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We’ve elected a new mayor, some new council members, and even renewed our commitment to some of our existing city officials. But don’t take a breath yet. The ink’s not even dry on the ballot ovals, and already we’re looking ahead to 2022 where we’re guaranteed some significant shake-ups in Albany, even if the incumbent in the executive chamber stays put. more
Ed Koch was born in the Bronx. Fiorello La Guardia died here. Since its 1898 consolidation, 22 men — and only men, unfortunately — have held the title of New York City mayor. But not a single one has come from the Bronx. more
Sorry, Al Gore, you didn’t invent the internet. That was Tim Berners-Lee. The London-born computer scientist developed a way to network different computers with different operating systems among scientists, and in the process created the building blocks that would become the World Wide Web in 1989. more
Steve simply wanted what so many of us take for granted every day: A hot dinner. A warm bed. The ability to fend for himself. But for now, he’d settle for $600 just to get his car back. Not because he wants cool wheels, but because it’s at least a place to sleep. more
In chess, you can’t control the game unless you control the board. The same can be said about politics, and since virtually the birth of this republic, the state legislature has had arguably complete control of the congressional and legislative redistricting process. more
“Are you ready?” pharmacist Mitchel Zaretsky asked. “Go for it,” said Kelley Dixon, right before he became the first Hebrew Home at Riverdale resident to get the coronavirus vaccine. more
Can you imagine, as just one person, living off $2,200 a month? After rent, food, transportation — there wouldn’t be much left. Now imagine that’s your total income, and you’re supporting a family of four. more
This time six years ago, bus drivers were celebrating. They had bested Bill de Blasio on what was supposed to be the mayor’s hallmark legislation, Vision Zero. more
What is freedom? For a country that has used freedom as its very soul for more than two centuries, one might think any of us — as Americans — would know the answer to that question. more
We know exactly how important it is to have mechanisms in place to challenge the governor. It took the allegations of nearly a dozen women to finally bring down Andrew Cuomo. Yet that’s not even close to the kinds of issues Gavin Newsom faces in California. more
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