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Kelechi Springer is 17 years old and African American. He lives with his grandmother in Kingsbridge. He calls himself “the man of the house.”  “I do want to go to … more
Police found former Riverdale resident Bernard “Barney” Madden dead in Van Cortlandt Lake on July 23 at 8:25 p.m. after an apparent suicide.  Mr. Madden, 76, used to live at West … more
On a recent morning, a group of teenagers were hard at work in Van Cortlandt Park. Some were raking dirt off trails to make them easier to pass through, while others were pruning invasive vines. … more
Penny Prince does not compartmentalize her careers as music teacher and as composer. When making a new piece, she collaborates with her own students. Two such compositions, “Cuando” and “In … more
It has been 20 years since the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s dance program got off the ground. Seeing graduates of the Young Dancemakers Company (YDC) celebrate with some fancy steps on … more
On a Wednesday afternoon, two good friends boarded a small private air-conditioned bus at West 231st Street and Broadway bound for the nearby Empire City Casino in Yonkers. Elsa and Jean, who asked … more
In a warm classroom on a Monday morning, about 20 English Language Learners (ELL) sat in desk clusters. They were bent over note cards, writing one or two words on each side. At the front of the … more
The 50th Precinct has a new commanding officer as of this week. Captain Terence O’Toole is succeeding Deputy Inspector Paul Rasa, who led the 50th starting in fall 2013. Capt. O’Toole came … more
Recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of street vendors on Broadway, mostly near the busy West 231st Street subway stop. One of the vendors, Peter Diego, has eked out a living … more
Independent filmmaker David Diaz, born and raised in the Bronx, has always been obsessed with movies. When he was little, he started recording his favorite films off his television on his VCR; he … more
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