Home | News | Local

Local

What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names.

Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said....
Full story

Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx. ...
Full story
image

After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind....
Full story
image

Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat....
Full story
image

Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting....
Full story
image

10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city....
Full story

Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush....
Full story
image

Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken....
Full story

Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue....
Full story

Please Help Locate The Missing Gustavus E. Francis

Gustavus E. Francis has been missing since 1979....
Full story
image

Petition Seeks Citi Bikes In Bronx & Staten Island

A group of Bronx residents wants to roll out Citi Bike service in the borough, according to a new petition that has garnered more than a hundred signatures to make it happen....
Full story
image

Bronx Electeds Pen Letter To Postmaster General Urging Immediate Action On Missing Postal Boxes

Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Jeff Klein, and Council Member Andrew Cohen were among 8 Bronx lawmakers to pen a letter to current United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling on her office to look into the ongoing issues in the borough regarding missing postal boxes, and for mobile collection units to be dispatched in affected areas until the new boxes are in place....
Full story
image

Our Great City By Night

Enjoy a view from Space of our great city.

More Visitors Will Be Allowed Onto Hart Island After Legal Battle

More visitors will be allowed onto Hart Island's potters field under a modified settlement between the city and the NYCLU....
Full story
image

NYC Emergency Management Advises New Yorkers To Be Prepared For Coastal Storm Risks

The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to be prepared for high winds, heavy rain, and localized minor to moderate coastal flooding on Monday, January 23, 2017. The potential for heavy winds and rain will create hazardous travel conditions Monday....
Full story
image

Borough Presidents Urge Mayor To Fund Half-Price Transit Fares For Working Class Communities

With the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTA) expected to vote this month to raise bus and subway fares, Borough Presidents Eric Adams (Brooklyn), Gale Brewer (Manhattan), Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx), and Melinda Katz (Queens) urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to use his executive power to establish a half-price fare for New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 64 living in households at or below poverty....
Full story
image

Tractor-Trailer Accident, Fuel Spill On Cross Bronx Cause Delays At George Washington Bridge

Drivers trying to get into the city faced delays of 90 minutes on the George Washington Bridge Friday because of a tractor-trailer accident and fuel spill on the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway....
Full story
image

Animal Planet Gives A Behind-the-Scenes Look At The Bronx Zoo

The docuseries, which was filmed over an eight-month period, takes an inside look at the more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people who work at the Bronx Zoo. It also highlights the zoo's expert animal care and its mission to conserve wildlife around the globe. ...
Full story
image

311 Sets New Record With Nearly 36 Million Interactions In 2016

New York City’s primary source of government information and non-emergency services, set another record for the most annual contacts with 35,982,514 customer requests for services or information in 2016 – surpassing the previous record in 2015 by 5 percent....
Full story
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 533 | displaying: 1 - 20
What's New

Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said.

What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names.

Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx.
image

After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind.
image

Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat.
image

Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting.
image

10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city.

Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush.
image

Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken.

Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue.

Featured Author
image

John Ryan

is a Clifton Park, New York native, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a freelance reporter and photographer. He received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 2003. He served two tours in Iraq as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army, wrote a 160-page guide to capture insurgents and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service before being discharged as a captain in 2008. He is a certified personal trainer and will represent Ireland at the World Lacrosse Championships this summer (2010).