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Applications for firearm licenses nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020, NYPD data shows

New York City has seen a surge in gun license applications in 2020 compared to this time last year, according to data released by police.

NYPD changes policy after controversial standoff with protester at NYC home

The NYPD has made policy changes following a controversial standoff between police and a Black Lives Matter protest organizer at his Manhattan home last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

Shootings up but arrests down in NYC, according to NYPD

Gun Violence is an ugly trend plaguing the city and it’s affecting more young people than any other group.

Name of police-shooting victim Miriam Carey added to Bed-Stuy BLM mural

As the community debated the reopening of the BLM-painted street along Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, creative Cey Adams used his art activism to add Miriam Carey to the dozens of names memorialized on the mural.

Keep it in the closet: The fight over misconduct records

It wasn’t even a month old and those in uniform had begun to push back.

Census Caravan hits Harlem

The Census Caravan, 50+ cars deep, traveled through the neighborhoods in Central Harlem which has had the lowest Census response rates.

George Atkins: encouraging political engagement, one shirt at a time

From his involvement in the Camden School Board to shedding a light on Africa during Apartheid, George Atkins used his skill of making T-shirts to inform members of his community about current political issues.

State legislature bill makes a false 911 call a form of bias intimidation

The New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill that includes false incrimination and filing a false police report as a form of bias intimidation and establishes the crime of a false 911 call with the purpose to intimidate or harass ...

Wave of violence continues to plague city

The city dealt with another violent weekend with the NYPD reporting 11 shootings leaving 15 people shot.

Number of NYC shootings in 2020 surpasses 2019 total: NYPD

The number of shootings in New York City this year has now surpassed the total for all of 2019, according to the NYPD.

National Day for Reparations NYC

The December 12th Movement is organizing National Day for Reparations NYC set for Aug. 15 .

Council Member Adrienne Adams kicks off Census Push week

As part of a collective effort to get a complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census, Council Member Adrienne Adams kicked off Census Push week with a community rally.

Jessica Thomas’s mental health support and advocacy for inclusivity

Throughout her life, Jessica Thomas was seen as a person people could feel comfortable in sharing their feelings with

Summering in the City

Namaste-ing all along the Black Lives Mural on Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, the ladies and gents from Stacked Yoga brought their mats and bottled water to Sunday morning class on July 26

Uptick in NYC shootings persists; community advocate calls for stiffer penalties

As New York City continues to grapple with an increase in shooting incidents, one community advocate is calling for stiffer gun penalties.