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Hunts Point »

City to Unveil New Safety Measures at Boat Launches in Wake Of Boys' Deaths

Features include self-closing gates, warning signs and life rings.

Coney Island »

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling into Coney Island Water, Police Say

Takara McDuffy died after she and her sister fell into the water while playing on a jetty, police said.

Bed-Stuy »

Student Found in East River to Be Honored With Memorial Scholarship

A Medgar Evers College scholarship will be created in Steven Middleton's memory.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

2-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Prospect Park Lake, Police Say

Divers pulled Ruhshona Kurbonova's body from the Brooklyn lake Saturday afternoon, police said.

Greenpoint »

Body of Missing Swimmer Found in East River, Medical Examiner Says

The body of Steven L. Middleton was found in Newtown Creek, officials said.

Claremont Village »

Bronx Cousins Who Drowned Will Be Buried in Dominican Republic, Rev. Says

Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa drowned after swimming in Starlight Park last Friday. 

Claremont Village »

Funeral for Teens who Drowned in Bronx Planned For Friday, Pastor Says

Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa, both 13, were swimming in Starlight Park Friday when they drowned.

Claremont Village »

Grieving Family of Cousins Who Died in Bronx River Call for Safety Measures

Erikson Villa and Wellington Gavin, both 13, died after jumping into the Bronx River.

Claremont »

Baby Found Unconscious in Bathtub, NYPD Says

The 1-year-old girl was found in an overflowing tub after her dad left the room, police said.

Meatpacking District »

Nicholas Brooks Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Killing Sylvie Cachay

The victim's father called the convicted killer a "sewer rat," according to reports.

Meatpacking District »

Boyfriend of Sylvie Cachay Found Guilty in Soho House Murder

Nicholas Brooks, 27, faces life in prison after being convicted Thursday in the murder of Sylvie Cachay.

Prospect Park South »

Father of Drowned High School Student Blasts Class Trip

The father of 16-year-old Jean Fritz Pierre said his son wasn't a strong swimmer.

Far Rockaway »

Discovery of Body in the Rockaways Sparks Homicide Investigation, Cops Say

The victim, who was found near Beach 13th Street, had two gunshot wounds to the head, police said Friday.

University Heights »

Bronx Dad Charged With Murder After Allegedly Drowning His 5-Year-Old Son

Leonardo Espinal is also accused of poisoning his 7-year-old daughter.

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