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Upstate New York is enjoying what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls the first phase of an extended statewide stay-at-home order — one that continues full force downstate until at least June 13. But New York City — and the Bronx, in particular — might not have to wait that long if it can meet the criteria of seven different metrics established by the state health department. more
The nationwide struggle to find out exactly how to survive the coronavirus pandemic is now approaching its third month. In the foreseeable future of the crisis, one question has dominated the minds of many: Exactly how did it get this bad? more
Landlords are required to pump heat into apartments during the winter. But when it comes to summertime, tenants are generally on their own. As temperatures rise outside, window and ceiling fans inside can’t keep up, literally turning some units into ovens that could put their occupants in the hospital — or worse.  more
Two familiar names will grace bylines in The Riverdale Press again, at least for the next few weeks, helping the news team with some special projects related to ongoing coronavirus pandemic coverage. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his public support firmly behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposed $3 trillion coronavirus aid package. If passed, the bill would pump billions of dollars into city and state governments, including at least $51 billion for New York and roughly $13 billion to the New York City mega-region. more
Roosevelt Spivey has cut hair on the corner of West 228th Street and Marble Hill Avenue for nearly six decades. Known by many of his friends and customers as “Rosey,” Spivey first took over Marble Hill’s International Unisex Salon in 1962. Back then, Marble Hill was a mostly white neighborhood of working-class Irish and Italian customers. more
Marilyn Sopher, who founded Sopher Realty nearly three decades ago with her husband Morris — using the success of that business to give back to the Jewish community she called home — died Feb. 22. Rabbi Levi Shemtov, who first met Marilyn 28 years ago when he was looking for a space to bring the Chabad Lubavitch movement to Riverdale, had the solemn task of reuniting her with her husband, who died in 1998, in Israel. more
Read about a fight among bar workers, a passenger who stole from an Uber driver, parking lot vandalism and more. more
The past several days saw an attempted robber cuffed, another robbery evaded, two car break-ins and tire slashing on Giles Place. more
A teen was assaulted, a shoe store robbed and more in recent days in the northwest Bronx. more
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