The de Blasio administration yesterday rolled out statistics it claimed showed that its $210.5 million investment in anti-crime measures in New York City Housing Authority buildings was already paying off. 587 more words
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The latest salvo in one of the city’s stranger political wars was a fake dead horse.
Left on the sidewalk of Knickerbocker Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, the life-sized stuffed animal was a lurid warning from the most powerful animal rights group in the city: stand in the way of a potential bill to ban horse-drawn carriages and you’ll have (horse) blood on your hands. 882 more words
Public Advocate Letitia James said last night that she believed Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who won 62 percent of the vote against a badly underfunded opponent, finally “got the memo” about the importance of income inequality to New York voters. 331 more words
Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have allowed a little-known, under-funded candidate to win more than a third of the vote last night, but Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito thinks the governor did just fine. 237 more words
Chokeholds may be prohibited by the NYPD rule book, but they aren’t actually illegal — and Councilman Rory Lancman is looking to change that.
But he won’t find support from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who said today he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to criminalize the highly controversial procedure that a medical examiner ruled caused the death of Eric Garner, 43, in police custody. 599 more words
What a difference a summer makes.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told members of the City Council today he planned to ask for more than 1,000 additional police officers in the NYPD’s headcount — just months after turning down the City Council’s proposal to add 1,000 more cops. 788 more words