Stephanie “Queenie” St. Clair, Queen Of The Harlem Racket

Stephanie St. ClairStephanie St. Clair 1886 – 1969, was a bookmaker in Harlem. Madam St. Clair was born of mixed French and African descent on Martinique.

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Home Invaders Shoot Residents In Harlem

crime-tape-in-harlemTwo Harlem men were shot trying to protect their home from the armed suspects, police said. The intruders knocked on the door of an apartment at West 115th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard at 7:15 p.m EST. Continue Reading →

Minority-Owned Bars, Liquor Stores In Harlem Punished More By NYPD, Investigation Finds

harlem liqour storesThe NYPD disproportionately punishes minority and immigrant-owned businesses for alcohol infractions, particularly bodegas and liquor stores, an investigation by the Daily News and ProPublica finds. Continue Reading →

Former Harlem Restaurant Owner Allegedly Swindled Investors Of $12 Mill (update)

hamlet-peraltaA former Harlem restaurant owner linked to an ongoing NYPD corruption probe was indicted Friday for defrauding investors in fake liquor business, authorities said. Continue Reading →

Access The Same Crime Stats The NYPD Uses

nypdThe NY Post reports that City officials on Tuesday unveiled a new digital version of Compstat that will give the public ‘”unprecedented”’ access to the most current NYPD crime statistics from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Pot Arrests Are Down In The City, But Not For People of Color

marijuanaThe NYPD arrested fewer people for marijuana in 2015 than they have in 20 years, but police continue to pick up blacks and Latinos at a much higher rate than other pot users, according to new data released Thursday. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Home-Stat For Homeless From Harlem to Hollis

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013To better and more quickly respond to the street homelessness problem, the City will create HOME-STAT – Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams. Continue Reading →

Police Deploy In NY After Paris Attacks

695521a8f3931cb987a76416144acee9bb20aa06New York went on a heightened state of alert Friday, deploying counter-terrorism police reinforcements to crowded places and French interests after attacks in Paris killed at least 39 people. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: On NYPD’s Announced Jaywalking Crackdown

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By TransAlt, Executive Director Paul Steely White

On Thursday, November 5, 84-year-old Agalia Gounaris was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Just a few days later the local NYPD precinct and elected officials responded with swift action.

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Residents And Espaillat Call End To Vandalization

carsTomorrow, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx) will stand with residents to call attention to a string of recent vehicle vandalizations. Continue Reading →