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The headline in a local Brooklyn newspaper on Jan. 2, 1923 read, “Women will rule this year.” It was just four years after women got the vote after the 19th amendment became law. more
Anyone who thinks they understand how the city’s finance department determines the taxable value of co-ops and condos should call Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher who represents the 50th District comprising Williamsburg and Greenpoint. more
While all of Major League Baseball last week celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, two families with roots in Fieldston and Riverdale recalled another story involving the Brooklyn Dodger great. more
Are you a young person hoping to make a little bit of money this summer? If so, the city might have a job for you. more
When it comes to family, there aren’t many Ana can turn to. In fact, the 92-year-old only has her daughter, Sandra Ortega, nearby. If she can count Queens as close. Still, Ana has been busy preparing some important documents around a sensitive subject: how her life will end. And as Ortega quickly found out, it’s a mountain of paperwork. more
It’s an impressive list of multi-sports greats: Deion Sanders. Jim Thorpe. Bo Jackson. Jackie Robinson is in Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but excelled at three other sports in college as well — football, basketball and track. Still, he’d have to tack on one more to catch up with Martin Zelnik. more
The community garden at the Marble Hill Houses has been busy. But now more light can be shed on those projects thanks to a single solar panel installed in the garden of the New York City Housing Authority complex. more
It’s not easy to pin labels on Nicky Enright. Over the course of the Riverdale artist’s career, he’s done video, photography — even painting. But perhaps the one thing Enright keeps coming back to is his love of creating murals. more
After what seemed a lifetime over three years, the consecutive races to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council are finally over. And the winner? Eric Dinowitz. For the second time in three months. more
Alexis Lorenzo is scrambling. So far, many have held onto their homes — even if they can’t pay — thanks to foreclosure moratoriums enacted at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. But as COVID-19 slowly disappears, so are the days remaining for these protections to stay in place. more
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