New York police have been given two layers of oversight in two weeks that are intended to balance the force's culture of aggressive crime prevention tactics with the civil liberties of the New Yorkers they've sworn to protect. … Full Article
A dangerous Kensington intersection where a woman was killed while crossing the street earlier this summer might be getting safety improvements, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the process of re-evaluating the corner. … Full Article
Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday at age 95. … Full Article
New York is starting to rival Hollywood as a place where movies and television shows are filmed. Hundreds of films and television shows are shot on city streets each year, according to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Television. … Full Article
ALBANY— A new law will modernize and speed the process of reporting election results in New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday that will allow county election boards to replace hand-written tallies of vote results with computerized, portable memory devices. … Full Article
Time Warner Cable and CBS have agreed to temporarily lift the blackout on CBS so New Yorkers can catch the debates in the last weeks of the Democratic races for mayor and comptroller.
The agreement means the city comptroller debate will air live at 7 p.m. Thursday. … Full Article