Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation.
The Crown Diner in the Bronx is a few blocks from Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Supreme Court. It’s where vendors and fans, law clerks and lawyers grab donuts and omelets. And it’s where opinions on same-sex marriage vary. “The world is changing and they need to move along with the change,” says one patron.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he expects all post-Sandy Rapid Repairs work to be finished by next week.
School bus companies said they would cut the pay of bus workers by 7.5 percent and scale back benefits.
A State Supreme Court justice is letting New York University’s 1.9 million square foot expansion plan go forward, for now.
A police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old in the Bronx last February was back in court Tuesday.
The two NYPD officers involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray have been sued for civil rights violations, stemming from stop-and-frisk. The city settled those cases out of court, paying $215,000 in total. But that's a small fraction of how much the city pays out annually, which is on the rise according to reports and lawyers.
Seventy-four cases of alleged NYPD misconduct will not be fully prosecuted because those cases have exceeded the 18-month statue of limitations in February.
The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions.
Dozens of tall burning candles, handmade posters and two wine bottles wrapped in red bandanas remain at a vigil in East Flatbush for a 16-year-old boy shot dead by police last Saturday. That corner on Church Avenue and 55th Street is where a Wednesday evening vigil turned violent, for the second time this week, resulting in 46 arrests.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.
It’s tax season and many residents of New York and New Jersey lost homes, property and paperwork, making this season particularly difficult, but after Sandy, residents aren’t getting the kind of tax breaks that victims of previous national disasters have received.
Red Hook’s Fairway market is re-opening to much fanfare — but the renovated store has yet to incorporate new flood precautions into the building four months after Sandy floodwaters shuttered the store. Andy Zuleti, general manager, told WNYC “we’re exploring a lot of options, but haven’t done anything yet.”
WNYC has obtained renderings of how the city's parks department plans to rebuild beaches in the Rockaways post-Sandy.
“The ground shook, the windows broke out, no one knew what happened, we just saw a lot of black soot coming from the vents." — Both women survived the first World Trade Center bombing that killed six and injured more than 1,000. They again found themselves at Ground Zero on September 11.
Will the beaches in the Rockaways, badly damaged by Sandy, be ready for the summer?
It started quietly online with a short YouTube video of Spandex-clad dancers gyrating their hips and shoulders. Several thousand video responses and one Superbowl ad later, it's safe to say the dance known as the Harlem Shake has gone from meme to mainstream.
"Only our love hath no decay," the Renaissance poet John Donne once wrote, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at the city’s largest waste water sewage treatment plant, couples came to prove it.
Beaches in the Rockaways may not be back to pre-Sandy conditions by the start of summer, according to an official at the Army Corps of Engineers who updated residents of the hard-hit neighborhood during a community board meeting Tuesday night.