When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012, he was expecting to hear more of what he’d heard in the past about the way he did his job: that he wasn’t generating enough “activity.” As an officer in the transit…
During the early aughts, when I was bobbing about the murky shark tank of my mid-20s, there were several years when my income was derived entirely from standing in a silver unitard around NYC.
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is enjoying his offseason and taking in all the experiences New York has to offer. Two weeks ago, he went to a Knicks game. Like a true New Yorker, Syndergaard captured the occasion by lying on the Madison Square Garden court while wearing the expression of a dog who had been abruptly…
An independent investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that the NYPD used excessive force when officers wrongly arrested former tennis player James Blake in September while conducting a credit card fraud sting.
Former No. 4 ranked tennis player James Blake was tackled and handcuffed by five plainclothes officers outside his hotel in Manhattan today, according to the New York Daily News. The cops misidentified Blake for a suspect in an identity theft ring.
Giants tight end Larry Donnell was on the plane that crashed into a fence in New York today. The guy who called into Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC show was not. Guess how the interview ended.
The Yankees announced yesterday that they will retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams, and that all three—along with Willie Randolph—will receive plaques in Monument Park in four different ceremonies spread across the season. No American sports team has made such an art of monetizing…
In the span of 22 days, 12 horses have died during races at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. No one's figured out how to reduce the horse deaths this winter. [New York Times]
Yankees play-by-play announcer Michael Kay was fuming at radio host Mike Francesa yesterday on his radio show, and called out the Sports Pope after Francesa suggested YES controlled what Kay could and couldn't do.
This extremely chill carriage horse escaped from his oppressors in New York City this weekend, and proceeded to take advantage of his freedom by going on a morning jaunt down 11th Avenue.
The parents of players of the Wallkill (NY) Mighty Mites tried to do something nice for the first home game of the season, but alas, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It seems that they thought their 50 pound sons would be strong enough to break through a vinyl banner while emulating their high school…
Ah, now he's a gem from The New Yorker--John Cheever's 1954 short story, "The Five-Forty-Eight":
A-Rod may just be looking into a different camera, or he may be staring off into the distance, wondering what's become of his life, but either way, he just doesn't feel like smiling. He could also have incredibly serious thoughts on salad.
According to the readers of the New York Daily News, these are the 15 (actually 17) most powerful people in New York sports:
We've all had one too many drinks and suddenly decided it was a great time to impress people with our spot-on English accent. Right? Right?!?
Today's annual charity hockey game between the FDNY and NYPD devolved into a full-out brawl at Nassau Coliseum with the score tied at three. Cops and firefighters were beating the crap out of each other.
The Mahopac (N.Y.) High School boys basketball coach resigned yesterday, two weeks after students and players at his school were accused of using racist language towards an opposing team during a playoff game.