Although citywide slashings are up more than 24 percent as of February 2, don’t give in to the media hype: New York is still experiencing record lows across all fields of violent crime compared to historical numbers.
The NYPD has made another major gang bust — one that it says will put a damper on a wave of crime that has plagued Brooklyn residents from Dumbo to Flatbush. Incredibly, say police, the Flatbush-based gang was responsible for the drive-by shooting that rocked Dumbo back in October.
Despite pols and media blaming gun violence on terrorism, at least in New York gangs and not terrorists are responsible for the largest percentage of gun related fatalities.
While today’s relationship between police officers and the public is often a complicated one, on a macro level the history and development of the NYPD is fascinating.
The unlicensed driver who sped onto a Fort Greene sidewalk Sunday, killing 30-year-old Victoria Nicodemus, will face only a $500 fine and 30 days in jail — if that.
As gun violence and mass shootings become an increasingly tragic yet polarizing issue for Americans, an interactive map has been released showing how many people have been shot in a particular area over the past year.
A Brownstoner tipster tells us she heard what sounded like gunfire around Smith and Warren just before 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Since Monday evening, there have been three unusual and disturbing shootings in Brooklyn.
A man shot into a crowd of people inside the Utica Avenue A/C subway station in Stuyvesant Heights during rush hour Tuesday evening. It was not a terrorist attack, but those who witnessed it may have thought it was, coming just days after events in Paris.
Protesters fight the eviction of longtime Bed Stuy homeowner Mary Ward in 2011
Con artists hiding behind untraceable LLCs are swindling longtime homeowners in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and elsewhere out of their homes. In some cases, fraudsters lie to get homeowners to sign over the deed. In other cases, they simply forge signatures without the homeowner knowing a deed transfer has taken place — until it’s too late.
The intersection of Tuesday’s accident. Photo of MTA driver Paul Roper
Longtime MTA bus driver Paul Roper has been arrested for Tuesday’s tragic hit and run of an elderly Brooklyn woman crossing Fulton and Sackman streets in Ocean Hill.