A NYPD K-9 is nursing his canines after being kicked twice in the mouth while assisting officers breaking up a subway brawl.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said Tuesday that Bear, a 6-year-old German shepherd, sustained two cracked canines, two chipped teeth and a cut tongue when a woman being handcuffed kicked him twice in the mouth. Officers were breaking up a fight between four women on a New York ...
Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, officials said last month, the number of zones would double and encompass about 600,000 more residents. Few storms are likely to require evacuating all six new zones, and the scheme is designed both to ... Full Story »
Showers and thunderstorms now through midnight tonight are likely in New York City. ½ to ¾ inches of rain is expected; rainfall rates of an inch an hour are not likely. The risk of severe weather is less than 10%. There is a sea breeze that is helping to stabilize the air in the City. Conditions are expected to clear by Wednesday morning.
PRECIPITATION AND TIMING
Now through midnight, showers ... Full Story »
Civil rights lawyers urged a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department's widespread spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, order police to stop their surveillance and destroy any records in police files.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the lawyers said the spying has hindered the ability of residents to freely practice their religion. It is the third significant ... Full Story »
Mayoral candidate Erick Salgado, the only candidate in the Democratic Primary for Mayor who believes in traditional family values, has received the endorsement of another prominent Rebbe
, Rabbi Chai Twersky SHlita, the Rachmastrivska Rebbe.
Salgado received the Rebbe’s endorsement and blessings during a private ... Full Story »
Alexander Rapaport, a community activist and head of the Masbia organization, penned a list of 10 major concerns that are secondary to issues of Yeshivas and Metzitzah B'peh, as the mayoral candidates are courting the vote of the Orthodox Jewish Community ahead of the September 10th primary.
"If a City Mayoral candidate can't even commit to these relatively 'easily' resolvable issues, how could we expect anything regarding our major concerns from any candidates," Mr. Rapaport told YWN. "I think these listed issues are important and could be ... Full Story »
The Arab-American community and the ACLU, together with the NYCLU and CUNY's CLEAR Project, filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of NYC's Muslim community. The lawsuit was announced at a press conference Tuesday morning at One Police Plaza.
The landmark lawsuit charges that the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program has imposed an unjustified ... Full Story »
New York City has agreed to settle a lawsuit over pensions for police officers and other municipal employees serving in the military.
The settlement with the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan was filed Monday, following months of negotiations. It still requires a judge's approval.
A lawsuit had accused the city of improperly withholding some pension benefits for police officers ... Full Story »
The race for the Mike Nelson seat, in the 48th council district, is heating up with the two Russian candidates in the Democratic primary fighting over each vote. Igor Oberman, a Brooklyn Attorney, is ratcheting up support for his candidacy, ultimately splitting the Russian vote.
Yesterday, Mr. Oberman added another endorsement to his campaign, Full Story »
“The last time the United Federation of Teachers endorsement got someone elected (mayor) was better than two decades ago,” Bloomberg said Monday, referring to the UFT nod for David Dinkins in 1989. “It's almost the kiss of death.”
Bloomberg theorized that voters “understand if the UFT wants it, it ... Full Story »
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
NBC 4 New York reported Monday that the headstone lists his birth year as 1942 instead of 1924.
The engraver, Tommy Flynn, of Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Services, says it was "an inadvertent error" and that he feels "terrible." He says he'll correct ... Full Story »