As much as activists and artists tried, they couldn't stop it: Famed warehouse 5Pointz is being painted over. According to 5Pointz's official Twitter, painting began last night "with police protection".
A Bronx housing court judge has issued an arrest warrant for landlord Sam Suzuki, a member of the Voice's "10 Worst Landlords" list. It was an extremely rare step, but tenants of 1585 East 172nd Street have long suffered from their landlord's neglect. The judge stopped short of ordering the landl ... More >>
There are a slew of new details today on klutzy failed car-bomber Faisal Shahzad's many missteps. Each one is deserving of a separate prayer of thanks that our latest attacker may have held an MBA, but apparently fell well short of the threshold for a Boy Scout preparedness badge. First the ... More >>
The Times' Cara Buckley gets extra credit for going to Grand Army Plaza in the pre-dawn dark of Sunday to observe a Winter Solstice ritual conducted by "self-styled urban shaman" Mama Donna for 17 locals. Mama Donna's acolytes stood at the cold crossroads, smelled burning herbs, yelled to "let all ... More >>
The World-Famous Staten Island Hip-Hop Collective Has a Government Informer Working Within Its Ranks; at the Same Time, the Group Is Being Investigated by the Feds for Gunrunning. Coincidence?
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