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When a young Alessandra Biaggi climbed into the oversized chair at her grandfather’s dining room table, the word “dynasty” wasn’t even in her vocabulary. For her, Mario Biaggi wasn't a congressman. He wasn’t one of the most powerful men in the Bronx at the time. He was simply grandpa. Conversations and outright debate would criss-cross that table, and Alessandra would listen to every word. She might not have understood much of what was discussed, but she knew what was happening there, it was important. more
Police are tracking down a man they say stabbed someone in Fieldston a couple weeks back, and need the public's help to catch him. more
This summer, after three years from Rosemary Ginty, Community Board 8 promoted her vice chair — Laura Spalter — into the top spot. It was the first contested chair election since Dan Padernacht defeated then vice chair Maria Khury in 2014, outlasting former economic development committee chair Sergio Villaverde, in the vote. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel hopes to hold on to a little bit of remaining cell phone spectrum and dedicate it to first responders. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project to find temporary headquarters away from the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, but that doesn’t mean the group isn’t still getting food to the plates of those in the community who otherwise are going hungry. more
The famous names who have passed through the doors of Ethical Culture Fieldston School are vast with the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barbara Walters. But it seems the school was very close to adding one more famous name to that list, if only he passed the test. more
The historical impact of the three-story mansion at 3029 Godwin Terrace is much quieter than mankind’s ascent into the skies and the heavens, but it has influence nonetheless. It seems almost out of place in its Kingsbridge neighborhood, facing P.S. 207 and surrounded by apartment buildings. more
Bob Mahoney noticed something amiss in Vinmont Veteran Park. He was walking through the 3.5-acre “pocket park” tucked between Riverdale and Mosholu avenues a couple years ago when he noticed a black cherry tree beginning a slow descent to the ground. It already was leaning into one of its neighbor’s branches. more
As the country searched to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, college towns emptied out as students were sent home in an effort to avoid further outbreak. more
Frank Lloyd Wright once joked he could just “shake the buildings out of my sleeves.” But even the famed architect who constructed Fallingwater house over a Pennsylvania waterfall might have thrown up his arms in frustration if faced with the empty lot occupying 7-15 Terrace View Ave. more
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