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    December 31, 2013

    Which Neighborhoods Had the Biggest Increase in Murders in 2013?

    Another year, another drop in the city-wide murder rate. Down 20 percent, from 419 in 2012 to 329 through Sunday. But like so many of New York City's improvements in recent decades, the year's crime drop did not sweep through each neighborhood equally. Some precincts oversaw a significant reductio ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    On the Eve of Citibike, Remembering the City's Ghost Bikers

    It's a bright, cool Sunday afternoon, and jammed car lines are radiating from Queens Plaza. The N, Q, and 7 trains rattle above intersections. But on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard, several dozen cyclists have stopped to place flowers in the spokes of a bicycle that's been spray-p ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    More Intimidating Robbery Weapon: Gun Or Herpes? Discuss

    As a Bronx resident notes in an interview with a local TV station, "anything" could be found in a hypodermic needle, including "AIDS, herpes -- anything!" And nobody -- nobody -- wants either of those stigmatic/potentially deadly diseases.That said, a thief is using the threat of potential herpes to ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    National Night Out Against Crime In New York: Eight People Shot

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg, several district attorneys and other law enforcement officials celebrated the "National Night Out Against Crime" yesterday by walking around the city at night in a show of solidarity against crime across the country. Criminals in New York celebrated the "Night Out" by shooting ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Charles McDowell, Convicted Livery Cabbie Killer, Gets Life

    Charles McDowell, who shot and killed livery cab driver Amadou Ndiaye in August, 2009, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson tells us.

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    March 5, 2012

    Cop Feels 'Terrible' About Killing Unarmed Bronx Teen Ramarley Graham: Report

    Richard Haste, the cop who shot and killed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, feels "terrible" about the unarmed teen's death, but thought he was in "mortal danger" when he pulled the trigger, according to the Daily News. Haste told a co-worker he thought the Bronx teen had a weapon that fateful Feb. 2. ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Bronx Pop-Up Piano Actually Taken by Parks Department

    Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval ​Remember the case of the stolen Sing for Hope piano in the Bronx? City Room has found the thief, who turned out to be not so much a thief, but the city's Parks Department. A spokeswoman for the department fessed up, telling the Times that "parks workers unkn ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Pop-Up Pianos Stolen, Vandalized

    Esther ZuckermanThe Astor Place piano being installed. ​These are days the music died in the Bronx. Tragedies have struck two of of Sing for Hope's Pop-Up Pianos, whose installation we chronicled two weeks ago. This morning the Daily News reported that the piano at the Williamsbridge Oval was ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Who Killed Hector Arias With a Bullet to the Head?

    ​Cops are looking for the killer of a 33-year-old Bronx man. Here's a sketch of the guy believed to have shot Hector Arias of 712 East Gunhill Road in Williamsbridge. Arias was found with a bullet in his head at about 7 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at his apartment building. The suspect is thought to ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Angasha Sharras, 29, Shot to Death in the Bronx

    ​ A 29-year-old Bronx man was shot in the head and killed around 10:45 p.m. Friday on East 227th Street in Williamsbridge, cops say. Angasha Sharras was DOA at the scene. A 31-year-old man apparently with Sharras was shot in the hand; cops didn't identify him. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Police Seek Suspect in Bronx Robbery

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspect pictured, who's wanted for taking part in an October 29 robbery near Matthews Avenue and Williamsbridge Road, the Bronx.

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    August 23, 2010

    Pelham Parkway Guardrail to "Protect Drivers From Trees" Means Killing 80 Trees

    Courtesy George Zulch​By Valerie Vande Panne Pelham Parkway activists are simmering up in the Bronx. The Department of Transportation wants to cut down 80 of the 1,219 mature trees that cradle the Parkway to install guardrails that would ostensibly protect the trees from drivers crashing into ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Teen Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Bronx 92-Year-Old

    ​Cops picked up a 14-year-old boy (some sources say he is 18), Jamal Blair, and he is awaiting charges on the shooting of a 92-year-old woman in Williamsbridge. Sadie Mitchell was shot at her home on Tuesday when a bullet from a street fight crashed through her window and into her back; she di ... More >>

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    April 24, 2001

    Toil and Temptation

    From the Car Wash to the Chicano Club, a Mexican Teenager Learns to Survive in the Bronx

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    April 24, 2001

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    The Top 100 Inexpensive Restaurants in New York City