Suspect nabbed in death of firefighter found on side of Belt Parkway
Dec11

Suspect nabbed in death of firefighter found on side of Belt Parkway

A man was taken into custody in New Jersey early Tuesday in connection with the beating death of an off-duty firefighter after an apparent auto collision in Brooklyn over the weekend, law enforcement officials said. Joseph Desmond was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service a couple of days after 33-year-old Faizal Coto was found dead on the ground outside his car on the Belt Parkway, according to a law enforcement source....

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ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers, Prosecutors, and a Veterinarian at Fourth Annual Appreciation Luncheon
Dec06

ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers, Prosecutors, and a Veterinarian at Fourth Annual Appreciation Luncheon

NEW YORK—The ASPCA®(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today honored fourteen members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), three prosecutors, and one veterinarian for their tireless efforts to help animals through the NYPD/ASPCA Partnership. As the organization marks the conclusion of the fifth year of the partnership, recognized among this year’s awardees two NYPD leaders for their support and...

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Connecting with Community
Dec04

Connecting with Community

When Officer Anthony Nuccio walks around the Upper East Side, people recognize him. That is because Nuccio, 36, runs the local precinct’s social media pages, a tool the entire police department is increasingly relying on for everything from crime fighting to community engagement. But what works and what does not on social media is constantly evolving, and the NYPD, like many organizations, is experimenting with different ways to...

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New York City food banks struggling to feed more and more hungry NYers
Nov27

New York City food banks struggling to feed more and more hungry NYers

New York City food pantries and soup kitchens are struggling to feed a growing number of  hungry New Yorkers, according to new data from Food Bank for New York City.  Food Bank for New York City, a nonprofit with a network of nearly 1,200 emergency food providers throughout the five boroughs, released on Monday an analysis of the hunger crisis here, based on feedback from 735 leaders from city soup kitchens and pantries.  Those New...

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These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats
Nov27

These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats

Straphangers know that anything can happen on the New York City subway, and unfortunately, that can include an array of crimes. But some subway stations are more dangerous than others, according to a recent report. The Auto Insurance Center looked at publicly available 2017 crime data to see which New York City subway stations were home to the most criminal activity. The report looks at subway crime inside and outside of the...

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