A visionary advocate for seniors dies at 82

She was a visionary who ushered in a new age of care for senior citizens.

Dinowitz disses mayor’s plan for specialized high schools

It’s considered a rite of passage, so to speak. Want to attend one of New York City’s coveted specialized high schools? Well, it’s easy — just pass this rather complicated entrance exam known as the SHSAT, the specialized high school admittance test.

Trash collection overhaul spooks business owners

Mark Lipton’s business generates a fair amount of waste from cardboard boxes and empty cans.

Bridge revamp causes commuter parking headache

It’s a problem that rarely relents in an area where parking already is scarce. And some residents whose daily grind requires snagging a spot say a bridge project in Spuyten Duyvil isn’t making things any easier.

Activists rally to promote gun control

The “Never Again” movement has gone toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and the Florida legislature since the Valentine’s Day shooting at the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rally in the rain for psych ward

On an overcast, rainy afternoon, several dozen health care professionals in red ponchos gathered with signs written in red ink outside Allen Hospital just south of Marble Hill.

Youth voice different perspectives through poetry slam

It’s billed as a competition, but as long as poetry is shared at the end, it’s all good.

A neighborhood comes together to protest family separation

Protests have swept the country after revelations that border patrol agents have been separating asylum-seeking families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Single mother takes on Engel

Ask Joyce Briscoe why she’s running for Congress and she might offer, innocuously, “I’m just a regular citizen who’s not too pleased with the way things are going in politics.”

Bar mitzvah kid says: It’s my party and I’ll cook if I want to

Sammy Voit has come a long way since his 2016 appearance on “Food Network Star Kids.”


Art and time — Exploring infinite, discrete moments

Several months ago, I wrote about environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, noting his reverence for time and how integral it is to his work.


After years at Fieldston, Godosky heads to Chicago

For all but four years of his life, Josh Godosky has called Ethical Culture Fieldston School his home.



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