Straight Outta the Bronx: A Cambodian Rickshaw Driver

Amid the throngs of tuk-tuk drivers competing for fares in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 49-year-old Luka Meas stands out. Largely because of his Bronx-accented English. After surviving the Khmer Rouge regime, Meas and his family immigrated to New York in 1981. He never became a U.S. citizen, so after serving time for a drug conviction, he […]

An Ivy League professor who spent 4 months working in a South Bronx check-cashing store says we’re getting it all wrong

Courtesy Lisa Servon • University of Pennsylvania professor Lisa Servon went to work as a teller at a check-cashing store to find out why customers use the service. • Prevailing wisdom holds that customers would be better served by using a bank. But Servon found that check cashers were frequently cheaper and served customers’ needs […]

A National Guard soldier home for the holidays died trying to save people in the deadly Bronx fire

Screenshot via Twitter A National Guard soldier who reportedly went home for the holidays died while trying to save people from the deadly apartment fire in New York City. Witnesses say he went back into the fire to search for more victims after bringing four people to safety. Authorities believe he died from smoke inhalation. […]

The doctor who went on a shooting rampage at a Bronx hospital had been hunting for an ex-colleague, police say

Associated Press/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor angry that his career was derailed at a New York City hospital toted an assault rifle past security in search of a colleague he was going to hold responsible. When that person wasn’t there, he opened fire anyway, killing a doctor who was only there covering […]

Staff Picks: Lorde’s Piano Ballads, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen… The Bronx Is Burning’

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Scroll through for our picks below. [embedded content] Ladies and […]

NYC’s Museum of Natural History and Bronx Zoo Host Sleepovers for Grown-Ups

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Bronx Tales IV: Success Depends on What You Value

In episode four of Bronx Tales, OZY Editor-in-Chief Carlos Watson hits the streets of New York’s most maligned borough to talk about success and failure, race and gentrification and of course, love and hip-hop. Who is more successful: a single, professional career woman and entrepreneur, or a blue-collar worker with kids? Of course, there’s no […]