Let Your Taste Buds Be Your Guide

In all five boroughs (plus Jersey City), options abound to explore neighborhoods through restaurants and tours. Here are one food lover’s suggestions.

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In Bronx Housing Court, Tenants Fight to Stay in Their Homes

Since New York’s eviction moratorium ended in January, tenants and their landlords are returning to housing court.

#bronx-nyc, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #public-defenders-and-court-appointed-lawyers-criminal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Outnumber Abortion Clinics in NYC

Crisis pregnancy centers, which encourage women to give birth, prepare for a post-Roe world in a state that is considered a bastion of abortion rights.

#abortion, #bronx-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

The Fall of Kidd Creole: Inside a Rap Pioneer’s Tragic Descent

As a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, he helped invent hip-hop. He spent the rest of his life trying recapture that glory. Then, in seven minutes on a Manhattan street, it all came to an end.

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Happy the Elephant Isn’t a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An animal advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving deep ethical questions about the basic rights of highly intelligent animals.

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The Men Lost to 20 Bruckner Boulevard

They were transforming a century-old Bronx ice house into a charter school. It became one of the deadliest construction sites in New York City in almost two decades.

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Ex-N.Y.C. Shelter Boss Gets Prison Time in $1.2 Million Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera was sentenced to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks while running his Bronx homeless shelter organization.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes

Girl, 11, Is Killed by Stray Bullet in the Bronx

The girl was shot by someone who had been chasing a man on a motorized scooter, the police said. It’s the latest episode of deadly violence against children in New York City.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #women-and-girls

Police Officer Is Shot in the Bronx

The New York Police Department said the officer had been shot in the arm as he and a partner chased a man. They returned fire, striking the suspect in the head, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

Louis Molina’s In Charge of Fixing Rikers Island. His Plan Is Due in 11 Days.

Louis A. Molina, the Department of Correction commissioner since only January, says he has a solution to a problem that has defied his predecessors.

#bronx-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #molina-louis-a, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #williams-damian-attorney

New York Evictions Accelerate After a Two-Year Dip

Activity in the city’s housing courts, which used to process more eviction cases than any other city in the nation, is rising after a pandemic moratorium.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

50 Years of Art in the Bronx

The Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates a major anniversary with plans for expansion that will include a restaurant, a boutique and enhanced public spaces.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #culture-arts, #marvel-architects, #museums, #rodriguez-klaudio-1971, #shabazz-jamel

Bronx Fire Survivors Lament City’s Failure to Disburse Aid

Nearly four months after a fire tore through a Bronx complex, killing 17 people, its residents say that the city has yet to disburse millions in aid.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #mayors-fund-to-advance-new-york, #public-and-subsidized-housing

Suspect Drifted From City to City As His Videos Hinted at Violence

Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.

#bronx-nyc, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #milwaukee-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Teenager Charged in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx

Jeremiah Ryan, 17, was charged with murder in the killing of Angellyh Yambo, who was shot as she walked home from school on Friday.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ryan-jeremiah-april-8-2022-murder, #yambo-angellyh-d-2022

As Police Make Arrests in One Bronx Shooting, Teen Is Slain in Another

A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other teenagers she was with outside a high school were shot on Friday, the police said.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #soriano-de-perdomo-juana-esperanza

Trump Organization Can Keep Operating Bronx Golf Course, Judge Rules

New York City lost a court battle over its attempt to cancel the Trump Organization’s contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

#bronx-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

Jamel Shabazz: Proud Street Culture on Display

He chronicled the fashion shifts of stylish young Black New Yorkers in the 1980s and ’90s in photographs celebrated at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #photography, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shabazz-jamel

Woman Is Fatally Shot in Bronx Crossfire

Two groups of men had been arguing nearby with guns drawn when the 61-year-old woman was shot in the back, the police said.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

#bragg-alvin, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #clark-darcel-d, #crime-and-criminals, #district-attorneys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #legal-aid-society, #legal-profession, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #work-life-balance

Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Death of 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy in the Bronx

Joseph Barney’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested after the medical examiner’s office said the boy died from battered child syndrome.

#bronx-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city

Asian American Hate Crimes Cannot Go Unchecked

As an American of Korean descent, I feel terrified for my life and the lives of those who look like me.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc, #minorities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

Keeping an Eye on the Middle

Real estate prices have been rising wildly across the region. What will the current median price buy in the borough where you want to live?

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Victor Rivera, N.Y. Shelter Operator, Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera’s guilty plea followed a Times investigation that revealed allegations of sexual abuse and financial misdeeds at his nonprofit organization.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #strauss-audrey-attorney

What’s Going on With Vaccines for Kids Under 5?

It’s confusing, but don’t freak out.

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Despite the Dire Housing Picture, the South Bronx Sees a Way Forward.

In the South Bronx, developers found ways to build an array of sleek, affordable apartments in two subsidized housing developments. Is this a way forward?

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #bronx-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing

A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

New York is far safer and stronger than in the ’70s. But after a flood of sad news, many people are struggling to find grounds for optimism.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How Fire Defined the Bronx, and Us

The recent fire at Twin Parks in the Bronx was an undeniable tragedy. Just as every fire there over the past 50 years has been.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #arson, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #happy-land-social-club

Baby Girl Is Critical After Being Hit by Stray Bullet, Police Say

The baby was in a car with her mother in the Bronx when she was shot in the latest act of gun violence that has shocked many in New York City.

#bayron-nieves-kristal-d-2022, #bronx-nyc, #firearms, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #police-department-nyc

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

The Bronx Fire Victims: Passionate Students and Hardworking Parents

The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.

#bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #touray-abdoulie-d-2019

Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

After Pleas for Help, Tenants of Bronx Fire Building to Get Cash Aid

Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.

#adams-eric-l, #bank-of-america-corporation, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #fat-joe-1970, #gambia, #mayors-fund-to-advance-new-york, #met-council-on-jewish-poverty, #new-york-city

After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

#africa, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #touray-tower, #west-africa

What We Know About the Building in the Bronx Apartment Fire

The companies purchased Twin Parks North West, the Bronx building where there was a deadly fire, along with seven other buildings in the borough for $166 million.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Desperate Search for Those Missing in Bronx Fire: ‘We’re Still Waiting’

Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #hospitals, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york

What We Know About Victims of Bronx Fire

The day after his 12th birthday, Muhammad Drammeh died along with his mother and two of his sisters.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

#bronx-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #ketamine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Two Open Doors Created ‘Flue Effect’ of Deadly Smoke at Bronx High-Rise

Smoke inhalation appeared to cause all 17 deaths related to the fire — a number officials feared could climb.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

A Family Tried to Flee the Bronx Fire. Smoke Overwhelmed Them.

The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #missing-persons, #nigro-daniel-a, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york

‘Like a fluid’: How a fire’s deadly smoke behaves.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a

What We Know About the Bronx Apartment Building Fire

The blaze began just before 11 a.m. on Sunday in a building on East 181st Street. Nine children were killed.

#bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #happy-land-social-club, #hochul-kathleen-c, #jacobi-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a

What We Know About the Victims of the Bronx Fire in New York City

Residents who survived the Bronx inferno on Sunday described a quiet morning that suddenly was overtaken by terror and tragedy.

#bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

31 Seriously Hurt in Bronx Apartment Building Fire, Officials Say

Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Rhode Island Man Operated ‘Ghost Gun’ Home Factory, U.S. Says

Robert Alcantara was arrested in the Bronx as he traveled to his home from Pennsylvania, where he bought parts to make guns that cannot be traced.

#bronx-nyc, #firearms, #ghost-guns, #gun-control, #providence-ri, #williams-damian-attorney

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc