third-largest park is part of the draw of living here, it’s the late-night antics from this past summer and early fall that has drawn the ire of those looking for a quiet night in their homes nearby.  more
We’ve all heard it one time or another. “In my day, no one in the neighborhood locked their doors. Everybody knew everybody, and crime was just something no one had to worry about.” That could have been the life in Sheriff Andy Taylor’s fictional town of Mayberry. But in reality, gramps might have better luck selling the grandkids his story of marching to school uphill in 10 feet of snow. more
A Tuesday evening out took a strange turn Oct. 6 when a man started making his way down Bailey Avenue near West 234th Street, methodically breaking car windows. more
Like how birds’ return to the American northeast each spring spells the end of winter, it wasn’t a stretch to believe the return of speed bumps to Independence Avenue would herald the end of drag racing in the surrounding neighborhood. But apparently that wasn’t the case. more
Police are tracking down a man they say stabbed someone in Fieldston a couple weeks back, and need the public's help to catch him. more
It was a surprising return for one woman who hadn’t seen her car for a while. She had parked her 2017 Toyota RAV-4 on the 2800 block of Claflin Avenue near the Jerome Park Reservoir for five days, beginning Sept. 5. When she returned, the car was quite a bit different, according to police. more
The typical choices for vehicle burglaries are personal cars and SUVs, with thieves generally making off with purses and wallets. But more recently, however, someone got particularly lucky when they found a parked commercial van. more
Mailing checks and packages has been a hassle throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Mail delivery has been slow as funding has been reduced and employees became sick, but those aren’t the only problems when dropping a check in the mail. more
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. more
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