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Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

With Hate Crimes On The Rise, Brooklyn DA Launches New Unit

The Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough.

09/30/2014

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Bronx Borough President Diaz Pushes Grading System For NYC Nail Salons

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said the letter-grading system would give customers of the city’s 2,000 licensed nail salons more comfort.

09/22/2014

A guard booth sits outside Mayor Bill de Blasio's Park Slope house. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYPD Guards Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Vacant Park Slope Home

De Blasio and his family have been living at Gracie Mansion since July. But a uniformed cop and guard booth can still be outside his 11th Street row house in Brooklyn.

09/15/2014

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Public Advocate Letitia James Recommends Changes To Nail Salon Health And Safety Policy

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James says despite the thousands of nail salons across the five boroughs, there are only 27 inspectors in the entire state to keep track of salon cleanliness and safety.

09/15/2014

An anti-Airbnb group called Share Better gathers on the steps of City Hall on Sept. 12, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Launches Campaign Against Airbnb In NYC

A group of New York elected officials, community activists and housing advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Friday to launch a campaign against the home-sharing company Airbnb.

09/12/2014

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Public Advocate James Pushes NYC Hard On Police Body Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.

08/21/2014

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Public Advocate James Calls For Body Cams On Police Officers

Video cameras are mounted on sidewalks, inside buildings and nearly everywhere else, and now, city Public Advocate Letitia James has said she would like to see them on police officers.

08/11/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Letitia James Calls For Stepped Up Action Against Sex Assaults On Subways

James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.

07/25/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NYPD’s Miller: No Likely Terror Connection In Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Placement

American flags are once again flying on top of the Brooklyn Bridge after someone replaced the flags sometime overnight with what appeared to be whitewashed or faded versions of Old Glory.

07/22/2014

Angry tenants protest the Rent Guidelines Board's decision to hike rents on June 23, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board Votes To Allow Rent Increases In Stabilized Apartments

Tenants erupted in protest, but some landlords were also unhappy Monday night, when the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted against a rent freeze for tenants who live in stabilized apartments.

06/23/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

Public Advocate Letitia James' bill would require New  York City college to report stats on sexual assault every month. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYC Council Bill Takes Aim At Campus Sexual Assaults

Public Advocate Letitia James is proposing a bill that would require colleges to coordinate with the local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sex assaults stats to the public every month.

05/12/2014

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Bushwick Landlord Accused Of Trying To Force Rent-Stabilized Tenants Out Testifies For First Time

Joel Israel testified for the first time at his contempt hearing for not making repairs at 98 Linden Street as he has agreed to do.

04/04/2014

UPS workers, union leaders and the NYC public advocate rally on the steps of City Hall to protest UPS' efforts to fire 250 workers who walked off the job, April 3, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 Firings

The 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/03/2014

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Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

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