The Police Department’s new class of cadets was sworn in by Mayor de Blasio July 9 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium.
De Blasio, at the podium at top right, was joined by the NYPD’s top officials, Commissioner Bill Bratton, next to the mayor, Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and Chief of Patrol James O’Neill, left, as well as more of the brass.
The start of scaffolding heralds a massive repair and maintenance project at Flushing’s Pomonok Houses, improvements to the structures, safety and quality of life that residents said are decades overdue.
Capt. Judith Harrison, the 112th Precinct’s new commanding officer, sits at her new desk, excited to serve the area.
Attention Forest Hills and Rego Park. There’s a new sheriff in town.
After two years under the watch of Capt. Thomas Conforti, command of the 112th Precinct has been handed over to Capt. Judith Harrison after Conforti took the same job at the 109th Precinct in Flushing.
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.
Residents of Pomonok Houses in Flushing, for years considered the crown jewel of public housing, are about to see some long-awaited improvements but, according to the president of the Pomonok Residents Association, a lot more needs to happen.
Faith Hill of Springfield Gardens encouraged residents to be proactive this summer when they learn of a large party being planned in their neighborhoods. Councilman Donovan Richards, right, said the approach led to a safer summer last year.
The NYPD is looking into amendments recently made to stop, question and frisk.
As numbers are crunched, the police will continue to look for crime-reduction options.
Parents who have lost their children to gun violence share their stories at the Kevin Miller Jr. memorial service.
A cutout representing Kevin, inset, like the ones that soon will be erected to memorialize other victims of gun violence.
Supporters of the police tactic stop, question and frisk are getting ready to say “I told you so,” now that new statistics show a spike in shooting incidents.
According to the NYPD, shootings jumped 11 percent compared to the same time last year and this past weekend, there were 21 shootings alone, causing some to second-guess Mayor de Blasio’s decision to drop the city’s appeal against amendments added to stop and frisk.
Loud, overcrowded parties in residential neighborhoods once again will be under a microscope this summer in the NYPD’s 105th Precinct.
Civic and elected officials on Monday formally kicked off the second year of the Summer Noise Task Force, which is aimed at keeping neighborhoods free of gatherings that proliferate to the size of block parties and often have music blaring through commercial-sized speakers.
The screaming and sign-waving regarding the Pan American Hotel’s transformation last month into a homeless shelter wasn’t just limited to the sidewalks along Goldsmith Street in Elmhurst on Monday night.
Inside the Elks Lodge, the roars of the angry crowd outside were drowned out by residents and elected officials ripping the city for housing even more homeless families in their community.
Kevin Miller Jr. will forever be the smiling high school freshman depicted in a portrait at the northwest corner of Springfield and Linden boulevards in Cambria Heights.
He was 13 in October 2009 when he was shot and killed, an innocent victim caught in a gang-related crossfire.
The Fourth of July has special meaning for Easter Lynch Miles, but it has nothing to do with Independence Day. That’s the day 74 years ago that her father was killed in a bomb explosion at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows.
Miles was 10 at the time and in the hospital undergoing treatment for osteomyelitis, a chronic and painful bone infection. Her mother didn’t tell her about her father’s death until she returned home a month later.
Community Board 12 has signed off on efforts by McDonald’s to build on the Merrick Boulevard site of a shuttered KFC restaurant.
Vincent Sapienza, left, and Mario Bruno, both representing the DEP, speak with Howard Beach/Lindenwood Civic Association President Joann Ariola at the group’s meeting Tuesday night in Howard Beach.
Community Board 12 last week gave its blessing to an effort by McDonald’s to convert a local nuisance into an attractive, productive property.
The restaurant giant sought and received support for its plans to turn a shuttered, fenced-off KFC restaurant at 122-21 Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans into a McDonald’s unlike any other in the borough.
Hundreds of irate residents gathered in the cafeteria of St. Helen School Tuesday night to sound off at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for what they believe is shoddy maintenance of Lindenwood’s catch basin, which they blame for the neighborhood’s flooding issues.
Many homeowners have had to deal with sewage backup in their houses in addition to flooding, rendering many basements disaster zones and health hazards, most notably after five inches of rain fell on April 30, flooding more than 2,700 homes in Lindenwood and adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods were inundated with water. The DEP said the flooding occurred because the Spring Creek facility did not function the way it was designed to, causing the sewers in Lindenwood to backup.
The New York State Legislature wrapped up formal business for the year last Thursday, and elected officials from Queens, chosen in a random sample, are characterizing the session as an overall success.
“The short answer is yes,” Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, starting with one of the basics.
Former Councilman Dan Halloran, left, will resume trial on federal corruption charges next week. State Sen. Malcolm Smith on Tuesday received a mistrial, and will start again in January.
Bryan McMenamin was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan.
A vacant house at 162-38 90 St. in Howard Beach, whose owner is in prison, was the scene of some criminal activity, according to police sources and area officials, after a squatter took up residence there in April.
Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, speaks to the community council at its June meeting on Tuesday in Richmond Hill.