Rockland County

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Doom and Bishop Nehru Team Up for the Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Album

    Five years ago, I boarded a plane from JFK to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on the instruction that at some point between takeoff and landing the hip-hop artist MF Doom would text me from a secret cell-phone number and give me directions about how to meet him for an interview. The texts arriv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Probe NYC's Leafy Bounty with Ava Chin's Eating Wildly

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Tue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Body of Sang Ho Kim, the Garden City Shooter, Has Been Found

    SPolicing have been hunting for Sang Ho Kim, a suspect in an East Garden City office shooting that left one dead, since Wednesday. Today, it appears the manhunt has come to an end. At 9:30 a.m., a body believed to be Kim's washed up on the banks of the Hudson River in Rockland County.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    "America's Top Heathen" Dan Halloran Arrested in Sweeping Political Bribery Investigation

    The outline of the story is bizarre enough in its own right: A Democratic state senator plans to run for mayor of New York City as a Republican, and attempts to bribe GOP county leaders to support his effort, only to be arrested and charged when it turns out the real estate tycoon financing his brib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The Top Eight Celebrity Tax Evaders

    After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    David Brizer Pleads Out; Yet Another Doctor Goes Down For Dealing Painkiller Prescriptions

    Another day, another doctor goes down for illegally distributing highly addictive prescription painkillers, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says. Earlier this week, Manhattan-based doctor Felix Rodriguez pleaded guilty. Now, it's Dr. David Brizer's turn. And this case is in some ways worse. Aut ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2012

    THOR: The House That Rock Built

    In a city teeming with music schools for kids, one stands out

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Baby Drowns In Brooklyn Toilet While Visiting Family For Jewish Holiday

    An Upstate family is grieving after a 1-year-old boy was found drowned to death in a Brooklyn toilet last night.Making the story even more heartbreaking is the fact that the boy and his family were visiting relatives in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish new year at the time of tragedy.According to au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    No Charges For Rockland County Cop Who Fatally Shot Mentally Ill Immigrant

    Don't let the headline fool you -- a cop fatally shooting an unarmed, mentally ill immigrant isn't as bad as it sounds. OK, yeah it is -- but, according to a grand jury, he may not have had any other choice, the Rockland County District Attorney's Office announced today.This means no charges will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Man Sues White Castle Because He Can't Fit Into Their Booths

    ​Rockland County resident Martin Kessman is suing White Castle under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he was unable to fit into his local establishment's booths. Forbes reports that Kessman, who is 290 lbs., is filing the suit after two separate trips to the Nanuet, New York White C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Fat White Castle Fan Sues Chain for Bigger Seat

    Going to White Castle isn't for everyone.​Looking for a bit of food news to make you sad this morning? Have we got the item for you. A White Castle addict in Rockland County is suing his beloved fast-food chain for repeatedly breaking its promise to make the booths in his local branch bigger t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Anti-Gay Marriage Rabbi Spits on Lesbian Rabbi After She Touches Him

    There was a rowdy and crowded marriage equality protest and counter-protest at the Capitol yesterday, where at one point Rockland County Orthodox hasidim clashed with gay marriage advocates. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum kept cutting off the Orthodox group to show her own sign and eventually slings her arm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Murder Mystery Grows as Dead Birds Found in Rich New York City Neighborhood

    via​It seems so quaint and long ago now, that time when we were worried about the sky raining dead birds, long before you-know-who commanded the nation's attention. It was life or death then, and not just for a bad sitcom or abusive drug addict. (Get well, dude, but forget the TV show.) So whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Democratic Rebels Stage New State Senate Breakaway

    ​ The new Albany legislative session opens this morning with yet another rebellion in the ranks. This one comes from a quartet of Democratic state senators who announced this morning, with plenty of tough words, that they're moving away from their party's minority to form an "independent caucu ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2010

    Hero Dad Breaks High Five Record

    (via Daily News)​The previous Guinness world record for high-fiving has been trampled by a 49-year-old salesman from Rockland County. In a gritty performance yesterday, Sam Kass started high-fiving people in Times Square at 4:18 p.m. and finished in under four hours at 8:02 p.m., completing 3,132 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    A First-Hand, No-Pants Report from Sunday's No-Pants Subway Ride

    photos by Paul Quitoriano, full gallery of images over here. In 28-degree weather about 3,000 people -- including yours truly -- took off their pants, in the 9th Annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday afternoon. The pantsless event was brought to us as always by the good folks at Improv Everywhere h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Crime Beat: The Girl Next Door -- Too Beautiful to Live, She's Killed, and Cops Seek Neighbor

    Rachel Uchitel: Working on her gripCops were searching last night for a neighbor of beautiful Rockland County gym teacher Jami Erlich, who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death Sunday night. No sign yet of the neighbor, a temp described as a "quiet loner" who may have taken it on the lam. As opposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Dominic Carter out at NY1

    ​A NY1 spokesman told the Daily News that local political journalist Dominic Carter, who was taken off the air last week as he went on trial for spousal abuse, is not going to be returning. NY1 Regional Vice President & General Manager Stephen Paulus said "At this point, we have no plans to br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Giuliani All Up In State GOP Power Struggle

    Republicans were spreading the word today that Rudolph Giuliani was going to support state Republican chairman Joe Mondello for another term in charge of the GOP, against the challenges of Ed Cox and Henry Wojtaszek. But Liz Benjamin had heard things differently: Giuliani, she'd been told, was goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Stephen Baldwin's NY House to Be Auctioned June 24

    Stephen Baldwin was once nice enough to give Runnin' Scared an interview, so we are compelled to express our regret that his house in Rockland County has been foreclosed upon and is scheduled to be auctioned off on June 24. The former star of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and his wife have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Black Panthers Spotted in Rockland County, CT

    You wonder why we seldom leave New York for the hinterlands? Panthers have been sighted in Rockland County. Dorian Tunell says he saw two black panthers in Sparkill's Tallman Mountain State Park. They were "bigger than German Shepherds," he says. Two other women had previously reported seeing big bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    New Masturbation Rap for Garza Suspect

    While the police comb for clues in the disappearance of Laura Garza, their prime suspect, Michael Mele, faces new charges of public masturbation in New Jersey. The Paramus police issued a warrant based on DNA evidence made available by the Garza investigation to match Mele to a 2005 case in which a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Isaac Abraham, Sudden Satmar Star

    photo by Staci Schwartz "My phone hasn't stopped ringing. It's all your fault! The Voice started this." That's Isaac Abraham, the first Hasidic candidate for city council, juggling one of his three cell phones this afternoon. Abraham, 57, a Satmar Hasid, got star treatment in a New York Times story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    No "Sex" for You: The Sex and the City Premiere Freeze-out

    Sex and the City had its New York premiere last night, and more than a thousand fans were turned away because Radio City Music Hall was filled to capacity. The Daily News referred to the overbooking as "THEIR 'SEX'LESS NIGHT," while the Post simply mentioned the locked-out fans in its coverage of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Bloomberg and the Press Give Joe Bruno a Pass on Congestion Pricing

    By Shaunna Murphy, Shea O’Rourke, Marguerite A. Suozzi Tabloid headlines and even New York Times editorials echoed City Hall last week in targeting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the one-man wrecking crew who obstructed Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing program. The mayor’s post-defeat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • News

    May 29, 2007

    Mopping Up

    The ordeal of the New Yorkers sent to clean up the mess at Abu Ghraib

  • News

    January 2, 2007

    Suspects as Usual

    After the Sean Bell shooting, the NYPD opened a surprising investigation—into the victims

  • News

    November 21, 2006

    Death by Dust

    The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer

  • Music

    June 20, 2006

    Patriot's Heart

    Ignore Regina Spektor's warm idiosyncracies—or bash the U.S.A.—at your own peril

  • News

    January 24, 2006

    Harlem Shuffle

    How a pal of a top state official landed a profitable development deal

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 24, 2005

    Secret Church

    It's cheerful on Fifth: "Hey, Bob, I'm just coming out of the barbershop"

  • Film

    June 1, 2004

    Photo Ops

    Docs about Calcutta slums, 9-11 detainees, and gay marriage evoke the power of images

  • News

    December 9, 2003

    Infernal Racket

    The Mafia Doesn’t Just Break Legs. It Can Also Break the Spirit.

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    The Mob Was the City's Watchdog

    During Giuliani Cleanup, a Mafia Associate Watched the Money

  • News

    May 15, 2001


    Thousands of City Nurses Protest Staffing Levels

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Rehab Madness

    Do Programs for Men Who Batter Women Work? No One Really Knows.

  • Art

    January 16, 2001
  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Nader, Schmader!

    A Third-Party Alternative? Try the Working Families Party.

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    Winning Is Fundamental

    Lieberman Signals a Right Turn; Hillary Follows Close Behind

  • Long Island Voice

    October 12, 1999
  • Long Island Voice

    September 7, 1999
  • News

    May 18, 1999

    Train Runs Over Rudy

    Mayor Stands Up For City, Gets Clobbered By Runaway Commuter Tax Cut

  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Risky Business

    It takes more than a dollar and a dream to develop a storefront— but the rewards can be priceless

  • News

    January 26, 1999
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    December 1, 1998
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