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In the immediate aftermath of the fire and smoke that tore through a Fordham Heights apartment building, Danny Monge was at the scene, doing what he always does when someone is in distress: He helps out. more
For the first time in more than 75 years, the Kingsbridge home of the William E. Irwin Jr. American Legion Post 774 has an owner that is not the American Legion post. more
Demoralizing. That’s what Naomi Sharlin called her first day back at school. The omicron variant continues to take the coronavirus to new record highs in infection rates, but New York City schools vow to stay open. Yet, that doesn’t mean many are comfortable making a return. more
The new year started in the 20s with a threat of snow that never came. But for many living at Fort Independence Houses, the fear wasn’t about getting to work or school — it was about simply staying warm. more
Justice is a big word, which can sometimes feel watered down without the actionable steps to actually raise equity. At Lehman College, a new cohort of students has joined forces with celebrity chefs, educators and the campus administration to tackle justice — in the world of food and nutrition. more
If you’ve been reading Police Beat in recent weeks and thought, “You know, it’s been a while since I’ve heard about a Honda CR-V being stolen,” you’re in luck. But a CR-V owner who parked his 2021 model car on the 3900 block of Independence Avenue on Dec. 8 wasn’t so fortunate. more
If there’s any rite of passage for a city council member, it’s likely seeing a piece of legislation they drafted actually become law. If that’s the case, then Councilman Eric Dinowitz is close to truly maturing professionally at City Hall, potentially opening a door for a number of veterans in New York City who often get overlooked. more
The building currently home to a Food Universe supermarket in Kingsbridge has a new owner. Who that owner is remains a bit of a mystery. But the 184 Holdings limited liability corporation that shelled over $3.1 million for the site is using an Inwood apartment as its business address. more
Jessica Woolford grew up in Kingsbridge, alternating between her grandmother’s building at West 234th Street, and her mother’s building at West 238th Street. While walking around the neighborhood — whether it be to school at P.S. 7, or church at St. John’s — Woolford regularly passed by the two-story house on Kingsbridge Avenue where the local Assemblyman maintains his district office. more
For some families impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19 these last two years, it’s been hell. More so if that same family struggles to make monthly mortgage payments. more
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