Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>
Bank robbery, in general, is crime of volume. Less than five percent of thieves crack the safe. The great majority, focused on getting out of the building as quickly as possible, target the money with the tellers at the counter. The average take of a bank robbery is $4,000. The big money, as history ... More >>
Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release announcing that thousands of gallons of gas were en route to New York and limited amounts would be available to residents free of charge. The free fuel would be delivered in several Department of Defense tanker trucks that were to be par ... More >>
Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>
There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?
DATE: Friday, March, 19, 2010, 10:39 p.m. LOCATION: In front of 397 E 197 St., Bedford Park, The Bronx. Orlando Salgado, 26, of Decatur Street in the Bronx, was stabbed fatally outside the above address. He was stabbed at least twice in the chest. Paramedics took him to St. Barnabas Hospit ... More >>
Good work, citizen journalists! The Bronx's Boogie Downer finds state senator Pedro Espada's Mercedes Benz parked "in front of our building" right next to a fire hydrant, and apparently indemnified against ticketing by a police vehicle ID visible through the windshield, which "allowed [Espad ... More >>
When the city quietly transformed a brand-new Bronx building into an emergency homeless shelter in August, it incited a lawsuit and a blitz of rallies. Last Saturday -- the fifth in a series of Saturday protests that, organizers say, with continue up through the election -- more than two dozen an ... More >>
Marine Corps recruiters need young, healthy New Yorkers to fight George Bush's war
Joining the anti-war surge on Washington? Plot your itinerary now.
Today, uptown 1 trains skipped the 225th, 231st, and 238th street stops in the Bronx from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Early morning Friday, Brooklyn-bound 4 trains will run express from Atlantic to Utica avenues. All this week, the D train runs on a shuttle between Bedford Park and 205th Street be ... More >>
"They want you to hold out," says Laverne the conductor, standing with 20 or so other striking TWU folks outside the Bedford Park B/D station on Grand Concourse, and she wasn't talking about contract negotiations. She meant bathroom breaks. If you take one when you aren't supposed to, she says, they ... More >>
Try to report a crime, and you can feel like a criminal
The Missing and the Dead