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St. George »

Cars Vandalized with Racist Graffiti Following Eric Garner March, NYPD Says

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a half-dozen cars found with racist graffiti, they said.

East Village »

What Happened in New York This Week: 5 Stories You Need to Read

DNAinfo's stories ranged from a shame campaign against dog scofflaws to the top laid-back rooftop bars.

Bed-Stuy »

Spike Lee Celebrates 'Do the Right Thing' With Bed-Stuy Block Party

Spike Lee is holding a block party Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing."

Central Harlem »

Ruby Dee, Actress and Civil Rights Activist, Remembered in Harlem

Ruby Dee, 91, who lived in Harlem for many years, died on Wednesday night.

Central Harlem »

Maya Angelou, Beloved Writer and Activist, Dies at 86

The poet, author and activist died in her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her family said.

Central Harlem »

Family of Man Who 'Baked to Death' on Rikers Island Plans $25M Suit

Jerome Murdough was found dead after being left in a sweltering jail cell. 

Civic Center »

Family of Ramarley Graham Demands Federal Civil Rights Investigation

It's been eight months since the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it would review the case.

Hunts Point »

Civil Rights Hero Commemorated in New Hunts Point Mural

A local graffiti artist depicted Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white school.

Crown Heights »

Congressman Major Owens Remembered at Medgar Evers College

The congressman, who died Oct. 21 at age 77, was honored in a service at Medgar Evers College Monday. 

Civic Center »

Bloomberg Sues to Stop Police Bias Law, Saying it Overreaches

In a brief filed in state court, the mayor's office says state law preempts the City Council's law.

Civic Center »

City Takes Next Step in Bid to Halt Stop-and-Frisk Rulings

The mayor's office is fighting a federal judge's ruling that found the NYPD violated rights.

Mott Haven »

Judge's Plan to Fit Cops With Cameras Worked in California, Study Found

A study showed that a California police department that used cameras reduced civilian complaints.  

Edenwald »

Cops Laugh After Terrorizing Family in Botched Raid, Lawsuit Claims

A Bronx family says police barged into their home and took them into custody, but cops had wrong place.

Jackson Heights »

Queens Corner to be Renamed for Community Activist

A corner in Jackson Heights will be renamed to honor a former activist who died in 1996.

Union Square »

Protesters March on Times Square After Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Hours after the verdict clearing gunman George Zimmerman of guilt, hundreds rallied.