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It’s a practice increasing in popularity as the holiday season approaches and as coronavirus cases begin to spike again nationwide. Many schools — especially at the high school and college level — are limping across the in-person class finish line at Thanksgiving break, and are going fully remote until mid-January. more
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
Who’s going to occupy the White House for the next four years? It’s likely as you read these words, no call in this year’s presidential election has been made. more
Sean Connery once learned diamonds are forever. But the governor’s emergency powers to fight the coronavirus pandemic are not. more
State Sen. Robert Jackson stays pretty busy representing his Manhattan constituents, meaning he doesn't make it up to the Bronx very often. But when he was asked to visit IN-Tech Academy Saturday morning, just blocks from the Marble Hill community he represented, Jackson knew he had to be there. more
One week can make all the difference when it comes to education policy in the city — especially during a public health crisis. more
When a young Alessandra Biaggi climbed into the oversized chair at her grandfather’s dining room table, the word “dynasty” wasn’t even in her vocabulary. For her, Mario Biaggi wasn't a congressman. He wasn’t one of the most powerful men in the Bronx at the time. He was simply grandpa. Conversations and outright debate would criss-cross that table, and Alessandra would listen to every word. She might not have understood much of what was discussed, but she knew what was happening there, it was important. more
The coronavirus hit New York’s nursing homes hard, bringing difficult times to the facilities so many depend on for later-life services. As much as it tried, the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation couldn’t escape that reality, keeping its Manhattan College Parkway campus closed for a decent part of the summer. But that didn’t mean all life stopped behind its walls. more
There are few industries more synonymous with New York City than restaurants. From hole-in-the-wall food stalls, to lavish fine dining, to kitschy chains and everything in between, the city has so many eateries that if one endeavored to eat at all of them, for all three meals every day, it would take nearly 26 years. more
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. more
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