Tag: Bronx (NYC)

Pro Tennis Returns to the Bronx, but for How Long?

When 13-year-old Naisha Rathi learned she could try out to be a ball girl at the new professional women’s tennis tournament at the Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park, she knew she couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Rathi, a Queens native who will be a freshman this fall at the Beacon School in Manhattan and […]

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‘She Was Like You and Me’: A Death and Life in the Bronx Opioid Crisis

Last December, the police responded to a call from a landlord in the Bronx who could not reach a tenant. An officer broke a window and in the apartment made a grim if increasingly common discovery. The tenant, a young woman, was on the couch with a man; both were dead of an apparent drug […]

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‘Oh, Forgive Us!’: Heartbreak at Wake for Twins Who Died in Hot Car

The line moved swiftly. The closer mourners got to the two open coffins — each covered with a white transparent veil — the louder the sobs became. Some made it to the end of the line only to change their mind. “I can’t,” they said, walking away instead of seeing Phoenix and Luna Rodriguez one […]

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He Was Shot and Paralyzed 37 Years Ago. That’s Not How the Story Ends.

The paper buried the story. Two teenagers in the Bronx horsing around with a gun. A 15-year-old shot a 13-year-old. Nobody died. No celebrities or politicians or prominent sports figures were involved. Both teenagers were black. So, in the mind-set that was prevalent in tabloid newsrooms in the early 1980s, in a city grappling with […]

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Indictment Delayed for Father Who Left Twins in Hot Car

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Bronx district attorney’s office said on Thursday that it had not yet presented evidence to a grand jury in the case of a Rockland County father who left his year-old twins in his car for eight hours, causing […]

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A Day on City Island, a Small Town in the Big City

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. Sign up here to get future editions delivered to your inbox. The Game Plan Maine is far away. Conveniently, the Bronx is closer. On City Island, a […]

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Father Tries to Grasp How He Could Have Left Twins to Die in Hot Car

Since leaving his 1-year-old twins in his broiling car while he was at work on Friday, killing them, Juan Rodriguez has been in a state of disbelief, struggling to understand how he could have forgotten to drop them off at their day care. Out on bail on manslaughter charges and wracked with grief, he told […]

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Mother of Twins Who Died in Hot Car: ‘I Still Love My Husband’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Two days after 1-year-old twins died in a hot car in the Bronx, their mother pleaded on Sunday for leniency for her husband after he said he forgot the children in the car. Their mother, Marissa A. Rodriguez, called […]

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Twin Infants Found Dead in Car in Bronx After Father Left Them, Police Said

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Twin infants were found dead inside a car on a street in the Bronx on Friday afternoon, and their father was taken into custody for questioning, the police said. The 37-year-old father, who was not immediately named, left the […]

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Depressed? Here’s a Bench. Talk to Me.

What disease in the world today disables the most people? By many measures, it’s depression — and that holds nearly everywhere, whether you live in Zimbabwe or the United States. In poor countries, virtually no one gets treatment. But even rich countries run short. A survey in 2013 and 2014 found that about half a […]

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Why Amadou Diallo’s Mother Still Fights ‘This Good Fight’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the months after her son was killed in the Bronx by four police officers, she was consumed by grief each time she walked the unfamiliar streets of New York City. She wept often. While riding the subway, she […]

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6 Years Later, Citi Bike Comes to the Bronx. (What Took So Long?)

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-share program, arrived six years ago and has become increasingly popular, helping make cycling an important piece of the transportation network. New Yorkers and tourists now take more than 70,000 Citi Bike rides per […]

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He’s Gay. His Main Opponent Makes Homophobic Remarks.

In January, as Congress swore in a record 10 openly L.G.B.T.Q. members, Ritchie J. Torres, a 31-year-old Bronx councilman, recalled how the moment filled him with admiration, but also a sense that the accomplishment was still incomplete. Mr. Torres, who is the first openly gay person to hold elected office in the borough, noted that […]

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A Gay Teenager Fatally Stabbed a Classmate. Was It Self-Defense?

Abel Cedeno said he never intended to use the knife he brandished in a Bronx high school classroom two years ago. He had been pelted with broken pencils and wads of paper, and the knife “was only meant to deter — to scare people away,” he said on the witness stand on Thursday while defending […]

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Bullied for Being Gay: Teenager’s Defense in High School Killing

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Abel Cedeno says he was bullied for years in school by other students because of his perceived sexual orientation. Then, in September 2017, he sent a message to a friend suggesting he was willing to defend himself: a video […]

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For Young People of Color, a Safe L.G.B.T.Q. Space in the Bronx

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Shyloh Mugler Curet’s home, a Bronx apartment she shares with her 83-year-old grandmother, has not always felt like one. She faced rejection from her family when she came out as gay. “Keep it to yourself,” some relatives told her. […]

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Free Concerts in New York City Parks This Summer

ImageR&B singer Emily King kicked off the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage festival in Central Park.CreditMark Doyle/Courtesy of City Parks Foundation Between the Celebrate Brooklyn! series at the Prospect Park Bandshell and City Parks’ SummerStage programming across the city, there are more than 100 free outdoor concerts to enjoy in New York this summer. […]

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Free Outdoor Movies in New York City This Summer

While some swampy summer days can send New Yorkers running to the nearest air-conditioned movie theater, the evenings often make reveling in the park a splendid alternative. Embracing the delight of watching recent and classic films in the great outdoors, New York offers an abundance of free, outdoor movie screenings. We’re here to help you […]

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