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When a typical New York City apartment dweller has something that needs fixing — a water leak, or the heater isn’t working — it’s normally addressed with a quick call to the superintendent or landlord. That’s not the case for handyman Nelson Talavera. There’s no calling anybody. If he need something in his apartment fixed, he fixes it himself. more
A hungry burglar decided he needed a little more than breaking into one Broadway store just before Christmas. He decided to break into two. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally heeded calls to lower the petition signature threshold allowing city council candidates to qualify for special election ballot access — well sort of. more
In a time when racial justice protests have taken hold of the country, Carlton Berkley says it’s already been his life’s work. A former New York Police Department detective and a criminal justice advocate, “Chucky” — as many call him — jumped into a crowded special election race late last year, hoping to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council. more
The field for the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council narrowed Tuesday as Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra both dropped out of the race. But it doesn’t mean they don’t still have hopes of becoming a member of the city council. Both said they’re going to wait to run in the June primary for the seat, and leave the March 23 special election to fill Cohen’s last year of his term to someone else. more
Collecting hundreds of signatures is probably one of the last things anyone wants to do during a global pandemic. Yet that’s exactly what the five remaining candidates seeking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council must do now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set March 23 for their special election. more
As for many who have suffered losses as the hands of a car thief, an owner of a Honda Odyssey took his turn to be victimized while parked on the 130 block of West 195th Street sometime between midnight and 2 p.m., on Christmas Day. more
What happens when a city council district doesn’t have a city council member? That’s the question some were asking even before Andrew Cohen stepped down from his city council seat Dec. 31 to become a Bronx Supreme Court judge. His departure leaves the greater Riverdale and Kingsbridge area, as well as Norwood and Wakefield without representation until after a March 23 special election. more
Dan Padernacht — joined by others seeking to succeed Councilman Andrew Cohen — called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend the need to collect petition signatures in order to get on the ballot. None of them feel the middle of a pandemic is the best time to fulfill that requirement. more
Betty Campbell-Adams’ generosity was known to countless people not just in the Bronx, but across the city. And even beyond. It’s one of the things people say they will miss most about Campbell-Adams after she died Dec. 11.  more
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