Former high school basketball player sentenced to 15 years for shooting ex-roomate

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting another man in the chest and body during a confrontation in broad daylight in a courtyard in Sheepshead Bay.

Easco Boiler Company celebrates 90 years of business

Easco Boiler Company, celebrating 90 years of business, held a news conference and open house Tuesday, Aug. 16, at their headquarters.

Harlem church distributes backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 students

First Corinthian Baptist Church is gearing up for the “back-to-school” season by collecting and distributing more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Harlem children and teens.

WARM combats domestic violence in the community

We All Really Matter Incorporation is here to take a stand against abuse.

Homeless to Mayor: Keep your promises

Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to own up to his promise to them.

The lion can sleep tonight

Congressman Charles B. Rangel is universally known as the “Lion of Lenox Avenue,” but the roar heard during a Harlem Day tribute for him Sunday was one of approval from a crowd not too far from his home in Lenox ...

800 people donate to save Langston Hughes' house

Soon poetry and music will fill the Harlem home of legendary poet Langston Hughes again.

Grandmother playing dominoes in Harlem park killed by stray bullet

Odessa Simms, 61, played dominoes and watched the pinochle games here in the 145th St. park for as long as Harlem residents could remember.

Jarret Freeman—From Penn State wrestler to wannabe politico

For some New Yorkers, the mid-twenties are a time of exploration.

The mayor says ‘vote’ in many languages

Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded those who are able to register to vote by making voter registration forms available in five more languages: Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic. Prior to this expansion, voter registration forms were ...

Newark gearing up for sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City”

Officials are preparing for the sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City” in an effort to curb violence in the city.

Young Jersey City victim released from hospital on the same night she was shot

This week, a press conference was held to report on the condition of 16-year-old shooting victim Tylasia Black and demand an investigation into the treatment she received from the Jersey City Medical Center.

Community members urge Bronx DA to drop assault charge against Mamadou Diallo

A coalition of community members and criminal justice reform advocates are asking the Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark to drop assault charges against Mamadou Diallo, a taxi driver who was responsible for the death of a man who tried to ...

Latest scam manipulates caller ID systems to pose as NYS Tax Department reps

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to the latest tactics being used by con artists.

New York imam, his assistant killed near mosque

A New York imam and his assistant were gunned down in broad daylight Saturday after prayers at a nearby mosque, police said.