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He may have been a little above the targeted age bracket at the Forever 21, but that didn’t stop one man from entering the Broadway Plaza store on West 230th Street and packing up several pairs of men’s jeans, according to police. more
As political leaders fight to ensure New Yorkers can get out to the primary polls this summer, would-be political leaders hoping to succeed them are still working to get out their names and message. All of that despite the fact campaigns have seemingly grinded to a halt in light of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Getting around New York City isn’t too difficult. That is, as long as you’re not dependent on a cane, walker or wheelchair. Sure, every bus in the five boroughs is accessible to those with mobility issues, but only a quarter of subway stations are equipped with elevators. Not only does that make those stations off-limits for many, it also means people with certain disabilities need to plan out their travel well in advance, even if it means just heading to the grocery store using the subway. more
There’s usually something going on at the Fieldston Road meetinghouse for the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. It all starts with weekly Sunday services and continues with a plethora of other programs — “Ethics on Tap” at An Beal Bocht Cafe, and a recent folk concert on a Tuesday afternoon. And that doesn’t even include many of the organization’s social programs, like its weekly overnight emergency shelter for the homeless. more
In a life before the coronavirus pandemic, the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center teems with life from young and old and everything in between. Yet, as the virus that causes COVID-19 tears through the city, it became increasingly clear that things would soon change at the Kingsbridge Terrace center. more
Simon Cane is nearly indistinguishable from most other 8-year-old boys. He’s a third-grader at P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen. He is active, and loves playing outside. And he is an animal enthusiast — He loves his dog, Lola, and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. But when it comes to saving the environment, everyone else is running to keep up with him. more
We know that it's hard to get out and get a paper, and not everyone is getting the paper at home (but maybe you should!) more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn't close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries.  Yet, in recent days, many living within the 10463 ZIP code (and others) haven't been getting mail, or having it picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
March began with trepidation, then transformed into mass confusion, and finally fear. The world outside looked bleak because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it wasn't much different inside at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, especially with visitors barred from the 5901 Palisade Ave., campus since March 16. Enter Billy Crystal. Well, through a little bit of YouTube technology. more
There are now more than 1 million confirmed cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19. And by nearly every news account available, when it comes to accusations of a country that's handling it the worst, fingers are pointed directly at the United States. more
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