rss Email Author Roy Edroso

Awards

2008 Stories by Roy Edroso

Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
  • EZ Pass: Times Finds NYers Won't Say No to a Free Ride

    published Aug 14, 2008

    You may have heard about the MTA vending machines that were spitting out free rides for three years. Due to a computer glitch, a Roosevelt woman discovered in 2005 she could get tickets from one of th... More >>

  • Tourist Crap: Rock Hall of Fame Annex to NYC

    published Aug 13, 2008

    AP has a tip that Michael Bloomberg will today announce a Soho annex of the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "The 25,000-square-foot annex will house Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy and wil... More >>

  • Ballpark Figure: Top Citi Field Seats $495

    published Aug 13, 2008

    What do you know about that: seats at Citi Field, the home of the Mets as of next year, will be significantly more expensive than seats at Shea. "The choicest seats will cost $495 -- a 79 percent inc... More >>

  • Mets, Yankees Win, Still Suck, Say Experts

    published Aug 13, 2008

    The Mets and the Yankees won last night, but as is increasingly their custom, blog ball fans take little pleasure in it. "A win, a save, and a 'W' for Johan Santana," says Amazin' Avenue. "It could'v... More >>

  • This Land is Your Land? Not in East New York, It's Not

    published Aug 13, 2008

    Have you ever looked at a vacant, trash-strewn lot in the City and thought: I could do something with that -- a garden, a patio, maybe even a small summer home? Apparently Darren Miller did and, WNBC ... More >>

  • Bring Back the New Yorker-Penn Station Tunnel!

    published Aug 13, 2008

    amNewYork's Urbanite unearths some wonderful signage, collateral, and cocktail napkins from the predecessors to the Tick Tock Diner at the New Yorker Hotel, "courtesy of hotel archivist Joe Kinney," w... More >>

  • First Tweets from Dylan in Prospect Park

    published Aug 13, 2008

    "Dylan in Prospect Park...Incredible!!" -- daisystiles. "Bob Dylan in Prospect Park has drawn quite a crowd tonight! Sounds great from the Free Zone. Who needs to _see_ music anyway?" -- movingsideway... More >>

  • Are The Homeless, Like Everyone Else, Moving to Brooklyn?

    published Aug 12, 2008

    The City's Independent Budget Office recently released a report that basically called Mayor Bloomberg's homeless plan a failure. Bloomberg had vowed to cut the number of people living on the City's st... More >>

  • I Am The Girl You Know: Miss Williamsburg

    published Aug 12, 2008

    Free Williamsburg, seconded by Gothamist, tells the touching story of 25-year-old Misha Calvert. She tried to steal a couple bottles of Colt 45 from a Williamsburg bodega, got arrested, and wound up t... More >>

  • Tom in the Tombs

    published Aug 12, 2008

    We called our old buddy Tom to catch up. He wasn't in a very good mood, as he had been arrested for shoplifting. "Where was this?" we asked. "Trader Joe's," he said. "They got me going out the door.... More >>

  • Where Are You From? Runnin' Scared Counsels Troubled Fellow Citizens

    published Aug 12, 2008

    The perfectly lovely Dumbo NYC blog does community service, publishing a note from a neighbor who saw something, said something, and didn't get shit. Having witnessed the mugging of a drunk guy on Gol... More >>

  • Russia Halts Invasion of Georgia

    published Aug 12, 2008

    Well, that's a relief: CNN reports that "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced Tuesday that he has ordered an end to military operations against Georgia." Russian "peacekeeping troops" occupyin... More >>

  • NYC RFD: Early Morning Notes from Our Little Town

    published Aug 12, 2008

    Rockaway: Have You Seen This Man? "Victor Volunuev suffers from mild dementia and may be disoriented. He walked away from Belle Harbor assisted living facility on June 2, 2008... Approx. 5′4″, 145... More >>

  • Holy Flame War! Blog Fights the Battle of Kosher Gym

    published Aug 12, 2008

    The Kosher Gym of Brooklyn is selling to new owners, and though the old members may not find the new regime appropriate, according to a WCBS segment, they won't be let out of their contracts. While t... More >>

  • Infested: Bedbugs Stay Strong in NYC

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Every once in a while we read a story about something horrible that is "on the rise" in New York -- Sicilian mobsters, truck traffic, marijuana busts, syphilis, singer/songwriters -- and after a momen... More >>

  • Consumer Update: Toilet Searchers, Sleep Coach Fans Respond

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Feedback! Runnin' Scared thrives on it. Earlier today we mentioned Diaroogle, the new online john-spotting service for New Yorkers on the go, and Dream Team Baby, which seeks to help both babies and p... More >>

  • Elmo Takes Gold in the Gerritsen Games

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Courtesy of GerritsenBeach.net, this is a video of a guy in an Elmo suit dancing for children to Michael Jackson's "Beat It." It was part of the neighborhood's Gerritsen Games. Check Elmo eating the i... More >>

  • Shower Gift of the Moment: Baby "Sleep Consultants"

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Cool Mom Picks announces a consulting service that will help get put your baby to sleep. No, we don't mean they'll tuck it in and sing to it, though we wouldn't be surprised. Dream Team Baby says it h... More >>

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Verizon, Unions Settle

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Verizon has reached an agreement with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represent about 65,000 Verizon employees in the Northeastern ... More >>

  • Tech Notes: Diaroogle Disappoints

    published Aug 11, 2008

    For all we hear from the tech blogs about cool apps, most apps really are not cool at all. The proportion of tech innovations that live up to their hype is dismayingly small; if even a tenth of the wi... More >>

  • Slow News Day: Low-Impact Stories from Around Town

    published Aug 11, 2008

    New York Daily News reports that John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, "has been enjoying conjugal visits with his wife for at least 16 years." Mrs. Chapman "visits once a year on average, sometim... More >>

  • Dominican Day Parade: Fill In The Blanks

    published Aug 11, 2008

    The annual Dominican Day Parade packed 'em in and shook 'em up on Sixth Avenue between 36th and 56th Streets. Just watching Lisa Evers' hyperkinetic Fox 5 News report made us want to dance, and hearin... More >>

  • Transportation Alternatives: Mayor Backs Bridge Tolls and (Surprise!) Airport Slot Auctions

    published Aug 11, 2008

    Mayor Bloomberg' congestion pricing plan, tabled indefinitely in Albany, might have been been good for the environment, but it definitely would have been great for the City's treasury: on top of the $... More >>

  • Sporting News: Yankees, Mets, Meteorologists Suck, Say Experts

    published Aug 11, 2008

    "A-Rod: Genius or Idiot?" asks Peter Abraham at the LoHud Yankees Blog after the Bombers' 4-3 loss to the Angels, which completed their weekend sweep. (Chone Figgins hit the game-winning single in the... More >>

  • Father Figures: Goodbye to Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes

    published Aug 10, 2008

    If you'd just emerged from a weekend-long coma and we told you two of America's most popular black father figures had passed away, after Bill Cosby you might have guessed comedian Bernie Mac, but wond... More >>

Display results per page << Prev  |  1  |  ...  |  43  |  44  |  45  |  46  |  47  |  Next >>
Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Loading...