Bronx County

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Brooklyn Gets the Attention, But the Bronx Is the City's True Wrongful Conviction Capital

    Wrongful convictions have been at the center of public discourse lately. Every few weeks, there's a headline about a new exoneration, some poor guy locked up for 20 years for a crime it turned out he did not commit. In 2013, 87 people were exonerated across America, the most in any year on record. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    The Prisoner's Daughter: What if your dad had been doing time for murder for as long as you'd known him?

    Amanda Rosario remembered a big gray room, and she remembered the smell of it. She hated the smell of it. She was on her mom's lap, she remembered, and her dad sat across from them. Her mom wore dark jeans and her dad had a thin face. That's all she remembered of the last time she saw him. She was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Rubén Díaz Jr. Re-Elected Borough President in the Bronx

    Incumbent Democrat Rubén Díaz Jr. was re-elected borough president of the Bronx in a landslide. Díaz was not always running for re-election; he ditched his bid for public advocate and instead refocused his efforts on the borough presidency in November 2012. There weren't any races that were that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Jobs Boom Narrative in Bronx and Brooklyn Doesn't Tell Full Story

    "Bronx is leading city in private sector job growth," read a Daily News headline today. "B'klyn tops outer-boro jobs boom," read a New York Post headline today. Both statements are accurate. Job data is malleable and, as Democrats and Republicans show when new numbers are released each month, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Assemblyman Nelson Castro Resigns After Ratting Out Eric Stevenson (and Maybe Others)

    There's a good chance this week will go down in New York City political history textbooks. And not for the best reasons. If you've watched the news (or Twitter) over the past three days, you've come across the Dan Holleran/Malcolm Smith story that involved bribing and mayoral rigging. Then, of cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Unemployment Is (Barely) Down

    And now for even more reasons to be skeptical about the alleged economic recovery: Unemployment is down, but a smaller share of Americans are in the labor force and many have just given up on trying to find work. The newest Bureau of Labor Statistics data came out this morning, and the April jobs n ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    Diaz Family Values

    While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Ruben Diaz Has a Rather Queer Anti-Gay March in the Rain

    ​Though the rain caused the cancellation of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, it would not deter Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. from holding his "March for Morality" against gay marriage yesterday. Over the next several hours, the Bronx County Courthouse would provide the set for a very strang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Rick Lazio Drops Out of Governor's Race; Andrew Cuomo vs. Carl Paladino Is On

    Lazio​Rick Lazio is dropping out of the governor's race, he announced today. He'll also withdraw from the Conservative Party. This follows his significant loss to Carl Paladino in the primaries, and sets the stage for a battle royale between Andrew Cuomo and Paladino. To the pain!

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Is the Bronx Getting the Shaft?

    ​Bronx County, better known as the Bronx: the Birthplace of Hip-Hop. The fourth-most populated borough. Home to the richest baseball franchise and the most recognizable of international sports brands, and also, one of the five poorest congressional districts in the country. But is it under-rec ... More >>

  • Film

    April 6, 2010

    It Came From Kuchar, Documenting Amateurs for Life

    On the Sons of the Bronx, George and Mike

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Report: The Bronx Is America's Fastest Growing "City"

    ​The Bronx contains the country's poorest congressional district, has the greatest share of families receiving food stamps of any county its size in the nation, and has both the city's highest share of low-wage workers and an unemployment rate well above the national average. According to U- ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    On First Day of Bronx Shelter Court Fight, Neighbors Charge City is Muzzling a Witness

    ​Since an emergency shelter dropped into a Bronx neighborhood without any local input in August, residents there beat the drum against the plan -- even stationing crowds outside of one of Mayor Bloomberg's campaign offices in the weeks leading up to the election. All the theatrics, the placard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2009

    The Bronx tops food stamp list

    New York Times graphic​Bronx County, with a 13.3% unemployment rate, has joined Hidalgo County, TX as the US counties of their size with the greatest share of people receiving food stamps at 29%. Nationally, 1 in 8 adults and one in 4 children are using food stamps, according to data collected ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 17, 2009

    The Taking of the State Senate 1 2 3

    For Espada and Monserrate, the future is all used up

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Winning Bronx Dems Want Unity, May Pay For It

    As soon as the tryptophan wears off, Assemblyman Carl Heastie -- the court-decided victor in the Bronx Democratic County chairmanship fray -- will get straight to business. "Once we come back on Monday I'm going to hit the ground running," he said, at his first press conference since the ruling, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    BOE Fails to Sort Bronx Dem Fight, Which Goes to Court

    Now the court will have to sort out the mess of the Bronx Democratic Party leadership, since a Board of Elections ruling late yesterday afternoon left another question mark. Commissioners listened to arguments from the Bronx Democratic Party's "Rainbow Rebels" to invalidate Assemblyman Jose Rivera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    9/11, 5 Boroughs

    Commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 are planned or have been held in all five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg will hold a private remembrance tomorrow at Zuccotti Park at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, starting at 8:40 a.m. The victims' named will be read and four momen ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    Where Gay Doesn't Play

    Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    Jacob Selechnik

    'Sometimes they don't open the windows and let the walls breathe'

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2005

    Bronx Sites Say Turnout Is Good

    Simply put, Fernando Ferrer's chances today live in the Bronx—in the dusty-brown apartment high-rises and the neat middle class row houses of the borough that raised him from Fox Street to the doorstep of City Hall. At polling places off the borough's Third Avenue spine, reports at mid-morning ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    La Victoria de Freddy

    The ethnic dimensions of Ferrer's 'defeat'

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2005
  • News

    October 25, 2005

    Bloomy's Hypocritical Oath

    Four gripes with Michael Bloomberg's first-term performance

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004
  • News

    April 20, 2004

    Meals and Deals

    Hail to the county leader

  • News

    September 23, 2003

    The New Bronx Market

    After Neighborhood Turnaround, HUD Seeks to Cash Out

  • NYC Life

    July 2, 2002
  • News

    November 20, 2001

    Labor’s Election Day Flop

    The Union Coalition That Wasn’t

  • News

    May 8, 2001

    Get Rolling!

    A Bike Week Calendar

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    Turn Off the Hot Stove

    Winter League Béisbol in Puerto Rico

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Law and Favors in the Bronx

    Secret Tapes Catch Pols Speaking Their Minds

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    No Fair Trials for Cops?

    The Presumption of Innocence Gets Lost