This Bronx native's snakes slither onto movie sets

On a mid-October afternoon, Dan Kekoa Alaka’i sat in the secluded wildlife sanctuary near Orchard Beach in the Bronx with a pair of his albino ball pythons, two of the half dozen reptiles he rents to…

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What happens if the state Senate goes blue

State senate republicans face an uphill battle to hold on to their chamber next week. At least nine of the 63 races could go either way, the most in decades, according to state politics encyclopedia…

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Does New York need another Robert Moses?

More than 40 years after its debut, The Power Broker still defines the public’s perception of Robert Moses. Published in 1974, the same year that Watergate felled Richard Nixon, Robert Caro’s…

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Few immigrants work in the city's entertainment scene

As the American entertainment industry grapples with a lack of diversity and the continued whitewashing of acting roles, a new report from the Center for an Urban Future shows that a similar problem…

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