The Bronx

Meet Five Leaders Making Black History Right Now in New York

Each February brings a chance to reflect on the often neglected contributions of black Americans during Black History Month. Across the city this month, meet African-American New Yorkers who have made history at LinkNYC kiosks, a project by the Schomburg Center. And there are plenty more following...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:47pm

Preferential rent crisis could mean large rent hikes for many NYC tenants: Report

Paying a preferential rent for your New York City apartment might be nice now, but it could put you at risk of a massive rent hike with no tenant protections, according to a new report from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Diaz’s report details what he calls a “preferential rent...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 2:32pm

NYPD asking for public's help identifying person in Bronx puppy abuse case

Officials are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect related to the case of a Bronx puppy found beaten and tied to pole. Looking Glass Animal Rescue shared the story of Cleo, a four-month-old beagle puppy found tied to a pole in the Bronx and suffering from severe injuries last...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:18pm

4-month-old beagle puppy found beaten, tied to a pole in the Bronx

A four-month-old beagle puppy was found in the Bronx tied to a pole and suffering from severe injuries after reportedly being beaten, according to an animal rescue organization. Officials from Looking Glass Animal Rescue took in the puppy, which they’ve named Cleo, on Monday and are asking...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

Local Bronx sisters reunite after 30 years apart

On tonight's premiere of the new season of Long Lost Family on TLC, host Chris Jacobs helped a Bronx native named Engris find her younger sister, Christina. The first and last time Engris saw her was in a courthouse when she was 7 and their grandmother, Maria, was fighting for custody of...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 11:06pm

Man sentenced for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of 2-year-old son

A man who murdered his girlfriend in front of their baby son and left the 2-year-old alone with the body for 10 hours has been sentenced, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Monday. Michael Stewart, who also goes by Kenneth Hall, from Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced 20 years...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:51pm

Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:49pm

Bronx man who slammed puppy on floor leading to leg amputation going to jail

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he abused a puppy, including slamming her against the floor causing a leg injury resulting in amputation. Roberto Martinez, 25, of the 900 block of Leggett Avenue will be sentenced to a year in jail, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

Bronx couple accused of stealing identities of ER patients

A husband and wife team were arrested for what Manhattan prosecutors described as a scheme that took advantage of more than 80 ill patients at Lenox Hill Hospital.Kyle Steed, 30 and his wife Krystle, 30, allegedly used patient information to impersonate multiple emergency room patients, taking over...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:37am

NYC seeks local partners on new neighborhood websites

You — yes you —might be able to help run your neighborhood's official web hub with the City of New York.City Hall is looking for organizations to manage any one of the 400 individual neighborhood hubs on neighborhood.nyc.RELATED: Bushwick graffiti artist wages war on gentrification, tags local...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 3:00am

Cops seek suspect who temporarily blinded Bronx bus driver with laser pointer

Police released video of a man they said briefly blinded an MTA bus driver with a laser pointer in the Bronx earlier this month.Kenneth Johnson, 52, said a green light blinded him as he drove his route near East 181st Street and Third Avenue in Tremmont at around 4 p.m.RELATED: Man with laser...

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 2:47am

3 dead after car careens into trick-or-treaters in the Bronx

Three Bronxites died on Saturday after a car crashed into them while they were trick-or-treating on Saturday, police said.Two of those killed were 10-year-old Morris Park resident Nyanna Aquil and her grandfather Louis Perez, 65.RELATED:Truck driver killed in Hunts Point market accident: NYPDA 24-...

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 8:34pm

Yonkers company behind scam charity donation bins to pay $700K

A Yonkers-based company responsible for more than 1,100 clothing donation bins around the metropolitan area — including hundreds across the outer boroughs — will pay out $700,000 in a settlement.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached the agreement after his office accused Thrift Land USA of...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:47pm

Cops need help tracking down 3 'persons of interest' in fatal Bronx shooting

Authorities on Monday were asking for the public's help in tracking down three men in connection to Sunday's fatal shooting of a man in the Bronx.A still unidentified deli clerk from the Trio Deli on in Fordham Heights died after police said one gunman shot him in the torso at around 10:20 a.m....

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:04pm

AG Schneiderman asks internet companies for evidence that NYers get service they pay for

Yet another New York official wants to make sure that internet service providers across the five boroughs are actually coming through with the speeds residents pay for.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman office reached out to major telecommunications companies Time Warner, Verizon and Cablevision...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 9:30am

Bronx woman shot, killed in broad daylight: NYPD

A woman was shot and killed in the Bronx in broad daylight on Thursday, steps away from the Pelham Parkway Houses public housing development in Allerton.Cops respond to an emergency call and found the unidentified woman at around 3:10 p.m. in front of 955 Waring Avenue with a gunshot wound to her...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:17am

Again: Bronx mother tosses baby to her death from apartment window

An infant girl died on Thursday afternoon after police said she was dropped out from a Bronx apartment window by her mother and fell six floors — the third such incident in recent months in the city.Police and FDNY arrived at 2200 Tiebout Ave. in East Tremont at around 1:45 p.m. after receiving...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:49am

Officials identify new Legionnares' disease cluster in the Bronx

A new cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases in the Bronx has city health officials on high alert.Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced that the city is looking into how seven Bronxites from Morris Park were infected and hospitalized with Legionella bacteria that afflicts victims with flu-...

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 4:11pm

Cab driver shot, killed in the Bronx

A cab driver was killed in the Bronx on Monday morning in what police said was an attempted robbery.Authorities arrived at the corner of East 189th Street and Beaumont Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. to reports of an assault.RELATED: Brooklyn cabbie fatally stabbed in car: PoliceOnce at the scene,...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:24am

Driver strikes man with car after argument in Bronx

Police are on the lookout for a man who they said struck a man with his car and left him critically injured.Investigators said Josue Gago was driving in his black Ford Taurus with Pennsylvania license plates on Saturday when he hit an unidentified 25-year-old man with the car and drove off.RELATED...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 11:26am