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As the owner of Flowers by Zenda, Orlando Kross peddles petals and foliage, sure. But he’s also a crucial set of eyes along a pulsing stretch of Broadway in the bustling, high-traffic community known as Marble Hill. more
After lead poisoned her daughter, Tiesha Jones set upon a mission to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. She’s teamed up with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to fashion a bill to expand the number of children considered at risk for lead poisoning in both public and private housing. more
Yetta Lazri pours her soul into running her salon. Yet, showing up to work at a shopping strip dotted with empty storefronts can be downright demoralizing. more
Students tend to party in college, sometimes managing to shake entire buildings. Although some may find this high-five worthy, neighbors might not share that sentiment, especially if they are surrounded by vomit and empty beer cans. more
In a sprawling borough blanketed by parkland, maintaining all that green space is no small task. So it may come as no surprise that parts of Van Cortlandt Park — or smaller ones like Spuyten Duyvil’s Ewen and Shorefront — look a little rough around the edges. more
Riverdale Children’s Theatre is proving once again it can take a popular Broadway show not commonly done by kids, and have it done by kids. more
Usually, Goya Foods creates products that bring families together at the dinner table. But the New Jersey-based company is bringing people together for the arts as well, spending $75,000 to help make Lehman College’s Latino concert series a reality. more
Some critics have viewed President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on illegal border crossings a disaster, and his administration has been anything but transparent. more
Where you work could determine your answer. It can be a dark, dirty and grueling industry. The hours are long, the labor strenuous. more
No place to stay? One synagogue wants to offer homeless people a pillow to lay their head down — but it’s not coming quite as soon as Rabbi Steven Exler had hoped. more
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