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Attacks on Transit Workers Stir Fear and Frustration

Attacks on Transit Workers Stir Fear and Frustration

On April 21 at 10:30 a.m., while many New Yorkers were enjoying their Easter candy, Denaul Jenkins II, 33, was on the job as an MTA subway conductor, waiting to catch the second train of his shift. As he sat on the southbound platform at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, Walter Rivera, […]

Orchid Overkill

Orchid Overkill

Orchids are one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet, but due to the increasing threats to the environment they’re starting to head to extinction.

The Meaning of Spelling

The Meaning of Spelling

When nine-year-old Fatima Ali is restless, and she has trouble falling asleep, she lays down in bed and spells out words in her head to help her get to sleep. She often does it alongside her mother, who isn’t a native English speaker and uses this bedside exercise to practice her pronunciation too. Mom tucks […]

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can’t decide whether to buy roses or chocolates? Longing to give something more original? What’s more romantic than…a roach? For a minimum fee of $15 dollars (with higher prices for those looking for more extravagant packages), the Bronx Zoo will let you name a Madagascar Hissing roach—which can […]

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