Residents of the affluent Bronx enclave of Riverdale have long dreamed about gaining easy access to their two-mile stretch of Hudson River shoreline. No wonder, then, that they were thrilled by a... To view the full story, click the title link.
Joshua Houston KING KHAZM In the decimated South Bronx of the late 1960s and early '70s, a bloody war raged between a dozen youth gangs, among them the fearsome Black Spades. One sharp and very young Spade from Bronx River, already a...Show More Summary
Just days before the NFL’s best teams face off in the Super Bowl in New Jersey, local and federal authorities discovered a multi-million-dollar heroin mill across the river in New York City that was stamping its dope with the brand name “NFL.”
A Metro North commuter train derailed in the Bronx killing four people and sending 63 others to hopspitals, 11 of them in critical condition. Neighbors living on a bluff overlooking the crash scene along the Hudson River describe the carnage.
A passenger train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, killing at least four people. The train, headed to Grand Central Station from Poughkeepsie, left the tracks around 7:20 a.m.
Shortly after 7 am Eastern time on Sunday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police confirmed that a Metro-North train derailed near the Hudson river in the Bronx. The accident occurred near Palisade Avenue near the Spuyten Duyvil railroad station. Show More Summary
Congratulations to SLO Architecture on winning the inaugural Dwell Vision Award for their Harvest Dome 2.0. The project—a pavilion floating on the Bronx River that is made from old umbrellas and plastic bottles—is about as far removed...Show More Summary
Earlier today the NYPD identified the woman whose body was found at the end of a dead end street in Williamsburg near the East River. Bronx resident Merceda Young, 35, was found under a blanket at Division and Kent Avenues, by the Wallabout Channel, on Tuesday afternoon. Now police have made an arrest. [ more › ]
If we've learned anything in the past year it's that oysters play an ecologically invaluable role in protecting our waterways, a role we desperately missed when Hurricane Sandy unloaded her gigantic storm surge on our shores. The Hudson...Show More Summary
This weekend, students from Urban Assembly New York Harbor School relocated 100,000 oysters to a man-made oyster reef off South Bronx as part of one of the biggest oyster restoration projects in the city. The Bronx River oyster comeback...Show More Summary
Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway will resume this fall for four consecutive Sundays, on Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Over the weekend I was traipsing about in Yonkers, NY, chasing carp on the fly in the Bronx River. At one point I stepped in the wrong place and found myself with one leg buried to the knee in the nastiest, most stinking, oily city mud you could ever find. Show More Summary
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FreshDirect is one step closer to setting up shop in the South Bronx. A Bronx Supreme Court judge late Friday afternoon dismissed a lawsuit by a community group seeking to block the online grocery's move to the Harlem River Yard in Mott Haven. Show More Summary
When a gunman opened fire Sunday night on Kelly St. in the Bronx, 15-year-old Sarah Rivera put herself in harm’s way to save a toddler who had been left in a stroller on the street. While several adults ran from the scene, River dashed for the child. She was hit in the leg by a [...]
After Congress called in Apple to testify about its offshore subsidiaries and why it paid only $6 billion in corporate income taxes last year, the Times published this interesting story, clearing up one misconception about how companies...Show More Summary
Following a look at his NYC studio, JR unveils his latest installation at none other than Rikers Island – an island prison in the East River between Queens and the Bronx. His large-scale wheatpasted work depicts a large eye of… JR Puts Art on Rikers Island is a post by Alec Banks on Highsnobiety.
A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach last night in Yonkers. NBC New York reports, "The woman was shot at about 9 p.m. in the lobby of 541 Bronx River Road." [ more › ]
Will the South Bronx restaurant keep on keeping on? The Harlem River surged last fall during Hurricane Sandy and floodwaters crept up in through the front doors of the Bruckner Bar and Grill, the South Bronx restaurant, bar, and community hub just adjacent to the Third Avenue Bridge on-ramp. Show More Summary
Mere blocks from the Harlem River, Mott Haven's La Morada has the distinct honor of not only being the Bronx's most purple restaurant but, perhaps more importantly, its only Oaxacan kitchen.