Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.
Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”
The New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.
Protesters rallied with signs, banners and instruments outside the State Supreme Court in Staten Island during the hearing, calling on records from the Garner grand jury proceedings to be unsealed.
New York state’s attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.
Reaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.
Bill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.
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.
Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said the letter-grading system would give customers of the city’s 2,000 licensed nail salons more comfort.
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.
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.
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.
Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.
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.
James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.