- 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.