Lhota said constant police training and community outreach are needed and added he doesn’t believe that many find stop-and-frisk over the top.
The blaze started around 4 a.m. Wednesday in a three-story home on East 35th Street between Flatbush Avenue and Avenue I.
Anna Thomas, 20, has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-month-old Justin Stephens, police said.
Authorities have charged a suspect who was shot and wounded by police as he allegedly wielded two machetes in Brooklyn.
Police say two victims were taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. The other victim was listed in serious condition at Kings County Hospital.
Akeen Bernard’s bail was set Sunday at $75,000. The toddler, Tharell Edward, remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Police were holding and questioning a man Saturday night in a shooting that wounded a 3-year-old boy in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Tuesday was a scorcher throughout the Tri-State Area, but Con Edison has advised some Brooklyn residents to keep their air conditioners turned off.
Janixia Soto was holding her little brother on their fire escape but could not go down to the street because a ladder was broken. So the 11-year-old decided to drop her little brother into the arms of good Samaritans below.
The U.S. Postal Service said a corner mailbox in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn was safe to use Tuesday, after thieves targeted the box in a fishing scheme.
Police on Sunday were asking for help from the public in finding the suspects who robbed a department store in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
At Masbia Soup Kitchen in Flatbush, the line was out the door on Thursday as those in need picked up Passover essentials like matzo and kosher wine.
Police Tuesday night were investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
A Staten Island salesman accused of killing three Brooklyn shopkeepers pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday.
More illegal weapons have been taken off New York City streets as a result of a year-long investigation that involved three separate undercover operations, officials said.