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A number of Bronx synagogues had gathered outside the Russian Mission residential compound on Mosholu Avenue, chanting as loud as they could, hoping anyone on the other side of the heavily fortified fencing might hear them. more
Rebecca Kranich needed to rub the sleep out of her eyes. Or this was an elaborate piece of spam. Yet, there it was, listed among the other subject lines in her email inbox, asking if she would like to have a “conversation with the pope?” more
I. William Stone — or Bill, as friends called him — was a man who always wanted to see everything and anything with his own eyes. In fact, anything that came up at Community Board 8 meetings during his decades there almost always required him to go out and see things for himself before he could make any decision. more
While many 19-year-olds prepared to start their spring semester of college, Henry Wright was preparing for something much different. more
With each step, with every angle, this year’s orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden is designed for visitors to envision themselves in a vibrant floral kaleidoscope. more
His story begins in 1946. A young man from Yonkers, Joseph Nearon was one of just a few Black men to enroll at Manhattan College — an opportunity he received thanks to an intercultural concert that raised funds for Black high school students like him to attend college. more
Who knows how long the word was scratched into the metal, plain as day for anyone to see and read. Minutes? Hours? Days? Did people see it and just brush it off as if it were any old graffiti? more
It’s $1 million. That’s 100 million pennies. If you were to turn all of that money into dollar bills and stuff all of it into a cash bag, it would weigh 22 pounds. Each year, city council members have a chance to ask their communities how they would spend $1 million. But how they do it might be a little more interesting than some of the plans themselves. more
Since a young age, Jeffrey Dinowitz has wanted to help his neighbors. Even before he could vote, the future state lawmaker was a community activist, volunteering in local politics. That’s likely why Dinowitz has spent nearly three decades of his life representing this corner of the Bronx in the Assembly. more
Now or never. It’s a phrase that conveys the immediacy of a problem — If it isn’t fixed now, there may never be another chance. That phrase could apply to any number of crises we’re facing today amid a global pandemic and ever-increasing political polarization. more
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