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.
Despite the Central Park muggings and a dozen shootings over the weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio was headed out-of-town for a controversial four-day trip to promote his progressive agenda.
According to crime statistics released April 19, there have been three fewer murders this year compared to the same period in 2014. Shooting incidents are down 11.7 percent, and the number of shooting victims has fallen 15.7 percent.
Dahlia Espada said her 14-year-old son was beaten up by the group while walking to a subway station near the mall in Fort Greene.
A group of teenagers are seen on video pummeling a girl inside a Brooklyn McDonald’s — and no one tried to stop the violence.
A violent confrontation between a teenager and security guards at the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn was caught on video, and community activists were outraged.
She was punched in the face by a man in a group smoking marijuana at the Clinton Houses, police said.
Kareem Granton was found Monday morning at the Union Square subway station after someone spotted him in the subway and notified police.
The boy was in the restroom at P.S. 59 in Bedford Stuyvesant and became spooked when someone mistakenly turned out the light, community advocate Tony Herbert said. The child left the school and walked a few blocks to his father’s house.
Myls Dobson died Wednesday after police found him unconscious in a bathroom at the Ritz Plaza building on West 48th Street.
Police were looking for a suspect or suspects in the gunfire, which erupted just after midnight at a building in the Howard Houses public housing complex in Brownsville.
Kings Plaza shopping center in Brooklyn has decided to lift a policy that forbade minors unaccompanied by adults, following a violent melee last week.
Shellis Gonzales, 46, was found shot in the head and torso in her apartment on Chauncey Street in Ocean Hill around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Community activists and restaurant owners protested Saturday, claiming that black and Hispanic restaurateurs are being unfairly targeted by the city Department of Health.
Christian Ferdinand, 20, from Limestone, Maine was arrested overnight and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes, police said.