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.
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.
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The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.
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.
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.
Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.
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.
Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.
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.
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.
Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.
The day after his 12th birthday, Muhammad Drammeh died along with his mother and two of his sisters.
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Smoke inhalation appeared to cause all 17 deaths related to the fire — a number officials feared could climb.
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.
The blaze began just before 11 a.m. on Sunday in a building on East 181st Street. Nine children were killed.
Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.
Residents who survived the Bronx inferno on Sunday described a quiet morning that suddenly was overtaken by terror and tragedy.
Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.
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.
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.
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A start-up football school called Christians of Faith, later known as Bishop Sycamore, recruited players from tough neighborhoods with talk of academic help and a path to glory. But the path only led them back to where they started.
Cortés, a family-owned chocolate maker in Puerto Rico, is opening a location in Mott Haven, banking on local nostalgia for the brand.
A plan to “daylight” Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx would be one of the city’s most ambitious green infrastructure improvements.
In the Bronx, where the percentage of murders solved by the police has plunged, one family is waiting impatiently for a day that may not come.
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A shelter operator admitted using money from the city to cover personal expenses, including shopping sprees at Neiman Marcus and Manolo Blahnik.
In a New York City borough where residents have long struggled to afford their homes, thousands are now threatened with eviction as state pandemic aid dwindles.
While the chances of a tornado in any of the boroughs are slim, experts said one could still spawn from a severe thunderstorm and devastate the city.
By voting no on the infrastructure bill, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a fierce debate, including among city residents eager to see the subways improved.
He sought to conserve wildlife and encouraged zoos to exhibit animals in their natural habitats. But he lost a battle to rename the Bronx Zoo.
The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.
The devastation wrought by Ida underscored the need for a better way to legalize basement homes. But one woman’s experience shows the difficulties of finding a solution.
The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School opened its doors in September in the Bronx with an unusual focus for a charter school: career paths related to the game.
Set in the Bronx, the new PBS Kids’ show from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on “Sesame Street,” promotes diversity and critical thinking.
In a place where many go hungry, widely shared videos capture a clash between the authorities and one of thousands of unlicensed peddlers.
Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.
Ritchie Torres isn’t a household name. He should be.
The infant, Legacy Beauford, was one of two young boys in New York who the police believe were recently killed by their mothers’ partners.
A child welfare system meant to protect Julissia Batties from an abusive home life failed the ultimate test.
The beloved author wrote many witty epitaphs but never suggested where her remains should end up. Her fans helped complete her ashes’ odyssey.
If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.
Julissia Batties, who was found unconscious with a head injury, had been the subject of a child welfare case since birth. Her half brother admitted beating her, a police official said.
At an optical business in New York City, it took months of coaxing, a cash bonus and a weekly testing mandate to persuade 90 percent of the staff to get a coronavirus vaccine.
In a harrowing scene captured on video, a girl and her brother managed to avoid injury after being caught in a hail of gunfire.
Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.