Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 1,000 miles away, but that didn't stop crowds of people in Brooklyn from protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael B … Full Article
A white male in his 50s was discovered hanging from a tree near the lake in Prospect Park around 3:45 a.m. on Monday. A police spokesman says that "it looks like a suicide," and the NYPD is investigating the situation.
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The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighb … Full Article
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says marijuana won't be sold at the corner bodega any time soon.
De Blasio was asked about legalized weed Friday on hip-hop radio station Hot 97.
One of the hosts asked whether he would ever be able to go to a bodega "and get me some herb." … Full Article
Brooklyn officials and civic leaders joined New York University officials at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday to celebrate the merger of NYU-Poly (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Polytechnic University) with NYU. … Full Article
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday delivered on his promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, agreeing to the appointment of a monitor and seeking to end a 14-year court fight that culminated in a judge's ruling that New York City had discriminated in carrying out the crime-reduction program … Full Article
ALBANY— U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal authorities are releasing $50.6 million more to provide home heating aid to New Yorkers.
Families whose incomes are 150 percent of the federal poverty level or lower are eligible for heating aid. … Full Article
With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, law enforcement authorities, aware that the biggest sporting event of the year is also prime time for sex trafficking, are on the lookout for any suspicious activity. … Full Article
ALBANY— New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday. … Full Article