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The mood was tense at the quarterly meeting of the Croton Facility Monitoring Committee, and Anne Marie Garti had not even brought up Jerome Park Reservoir quite yet. In fact, several attendees to that Oct. 7 meeting were there for that very purpose, especially after many had heard last summer the city’s environmental protection department would keep the reservoir’s north basin dry just in case there was ever a need for more water capacity at the Croton facility under Van Cortlandt Park. more
We haven’t heard too much lately from George Diaz, the Norwood political activist vying for an Assembly seat. But that doesn’t mean he’s not on the mind of the current occupant, Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Universal health care isn’t a new concept. The first modern iteration of such a system was first implemented in 1883 by Prussian leader Otto von Bismarck in the country that later became Germany. more
Medical providers can no longer perform pelvic exams without receiving consent from a patient, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
It’s been a year since Alessandra Biaggi won the primary election that would ultimately make her state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. Yet, it’s never too late for a welcome, especially over bagels and coffee last week at the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center. more
Cars are not really what one might expect in a nature preserve, but history hasn’t exactly been kind to Van Cortlandt Park as the rise of the automobile ultimately split the green space into four sections, including a massive split right up the middle caused by the Major Deegan Expressway. more
After nearly two decades of effort, a pedestrian bridge will finally connect Van Cortlandt Park across the northern part of the Major Deegan Expressway. Councilman Andrew Cohen says he’s secured $11.5 million in city funding to make up the balance of the $23.5 million pedestrian bridge not far from where East 233rd Street and Jerome Avenue meet. more
Five years after New York City launched Vision Zero as a way to combat traffic fatalities, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Andrew Cohen are celebrating finally securing a left turn signal for southbound Riverdale Avenue traffic looking to turn onto West 231st Street. more
Riverdale Avenue might look calm, but it can be a dangerous stretch of road. Especially between West 230th and West 236th streets. Paint lines marking out four lanes of traffic are faded, and double-parked cars on both sides render some lanes impassable. Drivers and pedestrians are both at risk. more
The nation might be in a tailspin when it comes to saving the environment, but New York looks to be a silver lining in those deep, dark clouds. more
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