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  • Public defenders appear in ‘kill cops’ rap video

    12/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12 2014 | Josh Saul, Susan Edelman and Kirstan Conley
    Taxpayers pay their salaries — but that hasn’t stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops. The sickening video, for a rap called “Hands Up,” shows black men holding guns to cops’ heads and features the disgusting lyric, “For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.”
  • Suspect charged with dropkicking woman carrying baby in the Bronx speaks out

    12/02/2014 4:16:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12.2.2014 | By Kemberly Richardson
    BRONX, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police have arrested the man they say brutally kicked and robbed a woman in the Bronx, an incident that was caught on surveillance video. The suspect, 18-year old Alonzo Brown, spoke with Eyewitness News following the arrest Tuesday. "I'm sorry," said Brown. ("Who are you saying that to, the lady?", we asked.) "The lady and the baby, I didn't know it was the baby that was there," he said.
  • 5-Year-Old NY Bronx Boy Tests Negative For Ebola, Officials Say

    10/27/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    DNAInfo New York ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg
    BELLEVUE — A 5-year-old Bronx boy quarantined with a fever after a recent trip to West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus Monday night, city health officials said. "The result of the test is negative," the city Department of Health reported. "Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared. The patient will also be tested for common respiratory viruses. The patient will remain in isolation until all test results have returned." The boy, who returned with his family on Saturday from a trip to Guinea,...
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • Cops coax suicidal, knife-wielding man off ledge of Bronx building with cigarette

    09/04/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 8, 2014 | Thomas Tracy
    ...An unhinged, knife-wielding man about to jump from the top of a Bronx apartment building [August 8th] was coaxed off the ledge by a cop offering him a cigarette, authorities said. :snip: Cops from an NYPD Emergency Services Unit were dispatched to the scene near W. 183rd St. in University Heights and began a rapport with Paulson - who had a knife in his hand - but he refused to come down. He wasn't menacing the cops with the knife, he just ignored them," said one witness, who asked not to be named. After nearly an hour, cops struck up...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.
  • Knock-out killer charged with misdemeanor

    07/31/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 55 replies
    DailyKenn ^ | 7/31/14
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious on...
  • Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge

    07/31/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York City ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 • Updated at 12:31 PM EDT | Ida Siegal
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. […] “This guy kills my father and he’s only gonna serve a year in jail? What...
  • Mercedes-Benz driver turns tables on carjackers, shoots both men dead...

    05/10/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 128 replies
    Mercedes-Benz driver turns tables on carjackers, shoots both men dead in the Bronx: cops The two men who were slain by the person they were trying to carjack were shot inside their car as they tried to flee from the vicinity of the Dyer Avenue Deli Grocery in Wakefield about 4:40 a.m. Friday, police sources said. The victim of an attempted Bronx carjacking went berserk Friday, chasing down the thieves and shooting them dead, cops said. The 30-year-old man was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV when he was approached by Jermaine Johnson and Kaiison Lewis outside the Dyer Avenue Deli Grocery...
  • Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality

    04/22/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22 2014 | Robert Barnes
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts like the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts
  • Pathmark Manager Tossed Bronx Mom Out of Store "Because You're Black": Suit

    Former customer Marie Bridgemahon says manager ejected her from Co-op City Pathmark because of the color of her skin. Another customer launched a racist rant against her moments before she was kicked out . Bridgemahon is now suing Pathmark.A Co-op City Pathmark manager added insult to injury by escorting a customer out of the store following a racially charged slur from another patron, a new lawsuit charges. Marie Bridgemahon and her daughter, both of whom are black, were forced to leave the Bartow Ave. grocery store in 2011 following an incident in which a white woman called her a “black...
  • Riverdale man moving after racially-charged messages are vandalized on his car (Bronx NYC)

    04/05/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:08 AM | Erik Badia, Barry Paddock, Nancy Dillon
    A black Bronx man feels he’s being forced out of his luxury high-rise in predominantly white Riverdale after waking Friday to find racially charged graffiti scrawled on his truck for the second time, he told the Daily News. Menuhin Hart, 54, said he discovered the hateful message: “U Shood Move” spray-painted on his 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck as he left to run errands with his Army vet brother. In 2013, his truck was keyed on every panel, and the words “black n-----” were clearly scratched into the paint, he said. …
  • Judge: No Nativity Scene Displays in NYC Schools

    02/18/2004 4:26:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies · 797+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 02.18.04
    <p>A federal judgeon Wednesday backed the city's Department of Education, ruling that the display of the nativity scene, unlike Christmas trees and menorahs, was not secular and has no place in classrooms.</p> <p>Judge Charles Sifton in Brooklyn dismissed the lawsuit brought forth by Andrea Skoros, 34, of College Point, saying the city's holiday displays policy banning non-secular symbols from schools did not violate her right to free exercise of religion.</p>
  • Officials: 4 Dead After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx

    12/01/2013 7:32:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 12.01.13
    Four people were killed and 63 injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, officials said. All of the train’s seven cars came off the curved track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., MTA officials said. One car came to rest feet from the water.
  • There's Been A Major Train Derailment In The Bronx — At Least 4 Reported Dead

    12/01/2013 5:53:20 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    "...CBS New York, citing FDNY sources, is saying there are "several injuries." Read more: ..."
  • Man killed in Bronx after trying to break up fight between two women

    08/12/2013 3:35:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2013 | By Erik Badia AND Joseph Stepansky
    A Connecticut man was stabbed to death in the Bronx early Saturday after he stepped into the middle of a vicious fight between two women, police and neighbors said. Ronis Garcia, 28, was winding down an all-night rager at his friend’s sixth-floor Bryant Ave. apartment in Hunts Point when one woman, believed to be Garcia’s ex-wife, began brawling with another woman, neighbors said.
  • Predatory Gangs Recruit Young Boys

    08/06/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/06/13 | Friends of Ours
    In the Morrisania section of the Bronx street gangs are recruiting "boys as young as 9 or 10" to join their ranks as reported by WNYW. Similarly, a street gang in Suffolk County, NY is recruiting boys as young as nine years old as reported by Kevin Deutsch for Newsday: "police investigators believe that the gang's older members have sought out young neighborhood kids who 'show potential' for membership." Over the weekend a gun-toting 14-year-old gang banger in the Bronx was killed with a single shot by the NYPD after refusing to drop his weapon as reported by the Daily...
  • Teenager Shot and Killed by an Officer on Foot Patrol in the Bronx

    08/04/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 151 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/4/2013 | VIVIAN YEE and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, the pop of gunshots cut through the air. Two rookie police officers — barely a month out of the Police Academy, and now on foot patrol in the Bronx — hurried toward the sound. They headed east on East 151st Street to find a chase unfolding, one man running down the middle of the street, another following with a handgun. The officers ordered the second figure to drop his gun. Instead, another shot rang out. One of the officers fired a single shot. The bullet struck the gunman in his lower left jaw, killing...
  • Bloody end for gun kid: Cop shoots armed 14-year-old dead in Bronx

    08/05/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/5/13 | By KIRSTAN CONLEY and C.J. SULLIVAN
    Bloody end for gun kid: Cop shoots armed 14-year-old dead in Bronx By KIRSTAN CONLEY and C.J. SULLIVAN Last Updated: 6:08 AM, August 5, 2013 Posted: 1:56 AM, August 5, 2013 An armed 14-year-old with a violent rap sheet was shot dead in The Bronx yesterday by a cop who had been on the job for less than a month, officials said. Surveillance video shows Shaaliver Douse, a suspected gang member, chasing and shooting at a young rival on Courtlandt Avenue near East 151st Street just before 3 a.m., police said. Two rookie cops on patrol heard the gunfire and...
  • Elite School Acknowledges Decades Of Sexual Abuse

    05/26/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2013 | William Bigelow
    Horace Mann School, the elite Horace Mann prep school in the Bronx, has apologized for sexual abuse committed by its teachers and administrators between the years 1962 and 1996. But the school, which has said it will create an advisory panel on student safety, appoint one of the victims to the Head of School Committee that advises the board of trustees, and release the school's report of the sexual abuse committed by its employees, has refused to do one thing that the victims have asked for: support an independent investigation into the abuses. Joseph Cumming, a former victim, said, “The...
  • Bronx 'Ghetto' Tours Stop Amid Residents' Outrage

    05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, May 23, 2013 | VERENA DOBNIK
    <p>NEW YORK — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.</p> <p>Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.</p>
  • Clinic worker’s statement implies opposition to informed consent

    04/29/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Rebecca Downs
    Live Action has just released a new investigative video project, titled Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry. The newsroom has already published a piece with a description of the video, a portion of the press release, as well as the video of the investigation. The investigation took place at Dr. Emily’s Women’s Health Center in the Bronx, New York. The video involves a woman 23 weeks pregnant speaking to a clinic worker about a possible abortion, which will be a two-day procedure. The video, which is slightly over eight minutes, mostly is a conversation between this woman and a...
  • Castro forged papers

    04/07/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/7/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Democrat used trickery for gaining power, court papers show. Now resigned, state Assemblyman Nelson Castro---a Dominican Republic native---schemed to illegally register dozens of latino voters, and forged signatures on petitions to seek office earlier as a Democrat district leader. The revelations were spelled out in a deal in which feds agreed not to prosecute in return for Castro's wearing a wire to nail his shady Democrat colleagues. Castro admitted to lying about dozens of (illegals) registered to vote using his address.
  • 9-year-old Bronx boy fights for his life after being thrown off of building roof

    02/02/2013 4:50:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Dailly News ^ | 2/2/13 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    A 9-year-old boy was clinging to life after a callous teen neighbor chucked him off the roof of their five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday. The young boy, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of the Nelson Ave. building in Morris Heights about 8:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. “Mommy! Mommy!” the bloodied child wailed as he lay on the ground, unable to move.
  • Bronx family livid after developer builds apartment 12 inches from their home

    01/18/2013 9:24:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    ny post ^ | january 18, 2013 | LIA EUSTACHEWICH
    A new apartment building is being constructed just 12 inches from a family’s home in The Bronx, and the house’s owners are fuming mad. “This is what I get to see. Nice,” scoffed Fernando Justiniano, 49, yesterday as he drew open his dining-room curtains to reveal the “monstrosity’’ of gray cinder blocks a foot from his home at 3525 Bruckner Blvd. Justiniano and his wife, Patty, 44, said that when they bought the Pelham Bay home for $200,000 about 13 years ago, it overlooked another residence with a pristine yard. “It’s preposterous. The fact that [the developer] can build that...
  • NY Convict Indicted in Bronx Cold Case Killing

    12/19/2012 1:38:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012
    A 60-year-old New York man has been indicted on a murder charge in a cold case investigation. Lucius Crawford was charged with murder Tuesday in the 1993 stabbing death of Nella West. Crawford was arrested last month at his Mount Vernon, N.Y. home. Investigators made a shocking discovery when they went to his home: The body of another woman who had been stabbed to death.
  • The Failure of Those in Charge Permeates District 7 in the Bronx

    11/24/2012 9:22:20 PM PST · by clarkster · 9 replies
    South Bronx School ^ | 11/24/12 | BronxTeacher
    Juan Gonzalez wrote a great piece in yesterday's Daily News on how the Young Leaders Elementary School, a school opened up by Uncle Mike in 2008, is now on the list of possible closures. Funny thing is, Young Leaders Elementary School replaced another closed school, PS 220 back in 2008. PS 220 was run by one of the classiest principals ever to work for the DOE, Michelle Kahn. I know Michelle is up above having the last laugh. She should. Again, students and their families education is going to again be uprooted and thrown into disarray. Will another school be...
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Boy, 4, shot in head and dies in wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court

    07/23/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/23/12 | EDGAR SANDOVAL AND JOE KEMP
    A 4-year-old boy died after he took a bullet in the head during a wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court Sunday night, cops and witnesses said. Two men were also wounded in the gunfire that erupted during a hoops tournament at an E. 165th St. court in Morrisania about 9:40 p.m., police said. -snip- The crowd of people had been watching the “First Annual Ghetto Angels Basketball Tournament” at the court in the Forrest Houses. The game was part of an annual memorial for a 15-year-old girl that was stabbed to death one year ago, housing residents said.
  • In Graying Priesthood, New York’s Grayest Keeps Faith in Bronx

    07/18/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | July 17, 2012 | Sharon Otterman
    It was the bell that first called to him. It was a Sunday afternoon in the mid-1920s, and his family was living in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. When his priest rang the bell during Mass, Gerald Ryan, then about 4, thought the beautiful sound was coming from the monstrance that held the host. At age 7, he was hit by a car, and lost his hearing in one ear. The bell remained in his memory, as if Jesus were calling him in stereo. Now, he is a monsignor, and he has been a priest for 67 years....
  • New Yorkers Line Up For Fake Obama Stimulus Cards (Video)

    04/17/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 31 replies ^ | 4/17/2012 | HotAirPundit
    BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on? People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards. Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning. "I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. "He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service...
  • NYC Extends Bronx Church's Lease Amid Fears of 'Crackdown' on Worship

    01/12/2012 11:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2012 | By Luiza Oleszczuk
    The New York City Housing Authority has extended the lease of a Bronx church that uses one of its facilities after the congregation accused authorities of trying to evict them in the context of an alleged clampdown on worship groups in government buildings. Infinity NY Church, a nondenominational ministry led by Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, has been fighting to keep its space at the Bronx River Community Center after it received a notification from NYCHA that its lease was going to expire, and that the church would need to move by February. A number of congregants staged a protest in front...
  • Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx (RAT) Councilman Larry Seabrook

    12/10/2011 5:36:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/11 | Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko
    Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx Councilman Larry SeabrookProsecutors plan to retry politician BY Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, December 10 2011, 1:56 AM **SNIP** Seabrook is accused of steering City Council slush funds to nonprofits under his control to benefit himself, mistress Gloria Jones-Grant and family members, including a teenage granddaughter. Seabrook is also charged with shaking down a Bronx business that he helped to win a contract on the new Yankee Stadium. In his summation, prosecutor Brent Wible said Seabrook's family and friends got more than $600,000 in city funds from...
  • Bronx bid for a bad bond bailout

    10/20/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2011 | NICOLE GELINAS
    If the Zuccotti kids want to protest Wall Street bailouts, they should go occupy the Yankees’ luxury parking garages in The Bronx. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wants to give the garages’ private investors a fat-cat rescue at the expense of Gotham’s Main Street mice. Four years ago, the Yankees wanted a souped-up parking “system” for their new ballpark, and Mayor Bloomberg obliged. City Hall helped a previously unknown outfit, the Bronx Parking Development Co., borrow $238 million to build and run a $300 million parking paradise on city land under a long-term lease. (The state supplied the balance of...
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Islamic school born on 9/11 spreads positive message: 'Allah wants us to(Barf2bags)

    09/10/2011 12:48:39 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies ^ | Sept 9, 2011 | Daniel Beekman
    The same morning that radical Islamic terrorists destroyed the twin towers, the Islamic Leadership School in the Bronx opened its doors for the first time. "I don't remember much," said student Ameena Drammeh, 14, who was just 3 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. "I just remember everyone running around [the school]. I remember all the phones ringing." As New Yorkers mourn the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the only Islamic school in the Bronx will mark a decade of promoting goodwill between Muslims and non-Muslims. "Because we opened on 9/11, we know 100% that Allah wants us to be a...
  • 'Catch' of the day Brave pair chases down Bronx 'thief'

    08/02/2011 10:30:54 PM PDT · by Immerito · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2011 | LISA RIORDAN SEVILLE
    Hello, 911? Hey, I got your thief right here! Bronx auto-store clerk Nelson Lozanda made the call of duty yesterday, chasing and tackling a suspected shoplifter, then holding him down with one hand while phoning cops with the other. "There are a lot of thieves coming in here. They are thinking just because it's not our store, we are not going to respond to it," said Lozada, 23, one of two workers who grabbed the alleged perp about a block from an AutoZone store on East 149th Street. The drama started in the store at about noon when a man...
  • Man Stomped On Train "Because I'm White"

    07/19/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | July 18, 2011 | Mary Murphy
    BRONX, NY (PIX11)— "I asked them to lower their voices and then they started in on me, 'Shut the f--- up, white boy. We'll beat the s--t out of you, cracker.'" Jason Fordell, 29, of the Bronx, said that was the first exchange he had with three black men and a Hispanic man on the #4 subway train near Grand Central early Sunday morning, and by the time the train got to Fordham Road, Fordell says he was being beaten and stomped by other passengers who were egging the original group on. "Eventually, half the car" joined in, Fordell told...
  • Bronx Zoo deadly escaped Egyptian Cobra is found alive after 6 days on the lam

    03/31/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 62 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | March 31st 2011 | Barry Paddock
    Snakes alive! - the cobra has been found. The Bronx Zoo's escaped snake was snared in the House of Reptiles on Thursday, six days after she slithered out of her enclosure. "We found our snake and we're very happy," Jim Breheny, the zoo's director, told the Daily News. The fanged fugitive was spotted coiled in a corner around 9 a.m., during one of three daily sweeps by a half-dozen zoo workers. Using special tongs and hooks, they easily apprehended the deadly Egyptian cobra, which is now under observation. "We knew it was going to be a game of patience. We...
  • .Bronx Zoo cobra found in its reptile house

    03/31/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/31/11 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR
    A highly venomous Egyptian cobra that went missing at the Bronx Zoo was found Thursday after nearly a week on the lam in the reptile house, zoo officials said. The approximately 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the reptile house, about 200 feet from where it had escaped from a holding cage outside the exhibit into a space described by officials as a labyrinth of pipes and equipment.
  • Officials Hunt Deadly Egyptian Cobra on Loose at Bronx Zoo

    03/28/2011 12:09:59 PM PDT · by Immerito · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2011 | Unknown
    It's deadly, and it's out there, waiting. That might sound like the trailer for a campy monster flick, but it's a real concern at New York's Bronx Zoo, where officials and staff are scrambling to find a deadly Egyptian cobra that slithered away from its home last Friday and hasn't been seen since. The zoo's Reptile House remained closed Monday as a precaution while workers searched for the runaway reptile, a zoo spokeswoman confirmed to While the roughly 20-inch-long Egyptian cobra -- armed with a massive dose of lethal venom that it injects into its victims -- has been...
  • 14 killed when tour bus crashes in Bronx

    03/12/2011 10:42:04 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 2 replies ^ | March 12, 2011 | CBS NYC
    Fourteen people died on Saturday when a bus returning from a casino flipped onto its side on I-95 in the Bronx and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign. The bus driver told police he lost control after being clipped by a tractor trailer. Police began a search for the truck, which did not stop after the crash, according to New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne. There were at least 31 passengers aboard the bus and many of the injuries were the result of severe head trauma............
  • Teacher Suffers Miscarriage Breaking Up Classroom Brawl

    12/13/2010 3:44:30 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 121 replies · 1+ views ^ | Fri, Dec 10, 2010 | KATIE HONAN
    Students at Bronx high school pushed her to the ground A Bronx teacher suffered a miscarriage after breaking up a fight between two students over a chair, school officials said Thursday. Lissedia Batista, 27, was elbowed in the stomach, pushed, and fell to the floor as she tried to get in the middle of a fight between two students. Batista was four months pregnant and was taken by ambulance to North Centeral Bronx Hospital, where she miscarried her baby. The two students involved in the fight have been suspended.
  • Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker (Huffington Post blogger Melissa Petro)

    09/27/2010 5:33:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/27/10 | KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN
    Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hookerBy KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN Last Updated: 6:48 AM, September 27, 2010 Meet Melissa Petro -- the teacher who gives a new twist to "sex ed." The tattooed former hooker and stripper has been teaching art in a Bronx elementary school for three years, The Post has learned. Calling herself a "for mer sex worker," the well-liked teacher has been shockingly up front about her past -- posting online accounts of her sexcapades in Mexico and Lon don. But in her boldest move, the 30-year-old posted an essay this month claiming she also had...
  • Jihad comes to the Bronx......... (acted independently ?YEAH RIGHT !!Heard that one before)

    05/22/2009 8:16:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 926+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 22nd, 2009 | Fern Sidman
    Is it possible that the Bronx Four operated alone, without any connection to foreign terrorists. In an elaborate sting operation, four African-American Muslim men were arrested Wednesday night in New York City for attempting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and for conspiring to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, NY. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were friends who had met while serving time in prison and it was there that they converted to Islam. The bombs in their possession were fake; supplied to them by an FBI informant...
  • FBI informant testifies that Newburgh 4 suspect 'wanted to do something to America'

    08/28/2010 11:12:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Times Herald Record Middletown, NY ^ | 8/27/19 | Doyle Murphy
    NEW YORK — For nearly a year, Shahed Hussain would slip into his role as a wealthy Pakistani businessman and head for Newburgh. He was “Maqsood” when he arrived at local mosque Masjid Al-Ikhlas driving a BMW, or maybe Hummer depending on the day. He was there to listen for Islamic extremism and report back to the FBI, he said. Hussain testified on Friday in the federal trial of four Newburgh men accused of trying to shoot down planes at Stewart Air National Guard Base and blow up a synagogue and Jewish center in the Bronx. The men — James...
  • It's Official: Tornado Struck the Bronx

    07/26/2010 4:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, Jul 26, 2010 | IDA SIEGAL
    Twisted trees and downed power lines littered the streets of the Bronx and Long Island this morning after strong storms that broke a lengthy heat wave ripped through the region Sunday afternoon, bringing cooler weather but leaving scores without power. And on Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed what many Bronx residents already believed: A tornado touched down in the Riverdale neighborhood on Sunday. Officials said the twister struck at approximately 2:50 to 3 p.m., and cut a swath 100 yards wide and 0.6 miles long. The maximum wind speeds were around 100 mph, according to the weather service....

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Custom-Made to Match Your Kicks (graffiti-inspired custom made clothes and shoes in the Bronx)

    05/16/2010 11:04:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | David Gonzalez
    MARK SERRANO says he spends 98 percent of his money on sneakers and the rest on food. He looks it. Thin as a skeleton, he sports spotless black Nikes — one of more than 200 pairs he owns. But collecting every new shoe he likes can pose a problem: how to make the rest of his outfit live up to his footwear, especially given new sneaker styles with hard-to-match metallic finishes in offbeat colors like cranberry and copper. Problem solved. For a growing number of sneaker fanatics, Da Bakery, a Bronx store specializing in graffiti-inspired clothing, cranks out custom-designed T-shirts,...