A Howard Beach man who was missing since Wednesday night has been found, according to authorities.
A 28-week pregnant woman was shot and killed in the hallway houtside of her LeFrak City apartment police say, just one day before Thanksgiving.
On Monday West Maspeth civic leader Charlene Stubbs called to our attention some graffiti on a box containing the Q54 schedule at a bus stop on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. Its simple, sickening message:
“N-----s go home.”
A wreath and an American flag in front of a memorial honoring Woodhaven residents who died during World War II were vandalized by two drunken men, according to civic leaders and police in the community.
“It was a couple of guys who were drunk off their asses,” said Ed Wendell of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association. “They were falling down drunk. I mean one guy actually fell down.”
When asked in recent days if New York should legalize marijuana for recreational use, a move that is supported by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan, Bronx), six of Queens’ 15 Council members gave varied responses.
All 15, including Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn), whose Brooklyn district also includes much of Ridgewood, were asked the same questions via email to their main spokespersons: Would you support the legalization of marijuana in New York? Why or why not? And how would how would it benefit or affect New York?
Memo to elected officials and NYPD brass: Don’t hold your collective breath waiting for Community Board 13 to give up on the prospect of a new 116th police precinct, preferably around Rosedale.
That was the clear message sent Monday night when the board approved its Fiscal Year 2016 funding priorities, with site selection for a new police station occupying its accustomed place at the top of the list.
Police and protestors engage in a violent clash in August following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. On Monday a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson, and violence erupted again.
Monday night’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has filled up any openings in the Rev. Phil Craig’s normally busy schedule.
“I’ll be in Staten Island tonight,” said Craig, pastor of The Greater Springfield Community Church in Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ll be at the press conference in Manhattan on Wednesday.”
Julissa Melo said every day she suffers and does not have enough to survive.
“Attitude from the higher-ups is a 24/7 thing,” she said. “I only stay here because I have to pay rent. I have to do what I have to do and put my own attitude on the side.”
The city Department of Transportation has placed additional lighting and signage near the area known as Deadman’s Curve on the Cross Island Parkway.
The request for additional safety measures at the location was made by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), following the fourth motorcycle death there in 10 years in October.
Deputy Police Commissioner Zach Tumin explains the department’s social media program, specifically how each police precinct in the city will have a Twitter account by December, with Facebook to follow next year.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told the Council early on he would not support a bill to make a chokehold a misdemeanor. Now that legislation has been announced, he, Mayor de Blasio and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have come out against it.
The 112th Precinct honored three of its own officers on Tuesday for arresting a suspected car thief last week.
On Nov. 11, Police Officers William Mansour, left, and Danny Soll were on patrol when they received a vehicle theft call.
Plans are in place to reduce the size of the pedestrian plaza at City Line and add parking spots to the area, less than a year after the public space was officially opened.
Community Board 9 Transportation Chairman Kenichi Wilson said last Wednesday that the Department of Transportation will add parking spots to the plaza that borders Brooklyn and Queens by next spring.
The NYPD is seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting that occurred outside Club Hive in Elmhurst early Halloween morning.
After police responded to a call at the nightclub, a crowd formed outside. A suspect fired gunshots, striking three individuals; killing a 20-year-old woman.
Detective Nathaniel Tauber of the 106th Precinct was honored at the Nov. 12 meeting of the precinct’s community council with the Cop of the Month award for September, in recognition of his work as assistant field intelligence officer.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer, said that Tauber’s interviews of individuals arrested this year by precinct officers resulted in the gathering of valuable intelligence information that led to an additional 35 arrests.
Crime in the 106th Precinct remains on a downward trend, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer.
“We are down for the month in robberies, assaults and grand larceny auto,” Schiff said at the precinct’s community council meeting last Wednesday.
While the huge electronic marquee that informed northeast-bound motorists it is now illegal to make a left turn onto Queens Boulevard from Yellowstone Boulevard has been removed, leaving only a few less intrusive signs behind as reminders, complaints over the new traffic rule continue to reverberate.
The topic was given generous coverage during the Community Board 6 meeting on Nov. 12, with members of the Department of Transportation on hand to field questions and offer responses.
The New York Police Department is a victim of its own success. Nowhere else have crime reductions quite like those seen here been achieved. Murder is down 85 percent since its peak 24 years ago; you cannot name another social ill cut back so drastically. And while credit certainly goes to policy makers, it goes above all to the Finest, who have carried out those policies.
Yet many members of the City Council, seemingly comfortable that the relative safety of today’s New York cannot be reversed, want to micromanage the force even more than it already is. Two bills that have been introduced recently would endanger not only the great progress the city has made in the last generation but also add to the deadly risks officers face on the street every day.
Roosevelt Avenue, a major corridor that runs from Sunnyside to Flushing, is known as the “Old Times Square” for its high crime rates and deteriorating infrastructure in certain areas.
The street acts as a border for two precincts — the 115th to the north and the 110th to the south — something state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said limits the police’s ability to adequately serve the community to its capability.
the country, are awaiting what they are being told is the imminent decision of a Missouri grand jury that is examining the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has claimed that Brown attacked him and that they struggled for the officer’s gun.
Hey, you’ve got to hide your car away.
A rash of vehicle thefts has plagued the 112th Precinct over the last month, according to Capt. Judith Harrison, commanding officer of the Forest Hills-based station.
Det. Thomas Weiner Jr. couldn’t so much as eat solid food or enjoy a cold beer on a warm spring day during the last few months of his life.
Like so many other members of the New York City Police Department, the Ridgewood transit detective spent 24 straight hours at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack that brought down two iconic skyscrapers and killed almost 3,000 people.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer has had no shortage of projects or union contracts to review in his first 11 months in office.
And he likes it that way.