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Maintaining the grounds at Van Cortlandt Park is not just a job for humans — at least not this summer. That’s because the park’s hardest-working guests — Taffy, Leo and Juliet — have arrived, continuing what has become a seasonal tradition of welcoming goats to gobble up all of Vannie’s invasive plants. more
It’s no secret the United States was one of many countries practicing slavery centuries ago — and not just in the south.  more
As the warmer months approach, more people are turning to outdoor activities. Among them? Bicyclists. But if any of them are looking for designated space along streets like Mosholu Avenue, they may need to keep looking. more
It’s a common misperception of America’s already shameful history of slavery that it only existed south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But Laura Carpenter Myers knows better, and wants to ensure others do, too. more
The Bronx Arts Ensemble has a new executive director, and her name is Judith Insell. more
Lloyd’s Carrot Cake makes one of the most treasured sweet treats found in New York City. But nothing was as sweet as the woman who kept the legacy strong all these years: Betty Campbell-Adams. The woman who co-founded the business in an East Harlem apartment she shared with her husband died Friday. She was, according to reports, 65. 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
The air is starting to get colder as winter nears, and because of that, activity at Van Cortlandt Park has declined. While spending time at New York City’s third-largest park is part of the draw of living here, it’s the late-night antics from this past summer and early fall that has drawn the ire of those looking for a quiet night in their homes nearby.  more
The history of Riverdale and Kingsbridge often seems to start in the 1600s with the arrival of the prestigious Van Cortlandt family. But back then, this area also was considered part of Lenapehoking — Lenape land, which spread from modern-day New Jersey through parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and, infamously, Manhatta — later called Manhattan. What happened next has been a regularly misrepresented part of history, some observers say. more
Herb Barret may have served in what’s known as “the forgotten war” — the Korean War — but he wants to make sure his brothers and sisters in arms are never forgotten. more
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