Rolling Stone recently published a run-down of the top 50 hip-hop songs of all time. After consulting with a panel of 33 journalists, industry figures and artists (including professional rap encyclopedia ?uestlove and the remaining members of the Beastie Boys), the numbers were crunched and Grandmas ... More >>
"I didn't think this would ever happen, but now that it has, it reminds me of what my father always told me: 'It's never too late,'" says Benjy Melendez. The 60-year-old South Bronx native is positively giddy as he holds a copy of the newly reissued Power Fuerza -- the one and only album that Melend ... More >>
This afternoon, parent advocates in the Bronx are organizing a march that will start at a transportation hub in the borough, move to a suspensions hearing center onward to an early care education site, and then to an elementary school and a middle school. The final destination of the rally is a juve ... More >>
For the last few years, Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen has celebrated the beginning of International Women's Month by bringing some of New York's best female MCs and poets to the Bronx's Hostos Community College, raising awareness for HIV/AIDS and placing before audiences that cross otherwise rigid boundar ... More >>
This week, the redistricting drama continues. In case you forgot, redistricting is that complicated process every 10 years when states across the country redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries based on Census data.
Well, there's been a lot of controversy in New York this time ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow is everywhere these days and might be coming to a newsstand near you. The actress is rumored to be [groan] planning a food magazine.
Olive Garden is remodeling 400 of its more than 730 locations over the next two years to look more like Tuscan villas.
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Rocco Ancarola has broken off his partnership with Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon and is now working with Lavo. Rabbit was quickly sold and renamed The State Room.
More details on David Chang's Toronto venture: The first floor will feature "some type of rendition of ... More >>
Scumbag robberCops are looking for a jerk (right) who stuck up a delivery guy at 10:20 p.m. on December 29 in the South Bronx, in the NYPD's 42nd Precinct. The robber approached the 21-year-old Asian guy who was delivering food to 631 East 168th Street, hit him on the head with a gun, and t ... More >>
Police sources tell the New York Post today that Cesar Mercado, the 34-year-old Nicaraguan diplomat found dead in his South Bronx apartment last month during the U.N. General Assembly, committed suicide.
Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins.
First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>
Manhattan-based fragrance company International Flavors & Fragrances recently tested "L'Eau Verte du Bronx du Sud" (the Green Water of the South Bronx), on the Sister Thomas Apartments, a low-income housing development there, to "infuse optimism and happiness" on the 200 residents, according ... More >>
An unidentified woman trying to escape a fire in a fifth floor apartment in the Bronxdale Houses at 1836 Watson Avenue climbed out of the window and fell to the ground when her grip on the air conditioner failed. According to a witness who spoke to the News, "She was hanging on to the air co ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Gomez-Delgado, lower middle. Zemog El Gallo Bueno is an audacious, spiked-wristband to the jaw of contemporary world music--hard-rocking, hard-arting, undeniably New York. Making what Peruvian-born, ... More >>
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Followers of the Times' City Room blog may have seen that the United Nations has dispatched Raquel Rolnik (pictured), its Special Rapporteur for housing issues, to America. She'll visit various U.S. cities on her trip, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans.
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Foreclosed apartments in 19 South Bronx buildings that were going to be sold off in an online auction next week were saved today. The city announced that Fannie Mae canceled the auction.
Financed by Deutshe Bank, the Ocelot Capital Group -- a real estate firm that was started by wealthy Wall Stree ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome.
Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if!
Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
Guardian Angels founder, radio talk show host, mob target, and champion pickle eater Curtis Sliwa recently added a new feather to his red cap: he's now a tour guide.
In a video on the site dedicated to his new venture, "Underbelly Tours," Sliwa explains how his three-hour tours begin in the subw ... More >>