The giant balloons included Thomas the Tank Engine, Ronald McDonald and the Pillsbury Doughboy.
The families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.
The Rev. Al Sharpton held an event in Harlem Wednesday with the family of Michael Brown — a day after 10 people were arrested as during protests over the grand jury decision.
The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday that attorneys objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call a grand jury and not appoint a special prosecutor.
The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it appears Officer Peter Liang shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley by accident as he and his girlfriend entered a pitch black stairwell.
An unarmed and unsuspecting man was shot in the chest and killed by a rookie police officer in the inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex late Thursday, and police officials have said it appeared to be accidental.
Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD has stepped up patrols at synagogues and other key locations around the city.
A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.
Rookie cop Kenneth Healey suffered a skull fracture last month in what police called a lone-wolf terrorist act.
Sharpton was expected to discuss the resignation of Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and call for Banks to be replaced with someone sensitive to police and community relations during a National Action Network rally.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said there are no credible threat against this weekend’s TCS New York City Marathon, but the NYPD is remaining vigilant.
Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson’s computer for clues about Thursday’s daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury.