• ‘Possibilities are kind of endless’ for 161st Street BID in Lou Gehrig Plaza

    ‘Possibilities are kind of endless’ for 161st Street BID in Lou Gehrig Plaza
    The skies clouded over Lou Gehrig Plaza in the Bronx last Friday as motorists and pedestrians traveled along 161st Street. The area’s most famous attraction is Yankee Stadium, of course, but the 161st Street Business Improvement District (BID) is trying to entice both locals and tourists alike to spend time in the plaza just three blocks east of the home of the Bronx Bombers. 
    Trey Jenkins, the director of the 161st Street BID, has ideas about how to make the spot that overlooks Yanke
  • Horrific Bronx collision kills teenage girl, leaves man fighting for life

    Horrific Bronx collision kills teenage girl, leaves man fighting for life
    A teen girl died as a young man clung to life in the Bronx Tuesday following a horrific car collision, authorities confirmed.
    Locals gathered in disbelief around the debris-covered scene on West 192nd Street and University Avenue Tuesday afternoon while police combed the site as part of the ongoing investigation. Others at the scene wept profusely, as officers examined heaps of twisted metal.
    According to police sources, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were apparently riding on a gas-po
  • BP Gibson boots six members from Bronx CB11 following chair and vice chair removal proceedings

    BP Gibson boots six members from Bronx CB11 following chair and vice chair removal proceedings
    Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson removed six members from Bronx Community Board 11 last week in a heated conclusion to the dysfunction tarnishing the body for months. 
    Gibson removed former CB11 Vice Chair Al D’Angelo — who the board stripped of his leadership role last month — from the board on May 20. Gibson also didn’t reappoint five others the same day: board members Chun Chun, Christine Culpepper De Ruiz, Malcom Gray, Serena Muñiz and Keith Ramsey.&
  • State court revives suit to overturn Local Law 97 on appeal, potentially imperiling landmark climate law

    State court revives suit to overturn Local Law 97 on appeal, potentially imperiling landmark climate law
    A state appellate court revived a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York City’s Local Law 97, potentially imperiling the city’s landmark statute regulating large buildings’ carbon emissions.
    The New York state Supreme Court’s First Appellate Division ruled on May 16 that city lawyers hadn’t proven the 2019 law — which requires the city’s largest buildings to meet strict new emissions limits — is not preempted by the state’s own overarching clim
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  • ‘I like his style’: Mayor Adams defends NYPD chief of patrol amid social media controversy

    ‘I like his style’: Mayor Adams defends NYPD chief of patrol amid social media controversy
    Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday praised NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell, saying he likes “his style,” amid widespread criticism of Chell’s use of his official social media account to attack perceived critics of the department.
    Adams made the May 28 remarks during his weekly news conference in response to a question about Chell recently appearing on the talk show Dr. Phil Primetime, where he seemed to blame rising crime stats on newly arrived migrants. While the interview aired rece
  • What’s Happening | Dimensión Latina, arts and crafts fair, and more

    What’s Happening | Dimensión Latina, arts and crafts fair, and more
    STEAM Play Thursday
    Thursday, May 30, at 3 p.m.
    City Island Library
    Free 
    All children age 6 to 10 are invited to the City Island Library for STEAM Play. By experimenting with provided toys, children are given the freedom to create, design, engineer, and innovate their own way. Let your kids learn, explore, and experiment!
    For more information, visit: https://cityislandchamber.org/events/steam-play-thursdays-city-island-library/. 
    Forest Restoration Friday
    Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to
  • Column | John Sterling presented Key to the Borough at the Bronx Ball

    Column | John Sterling presented Key to the Borough at the Bronx Ball
    The Bronx Ball is known to be an exciting night for many reasons — but one of the most “key” aspects of the event is the presentation of the Key to the Borough, which is awarded to a Bronxite who has had a unique impact on The Bronx.
    This year, the Key went to John Sterling, the legendary sportscaster for the New York Yankees. Sterling recently retired from his post after 36 years with the Yankees. He called 5,060 consecutive games during his career with the team, which was so
  • Op-Ed | Celebrating Memorial Day

    Op-Ed | Celebrating Memorial Day
    Every year, we are proud to welcome our nation’s sea servicemembers to New York City for Fleet Week, a celebration of the courage and commitment of all those who serve our nation — and those who have given their lives to protect it.
    As a patriotic American and proud mayor, I want to extend my personal welcome to each and every servicemember joining us for the longstanding Memorial Day Weekend tradition.
    Fleet Week is much more than just the official start of summer in New York. It is
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  • Angel Hernandez’s worst umpiring calls against the Mets and Yankees

    Angel Hernandez’s worst umpiring calls against the Mets and Yankees
    Reports of Angel Hernandez’s retirement on the tail end of Memorial Day Weekend filled Mets and Yankees fans with euphoria. 
    The controversial umpire known for inexplicably wide strike zones and impossibly bad calls had a knack for drawing the wrath of fans, players, the press and broadcasters alike. 
    Hernandez started calling balls and strikes professionally when he was 20 for the Florida State League. Night in and night out, he worked his way up and had his big break by getting
  • Rep. Bowman, Working Families Party and Powerful Progressive Coalition rally together in the Bronx

    Rep. Bowman, Working Families Party and Powerful Progressive Coalition rally together in the Bronx
    Congressman Jamaal Bowman, New York Working Families Party State Director Jasmine Gripper, Co-Op City community members, supporters and members of Protect Our Power, Jewish Voice For Peace Action, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Met Council on Housing, Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH), Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Working Families Party and New York Progressive Action Network came together in a powerful progressive coalition on May 26 to rally and c
  • Bronx man fatally stabbed in neck at homeless shelter

    Bronx man fatally stabbed in neck at homeless shelter
    A man was fatally stabbed in the neck after getting into an argument at a Bronx homeless shelter on Sunday.
    Police say 25-year-old Eric Worrell, who was staying at the shelter, was stabbed at about 3:15 p.m. on May 26 after getting embroiled in a verbal dispute on Sunday at the 200-bed University Heights shelter.
    Officers from the 52nd Precinct responded to the incident. EMS transported Worrell to Saint Barnabas Hospital, but he could not be saved.
    Police have not arrested anyone nor identified
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosts successful blood drive

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosts successful blood drive
    On Wednesday, May 15, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosted a successful blood drive with New York Blood Center. The drive exceeded its goal with over 98 life-saving donations. The donations are estimated to being able to save 294 potential lives throughout the community and in area hospitals once divided into its 3 components (red cells, platelets, plasma).
    On Wednesday, May 15, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosted a successful blood drive with New York Blood Center.Photo courtesy NYC Health + H
  • Op-Ed | Strokes: Know what to do and how to prevent them

    Op-Ed | Strokes: Know what to do and how to prevent them
    All of us know someone who’s had a stroke. It is a life changing event that burdens the individual, as well as those around them.
    In the U.S., strokes continue to be a significant public health problem. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and more importantly, a leading cause of adult disability. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and someone dies of a stroke every 3 minutes and 14 seconds.
    It is paramount to know when one is having a stroke and what to do should th
  • Montefiore holds series of Bronx events in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month

    Montefiore holds series of Bronx events in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month
    No longer a “silent struggle,” hundreds of Bronx residents and families impacted by a wide range of conditions that affect, mood, thinking and behaviors, participated in Montefiore Health System events held throughout the last two months in recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month. Event topics were requested by community members and led by Montefiore’s department of Psychiatry and its Office of Community & Population Health (OCPH).
    “These events were in
  • PHOTOS | Protesters, supporters gather in the Bronx during Trump visit

    PHOTOS | Protesters, supporters gather in the Bronx during Trump visit
    Increased police presence at the 174th Street station in the Bronx ahead of former President Donald Trump’s visit to Crotona Park and adjacent counter rally on May 23, 2024.Photo Camille Botello
    Photo Camille Botello
    Local Bronx organizers host a counter rally in the Bronx’s Crotona Park at the same time as former President Donald Trump’s campaign rally on Thursday, May 23, 2024.Photo Camille Botello
    Bronx Assembly Member Yudelka Tapia speaks at the “Trump isn’t wel
  • Bronx detectives probe deadly shooting, question person of interest

    Bronx detectives probe deadly shooting, question person of interest
    Bronx detectives are questioning a person of interest connected to a deadly shooting on Friday evening.
    Police said Marcus Henderson, 37, was gunned down at his home at 1825 Topping Ave. in Mount Hope at about 5:57 p.m. on May 24.
    Officers from the 46th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Henderson with a gunshot wound to his right leg. EMS rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died a short time later.
    The home on Topping Avenue in Mount Hope, Bronx where a ma
  • Week in Rewind: Trump rallies at Crotona Park, Gun Hill Brewery shutters, local students win big with ‘life-changing’ scholarships and more

    Week in Rewind: Trump rallies at Crotona Park, Gun Hill Brewery shutters, local students win big with ‘life-changing’ scholarships and more
    ‘Trump isn’t welcome in the Bronx’: Counter demonstrations take shape the day of former president’s South Bronx campaign event
    Local Bronx politicians, unions and political organizations brought a heated response to former President Donald Trump’s well-attended campaign rally in Crotona Park Thursday evening.
    Hundreds congregated at the northeast end nearly three hours before the start of the counter rally — dubbed “Trump isn’t welcome in the Bronx
  • NYC reaches deal with DC37 to ease certain qualifications for lifeguards amid shortage

    NYC reaches deal with DC37 to ease certain qualifications for lifeguards amid shortage
    Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday a deal with the union representing city lifeguards that is expected to help boost the number of workers who patrol city beaches and pools amid a years-long shortage.
    The deal, part of the ongoing negotiations between the city and the union District Council 37 (DC37), will ease some of the stringent requirements for the qualifying exam to become a lifeguard. The move aims to help the city increase the number of lifeguards qualified to work at city beaches and poo
  • Trump’s rally in the Bronx draws big crowd of supporters, smaller group of vocal counterprotesters

    Trump’s rally in the Bronx draws big crowd of supporters, smaller group of vocal counterprotesters
    Visitors came from across the street and across the country for presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally at Crotona Park on May 23. As he spoke, a smaller but vocal crowd attended a nearby rally bearing the title “Trump is Not Welcome in the Bronx” — a juxtaposition that raised questions about how much ground Trump can gain in the reliably blue city. 
    During Trump’s speech, he told the diverse crowd that he is a better representative for
  • Summer fun 2024: Check out these Bronx festivals, markets and more

    Summer fun 2024: Check out these Bronx festivals, markets and more
    Summer is nearly here and there is a ton to do in the Bronx. From farmers’ markets to book festivals and more, there is sure to be something for everyone.
    Here are some markets and festivals in the Bronx to check out this summer.
    Bronx Night Market
    The first Saturday of every month from June through October
    1 Fordham Plaza
    Free entry
    The Bronx Night Market is back! Kick off the summer with an epic lineup of mouth watering food, live music, and local artists beginning Saturday, June 1. Take
  • The Chapel School students are principals for the day

    The Chapel School students are principals for the day
    The Chapel School students Alana (Junior K 4s) and Alessia (2nd Grade) Pirzinger were principals for the day on Wednesday, May 22.
    Their day started with welcoming students on car line, making announcements and handing out awards at our weekly worship service.  Alessia then read a book about Caterpillars to Mrs. Dzwonczyk’s class and Alana’s class and they also ran a fire drill.
    On Wednesday, May 22, Alana and Alessia were principals for the day at The Chapel School.Photo courte
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx celebrates National Nurses Week

    NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx celebrates National Nurses Week
    Bronx Borough President L. Vanessa Gibson visited NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (NCB) during National Nurses Week to celebrate the nursing heroes at the facility.
    Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson visited NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (NCB) during National Nurses Week to celebrate the nursing heroes at the facility.Photo courtesy NYC Health + Hospials
    Nurses at NCB, and throughout the country, are celebrated during this week as they often go above and beyond what i
  • Empire City Casino invests in Bronx workforce development programs with donation to Bronx Chamber of Commerce Foundation  

    Empire City Casino invests in Bronx workforce development programs with donation to Bronx Chamber of Commerce Foundation  
    Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts may be located two miles beyond the Bronx border in Westchester County, but the entertainment and gaming destination continues to be “all in” on its philanthropic support of the borough.
    Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been directed to numerous Bronx nonprofits to fund and support programs within the company’s core philanthropic focus areas, which include food insecurity programs to ensure residents have access to nutritious meals, educat
  • Public Advocate Jumaane Williams acknowledges New Yorker’s fears at annual ‘State of the People’ address

    Public Advocate Jumaane Williams acknowledges New Yorker’s fears at annual ‘State of the People’ address
    Five years after being elected to office, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams took the stage in Jamaica to deliver his annual ‘State of the People’ address on Wednesday.
    His afternoon speech at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center kicked off with song and dance performances followed by a medley of religious speakers who engaged the audience in prayers. Several other elected officials were in attendance, including City Comptroller Brad Lander, City Council Member and Majority Whip Selv
  • Suspects sought in robbery spree that targeted victims inside of Bronx Park: NYPD

    Suspects sought in robbery spree that targeted victims inside of Bronx Park: NYPD
    Police are searching for a group of suspects who are wanted in connection with a robbery spree in which victims were targeted inside of Bronx Park throughout the month of May.
    Police from the 52nd Precinct report that the first incident occurred 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. A 21-year-old man was walking inside of Bronx Park when he was approached by three unknown individuals. Acting in concert, the individuals displayed two firearms and demanded the victim’s property. They proceeded to s
  • Two killed, another injured in Bronx triple shooting: NYPD

    Two killed, another injured in Bronx triple shooting: NYPD
    Police are searching for the suspects behind a triple shooting in the Bronx that left two people dead and another injured Friday morning, according to authorities.
    Police from the 52nd Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting incident in front of 2290 Davidson Ave. at approximatelty 12:14 a.m. on May 24. Upon their arrival, officers found a 36-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest, a 40-year-old male who had been shot in his right arm and a 44-year-old female with a gunsho
  • Cheering on CUNY’s class of ’24 for perseverance, talent & grit

    Cheering on CUNY’s class of ’24 for perseverance, talent & grit
    CUNY’s impact on New York is never more visible than during commencement season, when we celebrate the achievements of some 50,000 students who earn degrees at our 25 campuses each year. Behind each one of those graduates is a story of aspiration and perseverance, and together they tell the interconnected story of CUNY and New York.
    This year’s graduates, like generations before them, embody CUNY’s promise of opportunity for all. They have overcome barriers to complete their de
  • Sixth man up? Why the Yankees could go with larger starting rotation as Gerrit Cole return nears

    Sixth man up? Why the Yankees could go with larger starting rotation as Gerrit Cole return nears
    The Yankees‘ rotation has been getting the job done on the mound, but with Gerrit Cole’s return looming, what does the future hold?
    Going into Thursday’s matinee game, the Yankees’ starting five average a 2.92 ERA, holding batters to a combined 0.214 batting average in over 280 innings pitched. May has been particularly clean for the Yankees starting rotation, where everyone (except) Carlos Rodon has a sub-2.50 ERA (4.43 in May after letting up seven runs to Baltimore).&n
  • Memorial Day weekend: Here’s a rundown of subway service changes to expect, and how to get to the beach

    Memorial Day weekend: Here’s a rundown of subway service changes to expect, and how to get to the beach
    Memorial Day weekend means not only the unofficial start of summer, but also a litany of subway service changes that will impact how you get around town.
    The MTA is taking advantage of the three-day weekend to expand track, switch and structural work on numerous subway lines — leading to rerouted trains and other disruptions. On Memorial Day Monday, May 27, the subways and Staten Island Railway will also operate on a Sunday schedule, so expect fewer trains throughout the system.
    Subway ser
  • Summer fun 2024: Check out these free outdoor movies in the Bronx

    Summer fun 2024: Check out these free outdoor movies in the Bronx
    Now that the borough is unfortunately down to just one movie theater, why not take in an outdoor flick in the Bronx this summer? The time is right to enjoy the natural beauty of the greenest borough. 
    Below is a list of movies that families can enjoy for free this season. If we missed any from a park or other venue near you, let us know!
    Randall’s Island at fields 62/63 (7 p.m. start time):
    June 30: “Migration”
    July 13: “Barbie”
    Aug. 9: “Elemental”

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