Keyword: Councilman Andrew Cohen
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Crunching numbers isn’t for everyone. But when those numbers contain important information — especially critical for everyday life — many have turned to data released by a number of sources announcing everything from new SARS-CoV-2 infections, to hospitalizations, and especially to deaths. more
The long-term political implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent near-lockdown of New York state aren’t quite clear yet. Some elections have been delayed. Events have been canceled. And some lawmakers are pushing for expanded vote-by-mail to allow ballots to be cast from the safety of a voter’s home. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn’t close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Nor could he, likely, since it’s a federal agency. Yet, in recent days, many living within both the 10463 and 10471 ZIP codes — among others — haven’t been getting mail, or having outgoing parcels picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
Commuters in this part of the Bronx have fought to keep express bus service and dealt with frequent interruptions on the 1 train. Last month ended with a quieter victory for Bronx commuters, however: a lower fare on in-city Metro-North trips. more
Running a local campaign is hard. Keeping momentum for over a year until the election is hard. What’s even harder? Officially launching a campaign in the middle of a pandemic. more
Two ongoing projects could be good for Van Cortlandt Park, but it also will mean the city will have to remove some 160 mature trees for construction. It’s a heartbreaking prospect for nature lovers who’ve spent a lot of their own time advocating for the park. more
Amid the gray skies and February gloom, some New Yorkers (the ones not in Florida right now) dream of summer when they can pack a picnic, throw on some shorts and sandals, and head downstairs to a park. Only, what if instead of walking down the stairs, you only had to climb a little higher? more
West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace received a new name on Sept. 28 — at least ceremonially — when a new sign declaring the corner “Loeser’s Deli Place” was unveiled. Loeser’s Kosher Deli, owned and operated by Fredy Loeser, has been a fixture of the Kingsbridge street for 60 years. Fredy’s daughter, Pam Loeser-Halpern, has been campaigning for the name change for the last of those. more
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