The death of a man in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens on Saturday may have broken a record-setting 12-day period of no murders in New York City.
New York City as of Monday had gone more than a full week without a homicide reported to police anywhere in the five boroughs.
Police Tuesday evening were investigating two deaths in Farmingdale, in a probe that shut down the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.
For many New Yorkers, it was surprising over 24 hours — or more precisely, what did not happen.
The streak of days without a New York City murder was officially broken Saturday evening, when a man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Elmhurst, Queens.
A long streak of days without homicides in New York City may have been broken Friday morning, but many were still relieved at that the brutal cold coincided with less brutal behavior.
In his last weekly radio address for 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the city’s achievement of an all-time record low in shootings and homicides.
The city’s murder rate is on pace for a double-digit increase this year, but New York Police Department officials said, when put in context, it was not alarming.