Rich Lamb

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It’s Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPD

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.

06/10/2015

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City Council Bill Takes Aim At Illegal Airbnb Rentals

The fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.

06/10/2015

A police officer stands guard at a demonstration in New York City on Dec. 19, 2014. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Demonstrators: Don’t Hire More NYPD Officers

A small group of demonstrators protested at New York City Hall against the possibility of hiring 1,000 new police officers.

06/09/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attend a NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on December 29, 2014 in New York City. The Mayor's relationship with the city's police force has been strained recently after the deaths of two police officers.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Working To Increase Ranks Of Muslims In Department

Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials.

06/09/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: Don’t Blame Stop-And-Frisk Reduction For Murder Spike

New York City has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in homicides so far this year.

06/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Takes Listener Questions, Discusses NYPD Headcount On Radio Show

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a rare appearance on a call-in radio show.

06/05/2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo waves at labor leaders and union workers at a rally in Union Square on May 7, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Hits New Low In Latest Quinnipiac Poll

A new Quinnipiac University poll has bad news for lawmakers in Albany and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

06/03/2015

Protesters used an empty casket June 3, 2015, as they demanded to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss growing violence in the city. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters: De Blasio Not Doing Enough To Curb City Violence

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.

06/03/2015

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Study: Nearly 10 Percent Of NYC Drivers, 15 Percent Of Cabs Run Red Lights

The results were determined by students who monitored 50 intersections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

06/03/2015

New  York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo And Mayor De Blasio Find Some Common Ground, But Not Much

The two Democrats verbally sparred over the weekend about the state’s legislative session — especially the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

06/01/2015

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NYC Health Department Fights Assembly’s Dog Dining Bill

The Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.

06/01/2015

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City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub Work

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.

05/28/2015

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes ethics reform legislation on steps of Tweed courthouse on May 27, 2015. (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

NY Attorney General To Submit Broad Ethics Reforms Bill

New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany.

05/27/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at police headquarters following the death of officer Brian Moore on May 4, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, Schools

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.

05/27/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Blames Gang-On-Gang Violence For Recent Crime Spike

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.

05/26/2015

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