Rich Lamb

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Considering New, Shorter ‘Stand Clear’ Announcement To Decrease Subway Delays

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may replace the famous phrase, “Stand clear of the closing doors, please,” with the shorter, “Please stand clear.”

06/19/2015

Ivory crush event in Times Square on June 19, 2015. (credit: Megan Maher/WCS)

Ton Of Confiscated Ivory Crushed At Times Square Event

A ton of confiscated ivory was crushed Friday in Times Square to draw attention to elephant poaching and wildlife trafficking.

06/19/2015

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State’s Governor After Massacre: ‘The Heart And Soul Of South Carolina Was Broken’

Police Chief Greg Mullen said 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina.

06/18/2015

Daniel Melamed (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn Landlord Accused Of Illegally Evicting Rent-Regulated Tenants

The indictment handed up Wednesday charges Daniel Melamed with unlawfully evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments, endangering the welfare of a child and filing a false document.

06/17/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg attend a groundbreaking ceremony on June 16, 2015, for Cornell Tech's campus on Roosevelt Island. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cornell Tech Breaks Ground On Roosevelt Island Campus

Bloomberg Philanthropies is donating $100 million to a Cornell University graduate school for a new high-tech New York City campus breaking ground Tuesday.

06/16/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation, May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Teachers Union, Mayor De Blasio Announce Tech Ed Initiative

The initiative is modeled after New York City’s career and technical education programs.

06/11/2015

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

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