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Instead of learning about poet John Keats through photocopies of his poems or downloads of a textbook, Lehman College students like Georgia Manesis had a chance to see his work first-hand through visits to libraries which house his personal papers. more
When Novelty Nachos closed its doors near the corner of West 231st Street and Riverdale Avenue, neighbors mourned the loss of a nearby eatery. But that mourning is now over. more
In my previous column about botanical Latin, I seemed to indicate that Swedish doctor Carl Linnaeus had immediately established the binomial nomenclature. more
A portable wagon stage is the centerpiece of “The Amateurs,” Jordan Harrison’s bold new play at the Vineyard Theatre. more
Instead of the sounds of winter’s winds or muffled street traffic, residents at the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative will soon be lulled to sleep by the pitter-patter of construction taking place at nearby P.S./M.S. 95 Sheila Mencher. more
The grassroots organization hosts a “Community Power Hour” Jan. 17 where it's expected to share with the community ways of mustering political clout on the ground level. more
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Millions of New Yorkers depend on federal help to access fresh, healthy food through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. But now that SNAP is under threat by the Trump administration, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state’s congressional delegation to reject proposed cuts to SNAP that could reduce benefits by up to 30 percent. more
The New York Police Department cautions people to be aware of their surroundings at all times, and look out not just for their personal belongings, but for their safety as well — even in tonier neighborhoods like Riverdale. more
Managers of at least one local Verizon store are probably considering better ways to secure their display phones after what happened recently along a sleepy strip of North Riverdale. more
Car break-ins in the 50th Precinct are an old problem, but they’re not limited to just this part of the Bronx. It’s a citywide issue, and a challenge for police departments across the country. more
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