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.
The fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.
A small group of demonstrators protested at New York City Hall against the possibility of hiring 1,000 new police officers.
Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials.
New York City has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in homicides so far this year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a rare appearance on a call-in radio show.
A new Quinnipiac University poll has bad news for lawmakers in Albany and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Appearing on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday, de Blasio acknowledged the city has seen an alarming spike in shootings this year, but also said it’s an issue the Police Department is handling.
The results were determined by students who monitored 50 intersections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
The two Democrats verbally sparred over the weekend about the state’s legislative session — especially the mayor’s affordable housing plan.
The Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.
Developer SL Green Realty Corp. will invest about $220 million in critical improvements to Grand Central, allowing more trains to run during rush hour on the clogged 4-5-6 lines.
New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany.
The mayor’s visit comes at a critical time for lawmakers. The laws governing New York City’s rent rules, the tax break and the policy giving the mayor control of local schools are set to expire.
The mayor admits the spike needs to be addressed, and said the NYPD will soon be announcing new strategies to fight gang on gang crime.