It’s been two months since a working group from Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee proposed some potential changes to Independence Avenue — a reckless driving hotspot in the neighborhood. But even with some of those ideas indefinitely tabled, the committee hasn’t given up on the point where Independence meets West 237th Street.
It would be a gross understatement to say this past year has been tough for small businesses.
Mino Lora was angry. And last summer, she was hardly alone. A non-profit theatre executive director pondering a run for city council, Lora turned to Twitter on Aug. 4, and just started typing. “Abolish the police now,” she said, putting the last word in all-caps.
It’s supposed to be a local city council special election race, but some might say it’s not feeling very local. That is, for everyone except Carlton Berkley.
Roosevelt Spivey is a survivor. He’s cut hair in his Marble Hill barbershop on West 228th Street for nearly six decades. And so far, no challenge has stopped Spivey — known by his friends and customers as “Rosey” — from doing what he loves.
The list of what’s been named in honor of America’s first native-born saint is too extensive to list here, but even two centuries after her death, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s legacy endures. But on the College of Mount Saint Vincent campus, the Sisters of Charity of New York remember her in a much different way: Mother Seton.
Aging is a fact of life. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re all getting older. As we age, it’s important to start paying more attention to how we take care of ourselves, and put more work into staying healthy.
Too young to vote, but certainly ready to ask the tough questions among a group of people looking to become the area’s next member of the city council.
Kevin Pazmino, shared Trump’s love of Twitter. And just like the former president, his account, too, was suspended by Twitter. Pazmino doesn’t know why he, too, was silenced — but those running against him in the council race say they do.
SAR Academy and its nearby high school made national headlines becoming some of the first schools in the state — and perhaps the country — to close because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, nearly a year later, they’re leading the charge to get their surrounding community vaccinated against the very virus that initially shut them down.
Sex workers face as much as a 75 percent chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job, according to statistics compiled by the Urban Justice Center. Yet, many of these assaults go unreported because sex workers fear potential arrest or even further assault if they go to the police.
Rollercoasters can be fun, so long as they’re within the confines of state fairs and amusement parks. But when they’re outside a nursing home, the adrenaline rush seems to suddenly disappear.
The coronavirus pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of life as we know it. But with President Joe Biden committing to secure enough vaccine doses for every American, the country might be turning the corner on this once-in-a-lifetime health crisis.
The 50 miles between Cardinal Hayes High School and the U.S. Military Academy transitions from a busy urban corridor to rural hilly terrain along Palisades Parkway. There’s a natural ease for embracing the difference in lifestyle between the Bronx and West Point — two places whose only apparent commonality is the state each calls home.
There have been more than 120,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bronx, leading to 5,500 deaths. Those who live through COVID-19 could face months, if not years, of lingering effects, burdening already strained budgets.
In the 1980s, a cup of coffee cost 70 cents. That’s something few older people have to look up, thanks not to great memory, but instead to Sally Struthers and her Christian Children’s Fund commercials.
Glenn Edward Leahey died peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2021, of natural causes.
It goes without sang that one should be careful about whom they let into their apartment. Unfortunately, one man learned that lesson the hard way after he claimed a handyman doing repairs in his apartment stole a couple of checks from his bedroom drawer.
Making the dean’s list anywhere is no mean feat. But when it happens at one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, it’s all the more cause for celebration.
The world has been a scary place for many over the past year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But people like Judith Green and Bernice Harris had much more to fear not just because of the virus’ high mortality rate, but also because they’re senior citizens.