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Edward Garcia wants to see a change in the Bronx. As the community development director of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, he is heavily focused on housing issues in the borough. more
Say good-bye to late fees. That sounds like something Blockbuster Video tried in that company’s death throes, but the New York Public Library is far from dying. In fact, officials say eliminating all late fees will only make the local book depository more popular than ever. more
In a little over a year, progressive standard-bearer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez very well could represent this corner of the Bronx on Capitol Hill. At least, that’s one possible outcome of the two draft redistricting maps the state’s independent redistricting commission released last month. more
It’s a long, slow slog when it comes to implementing congestion pricing. But while all of it is expected to take place in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district, the implications are expected to be felt citywide as state officials look to cure some of the traffic congestion in the densest parts of New York City. more
If Robert Abrams could impart one message to anyone, it would be that “ordinary people can prevail and succeed — even against powerful odds.” more
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can now finance more second home and investment property buyers now that the U.S. Treasury Department has temporarily lifted some Trump-era restrictions. more
Help couldn’t come sooner for Derek and Becky Woods. While many business owners found solace in government assistance such as the Paycheck Protection Program, some non-profits like Riverdale Children’s Theatre — which the Woods run — needed additional assistance to keep their organizations afloat. more
Samantha Charlip enjoys her peace — if she can find it. Living across from Seton Park, peace has proven to be a difficult state to achieve. Especially the day the trumpeter arrived. more
It’s no secret that in New York City, political contests are usually decided in primaries. General elections? More often than not, they are nothing more than a formality. That’s thanks to the city’s solidly blue political makeup. more
The main issue is an ineffectual enforcement of ethics rules, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi says. But who's to blame? The Joint Commission on Public Ethics. And Biaggi wants to change it. more
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