HW Pick: NYC Veterans Get Love From Volunteers On Valentines Day

photo3Local veterans and volunteers from the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade – played cupid for veterans throughout New York City in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, during its annual Goodwill Valentine’s Caravan which began at Staten Island’s Richard H. Hungerford School. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Beyond the Rage: Strengthening Police-Community Relations

police-choke-hold-manAngry protests of the grand jury “no bill” in a police chokehold death on Staten Island; officers turning their backs in protest against Mayor de Blasio at the funerals of two officers gunned down in Brooklyn; the mayor’s first year in office ended with emotions high and good will in short supply in the vital area of public safety and police-community relations. Continue Reading →

UWVC Delivers Valentines To Harlem And NYC Veterans

369th harlem hellfightersLocal veterans and volunteers from the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade – were in for a sweet treat this morning as students from the Richard H. Hungerford School on Staten Island contributed handmade cards and gifts to the UWVC’s annual Valentine’s Day Caravan. Continue Reading →

NYC Mayor Gets Boos And Applause At New Cops Graduation

3fe5b8f0-8ade-11e4-b8e6-3911987c1991_451983418New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a mix of boos and applause as he took the stage to address a graduating class of 884 newly minted NYPD recruits Monday. Continue Reading →

Architect George Ranalli Moves To Harlem’s Factory District

extralargeInternationally renowned architect George Ranalli has ditched his Chelsea office for Harlem. Ranalli, the dean of City College’s architecture school, who taught at Yale for 20 years, has had work featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has given lectures in Turin, Rome, Tokyo and all over the U.S., set up a new office at 447 West 127th St. this past June.

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NY judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Deaths By Police

police-choke-hold-manThe federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Continue Reading →

Qoute of The Day: ‘Yielding Troubling Information,’ NYPD Chokehold Review Board Says

eric garnerAMNY reports that an audit of complaints of the use of chokeholds by New York City police officers has “yielded troubling information,” said the chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Wednesday evening. Continue Reading →

Some NYPD Officers Ordered To Wear Body Cameras

police choke hold manFrom Harlem to Hollis, there are potentially eye-opening, noteworthy or controversial police encounters are not rare. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner Death Inspires Summer Camp In Harlem

wenn2598019The program is sponsored by Urban Art Beat, Art Start and The Next Youth Coalition. It launched on August 18 in the wake of protests over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, both of whom died at the hands of police misconduct. Continue Reading →

Heroin Deaths Spike in Harlem And Other Boroughs

160798826The heroin death toll in New York City has more than doubled over the past three years, as the drug becomes popular in new areas and among different people, The New York Times reported Thursday. Continue Reading →