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When Michael Klein looks back at his portrait from 1988, the memory is bittersweet. “I’m not that person,” he said. Klein was early in his writing career when photographer Robert Giard first contacted him about a portrait. more
Once again, the principal of Spuyten Duyvil’s elementary school is the target of an anonymous email campaign to get rid of him. But this time, a group of parents from his school are standing up and denouncing the attacks. more
With a handshake, Mayor Bill de Blasio and council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to a 2019-20 budget that included “promises to create a pathway” to equal pay for all teachers in the city’s Pre-K For All program. more
In what was most likely a welcome reversal to the city’s keeper of the books, Mayor Bill de Blasio not only halted the threatened $10 million in cuts to the city’s three library systems, but the city’s 2019-20 budget includes an additional $35 million in operations funding. more
Last time, we talked about one of two astonishing botanical references in the book “Crazy Rich Asians.” The first was Epiphyllum oxypetalum, also known as Dutchman’s pipe cactus or the orchid cactus. more
Janet Jones was born and raised on Coney Island. At 70, she was living in an apartment in Brooklyn’s Marlboro Houses when she suffered a stroke. more
It was a Wednesday mid-morning in Washington, and Eliot Engel was about to take center stage. In his role as chair of the House’s powerful foreign affairs committee, the congressman hauled Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper into a June 12 hearing and slammed the Trump administration over an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. more
Thieves stole 20 pairs of shoes, police said, including pairs of Kanye West’s signature Yeezy sneakers and Christian Louboutin’s red-bottomed stilettos — a favorite of Bronx born rapper Cardi B. more
As Community Board 8 members considered proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District that encompasses a good portion of its territory, one desire kept coming up: Split the Bronx from Staten Island, and develop two unique sets of rules for the two unique areas. more
Janet Rothholz might make masks in her spare time, but she’s not hiding behind one. more
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