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When believers think of a place to worship, they likely imagine a beautiful, peaceful temple visitors can pray at and enjoy. For many who attend services at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Marble Hill, that’s typically what they’d get. more
It seems every corner of the Major Deegan Expressway has a story, at least in the eyes of Melba Taveras. “There’s been an accident there, there, over there, and there,” says Taveras, manager of Fiesta Liquors, just off the expressway on West 230th Street and Bailey Avenue. more
After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
First came the long stretches of previously unpaved roads. Then one complaint became the first drop in a bucket, filled by a torrential downpour of protests. It’s as if we’re on the road to nowhere, and stuck in a purgatorial loop — and it’s right where Kappock Street and Palisade Avenue meet. more
In a little over a week’s time, the book will close on 2021 with sights set on a new year. And like any other annual turnover, many will think about the New Year’s resolutions they’ll likely break, and plans for 2022. But for city council, the end of this year means the end of an era. more
Growing up in the South Bronx, Victor Davila says he’s been exposed to pollution his entire life. And he’s hardly the only Bronx native to suffer the daily effects of what has been termed “environmental racism.” more
Joanne Heyman is frustrated — and she’s ran out of options. It’s been nearly two months since the remnants of Hurricane Ida devasted much of the region, as well as her North Riverdale home. Yet what she thought would be near-automatic help to pay for damage isn’t coming through. 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 in recent months. more
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