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The hole in New York's state budget might be measured in billions, but lawmakers are hoping Gov. Andrew Cuomo will find a spare $100 million in Albany's couch cushions to cover late and missed rent payments by many low-income tenants since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. more
It might not feel like election season, but don't tell that to the five men seeking to represent this part of the Bronx in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel and his Democratic primary challengers for the 16th Congressional District, have raised more than $2.5 million leading into next month's primary. more
Kids needing a kosher option at so-called "grab-and-go" food distribution sites will have it, after local elected officials lobbied the "food czar" to make such religiously required options available in the Bronx. more
Iowa and New Hampshire are the states to watch out for in any presidential election year, the first two to cast their votes while the race for the White House is still quite young. By early March, more than a dozen states headed to the polls for Super Tuesday, including the delegate-heavy states of Virginia and California. more
Crime is down in the city — and the 50th Precinct — and it might all be thanks to the coronavirus. more
The long-term political implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent near-lockdown of New York state aren’t quite clear yet. Some elections have been delayed. Events have been canceled. And some lawmakers are pushing for expanded vote-by-mail to allow ballots to be cast from the safety of a voter’s home. more
April 1, 2020, was dramatically different from the April 1 of decades past. New York City is largely quiet, with businesses closed and people staying home in light of the coronavirus pandemic that grips the nation. Yet, some things remain the same, like paying rent. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn’t close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Nor could he, likely, since it’s a federal agency. Yet, in recent days, many living within both the 10463 and 10471 ZIP codes — among others — haven’t been getting mail, or having outgoing parcels picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
More details have emerged about a 200-bed field hospital under construction at Van Cortlandt Park, including the company behind it — one with what one news outlet described as a checkered past in building field medical units in the past.  more
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