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A bill to reform New York’s sexual assault statutes failed to pass in the final days of the 2022 legislative session in Albany. more
The stock market infamously crashed in 1929 — a year still remembered as the start of the Great Depression. Investors lost billions. The center of the universe seemed to be Wall Street for all the wrong reasons. more
A man was arrested on May 21 around 8:40 p.m., after he tried to steal from a store inside a shopping center at 171 W. 230th St. more
At the corner of West 234th Street and Bailey Avenue, running along the Major Deegan Expressway for about four blocks, sits Bailey Playground. more
Lisa Hofflich, who had been running for the state senate seat currently held by Alessandra Biaggi, has announced she’s ending her campaign. The decision comes after the finalized senate redistricting maps dropped last month. more
The New York City Housing Authority will soon move forward in its plan to place some 25,000 apartments into a new NYCHA Preservation Trust — a public benefit corporation state lawmakers voted to establish last week. more
Two members of the Riverdale Y recently who speak Russian helped three Jewish agencies tend to the needs of the Ukrainian refugees who escaped the war with Russia. more
Legislation that will create more flexible rules for converting underutilized hotel space into permanent housing was signed into law recently by Gov. Kathy Hochul. more
Ivan Cheren loved baseball so much he couldn’t stay away from the local fields around greater Riverdale. And those who came to know of him recall his presence wherever the nearest crack of the bat was heard. His folk-like stature was made for a starring role in a baseball movie. But to Ivan, baseball was about so much more, including giving back to others. more
  Mayor Eric Adams and New York City schools chancellor David Banks are expanding the kindergarten and third grade gifted and talented program in other districts of New York … more
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