Community Heroes: an in-depth series on the lives and impact of people giving back to our global communities. Alex Rias Age: 28 Place of Residence: Queens, N.Y. Why he is a Community Hero: As the Executive Director of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council, Rias serves as a bridge between […]


Craig Wright (pictured center), a fourth biker involved in the Washington Heights attack against Alexian Lien (pictured below) and his family, was arrested Monday, the New York Daily News reports. Authorities apprehended Wright from his Canarsie home. RELATED: Undercover NYPD Cop Present At NY Biker Attack Lien was dragged from the vehicle and beaten by […]

The New York Police department arrests an average of one student a day in the city’s schools – nearly always a student of color, newly released statistics show. See also: Man Robs 7-Eleven Dressed As Gumby See also: Black Friday: Target Shoppers Step Over Man As He Collapses, Dies

NEW YORK — Federal authorities declined to pursue a case against an “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of plotting to bomb police stations and post offices in the New York area because they believed he was mentally unstable and incapable of pulling it off, two law enforcement officials said Monday.

NEW YORK — A Wisconsin woman looking for New York City housing on Craigslist made an agreement with a 45-year-old man living in Brooklyn: She’d cook and clean in exchange for free rent. But when she arrived this month, she told police, she was handcuffed to a radiator and made to be the man’s sex […]

NEW YORK — It apparently began, police said, when a 23-year-old graffiti artist asked his mother if he could drive her Lexus. She said no.

NEW YORK — The mother of a 23-year-old woman snatched from a New York City hospital when she was an infant says their reunion was a miracle but their relationship is difficult.

A Wall Street worker claims he was dragged through the streets of SoHo by a yellow cab after he told the driver, “Take me to Brooklyn.”

Horace Moore was sentenced to 20-years to life behind bars for fatally stabbing a New York City bus driver in 2008.

NEW YORK – Police say a man suspected in two knifepoint holdups died when he fell from a moving subway train he’d tried to jump on to flee from officers. Twenty-year-old Bryan Feeley fell onto the tracks and was hit by the train early Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Police say […]

Though its roots are in Trinidad and Tobago, the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade has always been an all-inclusive Caribbean affair, and this year, Haiti’s going to get some special attention, according to carnival spokeswoman Jean Alexander.

A New York City man who plunged 39 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.