How a Nonprofit Soccer Leader Spends His Sundays

When Ray Selvadurai, the director of coaching for the Manhattan Soccer Club, is not on the pitch, he’s with his daughter in the Bronx.

#bronx-nyc, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-soccer-club-nonprofit, #randalls-island-manhattan-ny, #selvadurai-ray, #soccer

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‘The People That Are Within These Frames’: A Community Offers Self-Portraits

The New York Times asked photography students at the Bronx Documentary Center to show us how they see themselves.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-documentary-center, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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What the Covid Rookies Saw

As coronavirus tore through New York, a group of medical students graduated early to help the hospitals under siege and found courage they didn’t know they had.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medical-schools, #montefiore-medical-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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How a Former Drug Dealer Charts a Path for New York’s Renewal

After receiving a 30-year prison sentence, John Gargano won clemency, then rebuilt his career twice. Like New York City, he’s back on his game.

#bronx-nyc, #colicchio-tom, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #craft-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #justice-department, #mandatory-sentencing, #new-york-university, #obama-barack, #riverpark-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #union-square-manhattan-ny

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Covid-19 Cases and Rates Plunge in New York City

Virus cases and rates are plunging, and vaccination is rising, but one doctor cautioned, “We still have a long way to go.”

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Eric Adams Endorsed by Top Bronx Leader, Giving Him Lift With Latinos

The endorsement from Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx borough president, could help Mr. Adams reach Latino and Bronx voters in the New York City mayor’s race.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #democratic-party, #diaz-ruben-jr, #endorsements, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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Shots For Homebound New Yorkers Have Lagged. A Vaccine Pause Didn’t Help.

Efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors in New York have lagged, and the national pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine set them back further.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #home-health-care, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Evolution of Desus & Mero

From Twitter to cable TV, the duo is changing the culture of comedy.

#bronx-nyc, #comedy-and-humor, #desus-nice-1983, #desusmero-tv-program, #kid-mero-1983, #new-york-city, #podcasts, #showtime, #television, #viceland-channel

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NYC Retail Zones: Midtown Has Been Empty, but Other Areas Have Bounced Back

Shopping locally has helped foot traffic in some commercial districts across the city return almost to prepandemic levels.

#bronx-nyc, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #staten-island-nyc

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Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Cosmic Nature’ Dots the New York Botanical Garden

The artist’s lifelong fascination with the natural world inspires monumental floral sculptures in the New York Botanical Garden.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #kusama-yayoi, #new-york-botanical-garden

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A Bright Future for New York City’s Summer

The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.

#beaches, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-botanical-garden, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #swimming-pools

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Gail Slatter, Who Helped Make the Times Newsroom Run, Dies at 68

For 40 years she was a guide and gatekeeper, working in “the morgue” (the article and photo archive) and on the photo and culture desks. She died of Covid-19.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newsroom, #slatter-gail-1952-2021

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8 Public Gardens From Across the United States

These eight gardens, located across the country, welcome visitors with a range of beloved blooms, traditional collections and experiential outdoor spaces.

#bronx-nyc, #chicago-botanic-garden, #coral-gables-fla, #dallas-arboretum-and-botanical-garden, #florida, #flowers-and-plants, #longwood-gardens, #new-york-botanical-garden, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #walking

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New York Renters in Covid Hot Spots Are Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction

An analysis of court data shows that the areas hit hardest by the virus, largely Black and Latino neighborhoods, have the most eviction cases.

#assn-for-neighborhood-and-housing-development, #bronx-nyc, #evictions, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #unemployment

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Case for the Subway’

It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

#ambulances, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #first-aid, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #rescues

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He Was Caught Jaywalking. He Was Almost Deported for It.

Javier Castillo Maradiaga was freed this week after 15 months in federal detention. New York had turned him over to ICE in error.

#bronx-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention

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How Neighborhood Groups Are Trying to Provide a Pandemic Safety Net

Mutual aid groups are evolving into a long-term effort to help with food, clothing and counseling. “It’s about building the world we want to see,” one volunteer said.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food, #klinenberg-eric, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #volunteers-and-community-service

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

#antibodies, #brazil, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #eli-lilly-and-company, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Covid-19 Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-community-foundation, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Virus Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-community-foundation, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Like an Earthquake’: Explosion Rips Through a Bronx House

Ten people suffered minor injuries in the blast, which knocked a door off its hinges and across the street and blew windows out of their frames.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-department-nyc, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fire-department-nyc

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3 Detectives Obtained a False Murder Confession. Was It One of Dozens?

Huwe Burton was wrongly convicted because of deceptive interrogation techniques. How many more cases were “solved” the same way?

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #cuomo-andrew-m, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #green-haven-correctional-facility, #interrogations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #witnesses, #youth

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Bronx D.A. Investigates Victor Rivera Sexual Abuse Allegations

Victor Rivera, the chief executive of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, one of the largest operators of homeless shelters in New York City, was accused of sexual abuse and financial impropriety.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx

The officer was in stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center, and a person was in custody, the police said.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #bullet-proof-clothing, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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In the Bronx, a Face Lost in Time

A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.

#bronx-nyc, #heintz-louis-j-1861-93, #joyce-kilmer-park-bronx-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #saunders-john-artist, #sculpture, #vandalism

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Why Market Workers Are on Strike: They Want $1-an-Hour Raise

Six workers at Hunts Point Market died from Covid, and hundreds fell ill. They say they deserve higher wages after risking their health to supply the city with food.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #hunts-point-market, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

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M.T.A. Bus Plunges 50 Feet, Dangles From Overpass After Crash

At least seven people, including the driver, were injured when the front of the bus spilled onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #buses, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #fire-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The Kids of Survival Are Middle-Aged — and Transforming Yet Again

Studio K.O.S. continues the legacy of the ’80s art collective that grew up, entered museums and regrouped in Hoboken.

#abreu-angel-artist, #abreu-jorge-artist, #art, #black-people, #branch-robert-artist, #bronx-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #kids-of-survival-art-collective, #new-york-design-center, #rollins-tim, #savinon-rick-artist, #studio-kos-art-collective, #wexler-gallery

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Removing the Name ‘Trump’ Won’t Save a Golf Course in the South Bronx

As New York City moves to void its contracts with Trump Organization properties, one of them stands out as a problem no matter what name is on the sign.

#bronx-nyc, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

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Will New York City Cancel Contracts for Trump Golf Course and Carousel?

The Trump Organization operates two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and a golf course. Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering canceling the agreements.

#bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Will NYC Cancel Trump Golf Course and Carousel Contracts?

The Trump Organization operates two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and a golf course. Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering canceling the agreements.

#bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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State Senator Arrested on a Charge He Choked His Wife

Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda of the Bronx turned himself in to the police on Monday after his wife said he assaulted her during an argument over the weekend.

#bronx-nyc, #domestic-violence, #senate, #sepulveda-luis-r, #state-legislatures

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Water Main Break Floods Cross Bronx Expressway, Trapping Drivers

The rupture highlighted the frail state of the city’s aging infrastructure.

#bronx-nyc, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #floods, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic

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With Remote Learning, a 12-Year-Old Knows Her English Is Slipping Away

In New York City, 142,000 children are learning English in school. Online classes are especially challenging for them.

#bangladesh, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #english-language, #immigration-and-emigration

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The Surprising Places in NYC Where Trump’s Support Grew

Joseph R. Biden Jr. won President Trump’s hometown handily. But a deeper look at election data suggests a surge in support for the president in some districts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #board-of-elections-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #corona-queens-ny, #hasidism, #hispanic-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #queens-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Reopening a New York City School: ‘It’s Been a Tough Start’

This fall New York City’s public schools faced perhaps their biggest challenge in memory: Could they resume in person safely? And for how long? We filmed in one school for 33 days to chronicle every step of the reopening.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education, #education-k-12, #new-york-city

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From Mod-Chic Chairs to Virus Barriers

What Plexi-Craft — an upscale furniture factory in the Bronx — has, the city wants: Acrylic resin skills.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #furniture, #plexi-craft-quality-products-corp

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In a New York Neighborhood Reeling From the Virus, 1 in 4 Is Out of Work

Pandemic job losses have disproportionately hurt low-paid service workers who tend to be poor and people of color.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #unemployment, #west-farms-bronx-ny

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At Least 2 U.S. Marshals Are Shot in the Bronx

The marshals’ conditions weren’t immediately known after the shooting in the Wakefield neighborhood, officials said. One suspect was also wounded.

#bronx-nyc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #united-states-marshals-service

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‘Rumble in the Bronx’ Fight Club Drew 200. The Sheriff Shut It Down.

The fight club would have been illegal even before the pandemic. Parties in Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend were also closed down for violating pandemic rules.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #brown-memorial-baptist-church-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #joseph-fucito, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #twitter

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Klaudio Rodriguez Named Director for the Bronx Museum of the Arts

After two stints as de facto director, Klaudio Rodriguez gets the top job, joining a growing group of Latino leaders of art museums.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #museums, #rodriguez-klaudio-1971

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #casey-annie-e-foundation, #colombia, #columbia-university, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #l-g-b-t-q, #lawyers-for-children, #queens-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Torres and Jones Win and Will Become 1st Gay Black Members of Congress

Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones defeated token Republican challengers in overwhelmingly Democratic House districts in New York.

#bronx-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #jones-mondaire-1987, #rockland-county-ny, #torres-ritchie-1988, #westchester-county-ny

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2 Warehouse Halloween Parties Attended by Nearly 1,000 Are Shut Down

Few people were social distancing or wearing masks, New York City authorities said. Twenty-eight people face charges.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #halloween, #parties-social

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When Trick-or-Treating Is Scary, for Real

Some New Yorkers are trying to find a way to celebrate Halloween despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costumes, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #halloween, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #manhattan-nyc, #massachusetts, #new-york-city, #parades, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas

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New York Nightmare: Man Plunges Through Sidewalk Into Rat-Filled Hole

“Rats crawling on him, he can’t move,” said the brother of the man, who was rescued after about 30 minutes and remains hospitalized in stable condition.

#accidents-and-safety, #belmont-bronx-ny, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #rats, #sidewalks, #st-barnabas-hospital

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6 Are Shot in Brooklyn as N.Y.C.’s Summer of Violence Spills Into Fall

Shootings that plagued the city for most of the summer have not abated, and some city leaders question whether the police have backed off enforcement.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Book Review: ‘God-Level Knowledge Darts,’ by Desus & Mero

Whether or not you’re from the Bronx, Desus & Mero have some “God-Level Knowledge Darts” to throw at you.

#books-and-literature, #bronx-nyc, #desus-nice-1983, #god-level-knowledge-darts-life-lessons-from-the-bronx-book, #kid-mero-1983

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Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth in Pandemic-Shortened Season

Despite a loss to the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees are in the postseason because of baseball math dictated by a loss by the Seattle Mariners.

#baseball, #boone-aaron, #boston-red-sox, #bronx-nyc, #cole-gerrit, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-yankees, #playoff-games, #world-series

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