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Neighbors surrounding the Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s Palisade Avenue campus had one last chance to speak out on the facility’s proposed expansion in front of Community Board 8’s land use committee, and they knew it, packing the large multipurpose room at The Riverdale Y, making their voices — and hisses — heard. more
A new name adorns the post at the intersection of West 238th Street and Waldo Avenue — Andrew Sandler Way. more
The first thing they noticed visiting the homes around Gettysburg were the bullet holes. It’s one of the few clearly visible remnants remaining of a war that almost broke our country into two. And it gave a traveling group of students from IN-Tech Academy a chance to see the American Civil War up close and personal. more
When it comes to breakfast, city public schools are having a little difficulty getting kids on board. Although breakfast in New York City is free, there are still many factors that play a role in this breakfast contempt — primarily tardiness and, of course, taste buds. more
Growing up, Sarah Alsaidi would introduce herself as Sarah, without any of the Arabic pronunciation her Yemeni parents originally accented it with. At home, it’s not “Sare-AH,” but instead “Sah-RU.” more
There’s going to be less money available for the city’s more than 27,000 homeless children after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary budget appeared to ax programs like Bridging the Gap, which caters to schools with large numbers of homeless children. more
Camp Gan Israel is looking for Jewish children of all ages for its summer schedule that begins June 28. more
Sometimes it’s bunnies, and sometimes it’s leprechauns and four leaf clovers. As the seasons change, so does the nearly 8-foot mural outside Amalgamated Nursery School. And with each passing month Lucy Degidon breathes new art at the school — something she’s been doing for the past five years. more
If there’s anyone who shines as a beacon of hope for the perennially wronged residents of the New York City Housing Authority, it’s Tiesha Jones. more
Local Riverdale residents attending Clark University, Julia M. Dowling and Derek W. Garrison-Bedell, have been named second honors on the university’s deans list. more
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