Paulaida Rosas is a proud woman. Family and close friends know her as “Chickie,” and few if any can deny how much pride she has. In fact, when she lived at Skyview-on-the-Hudson, she’d push around a shopping cart so people didn’t know she needed a walker.
As of Tuesday, the city’s seven-day average of positive SARS-CoV-2 tests was just above 2.7 percent, with 7,400 cases and more than 400 hospitalizations reported citywide. Cases, hospitalizations and even deaths had all increased over the weekly average from October.
It’s a practice increasing in popularity as the holiday season approaches and as coronavirus cases begin to spike again nationwide. Many schools — especially at the high school and college level — are limping across the in-person class finish line at Thanksgiving break, and are going fully remote until mid-January.
It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective.
A No. 2 pencil perches atop the desk, ready to go at a moment’s notice. You clutch another for dear life, as you ponder the five choices in front of you: A, B, C, D or E? Is E even an option?
Even though most, if not all, the races have been called, not all the election results in New York are in yet. State and city election officials didn’t start counting absentee ballots until Nov. 10, meaning more than 700,000 ballots remained outstanding from initial counts — including nearly 13,000 in the 81st Assembly District, currently represented by Jeffrey Dinowitz.
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today.
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.
It’s one of the school’s largest academic programs, but there’s one face inside Manhattan College’s communication department office nearly every student and faculty member knows: Bob Coleman.
It’s been a rough year for elections. New York introduced early voting in 2019, then had to scramble to assemble expanded absentee voting as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the city.
Nearly 150 million votes — and counting — were cast in what became a historic voter turnout across the country as Americans took sides in a contentious presidential race.
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There is usually a time and place for community boards to talk about participatory funding — the rather longshot method of convincing city council members to fund specific neighborhood projects.
Police say they have found three girls reported missing on Tuesday, and that they are safe.
Manny Verdi may have collected more than $230,000 in settlement money from the city’s education department as part of a whistleblower suit. But if he was expecting a big payday in a separate suit filed against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, he might need to re-evaluate.
Education remains a precious commodity, especially now when for many students, it’s balancing between learning inside a classroom and learning across the internet.
Sarah McBride has led a life filled with firsts. She was the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention when she stood in front of the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She was the first out transgender White House staffer, working under President Obama as an intern.
Suzana Cohn passed away Nov. 6, 2020. She was 87.
The U.S. Postal Service has been criticized for not being able to deliver envelopes and packages on time — but sometimes the hard-working postal workers don’t even get the chance.
Big changes are coming to the corner of Broadway and West 251st Street where a single-story corner retail lot has languished in recent years.
Stephen Kaplan is well-known not only in Manhattan College’s religious studies department, but among its sizable student veteran population as well. And it was his experience with the latter that brought him to the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10.
Earning a line of credit with a bank can be critical to opening — and maintaining — small businesses as it gives them access to loans that could be used to keep the lights on, especially in the early years of an enterprise before they can actually turn a profit.