Tag: Bronx (NYC)

It’s a Buyers’ Market for Two-Bedrooms

By most measures, it would be absurd to call $1,515,000 for four walls of Sheetrock a bargain. And yet. In Manhattan’s flagging real estate market, that was the median sale price of a two-bedroom apartment last quarter — an 8 percent drop from the same period last year, and the largest discount among studio to […]

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‘Joker’ Stairs Become a Bronx Tourist Draw. Hope You’re in Shape.

The director Todd Phillips was looking last year for a particular grimy outdoor staircase in New York City. He was interested in one that had appeared in the film “American Gangster,” a long set of steps that would convey the hopeless, 1980s urban feel he wanted for his new movie, “Joker.” The movie’s protagonist, Arthur […]

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The Artist Painting Unwitting New York Subway Riders

Devon Rodriguez’s bedroom in his grandmother’s South Bronx apartment looks like any 23-year-old’s space might: a flat-screen television hangs on the wall, a checkered duvet cover rests atop a lofted bed and black drapes dangle in the window, ready to hide the sunlight. But set up in the corner are the wooden easel and erstwhile […]

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Bronx Shooting: Officer Kills Man in 2nd Deadly Police Encounter in 3 Days

A police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in the Bronx on Thursday, officials said, the second deadly shooting by New York police this week and the third time in three days that an officer fired at a suspect. The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. after two officers pulled over a […]

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‘Junior’ Guzman Verdict: 5 Trinitarios Sentenced to Life in Hacking of Teen

The killing, captured on video, rattled New Yorkers like few in recent memory: A 15-year-old boy frantically ran into a deli and begged a clerk to let him hide behind the counter. Members of the Trinitarios gang charged in and dragged the teenager out onto the sidewalk, where they hacked him with knives. The boy […]

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‘Junior’ Guzman Killing: 5 Trinitarios Sentenced to Life in Hacking Death of Teen

The killing, captured on video, rattled New Yorkers like few in recent memory: a 15-year-old boy frantically ran into a deli and begged a clerk to let him hide behind the counter. Members of the Trinitarios gang entered and dragged him out the sidewalk, where they hacked him with knives. The boy ran toward a […]

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As White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone Builds Case for Defiance on Impeachment

WASHINGTON — As a lawyer in private practice, Pat A. Cipollone, now President Trump’s White House counsel, told colleagues that there were two approaches to legal fights. One, he said, was like the Department of State, when the two sides would try to work out a deal to avoid painful and expensive litigation. The other, […]

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They Took Different Paths. They Died Together in the Bronx.

ImageCreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Brian Mulkeen, 33, had a fascination with heroes and loved action movies. It did not surprise his friends when he became a New York City police officer, in an aggressive plainclothes unit focused on getting guns off the street. Antonio Lavance Williams, 27, a cook and a father […]

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17-Year-Old May Be First Teen Vaping Death in U.S.

A 17-year-old Bronx boy whose death was disclosed by New York State officials on Tuesday appears to be the youngest person in the United States to die of a vaping-related respiratory illness. The teenager died on Friday after being hospitalized twice in September with a vaping-related illness, becoming the state’s first fatality from the mysterious […]

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Five-Alarm Fire Injures 10 at Bronx Apartment Building

A five-alarm fire engulfed the top floor of a Bronx apartment building on Friday night, injuring 10 people — two of them seriously — and prompting more than 200 firefighters to respond, the authorities said. Nine of the 10 people injured were firefighters, according to Jason Powell, a Fire Department spokesman, who said that one […]

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‘I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador

When Henry Chalfant arrived in New York City from suburban Pittsburgh in 1973, as an aspiring sculptor, he found a place teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. This was “Ford to City: Drop Dead” New York. But amid the turmoil a new form of art making was taking shape — one that took up space […]

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$6 Million for Disabled Adults Who Were Punched and Spat At

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It was five years ago in a Bronx group home for developmentally disabled adults that reports surfaced of workers physically abusing and neglecting residents. Some staff members hit and kicked them, gave them cold showers, spit in their faces […]

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Officer Killed in Struggle With Suspect Was Hit by ‘Friendly Fire’

A New York police officer killed on Sunday while attempting to question a man in the Bronx was shot by fellow officers in a tragic case of “friendly fire,” the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said Monday. The death of Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, marked the second time in a year that an officer in […]

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Special Victims Sergeant Who Led Weinstein Inquiry Is Under Investigation

Internal affairs investigators from the New York Police Department are probing allegations of serious misconduct by high-ranking officials in its Special Victims Division, including a sergeant who oversaw the troubled investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to the police and four people with knowledge of the investigation. The Police Department’s top spokeswoman, Devora Kaye, confirmed the […]

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Baby in Stroller Killed by Car With ‘Possibly Intoxicated’ Driver

A 1-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday when a driver, “possibly intoxicated,” lost control of his car in the Bronx, jumped a curb and hit the child, who was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, the police said. The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody after the accident, which occurred […]

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A Judge Refused to Hire a Party Boss’s Aide. A Demotion Followed.

Three months after the Bronx Democratic Party announced its support for Judge Armando Montano in the 2017 election for State Supreme Court justice, the party’s chairman had a request: He wanted the newly elected judge to hire the chairman’s former aide as a confidential assistant. Justice Montano interviewed the person, thought it over and declined. […]

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Lock-Ins and Walkouts: The Students Changing City Schools From the Inside

They have locked themselves inside school buildings for days on end to protest discrimination. They have called into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s weekly radio show to demand action on integrating schools, and have even followed him to Iowa to confront him about arrests and suspensions for students of color. Education politics in New York City […]

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Valerie Harper, Who Won Fame and Emmys as ‘Rhoda,’ Dies at 80

Valerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick role as the leading lady’s unprepossessing best friend on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into a star turn of her own in the hit sitcom “Rhoda,” died on Friday. She was 80. The death was confirmed by her daughter Cristina Cacciotti. She did not say where Ms. Harper died. […]

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