Seen At 11: NYC Park Safety Called Into QuestionPark safety is underfunded, and the way Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are deployed is in dire need of reform, they argue.
Bloomberg, Kelly Blast Judge's Stop-And-Frisk Ruling That Says Practice Violates RightsU.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
Bloomberg Blasts NYPD Oversight Bills, Calls Them ‘Dangerous, Harmful’ LegislationEarly Thursday morning, the City Council voted to create an inspector general to review and monitor the NYPD and expand the definition of racial profiling to include age, gender, sexual orientation and immigrant status.
New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed CharactersNew York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.
Proposed 'Wall Of Shame' Could Help Subway Riders Identify Convicted Sex OffendersOn Monday Vallone will introduce a resolution to the City Council that will call for a 'wall of shame'; pictures of convicted sex offenders would be posted in the stations where attacks have occurred, and in stations near the offenders' homes.
Politicians, Public React To Ed Koch FuneralBagpipes played Monday as the casket of late former Mayor Ed Koch was carried out of Temple Emanu-El on the shoulders of NYPD pall-bearers and and was followed by mourners both connected and common.
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead At 88Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
City Council Considers New Rules For NYPD's Stop-And-Frisk PolicyNew York City police stops of hundreds of thousands of people each year are in the spotlight as city lawmakers consider setting new rules for the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practice.
De Blasio To NYPD: Start Providing Data On Crime In ParksNew York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling on the NYPD to provide data on crime in parks, in order to help prevent another sexual assault.
Lawmakers, Victims Want 'Subway Grinders' Labeled As Sex Offenders The lewd act involves rubbing up against unassuming commuters and now local lawmakers are demanding stronger penalties for convicted grinders.
Proposed Animal Abuse Registry Would Seek To Protect Pets From Abusive OwnersAn East Harlem man arrested for savagely beating his dog in an elevator, and an Astoria man who threw a Shar Pei out of a window are just two examples of shocking cases of animal abuse in the city.
Pigs Beware: Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Vows To Find YouQueens Councilman Peter Vallone got his hands dirty yesterday digging through a city garbage can on Astoria Boulevard to find out who illegally dumped household trash into the container.
Queens Councilman Wants Bloomberg, Future Mayors To Report Long-Distance TripsA councilman from Queens is planning to introduce legislation that would require mayors to file written reports when they're traveling 250 miles outside city limits or out of the country for longer than 24 hours.
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Bill Renaming Queensboro Bridge"Just as he pulled our city back from the edge of collapse, you should know that Mayor Koch literally saved the Queensboro Bridge from near collapse and then began the process of reinvesting in then-crumbling bridges across the city," Bloomberg said.
City Council Passes Blizzard Measures To Ensure Efficient Response Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the seven bills will set guidelines requiring preparation, transparency and communication among government agencies.