Another year, another drop in the city-wide murder rate. Down 20 percent, from 419 in 2012 to 329 through Sunday. But like so many of New York City's improvements in recent decades, the year's crime drop did not sweep through each neighborhood equally. Some precincts oversaw a significant reductio ... More >>
In his memoir, Mort Zachter remembers his grandparents' East Village bakery as a chaotic little shop, cluttered with breads and pastries. The kind of place where a health inspector might find a box of kitty litter, but could always be bribed with an excellent seven-layer cake to look the other way. ... More >>
Shereese Francis was in mental distress. After police arrived, she was dead.
Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of killing and dismembering 8-year-old Borough Park boy Leiby Kletzky last month, has been deemed fit to stand trial after pleading not guilty. He was arraigned today on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges. Reports also came out today about Aron's be ... More >>
Here are a few highlights on the career of John Sampson, the south Brooklyn state senator who is taking the reins from now-deposed state senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith.- Like Smith, Sampson is a soft-spoken pol who hasn't made a huge impression since he was elected to the senate in 1996. A ... More >>
The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool. What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... More >>
The new City Council Speaker doles out some surprising assignments
Bloomberg needs Fulani's ballot line, but not her heavy baggage
The Brooklyn D.A.'s office is ailing, but the cure may be worse than the ailment
NYPD shooting deaths of civilians, starting with Diallo and not ending
Tricks of the trade among the big givers and big takers of political campaign cash
Brooklyn D.A. Accused of Failing to Indict Cops Who Kill
Mob Tapes Yield a How-to Guide on Stiffing Workers
So Whats Not to Like?
The Missing and the Dead
Lattanzio Reached Out to Another Influential Councilman
One More Woe for Ailing Brooklyn Development
Ethnic Politics are Getting More Complicated
Criminal Charges Due in Building Collapse Case
An African American Reporter Comes to Terms With a Taboo Subject
Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner
Politicians and Pundits Miss the Point
When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.
'Wired' Official Neglected Sidewalk Safety Outside School Where Child Died