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Mott Haven homicides, assaults drop in 2012, robberies up

Mott Haven homicides, assaults drop in 2012, robberies up

Mott Haven’s violent crime rate came way down in 2012. But residents say police aren’t doing enough to clamp down on reckless drivers.

January 15, 2013 ×

Multimedia

Cold Days Don’t Deter Mothers’ Workouts

Cold Days Don’t Deter Mothers’ Workouts

These three women’s workout routine at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument could be described as parkour lite.

January 7, 2013 ×

Multimedia

Slideshow: Mott Haven After Sandy

Slideshow: Mott Haven After Sandy

Located just blocks from the Harlem River, Mott Haven in the South Bronx is used to flooded basements.

November 7, 2012 ×

Featured, Multimedia

Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

As a collaboration with the NY City News Service and the PBS NewsHour, we went around the city asking complete strangers three questions.

November 2, 2012 ×

Featured, Writing

Photo: Andy Stern

Revolution You Can Dance To

Most musicians, when they arrive late for a performance, don’t expect to find their bandmates sitting handcuffed on the curb.

October 14, 2012 ×

Featured, Writing

Brownstones in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. September 14, 2012.

Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say

Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue.

September 28, 2012 ×

Investigations, Writing

“I Couldn’t Love Him More”: How Romney Steered a Key Olympic Project to a Friend

“I Couldn’t Love Him More”: How Romney Steered a Key Olympic Project to a Friend

Did the Salt Lake deal violate Romney’s own ethics rules?

September 21, 2012 ×

Writing

The Invention of Debt

Anthropologist David Graeber’s “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” is timely, but would have been just as prescient during the colonization of the Americas.

September 16, 2012 ×

Writing

Life Under Feudalism

Ross Perlin’s ‘Intern Nation’ is a long-overdue exposé.

June 10, 2011 ×