Security at this year’s NY Heritage of Pride Parade will come with a strong display of solidarity with the LGBT community. It’s nice to see the police lead with an inclusive example, and frankly, the car looks good this way.
An argument between a driver and bike messengers in Manhattan yesterday almost became deadly when the driver pulled out a gun. Reports of a gunman spread, and a local elementary school was even put on lockdown, but thankfully police and firefighters arrived before anyone was shot.
Cops, panicked, jog by. A Range Rover swerves through an alley, screeches to a halt and backs into a police car. Metal crunches, glass shatters, and in the background a familiar accent is shouting for the cops to “shoot him! Shoot him!” This isn’t a movie. It’s just another Monday in New York City.
There is nothing sadder on the road than a road rage fight, except when it’s a road rage fight between two slightly older guys pulled over on the side of a gray and drizzly New York City highway. That’s what makes it so excellent when two cops run up and end it with nothing but pure, competent justice.
Police in the US run active shooter drills all the time. But yesterday the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the New York Police made sure they’d be ready for anything—by including a fake drone attack against a high school in Brooklyn.
The NYPD knows fanny packs ain’t cool, guys. Actually they describe the wearable cargo-pouches as “hideous” but hey; if you’re gonna look like a dorky tourist here’s how to get the most out of it.
Does the NYPD have an undercover ice cream truck to go with its secret spy taxi cab? The Mister Softee-lookalike above was spotted double-parked in front of the department's 114th precinct in Astoria, Queens, with an NYPD baseball cap on its dashboard and all of its Softee branding conspicuously removed.
Last month, the New York City Police Department began a low-level crime enforcement slowdown, because someone said something that hurt their feelings. And while that was as good a reason as any other, I'm sure, it couldn't last forever. Sorry, everyone. Your New York City driving playground days are over.
In a completely-bizarre-yet-possibly-unsurprising-incident-since-after-all-it's-the-NYPD-and-they've-gotten-into-a-bunch-of-crap-lately turn of events, an NYPD officer needed to be rushed to the hospital after joyriding on the hood of a cop car.
All the lunacy going on between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department has had one bizarre side benefit for any fans of hooning, according to data obtained by the New York Post. Traffic enforcement has basically ceased, turning the city into a Mad Maxian-automotive playground.
There are several things to love about jetBlue, but their charitable donation in the wake of the murder of two New York City Police might be the most awesome thing they have ever done. The airline is offering two tickets to every law enforcement agency in the country with people wanting to attend the two funerals.
The NYPD rolled up on a Staten Island dunk contest over the weekend, not to break up the show, but to get in on the action.
One skull on the helmet? Nah, don't be stingy. FIVE skulls, man.
Criminals, terrorists and suspicious-looking minorities beware: the New York Police Department is coming after you with the cop car of the future! The NYPD is testing a prototype cruiser with the latest advances in public surveillance, er, public safety.
The Street Vendor Project says its members are regularly harassed by NYPD officers, but those exchanges are rarely caught on camera, and fear of retaliation keeps those few that are from being brought to the public's attention.
People parked in bike lanes is already one of the established perils of riding a bicycle through NYC. Now a New York cyclist has started a Tumblr for all of you to post photos of NYPD cars parked in bike lanes across the city.
An off-duty cop with the New York City Police Department was charged with DWI after driving the wrong way on a local highway and smashing into five other cars.
Is the New York Police Department in the process of trading in their big American sedans and SUVs for the smaller, lighter, more drift-acular Scion FR-S? In a word: No.
Although we don't care to see them in our rearview mirrors with their lights flashing, we at Jalopnik are generally fans of the police car. They're just like regular cars, except tougher and built for fightin' crime.