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Bronx counselor sentenced for raping a non-verbal, handicapped woman

Unable to cry for help, a severely disabled woman in a Bronx residence for the mentally handicapped, was raped by a counselor. On Wednesday, the counselor was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the “horrendous and cruel” act. Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Thomas Lang raped a 33-...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:48pm

Bronx running group offers exercise with dash of history

A pack of runners moved along Third Avenue and stopped outside the old Metropolis Theatre in the Bronx, where resident history buff Pedro Rivera reached for his iPad. He turned to his fellow runners and read passages from the history of the theater, which opened in 1893 and was all but...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:20pm

LIVE STREAM: Funeral for FDNY EMT run over after ambulance hijacked held in the Bronx

Thousands are expected to attend the funeral for Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY EMT who was run over after her ambulance was hijacked last week, in the Bronx on Saturday.The 14-year department veteran — and mother of five — died March 16 after suspect Jose Gonzalez stole the ambulance as Arroyo, 44, and...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:21pm

For first time, FDNY uses drone to fight Bronx fire

The FDNY responds to thousands of fires a year across the five boroughs, but a blaze in the Bronx on Monday marked a first for the department.After training with a drone for more than six months, the FDNY used the unmanned aircraft to battle a fire at 653 Crotona Park North in the Crotona Park...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:28am

South Bronx’s first Chipotle finally slated to open

South Bronx residents can get all the sides of guac they want when Chipotle finally opens in the neighborhood next week.Back in October, a company spokeswoman confirmed to DNAinfo that the fast-casual Mexican chain would open by the end of 2016.RELATED: First Chipotle in South Bronx opening near...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:12am

VIDEO: Chair-throwing brawl breaks out at Bronx seafood eatery

The video of a chair-throwing fight at a City Island seafood restaurant is going viral.Police are investigating the incident thatstarted at about9:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. A short video of the brawl at Seafood City on the small Bronx island appeared online Friday.The...

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:49am

Amber Alert canceled after missing Connecticut girl found safe; father in custody

The multi-state Amber Alert for Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been canceled as the 6-year-old girl was found safe, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Her father, Oscar Hernandez, is in custody.He is suspected of fatally stabbing the girl's mother in her Bridgeport, Connecticut, home early...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:48am

Live near Fordham University, New York Botanical Garden for $494/month

​Starting Wednesday, 227 brand new affordable apartments are up for grabs at4275 Park Ave. in the Bronx. The residence, dubbed Park House, is a new construction designed byCOOKFOX Architectsand developed byBreaking Ground, a non-profit organization that matches low-income New Yorkers with homes....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:51am

PHOTOS: Bronx Zoo animals make most of winter weather

In the aftermath of Thursday’s big snowstorm, many New Yorkers had to contend with some delays on their Friday morning commute and those pesky street corners that always seem to be a deceptively deep lake of slush.But all that the residents of the Bronx Zoo had to do was enjoy the newly fallen snow...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 8:12pm

So what’s your commute look like this morning, New York?

New York City students may be reveling in their first snow day since 2015, but if you’re not so lucky, here’s what your commute to the office looks like this morning.After being suspended overnight to store trains underground, express trains are running during the morning rush, but they may be...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:43pm

Fiery Bronx crash kills woman, leaves off-duty officer in critical condition: Police

A woman has died and an off-duty NYPD officer was seriously injured in a crash on City Island Road in the Bronx, officials said.According to police, the 2012 Dodge Charger the two were riding in overturned and caught fire late Wednesday night.Two off-duty police officers, who had just ended their...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:34pm

Police searching for suspect who pushed man in front of Bronx train

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shoved a man in front of a train at the 170th Street station in the Bronx Wednesday morning.The incident occurred around 7 a.m., police said according to PIX11. The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.Service on the B was initially interrupted...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 8:27am

Families of city's unclaimed dead get more access to graves

Relatives of people buried at a New York City island that serves as the largest mass grave in the United States will have increased access to the cemetery under a modified lawsuit settlement announced on Tuesday.Hart Island, a mile-long strip of land in the Long Island Sound that sits at the...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:50pm

Bronx baby’s death ruled a homicide: Medical examiner

The death of a 3-month old girl from the Bronx has been ruled a homicide, officials said according to the New York Daily News.Sherling Camacho had multiple injuries to her body when she was taken to Montefiore Medical Center on Jan. 10. Police had responded to a 911 call at her West Farms apartment...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:10am

Human torso, leg found in Bronx garbage facility: NYPD

A female torso and leg were discovered inside a Bronx waste transfer stationearly Tuesday morning, the NYPD said.Employees of the Metropolitan Transfer Station at 287 Halleck St. in Hunts Point made the discovery around 4:42 a.m., as they moved garbage into trucks from the facility, PIX11 reported....

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:56am

Bronx man shot in chest while checking Facebook in car: Report

A Bronx man was shot in the chest earlier this week while checking his Facebook in a rental car, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.The unidentified 25-year-old was in a Zipcar early Wednesday morning on Bruckner Boulevard in Soundview with two women when a man opened the door and shot him....

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:57pm

Five big-league NYC landlords slapped with discrimination charges

The city is charging five bigNew York City landlords and brokers with discrimination based on findings from an extensiveyear-long undercover investigation.On Tuesday, the New York City Commission on Human Rights announced a list of landlords and brokerage firms —whichin total operate 20,000housing...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:00am

Vandals smash dozens of Bronx store windows with marbles: Police

The NYPD is seeking information about vandals who left a trail of broken glass across the Bronx on Sunday.In the span of about an hour and a half, from 7:15 to 8:40 p.m., an unknown number of passengers inside a white four-door sedan and a black SUV were involved in several acts of criminal...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 9:34am

South Bronx rounds out New York Times’ list of 2017’s hot destinations

The filtered coffee in the South Bronx should be a world attraction, according to the New York Times.In the newspaper’s list of “52 Places to Go in 2017,”the rough hewn home of the Yankees ranked among breathtaking and exotic destinations such as the semi-secret moss blanketed Ryukyu Islands of...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:20pm

Man indicted for murder, mutilation of sexual partner: Bronx DA

A man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly murdering and mutilating his sexual partner, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced.Jerry Pagan, 32, was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the bludgeoning death of 68-year-old Richard Reed...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 7:26pm