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Art in Earnest: Harlem-Based Artist, Tyson Hall

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.

Couple Accused Of Kidnapping, Beating Paralyzed Woman

Posted 03.28.2012 | New York

AP - NEW YORK - A New York City couple is accused of kidnapping a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year. Quee...

Remembering Gary Carter: "The Kid" Made a Difference

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.18.2012 | New York
Jon Chattman

Gary Carter was among the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, but, for me, he'll always be the man that took the time to respond to my Bar Mitzvah invitation.


Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

The 7 train, that vital artery connecting Times Square and midtown to Queensboro plaza and Queens, will be shut down for 11 consecutive weekends, The ...

BQE To Remain A Big Mess, Probably Forever

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

There's no money to make significant changes to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, The New York Times reports, and it seems the much-maligned roadway wil...

New York City Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With 13-Year Old Student

Posted 12.15.2011 | New York

A 44-year old teacher was arrested on Thursday for allegedly carrying out a sexual relationship with a 13-year old female student. Charles Oross, a...

Baby Boy Abandoned At Burger King In Queens

Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

A baby boy was abandoned in a Burger King located in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens on Tuesday. Police said the boy is about four ...

Undercover College Kids Expose Cabbies Who Won't Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

In an undercover operation involving college students, more than 360 cab drivers have been fined for refusing rides requiring long distances to outer ...

Pedestrian Activist Struck And Killed By Car

Posted 11.17.2011 | New York

Patricia Dolan, an activist in Queens who refused to drive and fought tirelessly for pedestrian safety, was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night, ...

Machete Wielding Queens Landlord Kills Tenant And Himself

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

A landlord in South Jamaica Queens used a machete to kill one of his tenants, a 48-year old grandmother, before using the same weapon to kill himself ...

Former NYPD Patrolmen Revealed As Famous '80s Graffiti Artist

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

In the history of graffiti, no rivalry has been as controversial or polarizing as the bouts between the NYPD and the writers of their city. Ever since...

Origins: The Social Roots of New York City Hip Hop Culture (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
David Maurice Smith


NYC Is Physically Shrinking, According To Census Bureau

Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

New York just got a wee bit smaller. After declaring the city's land area to be at 304.8 square miles in 2008, 17 square miles smaller than previou...

The Five Borough Bar Crawl

Munier Salem | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Munier Salem

It was 1 p.m. on a Saturday in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Six friends gathered at an outdoor bar near Battery Park. Our goal for that day was simple: have a drink each borough of the city.

10 Most Expensive Cities In America

Posted 01.01.2012 | New York

In 2010, New York City was declared the most expensive city to live in the country. The top spot is relatively unsurprising news when you recall New Y...

New York Welcomes Its Very First Casino

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

The city opened its doors to its first casino at the Aqueduct in South Ozone, Park Queens on Friday. The new glitzy casino won the approval of lawm...

Bloomberg Wants 7 Train To Extend To Jersey

Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

A proposal to extend the No. 7 line to New Jersey now has the blessing of Mayor Bloomberg. A $250,000 study was commissioned to analyze the possib...

Shocking: NYPD Narcotics Officers Provided Woman With Drugs In Exchange For Sex Acts

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

In a shocking testimony last week, a woman claimed that NYPD narcotics officers provided her with crack in return for sexual favors. Melanie Perez...

WATCH: Eating Like An Egyptian In Queens

Nomading Film Festival | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Nomading Film Festival

Taking a trip to the Middle East for authentic kebabs or to brush up on your rusty Arabic could cost thousands. Thankfully, with its many different diverse neighborhoods, New York has an easily accessible and inexpensive alternative.

7 Places Where You Can Still Be Queen

Posted 12.10.2012 | Women

If Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child is a daughter, can she one day be queen? U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping so. He rece...

Shocking: Former NYPD Officer Admits To Issuing Fake Drug Charges To Meet Quotas

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

A former narcotics detective admitted to routinely faking drug charges in order to help officers meet department quotas. Stephen Anderson testified...

Lucy Liu's Spiritual Art

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Lucy Liu may have already been one of Charlie's Angels, but recently she's really been exploring her spiritual side, culminating in a new show of her ...

Barbara Sheehan NOT Guilty Of Husband's Murder

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

The Queens woman who fatally shot her husband, a retired NYPD officer, in July 2008 was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon. ...

NFT Neighborhood Guide: Hunter's Point, Long Island City, Queens

Not For Tourists | Posted 12.04.2011 | Travel
Not For Tourists

LIC's industrial buildings were repurposed for studio space in the 1970s and 1980s, giving the neighborhood an artistic reputation. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dates to 1976 and is now aligned with the Museum of Modern Art.

Early Voters Cite Spending, Social Security As Big Issues In NY-9

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

Polls have been open in the Ninth District and across Forest Hills since 6 a.m., and already, thousands of people have visited their local polling pla...