Crisis on Rikers Island

Faced with the deadline to come up with an action plan to fix the notorious Rikers Island jail complex or face a federal takeover, Mayor Eric Adams submitted to a federal monitor a 40-page document detailing how his administration intends to target violence and staff shortages at the facility.

Another NYC homeless encampment cleared out

New York City police officers and sanitation workers cleared out another homeless encampment on Wednesday as part of the mayor's plan to try to get unhoused people into shelters while also making sure residents and visitors "can enjoy the clean public spaces."

New York subway attack: Frank R. James held without bail as police seek motive

Frank R. James, 62, the suspect in the shooting of 10 people aboard an N train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn was ordered held without bail Thursday during his arraignment in Brooklyn federal court. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty of throwing smoke grenades and opening fire on a crowded train.

Brooklyn subway shooting: Dozens hurt, shooter at large

The NYPD has identified a man that detectives are looking for who may be connected to the mass shooting that unfolded on a crowded subway train in Brooklyn at the height of the morning rush hour on Tuesday. Officers recovered a Glock 17 9mm semiautomatic pistol, three extended-capacity magazines, four smoke grenades, a hatchet, a container of gasoline, and a key to a U-Haul rental van, a top police official said.

Mayor Adams strives for order, post-COVID comeback

Mayor Eric Adams has vowed that he can deliver a safe, functional and fun city. The Democrat's optimism remained high even as he marked his 100th day as mayor by going into quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

Juneteenth is now a paid holiday for NYC workers

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who was working remotely due to a COVID diagnosis, officially designated Juneteenth a paid city holiday. Monday's announcement marked a first in city history.

Bail reform changes expected in NY state budget

Changes to bail reform could be on the way as part of the upcoming state budget. The agreement would allow judges to set bail for more offenses and would make it easier to keep repeat offenders in custody.