Norwood (Bronx)

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Bank Robber Demands Only $100 from Tellers, Fails

    Bank robbery, in general, is crime of volume. Less than five percent of thieves crack the safe. The great majority, focused on getting out of the building as quickly as possible, target the money with the tellers at the counter. The average take of a bank robbery is $4,000. The big money, as history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Which Neighborhoods Had the Biggest Increase in Murders in 2013?

    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 >>

  • News

    December 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Gay Nightlife Competition Heats Up: Here's The Dish

    John Blair and Beto Sutter recently left xl--the gay dance club on West 42nd Street--but I hear the Saturday night event that they used to promote there is still super crowded without them. But that could change. I hear Blair--along with Alegria promoter Ric Sena--will start Saurday night gay bash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Bronx Fire Reported Under Control; Several Businesses "Gutted"

    ​Bronx News Network has a slide show of the early morning fire that hit 204th Street, a major shopping stretch in the Norwood section. Authorities believe the blaze started in a newly-renovated Foodtown around 4 in the morning and built to a four-alarm conflagration. Only two minor injuries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    A Razor, A Shiny Knife's Michael Cirino Wants You to Eat Like a Local. But Not in The Way You're Thinking.

    Sally Ryan/Chicago DeciderA Razor, A Shiny Knife's Michael Cirino (R), hard at work.​Michael Cirino is "pretty big into the local food thing." His uncle, after all, owns a farm in upstate New York where Cirino once took a group of people to create an eight-course wild boar meal from scratch. B ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2009

    Lonnie Jones's Head Is Worth $20,000 in Coney Island. Blame the Brooklyn Bloods.

    The New York native was released from prison after serving more than five years for a murder he didn't commit. Here's why he's still not free.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: An Argentinean Food Fest & Drunken Dragon Nights

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Argentinean Wine and Food Festival various locations October 5-15 Libertador, Azul, and Industria Argentina will play host to an Argentinean Wine and Food Festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Grocery Baggers, Some Unpaid, Win $300,000 From Supermarkets

    Six New York City supermarkets have agreed to pay some $300,000 to baggers who worked in their stores for tips only and no base pay, the state Department of Labor announced yesterday. The supermarkets, located in low-income neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, include a Key F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    All Quiet on the Western Yards

    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Basketball?: A pile of torn-up asphalt is all Bruce Ratner has to show so far for his Atlantic Yards groundbreaking. Approaching the proposed site of the Atlantic Yards complex in Brooklyn on the day after developer Bruce Ratner's much-ballyhooed announcement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    Me & Al Gore in the Convent

    Saint Brendan was a navigator, so the church named for him in the Norwood section of the Bronx has the gently sloping lines of a sailing ship on its exterior and the feeling of a vessel's hull inside. Next door on 207th Street, the parish school and convent are less interesting to the eye, inside or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Suozzi Grandpa Came From 'Old Country'

    Democratic gubernatorial insurgent Tom Suozzi might have 17 cents to every Eliot Spitzer dollar but he was apparently willing to creak open the wallet for a glossy biomailer that arrived in mailboxes this week in beloved Norwood in the Bronx. Titled "The Suozzi Story," it features a picture of Tom's ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2005

    2,000 Troops Dead—and No End in Sight

    American casualties reach grim milestone in Iraq

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2005

    Is Gotbaum Master of Her Domain?

    Public Advocate candidates dispute what's eminent and imminent in the Atlantic Yards deal What's worse, feigning ignorance or being ignorant? That is the question raised by the latest attack by public advocate candidates Andrew Rasiej and Norman Siegel on the woman they each want to unseat, incumbe ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities

  • Dining

    April 1, 2003

    Epistle to Andrew

    Curries and Cook-Ups in Cypress Hills

  • NYC Life

    March 18, 2003
  • Specials

    July 16, 2002
  • NYC Life

    July 2, 2002
  • News

    June 26, 2001

    Ambulance Wars

    How Private Ambulance Crews Steer Patients Away From Public Hospitals