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Greenwich Village »

Friends Help Bail Out Man Arrested in Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Probe

Friends of Robert Vineberg have pulled together $40,000 for his bail, his lawyer said.

Greenwich Village »

Suspect in Rape of NYU Missionary Worker Caught

A DNA sample links an ex-con being held on Rikers Island for three robberies to the brutal attack.

Brownsville »

Defendants in the Brownsville Baby Killing Have Been Moved Out of Rikers

Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, have been transferred to jails outside the city, records show.

Inwood »

Floating 'Harvest Dome' That Washed Up on Rikers Island Arrives in Inwood

The 24-foot floating sphere of umbrella frames was installed in Inwood Hill Park Wednesday.

Crown Heights »

Former Convicts Help Construct Community Garden for Crown Heights Kids

The NY Horticultural Society's GreenTeam gives ex-cons and at-risk youth a chance to give back. 

Mott Haven »

Jail Supervisors, Corrections Officers Indicted in Alleged Inmate Beating

Ten Department of Corrections employees were indicted for the alleged beating of an inmate on Rikers. 

Mott Haven »

Correction Officers to be Charged in Alleged Beating of Inmate

Nine current and one former city Department of Correction employees are expected to be charged Wednesday.

Hunts Point »

Rikers Island Inflates Crime Stats in the Bronx

Residents of The Bronx's 41st Precinct say the Rikers numbers inflate theirs and misrepresent the area.

New York City »

Child Trafficking Victim Finds Peace Teaching Rikers Inmates Yoga

Anneke Lucas, a Belgian child trafficking victim, closed her Park Slope studio to teach prisoners yoga.

Throgs Neck »

Ghost of 'Fat Tony' Salerno Helps Crack Bronx Cemetery Heist

The name of former Mafia chieftain scared a suspect into confessing.

Elmhurst »

Inmate Bites Correction Officer in Rikers Island Fight

Eight Department of Correction officers were hurt in two fights on Rikers Island, officials said.

South Bronx »

Sexed-Up Correction Officers Getting Busy in the Big House, Lawsuit Says

A new lawsuit claims that sex among city correction officers on Rikers Island is "rampant."

Roosevelt Island »

Boat Tour Explores History of NYC's Lesser-Known Islands

From U Thant Island to Rikers, a boat tour of the city's islands unearths a trove of history.

Astoria »

Man Accused of Murdering His Exec Girlfriend Blames Her in Facebook Post

Jason Bohn allegedly killed Danielle Thomas in their Astoria, Queens home on June 26.

High Bridge »

Rikers Island Bus Hit By Car on I-87

A Department of Correction bus was struck by a car on the interstate Wednesday.