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For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building. more
When you pick up the phone, you never know who’s on the other line. They may be legit and just trying to help you. Or they might be a crafty scammer who bilks you out of thousands you can’t afford to lose. more
The old adage of “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t take into consideration criminal minds looking for a potential mark. more
When men with heavy equipment showed up in the parking lot of 714 W. 231st St., earlier this month, neighbors became wary. After all, the neighborhood lies within the Special Natural Area District. Most modifications to buildings and grounds must be cleared with the city before work begins — even if it’s a single, 6-inch diameter tree. more
In any political race, there are winners and losers. That’s true even within a group of people who share the same ideology. The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club met Nov. 20 at … more
Hunger in the south Bronx is nothing new. A quarter of the borough’s population — 30 percent of children, 15 percent of the working poor and 20 percent of senior citizens — don’t have enough food, according to a recent report by Hunger Free America. more
Rats are about as New York as Yankee Stadium, a dollar slice, or getting excited over a clean subway car. They’re everywhere — so much that you barely notice when they scuttle from view around a corner, down the storm drain, or from one pile of sidewalk garbage on pick-up day to the next. more
Neighbors greeted each other as they assembled in front of 3741-3745 Riverdale Ave., Friday afternoon. On the other side of the black fence was an empty lot, just as barren as it was when crews demolished the former DJ Drugs location and a neighboring building back in 2013. more
One change leads to another. Fresh on the heels of the statewide debut of early voting last week, voters in the five boroughs adopted city charter changes that could mean a major shift in the city’s primary races — including the already contentious fight over the District 11 city council seat. more
Trace New York City’s iconic food to its most basic ingredients and you’ll find a blossoming plant in a field. You’ll likely also spot a tiny, fuzzy bee booty sticking up among the petals. more
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