Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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The State Department Monday recognized the NYPD's work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake three years ago.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly received the first U.S. Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Overseas Criminal Justice Assistance in a ceremony in Washington D.C.
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A Columbia University football player was charged Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a fellow student while using racial slurs.
Chad Washington, 19, allegedly assaulted an Asian student outside a Columbia building on West 113th Street.
Washington, who is black, allegedly grabbed the victim by his collar and pushing up against the wall.
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Mayor Michael Bloom-berg released his revised budget proposal for the city Thursday, and although it didn't have cuts to major services, critics said he made unnecessary reductions to balance it.
An increase in working New Yorkers helped to pay for the $69.8 billion budget thanks to tax revenues, according to the mayor, but there are many costs that he said are rising faster than inflation.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, laid out her plans to improve safety in the Big Apple Wednesday.
Among the suggestions in her multifaceted proposal were increasing the NYPD's force by moving up the next police academy class from January to July, installing more mobile cameras and expanding counterterrorism training to sanitation and transit workers.
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A Texas man gave cops a wild chase Monday morning after carjacking a cab in Chelsea and crashing in New Jersey, police said.
Brian Ambrose, 40, was awaiting arraignment on several charges including grand theft auto and resisting arrest, the NYPD said.
At 7:23 a.m., he assaulted a taxi driver at the corner of 23rd Street and 8th Avenue, police said. After allegedly throwing the driver... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg's approval rating is slipping as the clock ticks on his mayoral tenure, a poll released Thursday found.
Only half of New Yorkers surveyed in the Quinnipiac University poll approve of the mayor's performance, which is his lowest rating in 10 months.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said after 12 years, some New Yorkers... » more
The Big Apple has the fewest percentage of teens with guns of any major U.S. city, according to stats released Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg cited the NYPD's crime-stopping efforts -- including its controversial "stop and frisk" tactics -- in explaining why 2.3% of teenagers carry guns, below the national average, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance... » more
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour has hit a roadblock as its organizers and the city duke it out in court over the cost of police protection.
Bike New York Inc. wants the Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management to waive its $900,000 fee to cover police traffic control costs for the May 5 event.
It contends it's exempt because the event -- in which cyclists can ride on highways... » more
While investigators continue to probe the death of a former Columbia University student, new revelations may shed some light on her health condition.
The city's medical examiner is still trying to determine what killed Jessica Fingers, 21, who was visiting friends over the weekend and found dead Sunday morning.
Investigators wouldn't comment on reports that the track star, who was on... » more