Summers empty out our fair city on the weekends, and why wouldn't that be the case? Dozens of picturesque beaches and towns are a short train ride away. But there's an advantage to staying in the Big Apple on Saturdays, Sundays, and even, yes, summer Fridays: It's easier to get coveted reservations ... More >>
A nearly 25-year-old campus community center at the City College of New York was abruptly closed Sunday night, leading to a large, furious protest by students and community groups. The Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community and Student Center, which is on the third floor of a campus building, was ... More >>
Yeshiva University apparently has not had its fill of sex scandals for the year. Fresh off the revelations of systemic sexual abuse at a boys' school affiliated with the university in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, the school has found itself mired in yet PR nightmare. A new hire in the Yeshiva College Hebr ... More >>
Earlier this week, a disturbing video began circulating of a brutal incident between a man named Alexian Lien and multiple members of a motorcycle crew called the Hollywood Stuntz. As far as we can tell, the chain of events looks something like this: Lien, with his wife and two-year-old daughter, wa ... More >>
This weekend, candidate for District 7's City Council seat Zead Ramadan subpoenaed petition witnesses for Mark Levine and other candidates, who were working with the unaffiliated Broadway Democrats, the local Democratic Club. The subpoenas claim that many of Levine's 8,000 signatures were fake, even ... More >>
Much of Manhattan was made long in the past--or long enough ago that its boundaries are often seen as acceptable and natural, while the people who live on the fringe (read: above 96th Street) are easily forgotten when defining the character of the city. (This tendency became briefly regretful when, ... More >>
A week since we reported on Maria Montealegre, an undocumented immigrant who faces eviction for making complaints against one of the worst landlords in Manhattan, she might be well on her way to becoming a legal immigrant. The Washington Heights resident, along with Andres Mares Muro (from the M ... More >>
Well, this is heartening terrifying news for anyone who plans on traveling through JFK in the near future. A woman got through security in Terminal 5 with a dagger in her bag, the New York Post reported. Nope, TSA people, you weren't hallucinating à la Macbeth. It was an actual antique dagger, whic ... More >>
The District Attorney's office has announced a guilty verdict in the trial of Jonathan Gonzales-Alvarez, who fatally stabbed a security guard in October 2009. The crime occurred in a bar called La Casa del Mofongo in Washington Heights. The bar was hosting a karaoke and dance contest, and Gonzales- ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
A bit of good news as the passing of 2011 nears: homicides were down five percent for the year, the overall crime rate was flat, and fires killed just 64 people, the second lowest number of fire fatalities since 1916, the mayor's office says. But the neighborhood crime numbers reveal several trouble ... More >>
CUNY students held a rally outside of Baruch College today as the board of trustees met to vote on proposed tuition hikes. The NYPD set up barricades and the school cancelled afternoon classes in anticipation of the protest, which attracted several hundred people including a large union contingent a ... More >>
On Monday shortly after 5 a.m., 23-year-old Christopher Adames was stabbed to death on West 21st Street between 11th and 12th Avenues outside the Juliet Supperclub (which you would recognize if you watch Mob Wives). Adames was rushed to Bellevue and pronounced dead on arrival. Police have identified ... More >>
The 2010 Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes," has won the New York Press Club's Gold Keyboard award for outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting. The Gold Keyboard is the top honor the press club gives each year. The series kicked off in May last year and was written by staff w ... More >>
Teacher's Fine Reduced for Saying 'Coño' A high school history teacher in Washington Heights was fined $1,000 for using a Spanish swear word last year during one of his classes, El Diario reports. But the fine is a steep reduction from what a court had originally ordered that Carlos G ... More >>
DNAInfo.comWe're into a map that DNAinfo has up today, showing which parts of Manhattan have had the largest numbers of bed bug complaints over the first three months of this year. According to the news site, Manhattan residents made 455 complaints to 311 about bed bugs for the first thre ... More >>
New Yorkers love to complain. When we walk down the street we get sidewalk rage, and when we're at home, we can't stop complaining about everything around our homes. 311 just released an interactive map that lets you track complaints over the past year in categories from noise to traffic and ... More >>
Donny TsangDoug Quint plies his wares.Yesterday, we spoke with Doug Quint, the endlessly amiable co-proprietor of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Today, our conversation continues, as Quint enlightens us about staying cool, Neil Gaiman's ice cream cone, and his newest Golden Girls-inspired creat ... More >>
Finally! The Post is reporting this morning that Mayor Bloomberg and the city's teacher union will announce today a plan to close the much-derided "rubber rooms" where teachers awaiting disciplinarian hearings are forced to sit and rot (while taxpayers pay their salaries). Just this morning, ... More >>
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
Former Washington Heights City Councilman Miguel Martinez was sentenced to five years in prison this afternoon for stealing more than $100,000 in funds that were intended for non-profit groups in his district. He pleaded guilty to criminal corruption charges after resigning abruptly from t ... More >>
The city council's slush fund -- money earmarked for no purpose but the discretionary use of its members -- has gone largely under the radar since its discovery last year, and its desultory investigation has had many targets. Now councilmember Miguel Martinez has resigned over it. Liz Benjamin repo ... More >>
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All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>
Boondocks and motherland sing that song to da rhythm of da boogie da bang bang da bong
Making the Case for a United Latino Front
Rebuilding Effort Could Secure City's Future as Bourgeois Playground
Buildings Crumble, Owners Dance
Détente Between City Hall and Sharpton?
Rudy Tries to Ride Rubble to Reelection
As Clubs Flounder, Clandestine House Parties Flourish
Is an East Harlem Courthouse a Help or a Hindrance?
Shown the Door, Term-Limited Pols Slap City in the Face
Mexican Banker Sues 'Narco News'
Fear of the Subway Derails Thousands