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Live in a co-op for 60 years, one might expect that if something breaks, management will be there to fix it immediately. When water flooded the kitchen of Murray and Rita Hyman at 3720 Independence Ave., they thought repairs would be quick and easy. They were wrong. more
For Manuel Casanova, the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year by a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump showed how divided the country truly is. In fact, it served as a call to action for him to run for office himself. more
Jamaal Bowman stood on the steps of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling for his upper chamber colleagues to pass a bill he and Democrats say will protect voting rights — especially among people of color — across the country. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
For more than a half century, if motorists in this corner of the Bronx needed their car serviced, they knew to take it to Jimmy Packes. Whether it was a routine oil check or an engine overhaul, drivers could count on Jimmy. more
A hard-fought battle has finally produced results. An intersection that claimed the life of a prominent resident last year will now get a traffic light. At least that’s the word from the city’s transportation department, paving the way for such a signal at Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue. more
Primary day has stuck with Eric Dinowitz. Not only was the most recent one last year when he secured his city council seat for the next two years, but also because he also discovered a troubling trend. more
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
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
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