Joel R. Rivera's campaign for the Bronx's 15th Council District seat was strange from the start: The man he sought to replace, a termed-out incumbent, is also named Joel Rivera. And in an effort to keep the challenger from riding a wave of faux-name recognition, his opponents began to refer to him ... More >>
It's one thing getting robbed at gun point. It's another thing getting a knife pulled on you. But having someone threaten you with a hypodermic needle in their hand is a whole other experience.Over the past six weeks, this has been the case in the Bronx. A 39-year-old man, identified as Angel Anthon ... More >>
No city in the world can assemble a musical motley crew of disorderly young gents like New York, although simply forming a quartet isn't enough. Wu Tang Clan, Boot Camp Clik, The Diplomatswe're talking wolf pack numbers. The A$AP Mob's A$AP Rocky has been getting worldwide attention this ye ... More >>
An unlikely person stands up for her rights—and pays the price
Yesterday, the Voice reported that a tourist was raped in her Bronx hotel room. Cops say the perp talked to the victim on train departing from East 14th Street and Union Square. Around 4 a.m., after she had returned to her East Tremont hotel, the alleged assailant knocked on her door. When she open ... More >>
A tourist was raped in her Bronx hotel room on Wednesday -- and cops say the man in this video is the perp.
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 >>
Where is Dezmona Hairston?Cops are asking for the public's help in finding Dezmona Hairston, a 13-year-old Bronx girl who has been missing from her East Tremont home for almost a week. She was last seen at about 4 p.m. last Friday, March 11, leaving her home at 437 Morris Park Avenue to go to a s ... 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?
Requiem for a dreamland
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Maxsime Cagan, 46, who is wanted in connection to a series of Bronx robberies committed between February 18 and April 13.
A little masochism with your Thai, at Thai Me Up in the East Village. What's in a restaurant name? Some look for names that embody a dirty joke, with a wink of the eye; some go for the merely descriptive; others for a geographical or literary reference, but the most effective name is often t ... More >>
Have you even seen such a glorious and amazing pile of pig? Bronzed skin, moist succulent flesh, and a carving expert who goes to great lengths to provide a perfect and fair portion...
Henry Siebor, 42, a Polish immigrant and construction worker living in Greenpoint, fell four stories to his death yesterday when a scaffold on which he was working in Park Slope collapsed at one end. Siebor was wearing an untied safety harness; the harnesses of his two colleagues on the scaff ... More >>
At a jujitsu program in the Bronx, soft is hard and surviving is victory.
In the drive to fix housing, one developer lags behind the pack
Simply put, Fernando Ferrer's chances today live in the Bronxin 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 >>
In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities
Secret Tapes Catch Pols Speaking Their Minds