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Edgehill Church in Spuyten Duyvil opened its doors last Sunday for the first time since it became the new headquarters of the Kingsbridge Historical Society. It is a windfall and an enormous responsibility for a small group of local history buffs who plan to restore and make it into a hive of activity in northwest Bronx. more
The headline in a local Brooklyn newspaper on Jan. 2, 1923 read, “Women will rule this year.” It was just four years after women got the vote after the 19th amendment became law. more
‘You know what’s more expensive for families than even paying their rent? Childcare,’ said Gov. Kathy Hochul, who visited the Bronx Children’s Museum Jan. 11 to speak about her plan to make child care fairer and  more affordable. Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson, deputy city council speaker Diana Ayala, state Sen. Luis Sepulveda, assembly members Amanda Septimo, Latoya Joyner and Yudelka Tapia and Bronx Children’s Museum founding executive Carla Precht were in the audience. more
Countless menorahs were lit all around the world, but the fourth day of Hanukkah was special for Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy students. more
The Manhattan skyline, including the new Fulton Street station and the Freedom Tower, acts a backdrop for the Statue of Liberty at the annual New York Botanical Garden holiday train show over the holidays. more
The words ‘Viva Mantequilla’ written in snow on a car parked in Kingsbridge on Monday following the dusting the area received Dec. 11. Loosely translated, the words mean long live butter. more
The lights hanging over Riverdale Avenue last week tell the story that the holidays are upon us once again. The smiles on the faces of the children at Saturday’s holiday toy distribution for Bronx military families at the Bronx Zoo tells you it is Christmas time. This year both Hanukkah and Christmas fall in the same week. more
Sonia Manzano reads her book to children on opening day at the Bronx Children’s Museum in the South Bronx Dec. 3.. more
Liz Guarracino, who had been a freelance photographer for 25 years, got the screen-play writing bug in 2013-14 when she was unemployed. It all started when she downloaded a script-writing app and wrote a story on her cracked iPhone. Little did she know a decade later her story would be part of a prestigious film festival. more
Alice Teirstein, choreographer, dance educator and founder of the acclaimed Young Dancemakers Company — a free, intensive summer choreography program for New York City public high school students — passed away on Nov. 25, 2022 at her Upper West Side home. She was 93. more
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