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How much say should communities have in how they’re policed? That’s a question police departments have faced across the country since George Floyd was murdered last year by a former Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s death sparked protests against police violence in cities well beyond Minnesota, sparking a number of reforms to policing. more
Mary Serri is frustrated. Like many at 2727 Palisade Ave., she is not happy with two sidewalks the city’s transportation department constructed back in 2019. Not that she doesn’t want space for the community to walk, but because she blames those very sidewalks for flood after flood her co-operative is experiencing in recent months. more
Unless you’ve been locked down under a rock over the past 18 months, you may have noticed the city’s streets and sidewalks have been breached by outdoor diners. more
Memories are still raw for some over the closing earlier this year of a Chase Bank branch in Knolls Crescent — a move that drew fierce protests from neighbors there, many who are senior citizens and depend on bricks-and-mortar institutions instead of using the internet or a smartphone. more
An express bus navigating the tricky turn from Kappock Street to Johnson Avenue claimed the life of Ruth Mullen on the evening of Sept. 7 — a woman who spent years advocating for a traffic signal at that very intersection in front of her home. more
Vandals may have stolen a sign from the entrance of Fieldston’s Endor Gardens four years ago, but they couldn’t claim the neighborhood’s spirit. more
Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, someone anonymously constructed a wooden plaque in Endor Garden, a small wooded area near West 253rd Street and Fieldston Road. On it, they included the names of five area firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on 9/11. more
Even for those who might not otherwise welcome a chance to enjoy the food from their favorite restaurant while breathing in fresh air, having such options available was vital for a key New York City industry at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Laura Spalter has yet to physically preside over a meeting as chair of Community Board 8. But she's not only OK with that — she wanted it to continue. And thanks to Kathy Hochul, she got her wish. more
For Spanish-speaking residents like Stephanie Rodriguez, housing resources can be very limited. Living at Marble Hill Houses, Rodriguez often finds it difficult to get the help she and her family needs when it comes to some of the even most basic issues. more
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