Alex Silverman

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Inspector General Says Police Should Track Lawsuit Data

While lawsuit claims aren’t necessarily legitimate, “when the data is properly gathered and analyzed, litigation data can still be used for positive, proactive improvements in policing,” Inspector General Philip K. Eure’s report said.

04/21/2015

FILE -- A past World AIDS Day March in New York City (credit: Getty Images)

NY Blueprint Lists Steps To End AIDS Scourge

The plan, requested last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and developed by a task force of 63 stakeholders, would expand steps that have already reduced deaths and newly diagnosed infections statewide to fractions of what they once were.

04/21/2015

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

On 29 days during the last four months of the year, the system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays over the last four months of 2014 — a level not seen since the boom years following World War II.

04/20/2015

Police in Camden use 'Shotspotter' which detects and reports the location of gunshots to police in real time. (Credit: CBS2)

ShotSpotter Technology Alerts NYPD To Dozens Of Unreported Shootings In Brooklyn, Bronx

The high-tech experiment to track the sound of gunfire in certain parts of Brooklyn and the Bronx has alerted the police to dozens of shootings that they say they’d never have known about otherwise.

04/02/2015

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

Bratton: NYPD Detective Placed On Modified Duty After ‘Unacceptable’ Tirade At Uber Driver

A Civil Complaint Review Board is expected to hear from an Uber driver Wednesday after video surfaced of a NYPD detective berating him.

04/01/2015

The GoFundMe page for East Village explosion victim Nicholas Figueroa had raised more than $20,000 as of April 1, 2015.

Online Fundraising Campaign For Family Of East Village Blast Victim Raises $20K

Hundreds of people have donated to the GoFundMe page honoring Nicholas Figueroa, many from one building on West 81st Street, where the 23-year-old victim’s father worker as a handyman for years.

04/01/2015

Uber Technologies  (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Yellow Taxi Group Lawsuit Claims NYC Is Letting Uber Operate Illegally

The group of yellow taxi cab garages and medallion owners claims the city’s embrace of Uber has taken millions from their pockets.

04/01/2015

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

NYPD Detective Caught On Video Berating Uber Driver

An Uber cab driver was caught on video getting berated by an NYPD detective in the West Village this week.

03/31/2015

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: Medicaid Fraud Ring Lured Poor Customers With Free Sneakers

Thompson said recruiters would stake out homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices searching for people with Medicaid cards.

03/31/2015

FILE -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday banned state-funded travel to Indiana, because of the controversial new “religious freedom” law that critics say enables discrimination against the LGBT community.

03/30/2015

About two-thirds of Citi Bike's fleet of 6,000 have been refurbished so far. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Citi Bike Announces Upgrades To Bike-Share Program

Citi Bike is back up and running after weekend maintenance put much of the system out of service.

03/30/2015

A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

19 Injured In Apparent Gas Explosion, Collapse At East Village Buildings

A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

This man was captured on cellphone video apparently sexually assaulting a rider on a No. 4 train as she slept.

Suspect Arrested In 2012 Sexual Assault Of Sleeping Woman On 4 Train

Elisa Lopez was asleep on a No. 4 train in October 2012 when she was assaulted. She woke up, punched the man and ran off the train.

03/26/2015

People stand in front of Happy Land Fire Memorial on 25th anniversary of tragedy (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Family, Friends Of Victims Mark 25th Anniversary Of Happy Land Fire In The Bronx

Friends and family members of those who perished are marking the 25th anniversary of the deadly fire Wednesday.

03/25/2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Seeks Rent Mediation For Mom-And-Pop Businesses

Under Brewer’s proposal, if a landlord seeks to jack up a store’s rent, a mediator would try to work out a deal. If one cannot be reached, the business would receive a one-year extension so that it has time to find a new space.

03/24/2015

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