Attorneys representing Occupy Wall Street protesters asked a federal judge to dismiss the mass arrests of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge in early October. The protesters' lawsuit, brought against the city, argues that the arrests, which took place during a march, were unconstitutional and resulted from the "entrapment" of demonstrators by police officers.
Artists, civil rights leaders and members of Occupy Wall Street will converge Sunday evening in upper Manhattan for a candlelight vigil meant to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Brooklyn community groups on Wednesday applauded a judge’s decision last week to block the development of an East Williamsburg housing project because they felt it favored Hasidic residents over other residents.
Despite the intervention of a federal mediator tasked with overseeing contract negotiations, the New York City Opera on Sunday announced a lockout of performers, the day before the year’s first rehearsals were to begin for La Traviata.
Governor Andrew Cuomo's call to expand gambling in New York is facing more opposition form religious and anti-gambling groups. Their concerns range from personal issues, such as a possible increase in gambling addiction, bankruptcy and suicide, to crime and other community problems.
Native American gaming interests plan to mount a campaign opposing Governor Andrew Cuomo's call for a "more comprehensive approach" to gambling, saying it would undermine their revenues and violate existing agreements.
The death of an Asian-American soldier has prompted considerable debate about Army culture and the problem of racial discrimination. Eight soldiers have been charged in the death of Private Daniel Chen, who died of a gunshot wound to the head after allegedly being subjected to abuse and ethnic slurs.
Progressive members of the City Council came to the defense of the city's office cleaners and other workers, who could initiate a strike as early as January 1 if a new contract isn't negotiated.
MSG TV told viewers to ditch Time Warner Cable for other providers — saying fans may not be able to watch Knicks and Rangers games if a contract dispute isn't resolved by December 31.
The Manhattan District Attorney spoke out against a proposal that would require New York to adopt conceal and carry laws — invoking the name of Officer Peter Figoski who died at the hands of an illegal gun this week.
Two days after the shooting death of Officer Peter Figoski, Mayor Michael Bloomberg renewed his call for regulations on illegal guns and announced the results of the city's latest illegal gun sting, spotlighting what he called the "vast and growing" online gun market.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday that calls for the New York Police Department to require officers to live in the city are unnecessary.
Well before NYPD officers were accused of making controversial statements on Facebook — before there even was Facebook — there was "Thee Rant." The website bills itself as a place to find "New York City Cops Speaking Their Minds."
New census data looking at median income identifies some of the richest and poorest neighborhoods in the New York City area. The numbers and location might not be all too surprising, but what might is how close some of these neighborhoods on either end of the income scale are to one another.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday that internal affairs believes at least 20 offensive Facebook comments in which West Indian Day parade-goers were called "savages" and "filth" may have been made by NYPD officers.
Artists complained on Sunday they have been unfairly slapped with fines in city parks since the implementation of a regulation more than a year ago that prohibits them from collecting money within 50 feet of a monument or fountain.
Sean Bell's family expressed gratitude at an administrative judge's recommendation Wednesday, calling for officer Gescard Isnora to be fired by the New York Police Department. Isnora was one of several officers involved in the 2006 shooting that killed Bell. Now it's up to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to make the final decision on whether Isnora is fired.
The tenants association representing the more than 25,000 residents of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village announced on Wednesday that it would partner with investment giant Brookfield Asset Management to bid for the sprawling Manhattan complex.
The sea of tents is gone. The beat of the perpetual drum circle has been silenced. And in place of the makeshift kitchen, only a jar of peanut butter and bagels remained. But perhaps the most striking part of Zuccotti Park two weeks after the police cleared out the anti-Wall Street protesters, is how desolate it appears.
It was billed as the most significant alteration to the Catholic mass in decades — a set of new English-language translations for the missal, the text recited by priests and congregants. But many Sunday churchgoers at St. Joan of Arc, in Jackson Heights, said they welcomed the changes, while others simply said it was no big deal.