New Yorkers can take city-run classes to learn how to make their homes and businesses less attractive to these guys. Ludovic Bertron/Flickr hide caption

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Outside New York City Hall, a policeman watches a protest against racial disparities in marijuana arrests. The majority of those arrested are black or Latino, even though those groups are not more likely to smoke pot. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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The NYPD recently launched a study into what's causing a rise in shootings in the city. Commissioner William Bratton says it will examine a lot of factors, not just stop-and-frisk. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Raymond Santana (right), Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaamat attend a rally in Foley Square, New York City, in January 2013. The three men were among the "Central Park Five," who were convicted of beating and raping a white woman but have since been exonerated. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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A little girl on her way to school Thursday in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his aides have come under fire for not closing the city's schools before a winter storm hit. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during an August news conference after officially opening the new Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park in Queens. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a 64-ounce cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos stands behind him during a news conference at the cafe in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The moment of the attack on Sunday, after dozens of motorcyclists chased and surrounded an SUV. They then smashed its windows and beat the driver. YouTube.com hide caption

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Anthony Weiner on Tuesday, before the results came in and before he waved goodbye. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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On Tuesday, a state appeals court called New York City's ban on supersized soda unconstitutional. Allison Joyce/Getty Images News hide caption

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Huma Abedin (right) glances at her husband, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, as he speaks at a press conference Tuesday. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., in June 2011 — at the height of the sexting scandal that led to his resignation from Congress. Andrew Gombert /EPA /Landov hide caption

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