The months were long as they gathered permits and waited for construction to finally finish. But just before Memorial Day the wait was over. Nohad and Samia Jourdy reopened Picture Perfect Frames on West 231st Street.
Every year around St Patrick’s Day, a large shamrock appears on the pavement at the corner of West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue.
Ideally, community boards and city agencies are supposed to work in tandem to optimize the quality of life for people who call a neighborhood home. But sometimes, the city agency reminds the community board its input is only advisory, and ultimately it can decide to just do what it wants.
Any other time, such correspondence might be welcome to many. But here? Just a couple weeks before voters would decide if he’ll keep that seat past December? Eric Dinowitz abused his office, at least two of his primary challengers claim, and he charged taxpayers to do it.
It’s finally here. After months — even years, for some — of campaigning, next week this corner of the Bronx will finally choose its representative in City Hall for the next two years.
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Andrew Yang became a household name in 2019 as he was one of several candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Donald Trump for the White House. He was different from most of the other candidates. He had no government experience. But he had a rather unique idea: universal basic income.
The last time this part of the Bronx had a contested primary race for city council, Oliver Koppell was gearing up for a run against state Sen. Jeffrey Klein for his role in creating an off-shoot caucus of Democrats in Albany that had decided to partner up with their Republican colleagues.
It might seem, more often than not, a community focuses on a few topics du jour when it comes to traffic safety. Among them are bicycle lanes and parking.
In the final weeks of campaigning, Mino Lora has faced the same question over and over from her competitors: Did she support the Independent Democratic Conference in 2018?
When the Fisher brothers opened Briar Oaks on the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1953, they probably didn’t expect their complex to thrive well into the 21st century. But 68 years later, the grounds have accumulated a unique personality through rich history and diverse residents.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that combating sexual abuse has been one of state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi’s core issues since heading to Albany three years ago.
For the past decade, Ruben Diaz Jr., has been the Bronx’s chief advocate — roaming around the Boogie Down, promoting all it has to offer.
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Art Chang may not be as familiar with the Bronx as he’d like to be. But he has memories of the mainland borough from a particularly tough point in his life. “The South Bronx is where I …
HOLOCAUST IN THE CLASSROOM
Memories of the Holocaust still haunt Jessica Haller, even though she didn’t personally live through it.
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It’s near impossible to find any political candidate not out there ready to share with you their entire resume from the moment you start shaking hands, to the split second you let go.
When New York City’s matching funds program was first established in 1988, it was presented as a solution to big money out-muscling the “little guy” in city elections.
Gunfire erupted in front of the 5500 block of Broadway on May 22. Police say someone fired off approximately five rounds toward a Mercedes-Benz around 5:30 p.m., injuring the leg of a …
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale seeks young adult Jewish progressives for a nationwide leadership and organizational fellowship.
Southern New Hampshire University might be a four-hour drive away, but some of its top students call this part of the Bronx home.
WASTING NO TIME ON VACCINE
It was only a year ago greater New York City was the American epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as we near the midpoint of 2021, restrictions are winding down and life seems to be slowly returning to normal.