public safety

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

Rikers Island has been at the center of controversy amid allegations of mismanagement, mistreatment of inmates and a lawsuit filed earlier this year accusing correctional staff of sex abuse.

Protesters mounted a sit-in at the city’s largest jail complex to call for the facility’s closure and an end to police brutality nationwide. The demonstration was part of #RiseUpOctober, a series of rallies against abuses by law enforcement authorities.

Bail Reform Call, Amid Tragedy

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

The slaying of Officer Randolph Holder, the fourth city cop killed in the line of duty since November, prompted mourning in New York and beyond. The fatal shooting – allegedly by a repeat offender out on bail after a drug bust – also spurred demands for action.

Mayor de Blasio and other political leaders are calling for bail law reform aimed at keeping violent criminals off the streets. They want judges to be legally able to assess risk to the public in making bail decisions. Any change to the law would require action in Albany.



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

G Train Growing Pains

Saturday, September 12th, 2015


Friday, June 19th, 2015