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Dr. Phil Schneider likes to keep it simple. Walking into the speech pathologist’s Whitehall clinic, patients generally don’t find much more than a small sparsely decorated waiting area, leading to an office dominated by Schneider’s desk, with a big window facing Independence Avenue. 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
Police are looking for help from a string of robberies that have targeted Manhattan, Queens and two neighborhoods in this part of the Bronx. more
A man was killed in a three-car accident that shut down northbound lanes of the Major Deegan Expressway early Wednesday morning. more
The community served by Allen Hospital has held its breath for two years. In late 2017, NewYork-Presbyterian — which operates the hospital just across the Broadway Bridge from Marble Hill — submitted an application to the state health department requesting the elimination of the 30 beds of Allen’s inpatient psychiatric treatment unit. In its place, the health care system planned a $70 million expansion of its maternity unit and four new operating rooms for its spine center. more
There is a lot of debate over the power of prayer, generally along lines of how religious or spiritual one might be. While it might not be immediately clear how much praying can help someone, what many of us already know is that it certainly can’t — and doesn’t — hurt. Except in one context. And there, it hurts a lot. 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
Work to remove contaminated soil from the site of a former gas station ended up being more dangerous than workers expected, causing a small explosion and fire that closed Broadway for more than an hour Sept. 11. more
Police are trying to locate two males they say jumped a deliveryman on Sedgwick Avenue last month. more
For some people, coffee is life. Nothing will make them feel human until a cup of inky, hot liquid sleep is cradled tenderly between their mitts. more
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