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Morningside Heights »

Hundreds Protest Columbia University's Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Mattresses collected from student dorm rooms were used as a symbol of the weight survivors carry.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Man Charged With Shoving Head Under Woman's Skirt on Subway Stairs

James Barnes also punched and kicked the woman in the DeKalb Avenue subway station, police said.

Elmhurst »

Man Arrested for Punching and Trying to Rape Woman in Elmhurst, Police Say

Jorge Chabla was charged with attempted rape, robbery and sex abuse, police said.

Clinton Hill »

Woman Sexually Assaulted Twice in One Morning in Clinton Hill, Police Say

The woman was attacked by two men an hour apart on a Clinton Hill street, police said.

East Harlem »

Woman Fends Off Would-Be Rapist Who Climbed Through Her Window, Police Say

A woman scared off a man who tried to rape her in her East Harlem home, police said.

Elmhurst »

Man Groped Two Women in Queens Center Mall Thursday, Police Say

The man assaulted a mall employee and shopper in Elmhurst, police said. 

Morningside Heights »

Rape Victim Protests Columbia Policy by Carrying Around a Mattress

A student activist will carry a mattress with her everywhere until her rapist is removed from campus.

Crown Heights »

Political Candidate Accuses Foe of Ignoring Rape Reports Without Proof

Rubain Dorancy accused Jesse Hamilton of ignoring 6 alleged rapes and assaults, with no substantiation.

Morningside Heights »

Columbia University Says New Sexual Assault Review Process Will Be 'Fairer'

The new policy focuses on changes to the hearing process, but students said it doesn't go far enough. 

Central Harlem »

Woman Fights Off Would-Be Rapist Inside Her Building, Police Say

The 41-year-old woman fought off a man who followed her into her Central Harlem home, police said.

Rockaway Park »

Lifeguard Sexually Assaulted on Rockaway Beach, Police Say

The female guard was forcibly touched by a St. Albans man, police said.

Crown Heights »

16-Year-Old Arrested for Trying to Rape a Woman in Her Building, Police Say

Jadeocus Muhammad was turned himself in Monday for trying a rape a woman early Saturday, police said.

Crown Heights »

Neighbors Scare Off Man Who Tried to Rape Woman in Her Building, Police Say

Police said the man also groped a different woman one block away from the assault.

Chelsea »

Woman in Wheelchair Gets Up and Shoves Bicyclist She Tried to Rob: Police

The crook sat in a wheelchair before standing up and assaulting the Citi Bike rider, police said.

Upper West Side »

Ex-Boyfriend Sexually Assaults Woman on UWS, Police Say

The woman was attacked on Broadway at 96th Street Wednesday, police said.