Last month, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly cut the ribbon on Staten Island's first new police precinct since the 1960s. Unfortunately, the gleaming 121st Precinct got an unwelcome gift from a robbery suspect this weekend. [ more › ]
A legislative proposal, in New York state, scene of a number of “Knockout Game” attacks, to slap additional penalties on those convicted of gang violence. Former NYPD officer Gary Moskowitz, who is both a martial arts expert and a rabbi, says the Knockout Game is an outgrowth of the “massive bullying problem” in the schools, [...]
Just a few weeks ago, New York City was taking "an express train?to the bad old days." According to an October 27, 2013 article in the Post, taking a trip on the subway was to brave a gauntlet of tattered moochers, a tidal wave of Takers...Show More Summary
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is the latest victim in a series of unprovoked assaults in Brooklyn, and the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is involved in the investigation. Eli Leidner, 26, was sucker-punched last night around 10:40 in Williamsburg, as he walked on Bedford Avenue between Taylor and Clymer Street. Show More Summary
With more than a dozen patrol boats and a fireboat built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation and operating in New York Harbor, the NYPD’s Harbor Unit turned again to the Mass.
New Yorkers who live near One World Trade Center already have to contend with "fortress-like isolation" caused by the imposing NYPD security perimeter. But according to neighborhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. Read more...
Authorities are indicating that the collision that killed an NYPD traffic agent in Midtown yesterday afternoon was accidental. Kalyanarat Ranasinghe, 71, was struck by a large commercial cleaning truck while he was directing traffic on 44th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Show More Summary
This is messed up. NYPD Officer Ran Over And Killed By Truck The officer was just doing his job and got killed in a freak accident. SMH. According to Newsday: A uniformed NYPD traffic enforcement agent was struck and killed
Most stores these days have security cameras. Now the commander of the NYPD 32nd Precinct is asking proprietors in Harlem to point them away from their businesses. In the hopes of catching criminals on the streets. This in response to an uptick in shootings. Show More Summary
An NYPD traffic agent struck and killed by a large vacuum truck used to suck water out of manholes on 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. A witness says the agent was standing in front of the right headlight of the truck when the driver pulled from the curb. Show More Summary
[UPDATE BELOW] An NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent was fatally struck in Midtown Manhattan this afternoon, according to authorities. [ more › ]
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has not publicly expressed an opinion on his successor, but it does speak volumes that he's relegating his still-TBD replacement's transition team to a trailer well beyond the securely-guarded doors of 1 Police Plaza. [ more › ]
If Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio follows through on his commitment to drop the appeal to the case, Friday’s ruling will likely be the end to litigation over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.
The newest entry on the official Tumblr page for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hints at yet another villain we may see briefly in the sequel. Titled "Shake, Rattle and Rob," the post reads as follows: By Ned Leeds, City Bureau The NYPD are the city?s greatest heroes, but sometimes even heroes are left scratching their heads. Show More Summary
[Balloons will not fly at the 87 th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts top 34 mph. Snoopy's inflation will be decided early Thursday morning by the NYPD, the National Weather Service, and Macy's. Photo by Bebeto Matthews via AP] Read more...
After two black shoppers complained of being targeted by NYPD assigned to patrol Barneys, the luxury retailer has announced that they will be monitoring the cops in their stores to make sure they're not being racist. Cops, in turn, will monitor the shoppers to make sure none of them are stealing from Barneys. It's the circle of life, or something. Read more...
SantaCon is just around the corner, no matter what the NYPD or elected officials do to try and stop it. On December 14th, our fair city will be besieged by sodden Santas spraying festive bodily fluids and fratastic vulgarity in all directions. Show More Summary
Last year, even the most hardened New Yorker's heart melted a little after seeing a photograph of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of boots to a shoeless panhandler. The picture went viral and the officer, Lawrence DePrimo, was lauded for his generosity (and was featured in People magazine). Now, DePrimo has been promoted to detective. [ more › ]
Paralleling a release on a crackdown on speeding drivers during one weekend last month, this afternoon the NYPD issued a statement boasting that a "pedestrian safety and awareness week" resulted in 4,347 moving violations and 1,308 parking summonses last week. Show More Summary
As the NYPD and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey iron out the final plans for the World Trade Center site, new details are emerging — including this week’s news that the roof of the site’s vehicle security checkpoint at the WTC will be occupied by a lovely elevated park. More »