In on our article this week on the five-year surge in civil rights lawsuits, we pointed out that the city does little to analyze the causes of those claims in an effort to identify problem officers or troubling trends that can be corrected.
City Comptroller John Liu also knows there's a problem, ac ... More >>
Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>
Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by ... More >>
The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka
In the late 80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy who furtively sold counterfeit watches and handbags on the street. He took his meals at temporary restaurants set up in SRO hotels rooms ... More >>
Two people were killed in a barrage of gunfire Thursday night near Devoe Park in University Heights in the Bronx, cops say. One was 17, the other 22. The "hail of bullets," as the Post puts it, also caught a 40-year-old man, who was wounded in the leg. As of early this morning, cops hadn't releas ... More >>
Nathaniel MartinezCops have stepped up their search for Nathaniel Martinez, a 10-year-old Bronx boy who went missing yesterday from his home at 2333 Loring Place North, off Fordham Road in University Heights. Nathaniel, who's 5 feet tall and weighs 70 pounds, was last seen wearing a black-and-red ... More >>
We are grateful for the Times unemployment map, which shows what New York neighborhoods are doing best and worst in these parlous economic times, though most of its findings come as no shock.
The big loser is unsurprisingly East New York (also murder rate increase leader) with 3rd-quarter un ... More >>