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Stories with person: William Bratton
  • Cuomo: Closing Times Square plazas could be "problematic" 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Governor Andrew Cuomo is casting some doubt on a potential proposal to close Times Squares' pedestrian plazas.

  • Topless, painted women ignite latest furor in Times Square 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:12 pm

    NEW YORK - On a crowded pedestrian plaza in Times Square, half a dozen topless women pose for pictures with passers-by. The only thing concealing their breasts is red, white and blue body paint.

  • NYC mayor: Regs for Times Square characters under study 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a multiagency task force to address what he calls the "growing problem" of panhandling topless women and costumed characters in Times Square and said that one option under consideration is removing the famed intersection's pedestrian plazas.

  • Man killed after 6-hour standoff told mom he would surrender 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:37 pm

    NEW YORK - Shortly before emerging from an apartment armed with a fully automatic AK-47, Garland Tyree tenderly told his mother over the phone Friday he had agreed to surrender after a six-hour standoff with police.

  • NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences story has photos
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:56 pm

    NEW YORK - Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket - "Warning: Don't Smoke" - a homeless man openly lit up a synthetic marijuana joint and explained why it's not like the real thing.

  • Construction companies, supervisors charged in worker death 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:51 pm

    NEW YORK - Two construction companies and two supervisors were charged with manslaughter and other crimes in the death of a worker who was crushed this year, authorities said Wednesday in announcing a task force to investigate misconduct in the booming building industry.