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When people think of the leading causes of climate change, their minds likely jump to the automobile or even agriculture. But a New York-based coalition of advocates says there’s another sector with a large carbon footprint that often gets overlooked: the fashion industry. more
Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market is not just a place to get fresh groceries — it’s a vital space for community. Except there was a problem: The market next to Riverdale Temple on Independence Avenue didn’t operate during the winter. more
The city council made history when it elected Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams its new Speaker. Adams is only the third woman — and the first African American one — ever to lead the city legislative body. For Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, this vote was a “momentous occasion.” more
Live in a co-op for 60 years, one might expect that if something breaks, management will be there to fix it immediately. When water flooded the kitchen of Murray and Rita Hyman at 3720 Independence Ave., they thought repairs would be quick and easy. They were wrong. more
For Manuel Casanova, the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year by a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump showed how divided the country truly is. In fact, it served as a call to action for him to run for office himself. more
Jamaal Bowman stood on the steps of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling for his upper chamber colleagues to pass a bill he and Democrats say will protect voting rights — especially among people of color — across the country. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
For more than a half century, if motorists in this corner of the Bronx needed their car serviced, they knew to take it to Jimmy Packes. Whether it was a routine oil check or an engine overhaul, drivers could count on Jimmy. more
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