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When Leo Shliselberg first met Rita in 1950, he felt he already knew her. Leo’s friend at work in Tel Aviv, Israel, talked about her family incessantly, and Rita’s upbringing and religious background stood out to him.  more
Each year, the state legislature’s books are filled with far more bills that fail than those that pass. This is, after all, a normal part of the legislative process. more
Art Chang may not be as familiar with the Bronx as he’d like to be. But he has memories of the mainland borough from a particularly tough point in his life. “The South Bronx is where I … more
If there’s anything Sergio Villaverde wants people to know about him, it’s one very important thing: He’s utterly devoted to helping people. more
Few childhood memories are more prominent than those created on the playground. And Riverdale Temple Nursery School hopes to give theirs a facelift in the coming months. more
Some things in life are always constant, no matter what reality tries to throw at it. Like the coronavirus. Jim Breidenbach in particular knows how to stay positive amidst a crisis, and because of that, he stays true to the constant fixtures in life worth living for. more
Is New York City really an “anarchist jurisdiction”? And then again, what exactly does that mean? The Trump administration labeled New York and a handful of other major American cities as “anarchist jurisdictions” last month, and Councilman Fernando Cabrera was not amused by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Target Corp. has drastically scaled back a number of planned temporary store closings that originally included more than a dozen New York-based stores — including the one on West 225th Street. On Sunday, the company says it will only close six stores, none of them in New York. more
It's been more than two months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has locked down New York state. But now, with hope the state is on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic, some state beaches are re-opening for swimming just in time for Memorial Day weekend. more
Ever since the state started releasing specific nursing homes reporting at least five deaths related to complications of COVID-19, the Bronx has had just nine facilities on the list. On Monday, however, that number grew to 10 with Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 2975 Independence Ave.,  reporting six deaths. more
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