With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.
Ron Collura, owner of Arata’s Delicatessen in Sea Cliff, said he feared for his safety when he called police and detained a suspicious teen in his store.
The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.
Surveillance cameras captured two possible suspects entering the building at West 111th Street near Broadway on Monday night.
Lhota’s significant shift in strategy comes on the heels of the campaign’s first debate last week, when the Republican appeared caught off guard by de Blasio’s aggressiveness.
With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.
Besides all the new development in Newark that left U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker will leave behind, the city’s crime problem will also be left for others to tackle.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.
Louis Rispoli, 62, was viciously beaten by three men at the corner of 42nd Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside on Oct. 20, 2012, police said.
Park safety is underfunded, and the way Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are deployed is in dire need of reform, they argue.
“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.
A college student on his way home from class Thursday night said he witnessed a brutal crime in progress and put his own life on the line when he jumped into action.
Police are looking for a driver who fatally struck a woman in the Bronx before fleeing Sunday morning.
A Manhattan-based obstetrician deposited the checks of his patients into his personal bank account, prosecutors say.
Amed Villa entered his guilty pleas Monday in federal court in New Haven.