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The muddy terrain of the soccer field was no obstacle whatsoever for Babi Kruchin, even as parts of her boots sank into the ground. Playing a game of fetch on the open field with her dog, Tashi, was much more important. more
What are government budgets without political grandstanding, passing blame, and abdication of responsibility? more
When he moved to Riverdale in the early 1950s, Frank Montero didn’t exactly blend in with his neighbors. His parents — a baseball player and school teacher — had been one of the first black families to move into Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he was “regularly beaten by his white classmates,” New York Times reporter Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr., would later write. more
Timber Equities is about to go 2-for-2 when it comes to getting controversial construction projects out of the ground. Just weeks after clearing some of the final hurdles with the city’s building department to raze Villa Rosa Bonheur on Spuyten Duyvil’s Palisade Avenue, the developer with a Fieldston connection now has a green light to move forward with another apartment project at 3893 Waldo Ave. more
Michael Heller won another term as president of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, but not before welcoming what Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz later noted was the “largest turnout” in the club’s 60-year history, “and probably the largest turnout in many years of any political club.” more
Subways have arrived just a little faster over the last two years, and those trains have carried more passengers. New projects were developed, as was a different approach to getting people around, even if some — like the Bronx bus redesign — have met with mixed reactions from riders. more
Squeaky wheels get the grease, as the saying goes — or, in this case, water. After months of challenging the city’s environmental protection department over plans to keep Jerome Park Reservoir’s north basin dry indefinitely, its 50,000-odd neighbors got the news they’d been hoping for: the DEP will keep water in the basin. more
Into an already active election, a full 18 months before a single vote is cast, enters a new challenger. Climate activist and entrepreneur Jessica Haller announced her run for the city council seat currently occupied by Andrew Cohen. Her entrance is the most recent development in a race that’s been full speed ahead for nearly two years already. more
Michael Heller won another term as president of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club after a contentious election drew nearly 400 people out to cast ballots Wednesday night. more
It’s not hard to see Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz isn’t happy about what’s happening with the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, which he has heavily influenced over the last couple decades. But now it’s to the point where we’re even getting callbacks to Dinowitz’s so-called Rainbow Revolution that toppled the Bronx Democratic political machine more than a decade ago. more
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