The city was honored with a prestigious award from Harvard for its anti-poverty efforts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in his weekly radio address Sunday – but critics say the award is “mostly undeserved.”
Activists delivered a quarter of a million signatures to the Apple store in Grand Central on Thursday, asking the company to improve labor conditions for its suppliers’ workers in overseas factories.
After facing criticism for how it handled sexual misconduct cases last year, Yale University released its first report this week listing the number of sexual misconduct complaints it received and actions taken in response.
Areas in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan remain hubs for human trafficking even as the number of related arrests increase, according to law enforcement officials. The number of arrests in sex trafficking cases in New York City increased more than five times to 50 in 2011, up from 9 in 2008. Still, the data also suggests many trafficking victims remain out of reach.
Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.
The murder rate in Newark may have increased by about 5 percent in 2011, but Mayor Cory Booker said Wednesday that the upward trend in murders and shootings that began in the city in the summer of 2010 has been reversed.
Five alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were indicted on murder, assault and robbery charges on Monday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed expanding the state’s DNA databank, which has led to 27 exonerations and provided leads in over 2,700 convictions, including one cold case.
Forty-three members of two feuding gangs who “terrorized” Brownsville were indicted on several charges, including murder and conspiracy to murder, on Thursday, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced.
Clergy and politicians gathered on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday to protest the impending eviction of houses of worship from public schools.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn became the first presumptive mayoral candidate to raise the maximum amount of money that can be spent in the primaries.
New York State Assembly members held a hearing Thursday examining the impact of the potential closure of Indian Point nuclear power plant and energy alternatives.
Thousands of Haitians in New York will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated their homeland on Thursday.
The officer who chased down and arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed his partner, Peter Figoski, was promoted to detective Friday.
The sputtering economy has effected holiday shopping across the country. WNYC walked around Third Avenue in the Bronx, a commercial strip known as "The Hub," to see how shoppers were balancing the tight economic times with their holiday wishes.
The alleged shooter who gunned down officer Peter Figoski last week will face first-degree murder charges, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Tuesday.
Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13, is considered one of the nation’s most violent gangs. In recent years, it has a stronghold in Long Island, where is has been considered a source of illegal activity and indiscriminate violence. Local and national law enforcement have joined forces to weaken MS-13.
Gari-Lynn Smith was instructed not to open the casket that held the remains of her husband, Sergeant First Class Scott Smith, who was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb in Iraq, so she ordered an autopsy report to get closure.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Sunday that she will introduce legislation this week to crack down on corrupt gun dealers with the goal of eliminating the flow of illegal guns into New York.
The New York City’s Comptroller Office hired a former executive from MF Global to help manage the city’s pensions a month before the company led by ex-New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine filed for bankruptcy in October.