The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was in New York City on Friday. She was scouting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which could hold the DNC's big event in 2016.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a trip to Paris to show his support after terrorist attacks there that left 17 people dead.
De Blasio paid his respects Tuesday at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and at a kosher supermarket. The attacks were carried out on Jan. 7 and Jan. 9.
Accompanied by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux, he laid flowers at a memorial up the street from the satirical newspaper.
A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch.
The group is led by the Brooklyn South trustee at the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.
Brian Fusco said Tuesday that union leaders have been "grandstanding" instead of improving officers' "disgraceful and dangerous" work environment.
Lynch is seeking a fifth term as head of the union, which represents 24,000 officers. He had no immediate comment.
Acknowledging that not even he appreciated the depth of problems at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday told reporters "deep-seated" cultural change in city lockups was one of his administration's top priorities.
Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.
Gaping security holes at the city's Rikers Island jail allowed guards and other staffers to easily smuggle in all manner of contraband - including heroin, marijuana, booze and weapons - to the inmates they are supposed to be watching, city investigators found.