public safety

Aiming Art at Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Several New York City Council members and dozens of activists are seeking to raise awareness – and money – for a program to end gun violence through art.


Arthur Ave. Xmas Tree Lights Out

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

This year, it didn’t take a grinch to steal Christmas in The Bronx.

The Belmont Business Improvement District has had to forego its annual Christmas tree and tree lighting ceremony this year, after an influx in homeless panhandlers forced them to hire a full-time security guard, they said.


Help Lags, Long After Sandy

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Residents of a vulnerable stretch of Sheepshead Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they’re still waiting for help after more than three years of empty promises.


A Push For Pedestrian Safety

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Since Halloween, 12 New Yorkers have lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents across the city, adding additional poignancy and urgency to local commemorations of the Nov. 15 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Meanwhile, some Queens residents and officials are pressing the city’s Department of Transportation to improve street safety in their neighborhood as part of the Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan which seeks to end traffic fatalities. citywide. State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) led a call for improvements at the dangerous intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


A Rikers Sit-in for Rise Up

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Bail Reform Call, Amid Tragedy

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Homeless Man’s Goods Swiped

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

AudioFiles: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Fighting a Solitary Battle

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015