Public Surveillance

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    NYC Will Finally Finish Installing Public Housing Security Cameras, Two Years and Two Horrific Stabbings Later

    It's only taken two years and the brutal stabbings of two children for New York to get serious about installing security cameras in its public housing facilities. At a press conference today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and a number of other city officials announced that they'll install cameras at dozens o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Police Caught the Long Island Jamba Juice Robbery Suspect

    Fear not, Jamba Juice patrons of Long Island. Police have arrested the man suspected in last week's Jamba Juice robbery as well as eight other robberies at gas stations and convenience stores across the island.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    NYPD Releases Security Video, Photo Shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard Killer Moments Before Midtown "Hit"

    Moments before fatally shooting California tourist Brandon Lincoln Woodard in midtown yesterday, the alleged killer exits a grey sedan, flips up the hood on his sweatshirt and calmly walks toward his victim, according to a video released by the NYPD this morning. In a security camera photo still al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Arrest Made In "Gentleman Groper" Case (Again)

    Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for multiple gropings in Manhattan earlier this year -- again. In April, police arrested Karl Vanderwoude for the series of gropings credited to the so-called "Gentleman Groper," a moniker given to the groper because of his rather dapper appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Karl Vanderwoude, Falsely Accused Serial Groper, Vindicated. Cops Had The Wrong Man

    There's good news and bad news...The good news: a man falsely accused of being a serial pervert was vindicated in a Manhattan criminal court this morning. The bad news: the real pervert is still out there and is free to continue groping unsuspecting women.Charges against Karl Vanderwoude, 26, were d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Alleged Religious Shop Rapist Daniel Miller Has 10 Prior Convictions, Pentagon-Esque Home Surveillance System

    Last week, we told you about Daniel Miller, the owner of a shop in Long Island that sells religious goods -- and how he's currently accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a teenage boy who worked in is shop. Turns out, this is far from the first time Miller's been in trouble -- and the surveill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2011

    Police Question Suspect in Gruesome Elevator Fire Murder [UPDATE]

    via NYPDSurveillance footage​Early this morning, a man walked into the Transit District 32 building in Brooklyn reeking of gasoline and allegedly implicated himself in yesterday's horrific murder of Doris Gillespie. NY1 reports police are currently questioning the man for the crime, which was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Allegedly Fake Diamond Heist Sounds Complicated, Fails

    jurvetson​Two jewelers are accused of hiring men to fake-rob their Midtown offices in order to collect insurance money, the New York Post reports. Mahiveer Kankariya and Atul Shah went on trial today, and the specifics of their alleged scheme sound pretty fun, if not short-sighted and poorly e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Awesome Giant Drug Catapult Busted

    A giant catapult used to launch pot into Arizona from Mexico has been discovered and seized, which is a major bummer.'s a giant drug catapult! The Mexican Army located it after U.S. National Guard troops noticed it on surveillance video. It's apparently 9 feet tall and can launch 4 1/2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Bronx Burglars Caught on Tape; Your Turn to Catch Them

    Cops are asking for help in finding two burglars caught on surveillance cameras ripping off a Hunts Point apartment at 918 Faile Street at about 1:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. As you can see, each had an armful of swag. Know anything? Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Police Release Surveillance Video of Man With Suitcase Containing Woman's Body

    Here's the surveillance video we mentioned earlier, of a man transporting a suitcase that contained a woman's body. The woman was found in front of 435 East 114th Street on December 22 at 12:15 a.m., and was pronounced DOA. It's been determined that she was a 20- to 30-year-old black woman, and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Police Release Video of Suspect in Soho Rape

    Last Friday, November 5, at 6 a.m., a 33-year-old woman was raped in the lobby of her apartment building on Thompson Street in Soho. The police have released surveillance video of the man they believe to be the suspect, shopping at a nearby Duane Reade. If you have any information about the crime o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    NYPD Releases Video of Suspect in Queens Homicide

    Police have released surveillance video in the October 11 homicide of Tony McFadden, 26, of 177-53 119th Road, Queens. McFadden was shot once in the head outside of his door and pronounced DOA at Jamaica Hospital. The suspect, in the video, is described as 20-23 years old, 5'8", and 180 pounds. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Have You Seen This Suspect in an Upper West Side Sex Assault? (Video)

    Police have released video of a man wanted in connection with an attempted sexual assault that took place early Sunday, August 29, near Amsterdam Avenue. The suspect followed the victim into a building, threw her to the ground, and attempted to sexually assault her before fleeing south on Amsterdam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Psych Patients Remember Esmin Green

    On Friday evening, more than 100 people, most of them self-described "psychiatric survivors," gathered outside Kings County Hospital to memorialize Esmin Green. The event was one of 10 candlelight vigils being held around the globe to remember the 49-year-old who died alone while waiting for treatme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Now? Purse-snatchers and iPhone Robbers

    It's Friday the 13th, and the papers are full of all kinds of horrors: Gas hits $5 a gallon in the city, thugs lure you to deserted blocks with the promise of cheap iPhones and then rob you blind, and a sweet, grandmotherly Catholic school teacher gets suckerpunched on the way to school by a purse-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Cops Seek Man Who Fatally Slashed Upper East Side Shrink

    The NYPD released a sketch on Wednesday of the man suspected of brutally slaying an Upper East Side psychologist with a meat cleaver and 9-inch knife in her East 79th Street office on Tuesday night. The psychologist, Kathryn Faughey, 56, was fatally hacked at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night by an assail ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2007

    Peeping Bomb

    Private eyes are watching you, but Look can't be bothered to care

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Phoenix Cops Release Gotbaum Airport Footage

    Phoenix police released this surveillance camera footage showing officers arresting Carol Gotbaum at Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum's son Noah frantically called the Phoenix police department after his wife was arrested and pleaded with authorities to treat his wife wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Three Indicted in the Murder of P.O. Russell Timoshenko

    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will announce the indictments of three men in the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko and the attempted murder of Officer Herman Yan at a press conference this afternoon. The three suspects in the police shooting, ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Spygate: And No Special Counsel, Either

    Team Bush digs in heels on domestic wiretaps

  • News

    May 11, 2004

    Who Knew?

    The 9-11 Commission will face towering questions in visit to the city

  • News

    April 13, 2004

    Something Should Have Clicked

    A "tourist" with a phony passport took photos of NYC federal building in the summer of 2001: Police let him go.

  • News

    July 8, 2003

    Big Brother Gets a Brain

    The Pentagon's Plan for Tracking Everything That Moves

  • News

    May 6, 2003

    Public Notice

    Psychogeographers Navigate New York City's Changing Landscape

  • News

    February 25, 2003

    The Force Multipliers

    NYPD to Bring Nationwide Spying Effort Home

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Peace Nix

    How the Schools Conflict Resolution Office Got Mugged

  • News

    December 17, 2002

    The NYPD Wants to Watch You

    Nation's Largest Law Enforcement Agency Vies for Total Spying Power

  • News

    March 27, 2001

    Shutter Bugged

    New York’s Hidden Cameras Are Watching. One Suspicious Tour Guide Wants to Show You How.

  • News

    October 19, 1999

    Overloading Big Brother

    'Hacktivists' Try to Short-Circuit the Spooks

  • News

    December 15, 1998

    Spy Commerce

    The Surveillance Society: Part Three

  • News

    December 8, 1998

    Spycam Chic

    The Surveillance Society: Part Two

  • News

    October 6, 1998

    Spycam City

    The Surveillance Society: Part One

  • News

    May 19, 1998

    Camera [in the Can]

    Just in Time for Sweeps Month, TV News Discovers Rest Room Sex