Teen Victim Identified in Last Night’s Fatal Shooting on Columbia Street

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The victim in last night’s shooting on Columbia Street has been identified.

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Identifying the Gangs of New York

Posted April 3, 2012 at 6:28 am

Educating youths about gang culture starts early in local school. See more after the jump!

Eldridge Street Synagogue in Boardwalk Empire

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

A recent email blast from the Eldridge Street Synagogue confirms that the neighborhood landmark was in fact featured in Episode 10 of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  The scene in question actually transpires in Chicago with the Al Capone crew, which initially threw us off the scent. It was obviously filmed before the installation of […]

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East Houston Skate Gang

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

Last week, the unseasonably warm weather lured a gang of skateboarders to the benches outside the American Apparel on East Houston.  While most were talking shop, others proceeded to practice ollies and kick flips in the middle of the street.  Playing in traffic.

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The Colorful History of 49 Market Street

Posted March 24, 2010 at 6:34 am

At first glance, 49 Market Street is a rather nondescript building. Its features are fairly characteristic with the rest of the block.  A quick upward tilt of the head, however, reveals an interesting horse’s head amidst the masonry.  Just one component that highlights a colorful history.

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On the Old Bowery: What of the Bowery Boy?

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

[Photo via The Bowery Boys] By the late 1800s, many in Manhattan were already glorifying characters in downtown gangs, much the same way society glorifies mob culture today.  As this article published in the New York Times on August 17, 1879 reveals, the Bowery Boy remained a romanticized interest to city folk long after the […]

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Flyin’ Cut Sleeves

Posted September 4, 2009 at 6:18 am

A new documentary will soon be hitting the shelves about the infamous Bronx street gang, Presidents.  Produced and directed by Henry Chalfant (Style Wars) and Rita Fecher, Flyin’ Cut Sleeves chronicles gang members over the twenty-year period ending 1993.  Per the official press release: The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the […]