Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Nydia Velazquez discuss fatal police-involved shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn DA Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

Prosecutors will determine if the shooting of 28-year-old Akai Gurley by Officer Peter Liang was an accident or a crime.

11/23/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Jeffries To NYPD: Cut Back On Low-Level Pot Arrests

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday pressed the NYPD to reduce low-level marijuana arrests, after new numbers suggested only modest change so far under Mayor de Blasio’s administration.

05/27/2014

Coney Island Restroom Construction (credit: Dmitry Geyber)

Brighton Beach Residents: Restroom Buildings Must Go

Residents of a luxury condominium complex in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn protested Monday against ongoing plans for elevated restroom facilities across the boardwalk.

11/18/2013

Trayvon Martin supporters march through the streets of Manhattan blocking traffic after a rally for Martin in Union Square on July 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder Calls Martin Killing An ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

In his first comments since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Martin case, the attorney general said that Martin’s parents have suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure.

07/15/2013

An aerial photo of Jones Beach after Sandy (credit: Twitter/Howard Glaser)

Howard Beach Residents Seek Advice On Continuing Post-Sandy Woes

Superstorm Sandy struck the Tri-State Area eight months ago Sunday, and residents of Howard Beach, Queens have been suffering all the time since.

06/30/2013

The US Capitol (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Reps: Sequestration Will Jeopardize Sandy Relief

Members of Congress from the Tri-State Area continued their warning this week that the federal sequester will pull money out of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.

03/09/2013