More black and Latino students got into New York City's top high schools than in 2011, putting a halt to several years of decreasing admits among these demographics.
The New York Times reports that Education Department stats show that 730 black and Latino students were admitted to top-tier institut ... More >>
Sam LevinComptroller John Liu at his State of the City speech. Bad timing for Comptroller John Liu.
Yesterday, news broke that Xing Wu Pan, a fundraiser for the campaign of Liu -- a likely mayoral candidate -- was indicted on federal wire fraud charges.
The Daily News also dug deeper into ... More >>
"Y'all know about the seven spiders of hip-hop?" Yep, we're in weirdo rap territory with Lakutis's debut mixtape I'm In The Forest. That query comes from the title track, a song full of somewhat naturalistic images and pop culture references bookended by the droning chant, "I'm in the forest/ I'm in ... More >>
For reasons currently unknown, Alfa Choice, 29, and her boyfriend, Christopher Shears, 44, jumped off the Tappan Zee Bridge together from the roof of their parked SUV on Tuesday morning. They were nude and holding hands. Choice, who had taught at the Bronx High School of Science, was rescued ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera
Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza.
Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier."
As I ... More >>