The controversy involving a pioneering pedestrian plaza in a neighborhood famously transformed by quality-of-life policing is a clash between two dominant ideas in modern New York: One, that sanitized spaces represent the public square. The other, that policing can eradicate all annoyances.
Few voters and little competition characterize the process for electing chief law enforcement officers in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
The on-air killing of a reporter and cameraman in Virginia will spur new talk about policies to prevent gun violence. That discussion cannot ignore the sheer number of weapons out there.
An expert weighs in on the four key issues facing minority and women-owned business enterprises and the government agencies that are supposed to hire them. Watch the videos!