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Usually, one might expect to find loads of medical supplies like gauze, gloves and test tubes exclusively in hospitals. But on the most recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, these items covered tables in a room at The Riverdale Y, waiting for dozens of volunteers to sort and package them. more
The city’s transit landscape fundamentally changed in 2013 when the blue behemoth of Citi Bike began popping up around the city. Eight years later, the popularity of those bicycles remains strong, providing a number of options ranging from leisurely rides through Central Park to a quick cross-town trip when a subway or bus might not be available. more
Eric Dinowitz has had some trouble escaping the shadow of his father, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Then again, some might say he’s not trying very hard to escape it. With the backing of the powerful Benjamin Franklin Democratic Reform Club and then there’s the name itself, it’s hard to deny family ties may give the younger Dinowitz an edge in not only this race, but his political career. more
Another year means another birthday, and another hashmark noting our time on this planet. For some, growing older comes with fears and even depression — Can I do the same things I’m doing now? Can I be as vital? Can I stay as healthy? more
Coronavirus infection rates may be dropping in the city, but two prominent candidates seeking to open up offices in City Hall are now among those who are testing positive. more
More than a foot of snow fell on New York City since late Sunday night, shutting down a number of services. But as a new day dawns Tuesday, it seems some normalcy is returning. more
The rise in violent crime across the city last year reminded some of New York’s darker times in the 1970s and ‘80s. more
For years, Kenya Fernandez found living among mice in her 3801 Review Place apartment was something she just had to live with, despite pleas to her landlord to do something about it. But when a rat joined in on the visits a few weeks ago, Fernandez had enough. more
Growing up or living in New York City orients people a different way from those in rural areas. At least that’s how Marty Kleinman feels. more
Last Saturday, with every last option exhausted, Sarina Prabasi stood in front of their proud Riverdale Avenue coffee shop to share the bad news: The doors were closing for good. more
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