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If we are to believe Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical masterpiece — and the Ron Chernow biography — Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was obsessed with not just his legacy, but mortality itself. more
He was one of the “Big Six,” as they were known back then, who helped draw more than 200,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tell America, “I Have a Dream.” more
Serbia is the home to tennis star Novak Djokovic, who aimed for his 10th Australian Open title. Instead of making his way to the tennis court, Djokovic found himself in Australia’s immigration courts, fighting deportation. more
It was a bill that made it through both chambers of the state legislature with no controversy — and not even a single no vote. Not from any Republican, not even in a committee. Gov. Kathy Hochul didn’t even waste time signing this bill into law, doing so a few weeks before Thanksgiving. more
Eighty percent. That’s what U.S. News & World Report says is the number of New Year’s resolutions that fail by the middle of February. So chances are, don’t clear your schedule too much for those morning runs you’ve planned, or to head out to that organic grocery store you’ve always avoided. more
Back in the days of David and Celia Stein, there were two ways you could share your opinion with the masses. You could step out on your balcony and yell as loud as you could, or you could write a letter to the editor, and have it published in The Riverdale Press. more
He’d already made a name for himself as the architect behind the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington as well as the Midtown Manhattan landmark St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
No one is looking back at the past couple of years with an overall sense of fondness. The coronavirus pandemic continues to infect not only thousands of people every day, but every corner of our lives as well. From wearing masks in public spaces, to weathering multiple vaccination shots, to going to the store and finding our favorite snack out of stock because of supply chain issues, it seems all of this will never end. more
There’s not a single good reason why voters in New York shouldn’t have an option to vote by mail. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz agrees, introducing a new measure that would extend no-excuse absentee balloting into 2024. more
It’s not all about food. It’s about being thankful. For life. For happiness. For our family. For the hope that someday the New York Jets will win a game. And to go full circle, for the feast in front of us. more
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