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There’s a lot of history along Post Road — from visits by iconic generals to its significance in keeping early New York connected with the rest of the country. So it might be easy then to almost dismiss the rock excavation at 5278 Post Road almost as an archeological dig. But it’s not. Instead, Stagg Group is building a seven-story residential building on the site, and all that rock is just in the way. more
Ranked-choice voting has been promoted as a fresh coat of paint in New York City’s election process — but it’s paint that has yet to dry. Still, that’s opening doors for new ways to campaign. And at least two candidates in the upcoming March 23 special election race to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council are poised to take advantage. more
The city’s transit landscape fundamentally changed in 2013 when the blue behemoth of Citi Bike began popping up around the city. Eight years later, the popularity of those bicycles remains strong, providing a number of options ranging from leisurely rides through Central Park to a quick cross-town trip when a subway or bus might not be available. more
Many of New York City’s community boards describe themselves not only as bodies tasked with advising elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare, but also of providing the public a non-partisan interface to those same electeds and agencies. more
No one expects to get hit by a car when crossing the street, yet it’s more common than many might think. Cars killed 120 pedestrians in New York in 2019, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association — behind only California, Florida and Texas. And many of them lose their lives on New York City’s streets. more
As the March 23 special election race heats up for the city council seat once held by Andrew Cohen, environmental activist Jessica Haller is an early winner among the five candidates in the race — at least when it comes to fundraising. more
The community's most influential political club decided recently that endorsing a city council candidate was far more important than giving club members a say in who should lead them. Now most of the candidates who originally sought that endorsement have their own message: Thanks, but no thanks. more
Guards have been protecting a brand-new empty building, never occupied, at 311 W. 231st St., for two years, but no one knows what they are actually protecting it for. Eugene Hollander originally built the six-story structure as a nursing home to be called Hollander Care Center. What it will end up forms the nub of a controversial debate. more
Ready to make a difference in your community? Then Ruben Diaz Jr., has a job for you. more
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