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It seems rare city agencies quickly respond to community demands. But so far, changes like what’s happening where Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue intersect in Spuyten Duyvil are the rare exception to that rule. more
Building a single-family home usually isn’t that difficult to do in New York City. Unlike some of the more dense multi-family structures that have been popping up in places like Broadway in recent years, there is little red tape when it comes to a simple house. more
In the past, who would take over a police precinct was a unilateral process, normally done within the New York Police Department with no input from the neighborhoods he or she would serve. But not anymore. more
Mary Serri is frustrated. Like many at 2727 Palisade Ave., she is not happy with two sidewalks the city’s transportation department constructed back in 2019. Not that she doesn’t want space for the community to walk, but because she blames those very sidewalks for flood after flood in recent months. more
Unless you’ve been locked down under a rock over the past 18 months, you may have noticed the city’s streets and sidewalks have been breached by outdoor diners. But is it just a COVID thing? Or is it here to stay? more
Memories are still raw for some over the closing earlier this year of a Chase Bank branch in Knolls Crescent — a move that drew fierce protests from neighbors there, many who are senior citizens and depend on bricks-and-mortar institutions instead of using the internet or a smartphone. more
An express bus navigating the tricky turn from Kappock Street to Johnson Avenue claimed the life of Ruth Mullen on the evening of Sept. 7 — a woman who spent years advocating for a traffic signal at that very intersection in front of her home. more
Vandals may have stolen a sign from the entrance of Fieldston’s Endor Gardens four years ago, but they couldn’t claim the neighborhood’s spirit. more
Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, someone anonymously constructed a wooden plaque in Endor Garden, a small wooded area near West 253rd Street and Fieldston Road. On it, they included the names of five area firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on 9/11. more
Even for those who might not otherwise welcome a chance to enjoy the food from their favorite restaurant while breathing in fresh air, having such options available was vital for a key New York City industry at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. more
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