The thousands of volunteers who clean and maintain the city’s parks are a valuable asset to New York, according to the organization Partnerships for Parks, which will be handing out awards to sever … Full Article

Officials, kin mourn Akai Gurley, shot by the NYPD

Elected officials told mourners the world was watching Friday as they remembered an unarmed man shot dead by a rookie police officer in a darkened public housing stairwell. … Full Article

Brooklyn district attorney to send police shooting case to grand jury

Hours before the memorial service for an unarmed man who was shot by a police officer in a public housing stairwell, the Brooklyn district attorney said the shooting would be presented to a grand jury. … Full Article

Noxious odor from bus depot sickens dozens of kids at Sunset Park elementary school

Firefighters evaluated 66 children and four adults at a Sunset Park, Brooklyn elementary school on Friday after the children and staff became dizzy and nauseated by a noxious odor at roughly 11 a.m. … Full Article

De Blasio, Bratton unveil ‘cutting-edge’ NYPD training program

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and other NYPD officials on Thursday unveiled a new, comprehensive three-day training program for recruits, current police officers and supervisors. … Full Article

Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown. … Full Article

Williamsburg man sentenced for making false 911 calls

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to six months in jail for making false 911 calls of emergencies in his Williamsburg neighborhood. Louis Segna was convicted in August of three counts of falsely reporting an incident. … Full Article

PBA Lynch: Cops ‘thrown under the bus’ by de Blasio after Eric Garner decision

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch said on Thursday that NYPD officers felt Mayor Bill de Blasio had “thrown them under the bus” in a statement he gave about the death of Eric Garner on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in. … Full Article

Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after w … Full Article

Protests erupt after decision in Eric Garner chokehold death

The cellphone video of the last moments of Eric Garner's life was watched millions of times on the Internet, clearly showing a white police officer holding the unarmed black man in a chokehold, even as he repeatedly gasped, "I can't breathe." … Full Article


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