The classroom can break the cycle of poverty. It's an axiom we hear routinely, in stump speeches and research papers. "The great equalizer," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called it. "The one force that can consistently overcome differences in background, culture, and privilege." Education ... More >>
Another week, another opportunity for the mayoral race to turn up the volume on its candidate-baiting side-chatter. The latest dealt with a comment Christine Quinn made last Thursday, when she responded to candidate Bill Thompson's decision to support a group of Upper East Siders lobbying to overtur ... More >>
Scroll for updates below. Like a fairy godmother, it appears that the mayoral race has bestowed righteous hype on one of the city's least sexy issues. With today's addition of Bill Thompson, a total of five mayoral candidates are now standing in opposition to rehabbing an Upper East Side waste tran ... More >>
One neighborhood in the contentious battle over the location of the city's temporary garbage dumps is looking to up the stakes. This week, an Upper East Side community organization, Residents for Sane Trash Solutions, released a study highlighting the adverse impacts of putting a waste transfer stat ... More >>
Monday, February 11 Guest Chef Series at Aldea Chef George Mendes brings John Shields and Scott Anderson to Aldea for a six-course meal highlighting winter ingredients. For $145 a person, which includes wine pairings, diners will taste two dishes from each chef. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. 31 W. 17th ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Rebel Diaz and friends host the first South by South Bronx
When the city Industrial Development Agency voted back in February to give FreshDirect $128 million in tax breaks and other goodies to move their shipping headquarters from Queens to the Bronx, local residents who were peeved at the prospect of a fleet of produce-laden trucks idling all night -- in ... More >>
In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>
It started as a take-that-New-Jersey story -- but now it's become not-in-my-backyard. Ah, land use battles in New York City! The central character in this debate is FreshDirect, the online grocer looking for a new home, having outgrown its location in Queens. Last week, news broke that the compan ... More >>
The Foundry founders a bit this go-round
The Bloomberg Administration has announced that some schools could lose up to 30 percent of their teaching force, WNYC is reporting this morning. Under a worst-case scenario, the Department of Education is set to lay off one to five teachers at most schools, with some losing 30 percent of their ove ... More >>
Dan Charnas' epic The Big Payback (New American Library/Penguin) retells the saga of hip-hop's rise from ghetto defense mechanism to global cultural powerhouse through the eyes of the businessman who sold it, first to America's kids, then to the corporate world. A former Source writer and the ... More >>
There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?
A rare outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to smoothies made with frozen mamey fruit pulp made by Goya. [AP] Molecular chefs in Scandinavia and elsewhere focus on terroir and local ingredients, often gathered by teams of foragers, rather than flavors made in a lab. [Wall Street Journal ... More >>
Forget Manhattan. "The Outer Boroughs on Film" celebrates the Bronx, Brooklyn, SI, and Queens
Farraha Senquiz, 13, recently left her home in the South Bronx wearing black Ugg boots, blue jeans, and a purple-and-black plaid fur-trim coat, and has not been seen since. She is described in "poor mental condition." She's 5'5" and 115 pounds, with brown eyes. If you've seen her, NYPD asks ... More >>
A storefront in Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens, proclaims poultry insanity. Here we go again, offering yet another picture gallery of our favorite names for restaurants, liquor stores, coffee bars, caterers, and other food- and booze-related establishments.
As anyone who's been to a game at Fake Yankee Stadium lately can attest, the old home of the Bronx Bombers across the street remains relatively intact, nearly a year after its final game. The last of the seats were sliced out in early June (taking care to preserve them for sale to any collect ... More >>
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, like other South Bronx activist groups, thinks the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx is underused, and that it'd make more sense to tear it down and create "affordable housing, mixed-use retail and open space" in its place. Environmental impact statements may b ... More >>
New York cops are accustomed to the stop-and-frisk, a casual maneuver in which they detain a citizen on the street, pat him down, and tell him to getouttahere or arrest him. Now, in a pilot program affecting Harlem, the South Bronx and East New York, they also issue their victims a palm card (in s ... More >>
The seminal hip-hop film Wild Style turns 25
A foodie's tour through the neighborhood that feeds the city and the nation
Rev. Louis Gigante, kin to the Genovese crime family, slips from hero to slumlord
The South Bronx's premiere hip-hop pastor expertly mingles the dope with the dopey
19761985: Punk to Pomo, Basquiat to Breakdancing
Inside New York's Quiet Success Stories
Is the South Bronx the New Williamsburg?
Bugging Out Over Green Spaces
Parks Department Paves Green Spaces Saved by Volunteers
Seminal Nuyorican Musicians Steal Home a Half-Century After Stickball, to the South Bronx Blocks That Spawned Them
The World Series Has Yankee Stadium Rocking Even on an Off Day
Jennifer Miller Wows 'Em in the Nabes