A Recovery for All of Us Means Keeping New York the Safest Big City in America – Together

The pandemic hit us hard, but you can't keep New York City down. We are coming back strong... and public safety is key to our recovery.

Cops are taking down gangs, and making more gun arrests to drive down shootings. Community leaders stop shootings before they happen. And we’re putting Kids First with sports programs, jobs and mentoring, to keep our young ones safe.

There is nothing New York City can't do, and we are working hard to keep our town the Safest Big City in America. But we can only do that together. Learn about the strategies and initiatives the City is taking to keep our communities safe, and how you get involved to help.

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    Recovery For All

    New York City was hit with an unprecedented health care and economic crisis. Together, we’re taking unprecedented steps to drive a recovery for all of us—find out how to get involved today!

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    Empowering Communities

    Community partners like violence interrupters help break the cycle of violence through community-based intervention and prevention services, and resident-led community building that focuses on safety.

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    Kids First

    The City is investing in hope, opportunities, and futures for our kids: doubling summer youth jobs; providing afterschool programs; creating community safe zones free from violence; and refurbishing more than a dozen NYCHA basketball courts.

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    Stopping Gangs & Guns

    The NYPD is taking action accurately and precisely to stop violent crime and disorder, by taking illegal guns off the street and cracking down on gangs.

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    Pfizer Vaccine: FDA Panel Gives Key Approval, Now Awaiting Full FDA Authorization – NBC New York

    An advisory panel to the FDA on Tuesday voted to endorse Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds after deliberating whether there was enough evidence that the shots are safe and effective

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    at NBCNewYork
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    Violent Crime Actually Dropped in New York City This Summer

    Following a rise in crime during the first year of the pandemic that continued into 2021, statistics released by the NYPD on Tuesday showed that violent crime decreased over the summer...

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    at NYMag.com
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    13 Bronx gang members indicted after deadly summer crime spree

    Four reputed Bronx gang members accused in the slayings of two teenagers were among 13 indicted Thursday in connection with a string of summertime crimes that terrorized the borough.

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    at NYPost.com
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