Eating outside was certainly a step up from months of only takeout and delivery. But then again, such an arrangement was expected to be just temporary as part of the second phase of New York’s coronavirus pandemic reopening.
It’s usually one of the quietest precincts in the borough, to the point that even when crime rises across the city — or even across the Bronx — the 50th Precinct stays relatively immune.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has sent a check to the Ben Franklin Club she says should be more than enough to remove her name from the sign. No, she didn’t lose her primary a couple weeks ago. She’s just officially parting ways with the club.
The death of George Floyd sparked what is now recognized as one of the largest movements for civil rights since the marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the 1960s. And several organizations at Manhattan College are leading the charge locally, hoping to make the school more welcoming to students and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color — also known as BIPOC.
Late last summer, thousands of people across New York state were granted something they thought would never be offered: A chance for justice.
Sokol Delaj has spent the past months of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown making a few house calls when he could to certain older clients, styling hair in backyards or even parks. But even that wasn’t enough for Delaj to get by — especially in the long term.
It’s not like it was free of issues before, but few expected the Key Food supermarket at 5661 Riverdale Ave., to be shuttered on a seemingly random morning. Yet, that’s exactly what happened to the long-embattled North Riverdale grocery store Monday morning when would-be customers were greeted with large banners declaring the store had indeed closed.
The best bars and cafes have live music. Greenwich Village’s Café Wha?, Au Café de Paris in the French capital’s Pigalle neighborhood, The New York Palace Café in Budapest, and, naturally, An Beal Bocht Café on West 238th Street.
Mom and pop shops are the lifeblood of tight-knit communities. Riverdale Avenue, Broadway, West 231st Street and Johnson Avenue are among the many centers of social interaction in the area, and a place where one can always find a familiar face.
Soon, the Sunday Market won’t be alone anymore. Longtime educator and lover of just about anything that grows out of the ground, Raymond Pultinas, is ready to open a Saturday version of the popular farmer’s market. But it’s going to try a location that hasn’t necessarily been a hot spot in recent memory of fresh produce — DeWitt Clinton High School.
When Jessica Haller decided to run for city council, she framed her campaign on the environment — with sustainable neighborhoods her main focus. But nobody could have expected what 2020 had in store.
Bernie Moerdler knew he’d want to help — so he found a pattern for 3-D printing reusable plastic face shields — which are typically used alongside masks to protect health care workers from the coughing and sneezing of sick (and contagious) patients, and started giving them to those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
While state and city officials discuss if and when public schools will open in the fall, it's clear that one parochial school definitely will not. St. John's School in Kingsbridge is one of 20 New York schools that were shut down by the Archdiocese of New York — closures church officials say will impact more than 2,500 students and 350 staff members.
Even Community Board 8 deserves a break. And like in past years, it’s getting it with a summer hiatus that not only allows its nearly 50 members a chance to recharge their batteries, but also a chance to reset the board itself.
Contract tracers from New York’s Test & Trace Corps hit the streets, and throughout this past month have reached out to more than 7,500 people who tested positive for the coronavirus. Their goal? To find others who might also have been infected, and to contain an outbreak before it spreads.
We are saddened by the passing of Grace “Gigi” Williams on May 11, 2020.
It’s not uncommon to get a little hangry — You haven’t eaten in a little while, and your mood turns sour.
At 92 years old in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer considers herself an endangered species. But the famed sex therapist has done her part to stay away from other people, and otherwise keep herself safe.
Riverdale is full of parks. Some are quite large, like the 114 acres of Riverdale Park, while others are relatively small, like the less than 2 acres that make up Brust Park, probably known primarily by those who live in its proximity.
Ileana Glyptis of Riverdale was one of 480 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, last month.