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‘I Had the Name First!’: The Other Bill DeBlasio Is Tired of Receiving Your Hate Mail

For Bill DeBlasio, a normal dad on Long Island, it’s an endless hell sharing a name with the loathed mayor of New York City

Happy 90th Birthday to Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins

It’s time to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in his honor

The Long Shadow of Yusuf Hawkins

The HBO documentary ‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ recounts the 1989 killing of a Black teenager by a white mob, which sparked protests and underscored New York’s racial tensions. Director Muta’Ali discusses the parallels between then and now, and the challenge of making Hawkins more than just a symbol.

The Anarchic History of OPEC SID, New York’s Legendary Punk Hotline

Three decades ago, the punk rockers, hardcore kids and metalheads of New York City relied on the operators of one answering machine to find out where bands were playing. This is the story of 212-OPEC-SID