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Members of the New York Police Department work during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020.

The NYPD is suffering a staffing hit amid the coronavirus — over 6,000 officers are reportedly out sick, and over 1,400 employees have tested po...

More than 1,400 NYPD employees have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, and over 6,000 officers are out sick.

New York City police will force people off crowded subway cars to enforce social distancing, even as trains fill to the brim with essential workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on a local news station Monday morning, even as straphangers reported packed commutes.
A NYPD police car stand guard at Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York, U.S., March 21, 2020.

Major crime rates in New York City and Los Angeles are dropping as more people stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak

The number of serious felonies and arrests has reportedly gone down in NYC and LA as city streets empty out and more people stay inside.
Many people's daily lives have remained unchanged in the face of a coronavirus pandemic.

New York police addressed rampant social-media rumors that the NYC subway system will shut down amid the novel-coronavirus pandemic

Viral disinformation texts and tweets suggested that New York City may shut down the subway system and encouraged recipients to panic buy.
Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump in 2007 in Manor, New York.

Mike Bloomberg and Donald Trump’s shared love of executive power makes them strongman soulmates

Like Trump in the White House, Bloomberg used his time as mayor power to push through policies — often illegal — that he decided were a good idea.

Two NYPD officers were ambushed by gunmen in less than 24 hours in ‘assassination’ attempts

In one incident a gunmen walked into the 41st precinct in the Bronx and shot an officer. Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the attacks.

The NYPD is officially retiring physical memo books and replacing them with an iPhone app

The NYPD app will pool officers' notes into a central system where other officers will be able to access them.
Members of the Jewish Orthodox community walk through a Brooklyn neighborhood on the Yom Kippur holiday on October 09, 2019 in New York City.

The machete attack at a rabbi’s home fuels concerns of an ‘epidemic’ of anti-Semitic incidents

Jewish New Yorkers appear to have faced daily anti-Semitic attacks over Hanukkah, and the incidents are in tune with a concerning global rise.
Karol Sanchez.

Authorities say a teen girl staged her own kidnapping in the Bronx, after a dramatic footage showed her being taken in front of her mom

Karol Sanchez and her mother were walking to a relative's house when four men forced the teen into a beige sedan, according to surveillance footage.
Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

If Mike Bloomberg wants to move on from ‘stop and frisk,’ he should put his money where his mouth is

The former New York mayor apologized for "stop and frisk." The tens of thousands arrested on low-level marijuana charges still suffer the consequences.