Mayor orders investigation into NYPD shooting in Castle Hill

From Deborah Danner's Facebook page.

NYPD is in the public’s crosshairs after a 66-year-old mentally-ill black woman was shot and killed by an officer from the 43rd Precinct in Castle Hill in her apartment Tuesday night.

Crime / Police

New top cop takes over in Hunts Point

From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.

A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.


Cop who died in 9/11 cleanup memorialized

A plaque for Lt. Christopher Pupo at the 41st Precinct.

A plaque was unveiled to honor the late Lieutenant M. Christopher Pupo, who died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 39, after battling cancer contracted while cleaning up the rubble from the Twin Towers after 9/11.


Vigil held for slain mother of three

Vigil held for slain mother of three

More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

Crime / Police

Despite drop in crime, some say they’re on edge

Ana Faure, a Bryant resident,

Although crime in the 41st Precinct has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years,fear of crime still nags at residents and keeps them from enjoying their lives fully, according to interviews with about a dozen people on the streets of Longwood in recent weeks.

Police / Transportation

Trip to laundromat ends tragically for local woman

The Intersection of Seneca and Bryant avenues.

More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.

News / Police

Event to erase warrants draws hundreds

New Yorkers line up at the Soul Saving Church in Harlem

Just two hours into “Clean Slate,” a daylong event organized by the Manhattan DA’s office, 300 people from across the city had signed in so they could see a judge and resolve open summonses that in some cases carry the threat of arrest or deportation.

Crime / Police

Bodegas agree not to sell K2

A bodega on Southern Boulevard posts a sign announcing it won't carry K2.

Bodega owners across the Bronx have joined the call of elected officials to rein in dangerous synthetic marijuana, by pledging to stop selling it.

Crime / Police

Hoe Ave. drug bust takes down 20

914 Hoe Ave.

NYPD and FBI bust a suspected drug ring at 914 Hoe Ave.