Flower Show Becomes Excuse for Foodies Destination Dining

FOODIES- A beautiful Technicolor harbinger of spring, the 17th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx runs thru April 28th. I look forward to visiting NYBG, walking thru the beautifully restored Enid Haupt Conservatory and beholding the seductive floral arrangements and dramatic plantings.

Pinstripe Beer and Po’ Boys to Vegan Cuisine Being Served up at Yankee Stadium

FOODIES- Whether you like barbecue burgers and beer or wine with your vegan frankfurter, dining at Yankee Stadium has become a foodies paradise. Diversity is the name of the ballpark menu with glutton free and kosher offerings as well as vegetarian delights.

Teen Carjack Crime Spree Ended When Gang Tried to Attack Cop

BRONX- Four people, including two 17-year-old girls, have been indicted on charges related to carjackings in three boroughs that left victims injured; one of the four was also indicted for assaulting an NYPD Police Officer using a stolen vehicle, which led to the officer shooting that defendant in a chaotic scene on a busy street.

TB on the Decline in NYC, Health Officials Say

HEALTH– In recognition of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Health Department released 2018 data on TB in New York City. Last year, there were 559 people diagnosed with TB, an 8 percent decline from the previous year.

Strike Looming for Nurses in Hospitals Throughout New York

HEALTH- Members of the New York State Nurses Association announced an April 2nd strike date at Mount Sinai, Montefiore and New York Presbyterian hospitals systems. An official ‘10-Day’ notice of intent to strike was delivered today.

Cardinal Hayes, Spellman March at St. Paddy’s Parade

NEW YORK- Students of Cardinal Hayes High School, an all boys Catholic School on the Grand Concourse, represented the Bronx in the 258th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade along 5th Avenue.

Rare Genetic Disorders Diagnosed in Newborns following NY Screening Expansion

HEALTH- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the success of a recent expansion of the list of congenital diseases the State screens for in all newborns, which is already reaping benefits and saving lives.

Bloods Gang Member Fatally Mistakes Dad for Gang Rival, Gets 25 Years

BRONX- A Bloods gang member who gunned down a father of three after he mistook the dad for a rival gang member, has been sentenced to 25 years. The innocent victim was sitting in his car looking for a parking space.

Lincoln Hospital Hosts Clinic to Help with Student Loan Debt

NEW YORK- The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) will be holding a free student loan debt clinic on Saturday, March 30th, through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment at: