Mount Vernon

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    The Day Sean "Diddy" Combs Came to Brownsville to Watch a Pop Warner Game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    MTA: The Metro-North New Haven Line is Out of Commission Until Further Notice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Top Ten Speed Traps in the New York City Metro Area

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Mount Vernon Hoops Can't Catch a Break; Newburgh in '09, Now New Rochelle in '13

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Dick Clark Dead At 82: Andrew Cuomo Weighs In On a "True New Yorker"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Heavy D, R.I.P.

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The Five Best Moments On Yo! MTV Raps

    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! launched—Grandmaster Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Live: Kreayshawn Hits The Box For Less Than 15 Minutes

    Kreayshawn The Box Thursday, July 21 Better than: Not being in an air-conditioned room. Kreayshawn—an Odd Future outlier and Lil' B acolyte—has 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    What the Presidents Ate: George Washington

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Andre Reid, Aimless Man, Ends Up on LaGuardia Runway

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Dennis Pogue Gives Us a History Lesson That Involves Making George Washington's Whiskey

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Wilbert Elvy, Drunk Driver, Really Quite Insistent on Driving Drunk

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Presidential Pardoned Turkeys Screwed Out of Trip to Disneyland

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    New York City "UFOs" May Have Been Caused by Something So Banal as an Engagement Party

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Chef: "It's Embarrassing, Like Living in a Trailer Park"

    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 >>

  • Columns

    August 11, 2009

    A Bloomberg Ally, Union Boss Michael Forde, Gets Hammered

    Handcuffs for a carpenters' union chief

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Fun Read of the Day: List of New York Reps, Senators Earmarks ($5 Mil for Jazzmobile?)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Omar Edwards Vigil This Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Food & Wine Writer Hangs On to Old La Fonda del Sol Menu for 45 Years

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    PD Roundup: Nut Kill, Suicide, Coverup, Cameras Cleared

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Stephanie Harrington: A Singular Early Voice at the 'Voice'

    Harrington's own caption for this photo on her website, harringtononline: "Me and some blond guy, Town Hall, 1971." by Nat Hentoff One of the most strikingly independent and lively reporters in Voice history, Stephanie Harrington, died of cancer on November 8. As Paul Berman, a Voice alumnus, tol ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2008

    Pete Rock's NY's Finest

    An East Coast legend hits harder with horns than Uzis

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post and Obama: Strange Bedfellows

    Today the Post’s front page features a smiling Barack Obama. The paper is endorsing the Illinois Senator in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. The tabloid’s reason? Well, much like the New York Times and its endorsement of John McCain for the Republican primary, it’s a case of "It’s not you, ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2006

    Waiting for Reinforcements

    The fighting won't end: Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    New Terror Plot, Same Old Money Problem

    Touting a major exclusive headlined "Bomb tunnel, flood city," the New York Daily News jolted the region today: The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    What If You Threw a Contingency Plan but. . .

    Day 2 of the strike on Wednesday saw the opening of the temporary Metro North platform at Yankee Stadium, designed to offer a park-and-ride option off the Major Deegan. A mob of desperate commuters was expected: There were about a dozen cops, several Metro North employees, remote trucks from three t ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2005

    Protection Racket

    Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money

  • News

    March 16, 2004

    Day by Day, Death by Death

    A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part II

  • News

    January 6, 2004

    The Dennis Kucinich Polka

    What's so funny about peace, love, and the Dems' Great Ignored Candidate?

  • NYC Life

    May 13, 2003
  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Home to Harlem

    Malcolm X Archive Goes to the Schomburg

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Getting Greened

    Did Memories of the 2001 Mayoral Race Kill the Gubernatorial Primary?

  • News

    November 27, 2001
  • News

    September 5, 2000

    A Rumble in the Bronx

    Feuding Politicos Pull No Punches in Congressional Race

  • News

    June 27, 2000

    The Tuskegee Effect

    For Blacks, a 28-Year-Old Study Is One of Many Barriers to HIV Prevention

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Poster-Boy Perp

    How Lester Pearson Became a Permanent Suspect

  • Dance

    January 11, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    September 14, 1999
  • Music

    July 6, 1999
  • News

    September 1, 1998

    Escape from the Nation of Islam

    Farrakhan Heir Bolts from Black Muslim Following to Lead a Hip Hop Movement

  • News

    May 5, 1998

    The Apologist in Suburbia

    Pol Pot's Comrade Enjoys the Quiet Life in Westchester