Union Square Park
A man has been declared brain dead, after being found lying on a bench in Union Square Park with severe injuries to his head and face.
A suspect who police say punched a 62-year-old Brooklyn man in Union Square Park has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter as a hate crime.
Jeffrey Babbitt slipped into a coma and had been declared brain-dead at Bellevue Hospital after he was randomly attacked in Union Square last week, police said.
A suspect could face hate crime charges in a random act of violence that reportedly left a man brain dead in Union Square Park this week.
Independence Day is just two days away and New York City wants to make sure some of its monuments are ready for the celebration.
Police on Wednesday continued to investigate a midday accident in which a skateboarder was struck and killed by a delivery truck alongside Union Square Park.
A local nonprofit the Big Apple to become Green City, and hosted a green fair in Union Square Wednesday to encourage New Yorkers to become more eco-friendly.
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, is holding an “Adoptapalooza” pet adoption event on Sunday in Union Square Park.
The Manhattan Sikh Association will lead the vigil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to honor those who were shot dead in Oak Creek, at the hands of alleged shooter Wade Michael Page.
Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement are now calling Union Square their new home base after a dramatic and sometimes violent face-off between police and protesters stretched into the early morning hours.
The commissioner won’t say whether the cop was justified, but he did describe the protesters’ behavior leading up to the incident as “tumultuous conduct.”
One video on YouTube appears to show officers using pepper spray on women who already were cordoned off; another shows officers handcuffing a man after pulling him up off the ground, blood trickling down his face.