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With the federal government shutdown now the longest in history, the men and women who work for a number of federal agencies are about to miss their second paycheck. And two lawmakers want to help. more
Barring a speedy resolution to an increasingly harrowing deadlock as Congress and President Donald Trump negotiate over government funding, the already imperiled Metropolitan Transportation Authority could face what the U.S. Senate minority leader described as some very tough choices. more
Visitors to the Van Cortlandt House Museum have something to get excited about. And in fact, it’s already underway. more
It’s an old cliché, but “art imitates life” is probably the best way one can describe Howard Levine’s new book. more
Allan Gilbert is digging up the earthy secrets of the borough’s past in a probing yet wide-ranging new book on local archaeology. It’s by and for those who do it professionally, but also for curious laypeople as well. more
Many voices have been heard both for and against the paving of Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. But some voices lost in the commotion might belong to long-lost souls who have the most to lose from such a project. more
A small crew from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson's office stood in the cramped quarters of the downtown 1 train’s elevated station at West 238th Street and Broadway on  Friday. They weren't waiting for a train, just  inviting riders to share how they felt about life as straphangers. more
Stan Lee had a habit of creating superheroes in the characters you’d least expect. more
Between teaching, being a mother and meeting members outside of the synagogue for much-needed chats, Rabbi Katie Greenberg is really bridging some gaps in the community. more
There are some mothers who won’t let you leave the house without a hot meal. Alicia Guevara had a mom who not only fed her own children, but the neighborhood kids too. more
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