Welcoming Week looks to break down cultural divides within communities, says one organizer.
Eric Garner died in New York City in 2014 after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
Bill de Blasio's office said he spoke with police and fire commissioners "several times by phone."
Garland Tyree, 38, was incarcerated for most of his adult life.
Staten Islanders say feral fowl are destroying their neighborhood.