Rich Lamb

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio At White House: Ferguson Crisis Is Reflection Of ‘Centuries Of Racism’

Spurred by the Ferguson shooting and anti-police protests in New York and around the country, President Barack Obama on Monday announced new initiatives to bridge police mistrust.

12/01/2014

"Hands Up" walkout in Union Square on Dec. 1, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Ferguson Protesters March From Union Square To Times Square

Protests continue over a grand jury’s decision last week not to charge the police offer who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/01/2014

FILE -- New York City soup kitchen feeds the needy (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Survey: 1 In 6 New Yorkers Can’t Afford Enough Food

A new report shows that more and more people are coming to the doors of New York City’s 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries.

11/26/2014

Protesters march through the streets of New York after learning at police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Protesters Take Over FDR, West Side Highway Night After Ferguson Decision

The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.

11/25/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Bill Would Allow New Yorkers To Identify Themselves As Multiracial

Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

11/25/2014

Barclays Center in Brooklyn (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Among 3 Finalists For 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats announced Monday they have narrowed the list of contenders to Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.

11/24/2014

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With Prosecutors

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.

11/24/2014

The NYPD is investigating a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn that left one man dead on Nov. 20, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Sources To CBS2: Officer Accidentally Shot Unarmed Man While Opening Door With Gun In Hand

An unarmed and unsuspecting man was shot in the chest and killed by a rookie police officer in the inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex late Thursday, and police officials have said it appeared to be accidental.

11/21/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Claims Progress In Reforming Rikers Island’s ‘Dehumanizing Environment’

The mayor says improving conditions on New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex will require deep-seated cultural change.

11/20/2014

Photo Credit Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

City Council Considers Proposal To Put 10-Cent Tax On Disposable Bags

It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.

11/19/2014

Guns seized during investigation into alleged Florida-to-New York gun pipeline. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Officials: Gun Pipeline Used Chinatown Buses To Transport Illegal Firearms

Authorities have broken up a gun pipeline that used discount Chinatown buses to transport illegal weapons from Florida, sources tell 1010 WINS.

11/19/2014

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Union Pushes For Better Disability Pensions

Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.

11/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Poll Shows Wide Racial Gap In Support For Mayor Bill De Blasio

Seventy-one percent of black voters said they approve of the mayor, but only 34 percent of whites gave him a thumbs-up.

11/19/2014

"Manhattan West" Construction just west of Ninth Avenue (Credit: CBS 2)

Platform Over Train Tracks Completed In New Manhattan West Neighborhood

The two-acre platform located between 9th and 10th avenues between 31st and 33rd streets is bigger than Bryant Park and was built over active Amtrak, LIRR and NJ Transit tracks.

11/18/2014

Pope Francis (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Official! Pope Francis Confirms Trip To United States

Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.

11/17/2014

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