Alexis Jeffries

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  • 5 years ago | Accidental Governor

    Governor David Paterson's dramatic budget cuts to state parks includes a severe hit to a park he once blocked traffic to create. Back in 1988, then-State Senator Paterson joined environmental activists to block the West Side Highway as a way to pr...

  • 5 years ago

    My roommate, Ailsa Hopper, was just trying to find out something about her family history. Part Czech and part Dutch, she remembered that in the living room where she grew up, there was a plaque with something about the "Holland Society of New Yor...

  • 5 years ago | Culture

    In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to tell you a story about a garden -- The Magic Garden -- that's going to be torn down to make room for a high-rise housing development. Oliver Rios, an East Harlem-bred artist, grew up around gardening when his mo...

  • 5 years ago | Education

    Students at Harlem's Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change just got some after school job opportunities handed to them. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Capital One Bank branch on the school's campus was held this morning...

  • 5 years ago | Featured

    In court hearings today, prosecutors alleged that East Harlem Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV was indeed intoxicated the night of March 6, 2008, when he was pulled over by police for drunk driving. The Harlem politician, 47, son of the famed Co...

  • 5 years ago | Featured

    Who would have thought passing the health care bill would directly affect how often the cast of MTV's The Jersey Shore can get their glow on? The money for $940 billion overhaul of the health care system has to come from somewhere, so why not tax ...

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