Danielle Tcholakian

NYPD community policing plan gets mixed reception

Community policing would, in part, involve cops more with shop owners and residents. Credit: Miles Dixon/MetroCommunity policing has become a mantra in the progressive political world over the past year. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have vowed to make it a core...

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 1:08 AM

Does the 'Knockout Game' represent a moral breakdown?

As unease grows over the "Knockout Game," Khary Lazarre-White, head of Brotherhood Sister Sol, believes the incidents and fear represent a larger problem.Credit: ScreenshotA spate of violent attacks being referred to as part of a "Knockout Game" has some New Yorkers concerned. The "game" involves...

Friday, November 29, 2013, 1:30 PM

New York newlyweds search for lost wedding photos

A pair of New York newlyweds are pulling out all the stops to try to find their lost wedding photos.Credit: Courtesy of Lacy Pica Nugent and Tony NugentA pair of New York newlyweds are pulling out all the stops to try to find their lost wedding photos.Lacy Pica Nugent, 34, and Tony Nugent, 40,...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 9:54 PM

NY CARES Act seeks to give veterans college credit for service

The NY CARES Act, a bill proposed by Brooklyn Sen. Kevin Parker, would help veterans like Lesly Fontaine, Jr., pictured, get college credit for their service.Credit: Gwen McClure/MetroFor nearly a year, Brooklyn resident Lesly Fontaine, Jr. drove a tank in Iraq. Now he's hoping to get college...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:48 PM

Veterans cope with PTSD in New York City

Marine Corps veteran Sean Jeffers suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. He said living in New York City can be overwhelming, but also beneficial, for returning vets. Credit: Bess Adler, MetroSean Jeffers is a Marine Corps veteran and Brooklyn native. Discharged under honorable conditions in...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:30 PM

Brooklyn rabbi arrested in Beverly Hills on sex abuse charges

A Brooklyn rabbi wanted by the NYPD was arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday.Credit: Google ImagesA Brooklyn rabbi wanted by the NYPD was arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday. Menachem Tewel, 30, is accused of sexually assaulting a male teenage student repeatedly in 2005 and 2006.The...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:58 PM

Arrest made in brutal Brooklyn stabbing of mother, four children

A relative was arrested and charged for fatally stabbing a woman and her four young children with a meat cleaver in Brooklyn Saturday night, police said.Credit: Metro File PhotoThe highest ranking uniformed member of the NYPD, Chief of Department Philip Banks III, spoke plainly on Sunday of the...

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:51 PM

Fetus found in teen shoplifter's bag likely born alive, police say

Police say it's becoming more and more likely that the fetus found in a 17-year-old girl's bag at the Victoria's Secret in Herald Square was born alive.Credit: GooglePolice say it's becoming more and more likely that the baby found in a 17-year-old girl's bag at the Victoria's Secret in Herald...

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 8:47 PM

Tower crane hoisting 13,500 pounds of concrete gets stuck in Midtown Manhattan, prompting street closure

A tower crane hoisting 13,500 pounds of concrete in Midtown malfunctioned Monday, causing West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues to briefly close.Credit Elisabeth Brubaker/InstagramThe building where a crane famously dangled precariously during Hurricane Sandy has run into some trouble...

Monday, October 7, 2013, 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) Mother arrested in death of baby boy in Brooklyn

Police arrested a young mother after her 19-month-old son was found dead in their Brooklyn apartment. Credit: Google ImagesA young mother was arrested after her 19-month-old baby boy was found dead in their Brooklyn home Sunday night, police said.Police said Anna Thomas, 20, blurted out a...

Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:54 PM

Not all NYC artists love Banksy

While many New Yorkers are scouring the city for signs of — or signs left by — mysterious UK-based street artist Banksy, who is using the five boroughs as his canvas for the month of October, at least one New Yorker is unimpressed, and even a little irritated.Graffiti historian Sacha Jenkins just...

Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:15 AM

Paulette Page haunted by mystery of who killed her son

Jahmal Page was killed in Fort Greene Park. His killer is still at large. Credit: FacebookIn April, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at the media for, as he saw it, ignoring the shooting death of a 17-year-old black teen in the Bronx named Alphonza Bryant."There was not even a mention of his...

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:51 PM

Record low gun crime recorded in New York City

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly shows off some illegal guns collected by the NYPD in a bust. Credit: Getty ImagesThe number of shootings, and fatal shootings, are at historic lows in New York City, according to gun crime data from the mayor's office. As of Sept. 8, there were 131 fatal...

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 7:50 PM

Still in need of a place to turn, 9/11 mourners band together 12 years later

Kayla Fallon — daughter of William Fallon, who perished in Tower One when she was 8 years old — reacts as she attends ceremonies for the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site Wednesday. Credit: Getty ImagesThough the turnout at this year's 9/11...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4:18 PM

Staten Island camp counselor re-arrested on sex abuse charges

Endrick Torres, 33, was arrested a second time on sex abuse charges after being let out on $15,000 bond after an August 14 arrest. Credit: HandoutA counselor at a summer camp in Staten Island was re-arrested Tuesday morning on charges of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, law enforcement...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:58 PM

Boxing pro’s next fight is helping kids who might turn to violence and crime

Frank Garza is the point person for the program called Luta de la Paz (Struggle for Peace). Credit: Bess AdlerA handful of boxing gyms in New York City are about to expand their youth outreach with a "life-changing" program called Luta Pela Paz (Fight for Peace).These four gyms, in neighborhoods...

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 9:56 PM

Sutton Place woman falls from balcony 16 stories to her death on date

The woman was found in front of the Stonehenge 57 building at 57th Street and First Avenue in the Sutton Place neighborhood.Credit: Google MapsA 35-year-old woman was found dead in front of an apartment on East 57th Street early Thursday morning. JenniferRosoff was found outside of her apartment...

Thursday, August 1, 2013, 2:04 PM

Teen girl stabbed 10 times on her way home from work

The suspect was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Police released this surveillance photo on Tuesday night. Credit: NYPDA 17-year-old girl was attacked and stabbed multiple times on her way home from work in the Woodhaven section of Queens on Monday night, police said.The 17-year-old victim's...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:50 PM

Outreach worker warns of looming budget cuts to NY HIV prevention programs

Dominique Crisden started working in HIV prevention and outreach with the Gay Men's Health Crisis ten years ago. Credit: Bess AdlerAs new diagnoses of HIV decline in every other demographic, the rate of infection among men of color has remained steady for years, according to statistics collected...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

Suspect in custody in Brooklyn shooting of four teens at Marcy Houses

Detectives investigate the scene at Marcy Houses where four teens were shot. Plastic cups behind police indicate where shell casings fell during the shooting.Credit: Jeremy SparigPolice have a suspect in custody in the shooting of four teenage boys at the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn Saturday evening...

Sunday, July 7, 2013, 8:44 PM