Protesters were too late to save beloved 'villa'

For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building.

City council targets parking permits - but is it enough?

Parking is tough. There are 3.1 million households in New York City, and nearly half of them come with at least one car — a rate that only gets higher in the outer boroughs.

Car owners fear for the future of their tires and rims

It’s become an all-too-familiar sight for some drivers who park their cars overnight. They return the next morning to find a window or two shattered and valuables stolen. Sometimes, they find a window partially pried out of place, the would-be thief likely caught in the act.

Bronx hospitals battle hard-to-treat bug, C. auris

Nearly a decade ago, a new antibiotic-resistant fungal infection was discovered in Japan. Known as Candida auris, it spread quickly in hospitals and other health care facilities, eventually finding its way across the globe with a stop right here in the Bronx.

Clinton teacher earns support, education through fellowship

It was like getting into college all over again. Jamie DeMartino had just been accepted as a fellow with Math for America, an organization that brings together math and science teachers citywide to provide support and opportunities to learn from and with other teachers.

BETTER LIVING

An artist over city lines, a concerned teacher at home

Yonkers, in the early afternoon, is the sound of landscapers and slowly driven cars. A mere 20-minute walk from the city line, the area seems calm and distant. Yet in one of the large, well-kept houses that line the roads is an artist filled with the excitement and verve that comes from growing up in New York City. That artist is Julia Eisen-Lester.

SPORTS

Medical issues not slowing down Kennedy's Mathis

Johnny Mathis just smiles as he sits in his customary seat on the Kennedy bench. His Knights had just dropped a 47-44 decision to Truman in their season opener, but Mathis still wears a grin, just happy to be around the game he loves.

CLOSED FOREVER?

City shuts down Loeser’s Deli over gas line issues, and it may never reopen

When Loeser’s Kosher Deli opened in 1960, John F. Kennedy was on the verge of being elected the 35th President of the United States. “The Flintstones” premiered on television, and the first troops were sent to Vietnam.

FIRST ONLINE

Two rob T-Mobile store on Riverdale Avenue

Police are looking for two men they said robbed the T-Mobile store on Riverdale Avenue earlier this week.

This tree fell, and everyone heard it

When men with heavy equipment showed up in the parking lot of 714 W. 231st St., earlier this month, neighbors became wary. After all, the neighborhood lies within the Special Natural Area District. Most modifications to buildings and grounds must be cleared with the city before work begins — even if it’s a single, 6-inch diameter tree.

THE TICKET

‘Cyrano’ is new, but not improved as a musical

Adapting plays into musicals is nothing new. To tackle a classic, the adapter faces multiple challenges.

Rats move out of shadows, into daily life at reservoir

Rats are about as New York as Yankee Stadium, a dollar slice, or getting excited over a clean subway car. They’re everywhere — so much that you barely notice when they scuttle from view around a corner, down the storm drain, or from one pile of sidewalk garbage on pick-up day to the next.

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