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Like how birds’ return to the American northeast each spring spells the end of winter, it wasn’t a stretch to believe the return of speed bumps to Independence Avenue would herald the end of drag racing in the surrounding neighborhood. But apparently that wasn’t the case. more
Thank you for publishing Adam Stoler’s recent letter seeking some short answers from those who are running for city council. more
When a young Alessandra Biaggi climbed into the oversized chair at her grandfather’s dining room table, the word “dynasty” wasn’t even in her vocabulary. For her, Mario Biaggi wasn't a congressman. He wasn’t one of the most powerful men in the Bronx at the time. He was simply grandpa. Conversations and outright debate would criss-cross that table, and Alessandra would listen to every word. She might not have understood much of what was discussed, but she knew what was happening there, it was important. more
A packed protest probably isn’t the best idea during a pandemic, which mandates physical distancing. But pandemic or not, climate change is a pressing issue, and it’ll still be one after there’s a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. And it’s for both situations Manhattan College hosted a “shoe strike” for climate change awareness Sept. 22, allowing people to show up physically — or remotely. more
Could you pledge not to visit a specific country if it meant getting help to achieve a goal, like winning public office? That was a question facing some candidates looking to become members of the city council. more
As someone who would likely want to serve on the city council sooner rather than later, one might expect Jessica Haller to be elated to learn Andrew Cohen is stepping down from his seat a year sooner than expected. more
Dionel Then’s time as a city council candidate has ended with a pledge to donate his campaign war chest to charity, and give his endorsement to Dan Padernacht. more
It was about mid-day on Aug. 4 when lights started to flicker out across New York City. Tropical Storm Isaias, the ninth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, flooded streets and sidewalks, and downed trees and power lines with winds upward of 50 mph. more
For people like Dan Padernacht and Eric Dinowitz, after two years of running campaigns that seemed to have no end in sight, watching the man you want to succeed finally step aside must be a welcome relief. more
And then there were six? Just days after Columbia University professor Abigail Martin jumped into the city council race, she appears to be joined by yet another challenger: Marcos Sierra. more
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