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People aren’t the only ones rushing up the steps at 3660 Waldo Ave. Rats have joined the West 238th Street community, adding to a list of unwelcome guests that include trash and graffiti that is strewn and sprayed along the steps. more
School is out, summer is here. And now 34,000 New York City middle schoolers have nothing but free time. more
Despite what some say is a seismic shift shaking the Democratic Party to its very foundation — the end of an era of party bosses, the erosion of establishment control — state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a stalwart of the Democratic machine, doesn’t appear to be worried. more
New York’s largest union has thrown its support behind Sen. Jeffrey Klein, choosing sides in a primary where the incumbent is getting a stronger-than-expected challenge from political newcomer Alessandra Biaggi. more
Airbnb has revved up its longstanding war with the city over a potential crackdown on the home rental business. And a couple local lawmakers are caught in the crosshairs. more
The New York Police Department posthumously awarded Miosotis Familia with its medal of honor — NYPD’s most prestigious award. more
Some critics have viewed President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on illegal border crossings a disaster, and his administration has been anything but transparent. more
Soon, some residents of Bailey Avenue’s Fort Independence Houses — and other places — may no longer have to choose between taking the bus home and feeding themselves and their families. more
Community Board 8 may have voted down the Hebrew Home at Riverdale's plans to expand its Palisade Avenue campus to include what would be New York City's first continuing care retirement community, but the project is far from dead. more
The American Legion hall was standing room only, not an empty chair in sight. Yet, Andrew Cohen found the perfect sitting spot, just to the side of the small stage, but still close enough to hear — and see — the drama unfolding before him. more
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