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A recent audience was greeted by fifth-graders with something very important to share: Two major civil rights speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with selections by fellow activist and wife, Coretta Scott King. All in celebration of the civil rights icon’s birthday. more
With light from the sunset flowing through the studio window, Kymia Nawabi kneels before a wax mold of her own body, dragging the glinting teeth of a saw over the leg. Nawabi’s project focuses on the human body, decorating it with glittering, painted elements of nature, ranging from pinecones to simple sticks. She then makes armor out of it. more
So many words have been written and spoken about Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer since all four feet, seven inches of her first walked onto the public stage in 1980. She’s lived just south of us in Washington Heights since well before she was known outside her circle of friends. And many of her family — including a daughter and grandchildren — call Riverdale home. more
Away from the dense jungle of tables and the impossible-to-miss wood-fired oven in the main dining room of the Kingsbridge Social Club, many have found refuge in an enclosed outdoor area, enjoying just enough solitude to hash out strategies and build alliances. Or on this one particular night last week, regroup after narrowly averting what could have been a harsh blow to a campaign they hope might forge a new path for politics on this side of the Bronx. more
If you’re looking for music in Van Cortlandt Park this June, you might be a little disappointed. That is, unless you’re someone who lives near Vannie, because the recent denial ensuring Founders Entertainment won’t hold its Governors Ball music festival at the park is probably the best news you’ve heard this year. more
Looking at how northwest Bronx’s own 50th Precinct stacked up in 2019, it appears at first glance that not much changed from the year before. Of the NYPD’s so-called seven major crimes — burglary, felony assault, murder, grand larceny, car thefts, robbery and rape — the 5-0 actually saw a slight uptick. 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
If you read this newspaper, you’ve most likely walked past the storefront on West 231st Street bearing the name “Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club.” Above the metal gate, there’s a sign naming local elected officials. Perhaps during campaign season, you’ve spotted a few people gathered around a folding table under the fluorescent lights. more
The wait for history was a short one. American Studies’ senior Emily Eljamal needed just three points to take her place in school history as the Senators’ first 1,000-point scorer. And she wanted to get it over with quickly. more
It’s one of the most desirable buildings in South Riverdale. And come on, you can admit it — you know you want to live there. more
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