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The Bronx Children’s Museum unveiled its new 13,000-square-foot, sun-drenched home with sweeping views of the Harlem River last week. For the better part of a decade, the Bronx facility has been a “museum without walls,” operating out of a purple bus that roved the borough bringing exhibits to 15,000 Bronx residents annually. It’s been a favorite at Riverdale’s annual RiverFest. more
There were more than 18 million service requests to 311 in fiscal year 2022, according to New York city government data. They ranged from unsanitary conditions, plumbing issues and broken elevators in housing to illegal parking, broken street lamps and abandoned vehicle. There were even a few noise complaints about roosters “cockadoodledooing” too early in the morning. more
The city is finally poised to purchase a mile or so stretch of vacant land between Van Cortlandt Park South and West 230th Street to clear the way for a new greenway running alongside the Major Deegan Expressway. more
The education department’s Division of Early Childhood Education came under fire after the most powerful teachers union called it a broken and disorganized system to the point where their trust is gone. more
To the editor: Home health care agencies in New York City have, for years, forced thousands of workers — mostly immigrant women of color — to work 24-hour shifts often back-to-back for up to 72 consecutive hours. It has been found that these brutaal shifts cause irreparable physical, psychological, and social damage to home care workers. They also reduce the quality of care provided to vulnerable patients. more
Retirees who face a cap on what the city government pays for their supplemental health care plan are frustrated and angry over what they call a switch to “an inferior plan.” more
Is it still a block party if it’s not actually held on the street? more
City council redistricting is back on track. more
Martha Frazer, 79, recently underwent heart surgery. “I had an angiogram, and they said I had to have open heart surgery. Triple bypass. Almost immediately,” she said. “It was urgent.” more
It’s back to the drawing board for the commission that was set up to reconfigure the new city council district lines. That’s because, in a highly unexpected move, the latest round of draft maps were rejected by eight of its 15 members in a meeting on Thursday. more
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