Another year, another drop in the city-wide murder rate. Down 20 percent, from 419 in 2012 to 329 through Sunday. But like so many of New York City's improvements in recent decades, the year's crime drop did not sweep through each neighborhood equally. Some precincts oversaw a significant reductio ... More >>
Over the last year, those who traveled to the Paul Shaffer House--from Brooklyn, Fordham, Columbia, and SUNY Purchase--had somehow become convinced that the punk house off the Bronx Park East stop was going to be around forever. It wasn't hard; on the best summer nights, the place seemed like ... 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.
Danielle Bremner of Woodside, Queens, is an international criminal of sorts. Newsday's account of her recent arrest (and that of her boyfriend, Chicagoan Jim Clay Harper) for decorating New York transit facilities with graffiti -- causing an alleged $100,000 worth of damage -- reveals that Bremner h ... More >>
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