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Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Jan. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request — it's a...

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

Jan. 17, 2020 3:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while the mayor's office decried such rhetoric as “fear, hate and attempts to divide.” Matthew Albence,...

Woman's ex-boyfriend convicted in death of Zymere Perkins

Jan. 15, 2020 10:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan jury convicted a man Wednesday for the murder of his ex-girlfriend's 6-year-old son, Zymere Perkins, whose death ignited changes to the city's family service system. Rysheim Smith, 46, of Harlem, was convicted of murder, manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in...

FILE - In this March 3, 2016, file photo, New York City police officers observe commuters using turnstiles at a Harlem subway station in New York. New York City's policing of subway fare beaters is drawing scrutiny from the state's attorney general for possible racial bias. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYPD probed for possible racial bias in subway fare policing

Jan. 13, 2020 9:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's policing of subway fare beaters is drawing scrutiny from the state’s attorney general for possible racial bias. Letitia James announced Monday that her office is investigating the New York Police Department's fare-enforcement practices after the department released...

A subway train sits on flooded tracks at 66th Street, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. A water main break flooded streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side near Lincoln Center and hampered subway service during the Monday morning rush hour. The water spread for blocks and was several inches deep in places. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

'You need a boat.' Water main break floods NYC streets

Jan. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A water main break flooded streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side near Lincoln Center and hampered subway service during the Monday morning rush hour. The Fire Department of New York responded to the flooding around 5 a.m. near Broadway and West 62nd Street. More than 500,000 gallons of...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the incoming New York City Police Commissioner, attends a news conference at New York's City Hall. Shea is drawing on his early days as a patrolman as he pushes the nation’s largest police department to cultivate deeper bonds with the communities it serves. Shea says that will be key to building trust and cutting crime. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYPD’s new leader: Helping people is at heart of police work

Jan. 12, 2020 8:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On the Bronx streets where New York City’s new police commissioner started as a patrolman in the crime-ravaged early 1990s, gunfire and burned-out buildings were everywhere. Sometimes the police radio would crackle with a different kind of call, not for a shooting or stabbing but...

Patrons gather outside of Neir's Tavern on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The 190-year-old New York City tavern where scenes from the movie

Rent deal means it's not last call for historic NYC tavern

Jan. 11, 2020 11:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 190-year-old New York City tavern where scenes from the movie “Goodfellas” were filmed will stay open thanks to a deal reached Friday by the bar's owner and his landlord, city officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Queens Chamber of Commerce announced “a...

Jewish neighborhoods in NYC to get 100 new security cameras

Jan. 10, 2020 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will install 100 new security cameras in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in an effort to prevent anti-Semitic attacks, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. Fear has gripped the city's Orthodox Jewish community since the the fatal Dec. 10 attack at a kosher grocery store...

People take part in a march crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the Jewish community after recent string of anti-semitic attacks throughout the greater New York area, on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 in New York.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Solidarity march against anti-Semitism, acts of hate

Jan. 5, 2020 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of demonstrators joined by elected officials walked solemnly across the Brooklyn Bridge in a solidarity march Sunday against anti-Semitism and all acts of hate. The “No Hate, No Fear" march was organized by New York's Jewish community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic...

NY ramps up security after Iranian general is killed

Jan. 3, 2020 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials stepped up security at New York's airports, utilities, transit system and high-profile spots Friday, calling for extra vigilance for potential repercussions from the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general. New York state and city leaders said there were no direct, credible...