‘Brother Alive’ Captures New York City Right Now

Colson Whitehead once wrote that all it took to belong in New York City was an act of remembrance—the summoning of a piece of the city that no longer existed. “You are a New Yorker the first time you say, ‘That used to be Munsey’s’ or ‘That used to be the Tic Toc Lounge,’” he … Read more

Albanian actor and his wife hurl themselves off sixth floor of NYC apartment building

An aspiring actor from Albania and his wife plunged to their deaths from their sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx on Saturday morning.  The couple, identified by friends and neighbors as Florind Belliu, 35, and Ornela Shehi, 28, were found in the courtyard of 2199 Cruger Avenue at Pelham Parkway South in Morris Park about 9:15 a.m. … Read more

14 dogs seized in NYC animal cruelty investigation

BROOKLYN (WABC) — An animal cruelty investigation in Brooklyn resulted in the seizure of 14 dogs. Police say they noticed a cloud of smoke and a strong odor coming from a basement. They managed to get the door to the basement open and found the dogs inside. The dogs were taken to the ASPCA for … Read more

CDC in New York Assisting Polio Vaccination, Investigation – NBC New York

What to Know New York state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned that the confirmed polio case in an unvaccinated adult and the detection of the virus in sewage could indicate a larger outbreak is underway “Based on earlier polio outbreaks, New Yorkers should know that for every one case of paralytic polio observed, there may … Read more

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot in Rare August NY Primary Arrives – NBC New York

A key deadline in New York’s special August primary election falls on Monday. Voters hoping to cast their ballots outside of designated polling sites must request to vote absentee by August 8. New Yorkers get two primary elections this summer after redistricting shook up the state’s electoral maps and pushed the primaries for Congress and state Senate … Read more

Car bursts into flames in NYC; no injuries reported

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — A car burst into flames on the Upper East Side. It happened Saturday afternoon on 86th Street and Third Avenue. The white car was involved in a crash before the fire broke out. No injuries were reported. Streets were closed while firefighters worked to put out the flames. ALSO … Read more

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. In all, 60 Native American artists, museum professionals, … Read more

Why Are Rappers Obsessed With Casamigos Now?

In the beginning, there was Hennessy. “The Genesis,” the first track on Nas’s 1994 debut studio album, Illmatic, packs in four mentions of the cognac brand. “Take this Hennessy,” Nas says. “Pass that henrock, pass that henrock,” says Nas’s younger brother, Jungle. “We drinkin’ this straight up with no chaser,” replies the rapper AZ. In … Read more