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City Council approves “impossible” budget | Manhattan Times

Don’t bother celebrating. The New York City Council has voted to approve a new city budget that includes a reduction in funding for the NYPD. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said the budget negotiations included “heart-wrenching and impossible choices”…

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NYC halts plan to resume indoor dining | Bronx Free Press

The return of indoor dining at New York City restaurants and bars will be delayed. Eateries had been preparing to serve diners indoors ‒ with limited capacity ‒ under Phase 3 of the reopening, which is slated to begin…

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Shooting Sparks | Manhattan Times

Photos by Emmanuel Abreu | @eabreuvisuals Text by Debralee Santos He can’t sleep either. Rest assured, visual artist, photographer and bibliophile Emmanuel Abreu has been kept up by the same loud bangs and bursts that light up summer evenings.…

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Pandemic Primary | Bronx Free Press

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Caro (@visualsbycaro) on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:30pm PDT New York’s pandemic primary day is at a close, but several races are far from decided. Tuesday marked an unusual day…

Decision on DACA | Bronx Free Press

The United States Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s move to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected more than 800,000 young immigrants from deportation – including 50,000 New Yorkers. In a 5-4…

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Uptown Uprising | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Local residents gathered this past Sun., Jun. 7th at Marble Hill Houses and strode through the streets down into Riverbank State Park for a socially distanced rally. Organized by Senator Robert Jackson, the gathering was…

Elegy for a Friend | Manhattan Times

By Arlene Schulman “There are no strangers here. Only friends you haven’t met yet.” William Butler Yeats Coogan’s story begins in 1985 in Washington Heights in a New York City community overwhelmed by gunfire, drugs, riots, and homicides, and…

"We’re sentencing people to death right now," argued Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa.

Relief in Release | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos Overlooking Highbridge Park, the building is an unassuming structure tucked into a quiet, leafy intersection on Edgecombe Avenue. It once served as the 100-bed Mother Cabrini Memorial Hospital, one of the numerous facilities…

Passion in the Paint | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Washington Heights has a new way to say thank you to the ever-so necessary first responders. A new mural at 2244 Amsterdam Avenue popped up almost overnight. Created by local artist DISTER Rondon, the bright multi-colored…