Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show did a segment on "The 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers" on its Martin Luther King, Jr. day show this morning. Audio of the segment is embedded below.
Our segment looked at the silly side of "power lists," and at the serious side of some of those we included on our pow ... More >>
It wasn't exactly the warmest reception the mayor has ever received. Mike Bloomberg stopped by the House of Justice in East Harlem earlier today -- where apparently most local electeds that matter (or hope to matter) were making their MLK appearances.
Folks in the audience packed tightly into one l ... More >>
The New York Daily News is reporting that the NYPD has warned its ranks about what the paper describes as "'Oceans 11'-style burglary gangs" who want to rob banks when they are closed for holidays -- as they will be tomorrow for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Apparently, it's prime time for burglars t ... More >>
"I have a clean...and so can you, for just $6.92!"Have you been searching high and low for that "fantastic novelty house warming gift," as Amazon.com puts it? Have you been dreaming of a way to make it so that your "skin appears always fresh," while scrubbing your ass with the face of the man ... More >>
Sure, it may not have the bombast of the 4th of July or the stoic dignity of MLK Day, but Presidents Day is a holiday worth celebrating. Hmm, "celebrating" is too strong a word. How about "observing?" No, that makes it sound almost religious, and it's far from that. Hey, some stores are havin ... More >>
"I didn't choose to be gay," says Kayla, a high school senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Wyoming, during an assembly for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme of "Breaking the Silence." It's easy to tell she's a drama kid even before she speaks frankly about her first sexual feelings -- ... More >>
Perp walk: Accused shooter Keenen UpsonKeenen Upson, a 20-year-old from Fort Greene, has been picked up and charged with assault and other counts in the shooting and wounding of five teens January 14 after a basketball game at Bishop Loughlin High. One of the teens told the Daily News that Upson, ... More >>
On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn residents, clergy, and community leaders held an angry rally in Fort Greene protesting the most recent outbreak of violence in the borough.
Among the tragedies prompting the Sunday rally, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the face Saturday in front ... More >>
Suspects in Friday night Fort Greene shootingsCops are looking for four suspects after five teens were wounded by gunfire Friday night outside Bishop Loughlin High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, after a basketball game with Christ the King High School.
The next day, a 16-year-old girl was shot ... More >>
The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has been in power since 1987, has left the country amid weeks of protests, and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has assumed power in an announcement on state television, according to CNN. Before leaving, Ben Ali fired a minister and some ... More >>