The way Chris Legree remembers it, Sean "Diddy" Combs's people called him almost every day for a week in the fall of 2002. The Mo Better Jaguars had an upcoming match-up against the Mount Vernon Razor Backs. Combs's son was on the Midget team and he planned to come down to Brownsville's Betsy Head P ... More >>
Turns out those wires running above train tracks are really, really important. The Con Edison feeder that supplies power to the overhead wire on the Metro-North New Haven commuter rail line went dark yesterday, shutting down the entire train service. Until further notice, the MTA advises that anyone ... More >>
Monday: blech. The city's population is about to add 600,000 commuters coming from around the metropolitan area. To you, intrepid bridge-and-tunnel people: don't speed. New York gives out the third highest number of driving citations of any state in the country. No need to add any more grief to the ... More >>
There's probably no other basketball team in America that's been on the wrong end of more shocking buzzer-beating losses than Mount Vernon High School. Surely the Mount Vernon faithful figured that the team's 2009 loss to Newburgh in the quarterfinals of the New York State Class AA Federation tourn ... More >>
Anarchy in the 914
Legendary TV personality Dick Clark died today at the age of 82 -- and Governor Andrew Cuomo was quick to weigh in on the passing of a "true New Yorker." "Today, we mourn the passing of Dick Clark, an American icon and a true New Yorker who was born in Mount Vernon, graduated from Syracuse Universit ... More >>
Mount Vernon-raised rapper Heavy D passed away yesterday. The artist, born Dwight Errington Myers, was found having problems breathing outside his home in Beverly Hills; he was taken to the emergency department of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and died later in the afternoon. For many, Heavy D ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Debuting during the golden year of '88, Yo! MTV Raps revolutionized TV coverage of hip-hop music. Of course, hip-hop videos existed long before Yo! launchedGrandmaster Fl ... More >>
Kreayshawn The Box Thursday, July 21 Better than: Not being in an air-conditioned room. Kreayshawnan Odd Future outlier and Lil' B acolytehas skyrocketed upwards since her arrival on May 16, 2011. In the immediate days after "Gucci Gucci" hit YouTube, she spent time in the studio wi ... More >>
George Washington didn't really chop down a cherry tree, but he was fond of cherries.It is said that George Washington had wooden teeth, and they were on display in a museum somewhere. They told us that in elementary school. Actually, his dentures were carved from a hippo horn.
"Life is waiting"A Mount Vernon man named Andre Reid gets the distinction of being called "deranged" by the New York Post for the stunt he pulled yesterday: the 21-year-old ended up down on the tarmac by a U.S. Airways jet just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport. Reid was spotted by th ... More >>
(This is not Dennis Pogue.)Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>
We are fans of drinking, yes, but never drunk driving, because, you know, you could really hurt someone (and often do). Thus it is with great disappointment that we heard the tale of Mount Vernon man Wilbert A. Elvy, 46 (certainly old enough to know better!), who was arrested in the wee hours ... More >>
Today President Obama did his annual Thanksgiving thing in the Rose Garden, reflecting on our grand holiday traditions and wishing Americans a happy turkey-day. And, most importantly, pardoning some turkeys.
According to a group of elementary school kids from the Milestone School in Mount Vernon, those unidentified flying objects sighted over Chelsea last afternoon that had everybody all worked up are actually just escapee balloons from their teacher's engagement party, the Daily News reports. S ... More >>
Bravo Morning in the Top Chef house. Amanda sits on a giant rubber ball and talks about gravity. Kenny complains that he feels like he's second fiddle on "the Angelo show." Angelo confesses that he doesn't like being a bottom on the bottom because it puts 'a damper" on his mind. Arnold claim ... More >>
Handcuffs for a carpenters' union chief
Some time ago we looked at some of the member items state senators requested in Albany. Impressive, but petty cash compared to what they spend in D.C. A group called Washington Watch -- yeah, they're libertarians (i.e. wingnuts with weed), but we'll take our thrills where we can get them -- has a ... More >>
Sunday will mark a month since African-American police officer Omar Edwards was shot and killed by a fellow cop.The Guardians Association, a fraternity of black officers, will observe the day with a candle light vigil in East Harlem -- where attendees will march from the precinct where Edwards worke ... More >>
At a luncheon for the Septima winery's new vintages at La Fonda del Sol today, food and wine writer Sharon Kapnick reached into her roomy handbag and produced a folded piece of colorful high quality-stock paper. She unfolded it to reveal the surprise: a vintage menu from the original restaurant date ... More >>
Lots of cops in the news today. Yesterday officers tried rubber bullets and tasers on knife-wielding, deranged Mauricio Jacques yesterday, and when that did not dissuade him from his stated mission to kill his wife and children, the cops shot him dead. Also this weekend, a cop shot at his cop wife ... More >>
An East Coast legend hits harder with horns than Uzis
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Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part II
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Malcolm X Archive Goes to the Schomburg
Did Memories of the 2001 Mayoral Race Kill the Gubernatorial Primary?
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For Blacks, a 28-Year-Old Study Is One of Many Barriers to HIV Prevention
How Lester Pearson Became a Permanent Suspect
Farrakhan Heir Bolts from Black Muslim Following to Lead a Hip Hop Movement
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