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Council's Police Reform Laws Are 'Unprecedented Intrusions,' Bratton Says

The City Council said it has the right to legislate changes that affect police department policy.

Inwood »

'True Neighborhood Policing' Coming With New Initiative, Mayor Says

De Blasio, Bratton to unveil community policing initiative named "One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere."

Civic Center »

De Blasio Hired More Police to Head Off Political Fallout, Sources Say

The mayor feared his second term would be doomed if crime rose and he did nothing, sources said.

East Harlem »

19-year-old Girl Shot in East Harlem's Washington Houses

The teen was shot in the left leg and is in stable condition, police said.

Civic Center »

NYPD To Get 1,300 New Officers Under De Blasio, City Council Budget Plan

The mayor said the new officers will save the city $70 million in overtime costs.

Civic Center »

City Hall Mulls Plan to Add 500 Officers to NYPD, Sources Say

The mayor and City Council are apparently working to hire more officers after months of refusals.

Civic Center »

Council Passes De Blasio's Police and Fire Pension Plan Without Much Notice

The unexpected vote was taken Wednesday. Police and fire unions criticized the move.

East Harlem »

Governors Ball Gives Away Free Tickets to East Harlem Volunteers

Organizers want to make Randall's Island their home and are showing their commitment to local vendors. 

East Harlem »

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Sets Timeline on East Harlem Rezoning

There will be five public sessions before the speaker's steering committee submits a rezoning plan.

East Village »

Officials to Support East Village Shops Affected by Blast with Biz Crawl

The Friday evening event is meant to encourage visits to restaurants and shops near the blast site.

East Harlem »

Pizza, BBQ Food Trucks Coming to La Marqueta Every Sunday This Summer

The Vendy Plaza will feature local vendors and food trucks from all over the city.

East Harlem »

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative

The program is modeled after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.

East Harlem »

'Mr. Big Shot' Linked to 120 Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations in a Week

In one week, 120 people were hospitalized for smoking synthetic marijuana, mostly in East Harlem.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Budget Doesn't include Funding For 1,000 New Police Officers

The mayor said his $78.3 billion budget prepared the city for future downturns.

Morningside Heights »

Hillary Clinton Says Eric Garner Was 'Choked to Death'

Clinton referenced Garner in her first major policy speech which focused on criminal justice reform.