Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly.
In the aftermath of the storm, thousands of police officers were assigned to extended tours of duty in parts of the city without power or to help keep order at the gas pumps. The NYPD said crime dipped in the days since Sandy, and according to the Office of Court Administration, so did the number of summonses.
Ed Shevlin, a 20-year veteran of the city's sanitation department, recently took a brief break from his 12-hour shift to try and figure out how he could get a replacement car for the one he lost in the storm. His elderly parents were also hospitalized as a result of Sandy.
Some residents in areas hard hit by Sandy say they’ve been left on their own to cope with the severe damage inflicted by the storm — supplies are limited and help has been slow to reach them. It may seem uncharacteristic, but the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit has been doing more than its usual tactical support or rescues.
The storm related closure of four hospitals in the city has left many expectant patents wondering where they’ll be delivering their babies in the coming weeks.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are working longer shifts — and police say they have tapped the Organized Crime Control Bureau for additional officers on the ground, are using recruits to man some intersections have relied on NYPD school security to help staff city-operated shelters.
The city's first responders continue to face a huge task as the area digs out from superstorm Sandy.
More than 300 New Yorkers showed up to express their feelings on the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk at a City Council Civil Rights Committee hearing Tuesday night.
For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.
Civil rights groups on Monday began making their case in U.S. District Court to limit a citywide policy that allows the police department to patrol more than 10,000 private buildings.
Sixteen members of two East Harem gun trafficking networks have been charged with selling more than 100 illegal firearms — including an AR-15 assault riffle — in what is one of the city’s largest takedowns of it kind in recent years.
The mother of an unarmed National Guardsman who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop has met with the Queens prosecutor.
Council members traded barbs during a hearing on a package of bills that would alter NYPD operations – and includes major changes to the department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
A spike in sexual assaults — including a rash of high profile cases — has state and local lawmakers calling for harsher penalties against sex offenders and increased support for victims.
Dimly lit storage closets. Dented food cans. Improper signage. These are some of the violations for which the city's restaurants can be fined, and each infraction can cost owners anywhere from $200 to $2000 apiece.
A passenger said nothing was done to provoke police to fatally shoot the specialist in the Army National Guard driving on a New York City highway on Thursday.
One in every four people in New York's state prisons is sentenced to forced isolation that deprives them of necessary interactions, according to a report by the New York Civil Liberties Union released Tuesday.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the NYPD’s policing of public housing on Friday following revelations that the Bronx District Attorney won’t prosecute those arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer submits to an interview.
Kaiim Vieira was born in a Brooklyn hospital 18 years ago today. He grew into a six-foot-two teen who had a knack for getting folks to laugh even when they didn’t want to. He used to call his mother by the nickname “Muffin.”
The civilian board that reviews complaints against the NYPD has started the hiring process for a new unit that gives it the power to prosecute officers.