August 25, 2001 |
With Danny Almonte - perhaps the hottest name in baseball - on the mound, the Rolando Paulino team from the Bronx, N.Y., has captured the imagination of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. But rumors continue to swirl about Almonte and his teammates, accusing them of being too old to play Little League and of living outside their team's district. "What can I do?" exasperated manager Alberto Gonzalez asked yesterday, a day before his team faces Apopka, Fla., for the U.S. championship.
January 8, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the kind of place where you might be bribed with a cannoli. Many years ago, my father, a teacher, was begged by a student not to tell his parents he'd been caught fighting. "I'll bring you a box of cannolis every Friday," promised the student, who worked at a pastry shop in this old-school Italian American enclave. My dad did not accept the cannolis. But as a kid growing up in nearby suburbs, I often had treats from Arthur Avenue that he brought home.
January 24, 1995 |
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the New York Yankees yesterday denied a report that team owner George Steinbrenner has told the mayor the club will leave the Bronx. "I wasn't formally notified, I wasn't informally notified," Giuliani said last night. "It wasn't hinted or suggested. " The New York Observer, a weekly newspaper that concentrates on local real estate and the arts, yesterday released a copy of a story it will publish tomorrow. The paper said Steinbrenner faxed a letter to City Hall on Jan. 12 formally notifying Giuliani the Yankees "will definitely abandon the Bronx for a new home, possibly in New Jersey.
November 28, 1986 |
A strip of old flypaper, pale yellow and thickly crusted with dead flies, hung from the ceiling of the cramped room. The people in the room in the Bronx saw flypaper. "Flies are not all that we have here," Elsie Ortiz said. "Rata," a boy with huge eyes said. Rats. This caused the others in the room, and there were many of them, to laugh. This was in an apartment in the Bronx the other day, which looked out onto vacant buildings and an empty lot. The kid with big eyes sat on a box. He had on a gray shirt and pants.
May 20, 1988 |
The algebra teacher who has failed one too many students walks along a street in the Bronx. Suddenly, an arrow thuds into his back and he falls lifeless to the ground. Contemplating this homicide, a world-weary cop notes that there used to be Indians in the Bronx. His partner wants to know what happened to them. "The neighborhood changed," he replies. Add to this the case of the dead penguin, and a Saint Bernard who's a better detective than the real cops, then blend in what can only be called an affectionate melodrama and you have Five Corners.
April 17, 2005 |
The New York Yankees are close to reaching an agreement with city and state governments to build a new stadium, the New York Daily News reported yesterday. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reported that lawyers from the city, state and team are completing a "memorandum of understanding" and that an announcement is expected around May 1. "We're working very closely with the city and the state and trying to finalize our current plan," Yankees president Randy Levine told the Daily News.
October 14, 1994 |
I Like It Like That brought Darnell Martin back to the downtrodden Bronx streets where she used to live to shoot her first feature. Martin's skills as a filmmaker are obvious, if a little raw around the edges, but her gift for dialogue is already finely tuned. She writes lines that pulse and, above all, she knows when to pull back and recognize that words are sometimes superfluous: Lisette Linares, young Latino mother, eking out an existence that has gone from hand-to-mouth to outright desperate when her husband is imprisoned, confronts her son. He is just 8 years old but already feeling the powerful lure of gangs and peer pressure.
October 14, 1998 |
From the beginning, this was where the big baseball highway always seemed to be pointing the New York Yankees: Toward an off-ramp into October paradise. Toward another World Series at Yankee Stadium. And last night, they reached their inevitable destination with a 9-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on a quirky, drizzly, electrified evening in the Bronx. That finished off the Indians in six games in the American League Championship Series. And it will bring the World Series to baseball's ultimate cathedral for the 35th time.
March 9, 2016 |
A couple weeks ago, two men from Stratford reported a dog that had been hanging out on their front lawn to the folks at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. So, of course, the staff took her in. She seemed like a nice dog. White, short hair. Lineage uncertain. Boxer? Pit bull? Some scratches, but not too bad. But nervous, very nervous. The staff members decided to let her calm down a little before checking her for a microchip. The next day, they did. It turned out someone was looking for her. The microchip company had a number in New York City.
May 20, 2013
Against the Blue Jays this season, the only thing that has stopped the Yankees was a day full of rain. And that's what happened Sunday in the Bronx. "It's going to rain until probably 9 o'clock," Yankees manager Joe Girardi observed, perhaps wistfully. The Yankees would have been trying to make it seven in a row against the Blue Jays, but rain began to fall in the late morning with no signs of letting up, and the game was postponed before it started. Since last season, New York has won its last nine home games against Toronto, as well as the last six overall vs. its AL East rival.