The NYPD's most recent 2021 statistics through March 7 reveal that shootings are up 41.8% and shooting victims have increased by 37% compared to the same period in 2020. The mayor says public safety is not just the job of law enforcement.
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said about 60 people were arrested near Central Park out of a large band of protesters who had marched from near the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion.
Advocates for the homeless and elected officials called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to house homeless New Yorkers in 30,000 vacant hotel rooms.
The NYC Public Advocate reacts to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement he's running for president.