Bronx

Metro-North announces start of New Haven line service between Bronx and Manhattan

The Metro-North New Haven line trains will soon travel between Fordham and Manhattan, the MTA announced this week, marking a change in what was previously called “exclusionary” transit in the Bronx. Fordham has been a “discharge only” stop for decades, allowing passengers coming from the suburbs...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:20pm

'Fentanyl Kills' PSA released after two large opioid busts in one week

Responding to a surge of fentanyl, the highly potent synthetic opioid, on New York City streets, the city can expect to see a new public service campaign to warn the public of the heightened risk of overdose death. New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced on...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:20am

Longtime resident reflects on 50th anniversary of Co-Op City

Linda Berk was just 17 when she moved into Co-Op City in the Baychester section of the Bronx in 1969 — and the world’s largest cooperative housing development is still her home today. “It was brand-spanking new, and nobody else had ever lived there before. I grew up in Harlem,...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:47am

Bronx building boom on the rise, borough home to most approved residential units: Report

Take a walk around New York and it may seem like new residential developments are popping up everywhere you look. But out of all five boroughs, the Bronx is home to the most New York City neighborhoods with the highest amount of approved residential units, according to a new report. In a report...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:59pm

NYC Ferry welcomes Soundview route

Bronx residents have sailed into a new commute to Manhattan and beyond as the NYC Ferry launched its much-anticipated Soundview route Wednesday morning. The new route offers service from Soundview/Clason Point to East 90th Street, East 34th Street and Pier 11/Wall Street — in about 45...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:03am

NYC Ferry announces launch dates for Soundview, Lower East Side routes

The wait for NYC Ferry service on the Lower East Side and in the Soundview section of the Bronx is over — or at least it will be by the end of this month. Hornblower-operated NYC Ferry and New York City Economic Development Corporation just announced the Soundview route is slated to launch...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:25pm

Jet.com bringing same-day deliveries to city this fall

New Yorkers are accustomed to being able to get everything they need right from their fingertips, and soon they’ll have a new option to obtain everyday essentials and even some local staples when Jet.com opens a new fulfillment center in the Bronx this fall. The Hoboken-based Jet.com, which...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:25pm

Bronx street renamed in honor of slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

The morning after a candlelight vigil was held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, the street outside the Bronx precinct where she worked will be renamed in her honor. Join us at 10:00 AM this morning for the First Anniversary Memorial...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:28am

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Booming

It takes a long time to shake off a tagline like “The Bronx Is Burning,” but the Boogie Down Borough has definitely turned a corner from the bad old days of the 1970s. Signs of growth are absolutely everywhere in the borough — literally. Between 2010 and 2017, the Bronx was the...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:20pm

Bx27 bus services to extend to NYC Ferry’s Soundview landing

In conjunction with the launch of NYC Ferry’s Soundview route later this summer, Bx27 bus service will extend to the ferry landing in Clason Point Park, the MTA and NYC Economic Development Corporation announced. The Bx27 connects riders in the Shorehaven, Clason Point and Soundview sections...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:51am

MTA bus kills 7-year-old boy in Bronx

An MTA bus struck and killed a 7-year-old boy in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Local police are now investigating the tragic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. The young boy, who has been identified as Shevon Bethea of Brooklyn, was hit by the bus on East 184th Street and Webster Avenue in...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:33am

2 die in separate Bronx shootings: NYPD

Four people were shot, two fatally, in separate shootings in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said. Dwayne Saunders, a 37-year-old from Queens, was shot several times around 11 a.m. in Norwood after shots were fired on Perry Avenue. He later died at a local hospital from his gunshot wounds, officials...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:32am

7 businesses destroyed in massive Bronx fire

The FDNY battled a massive five-alarm fire in the Bronx that destroyed a building that houses seven businesses early Tuesday morning, officials said. #FDNY members are on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 316 E 194 St. #Bronx pic.twitter.com/gggm22GATz — FDNY (@FDNY) April 24, 2018 The FDNY...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:43am

Art — and life lessons — on display at Lavelle School for the Blind’s art show

For anyone who thinks that a school for blind youth wouldn’t need an arts program, many of its students will proudly teach you otherwise. On Friday, for the third year in a row, Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx held its annual art show to display colorful works created by the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00am

Meet Rubén Díaz Jr, the Bronx BP who wants to be your next mayor

Walking around the South Bronx with Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. is a bit like walking around with a celebrity. Whether strolling the sidewalks or riding in a car, Bronxites wave, call out and come up to Díaz, who has represented them in some capacity since 1997. “The best part of my job...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:02am

2 killed, several injured in early-morning Bronx fire

Two men were killed and nearly a dozen others were injured in an early morning fire in the Bronx on Monday, officials said. The blaze began around 1:30 a.m. on the first floor of 2381 Hoffman St. in the borough’s Belmont neighborhood, the FDNY said, adding that the fire spread quickly,...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:53pm

Former NYC teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

A former New York City high school teacher and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities. Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:28am

NYPD officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of mentally ill Bronx woman

An NYPD sergeant was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman, in 2016, a Bronx judge ruled Thursday.  Sgt. Hugh Barry, who had been accused of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, was found not guilty of all charges by Bronx Supreme...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:16pm

Burglar beats Bronx grandma with crowbar

A Bronx grandmother was brutally attacked in her home by a crowbar-wielding burglar earlier this week, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. The 64-year-old victim, identified only as Nat, was assaulted Monday morning after finding the masked suspect on a second-floor landing as she came back...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:12am

A park over Cross-Bronx Expressway would save lives and money: Report

As city dwellers, it’s nice to have a nearby park where we can see a bit of green among all of New York’s concrete. But depending on exactly where that park is located, it may have way bigger benefits than just aesthetics, like residents living longer and saving money, according to a...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:15am