Posts Tagged ‘Bronx’

One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Attempt to Unionize Cablevision Technicians Fails

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

CWA1 The Communications Workers of America has withdrawn its attempt to represent Cablevision’s Outside Plant technicians in the Bronx in advance of the scheduled election today. The move by CWA to unionize the technicians, which is supported by Mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and John Liu, was apparently stymied in the face of likely defeat among the group [&hellip
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Is Charlie Rangel the Next Strom Thurmond? Supporter Says Yes

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Strom Thurmond in the twilight of his tenure. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. “Charlie Rangel might be the Strom Thurmond of Harlem.” It sounded like something one of Rangel’s primary opponents would have said Tuesday just after losing to the congressman, but it was actually said by a staunch supporter, Assemblyman Keith Wright, who made the curious statement to the New York Times at Rangel’s victory party. Like [&hellip
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Representative Rangel Wins Primary Despite Redistricting

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Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, representing the congressional district primarily covering Harlem, won yesterday’s primary despite district redraws (occurring once a decade). The 82-year-old Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates in the congressional primary, with the New York Times calling it “the toughest re-election fight of his career.” Rangel’s victory gives him the shot [&hellip
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Punished for Pot, Fieldston Seniors Hold an Anti-Prom on a Yacht

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Photo by Andrew Schwartz. By Rebecca Harris When a group of New York prep school students were banned from attending their senior prom last month after getting high on a class trip, their parents were angry—some at the school administration more than at their kids, students say. Quick to lay down the law, one or several of those parents [&hellip
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Bronx Neighborhood Files Suit Against Fresh Direct Relocation

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Photo by Mr. Adrian Camera. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio South Bronx residents and community groups filed a lawsuit last Wednesday to halt online grocery delivery service FreshDirect’s relocation from Queens to a new 500,000 square-foot facility in the Harlem River Yards. The residents argued that the city failed to account for the new facility’s adverse environmental effects, the consequence of what [&hellip
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Robert De Niro Honored at the Ghetto Film School’s Benefit Gala

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

Chazz Palminteri, Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ryan McCune for Last week, Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro was honored at a benefit gala hosted by the Ghetto Film School (GHS). The annual event, held this year at The Standard Hotel, celebrated cinematic education by handing out scholarships to some of the kids involved in GHS’s [&hellip
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NYPD Officer Who Shot Unarmed 18-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter

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A memorial outside of Graham's home. Photo by Hobo Matt. Richard Haste, the 31-year-old New York City Police officer indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old in the victim’s Bronx home, pled not guilty to charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. After turning himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office, Haste appeared in State Supreme Court along with other officers [&hellip
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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Turn Himself In

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Four-year NYPD veteran Richard Haste is being indicted on manslaughter charges after fatally shooting an unarmed teenager in the boy’s Bronx home. Haste is expected to turn himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office tomorrow following the grand jury’s decision, the Daily News reports. In early February, Haste followed the victim, Ramarley Graham, into [&hellip
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Here Come the Bees: City Has Too Many Hives Say Experts

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By Paul Bisceglio If dodging speeding cabs, wayward cyclists, and lost tourists on the city’s sweltering streets this summer isn’t enough, here’s another thing to look out for: bees — a whole freakin’ lot of ‘em. Honeybee swarms of cinematic proportions have terrified city goers this spring from Brooklyn to the Bronx. They bombarded a [&hellip
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