The New York Post seems to think that the problem at Clemente Ballfield in Crotona Park in the Bronx is the hawks nesting atop floodlights. To be sure, the birds are scaring little-leaguers when they swoop down to the field during plays. But here's the really alarming piece of this story: "'They'r ... More >>
Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy - share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. Just ask the lucky gal above e ... More >>
Step to the rhythm of Kurtis Blow at Crotona Park
Romeo Santos Madison Square Garden Saturday, February 11 Better than: Coming home and hearing about Whitney. I lived in the Bronx during the 23 weeks when Aventura's The Last reigned over the Billboard Latin chart, and the local quartet's music was everywhere. From all-night dance clubs to family ... More >>
Das Racist, New York's Best Rap Moguls With A Business Plan. It's Best Of New York day! We've honored about 40 different music-related entities in our annual roundup of the best this city has to offer, from the Best Twitterer to the Best Fiddler to the Best Radio Show. Congratulations to all ... More >>
Slick Rick Paradise Theater Tuesday, September 27 Better than: Date night at the movies. Last time I caught up with Slick Rick, it was a family affair. Performing at a Crotona Park Summerstage event with DJ Brucie B (some 20 blocks south from last night's venue, the magnificent Paradise Theater), ... More >>
Slick Rick w/ DJ Brucie B Crotona Park Tuesday, July 12 Better than: Any other reunion, formal or not, that I've been to. When I crossed the Cross Bronx Expressway and arrived outside the makeshift stage that was about to support two of hip-hop's G.O.A.T.s, I realized I had arrived too late. No, ... More >>
They hailed Alan Newton's exoneration—without mentioning his other case of attempted rape
warren lynn via FlickrTuesday night's not-quite-apocalyptic snowfall blanketed the city with up to 10 inches of snow, and while the last big storm wreaked havoc on the city, New Yorkers were ready and waiting for iteration two. This time we dusted off our sleds.
In a lonely corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the shadow of Philip Johnson's decaying New York State Pavilion, construction workers are filling the Astral Fountain with huge chunks of styrofoam, which will then be covered with concrete. Is styrofoam really a good idea as a building ... More >>
Sunday at 10, it's the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th. Get out your bizarre headgear and take a walk , or,if you'd rather sleep in, the live webcam is here. This weekend's free museums: on Saturday, the Brooklyn Museum is showcasing their new exhibit of ancient egyptian fun ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that although alternate side and trash pickup are canceled for tomorrow, school isn't. To make it up to the children of New York, the Parks Department is providing sleds and cocoa in all five boroughs (Crotona Park in the Bronx, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, River ... More >>
Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.
The exuberant wild style of Busy Bee still resonates three decades later
Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.