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FILE - A Styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Ban On Styrofoam Products Takes Effect

As of midnight, Styrofoam products such as trays, cups, plates, clamshell containers and packing peanuts are banned at food service establishments, stores and manufacturers across the five boroughs.

12 hours ago

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio Accuses Cuomo Of Hindering City Agenda, Playing Revenge Game

Speaking to reporters at City Hall just before he leaves on a family vacation, de Blasio said he believes the Democratic governors holds substantial influence over the Republican-led Senate’s leadership.

20 hours ago

A cellphone case designed to look at a gun is not popular with police. (Credit: NYPD Queens North Command)

Activist Says Gun-Shaped Phone Cases Could Lead To Deadly Mistakes

There was concern Tuesday night, and calls to take smartphone cases that look like handguns off the street, before someone gets hurt.

21 hours ago

Swarm season means honeybees have been congregating everywhere, in the city and suburbs alike. (Credit: CBS2)

Swarm Season Brings Throngs Of Bees To City, Suburbs Alike

Bees buzz, sting and terrify, and they don’t care if they live in a tree, a country barn, or the walls of a New York City apartment.

21 hours ago

College student David Karnauch took this selfie on an unauthorized section of the Brooklyn Bridge. (Credit: David Karnauch)

NYPD: Student’s Selfie High On Brooklyn Bridge Was ‘Irresponsible And Illegal’

A college student found his way onto an unauthorized area of the Brooklyn Bridge and took a selfie this past weekend, and police said his actions were “irresponsible and illegal.”

21 hours ago

Sanitation worker Curtis Jackson jumped into action to stop an attempted robbery at this 7-11 store on East 23rd Street and Park Avenue. (Credit: CBS2)

Rookie Sanitation Worker Hailed As Hero For Breaking Up Robbery At Gramercy 7-Eleven

After less than a year on the job, a rookie New York City sanitation worker is being called a hero after stopping a robbery in progress and tackling the suspect to the ground.

21 hours ago

Demonstrators during a rally organized by supporters of the 'Yes' vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament on June 30, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Greek voters will decide in a referendum next Sunday on whether their government should accept an economic reform package put forth by Greece's creditors. Greece has imposed capital controls with the banks being closed until the referendum and a daily limit of 60 euros has been placed on cash withdrawals from ATMs. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Investors Rattled Worldwide After Greece Misses $1.8 Billion Loan Payment

Investors around the world were on edge Tuesday night, after Greece missed a crucial payment deadline and became the first developed country to default on a loan to the International Monetary Fund.

21 hours ago

A suspect who police believe fired a gun into the air and struck a window in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Fired Gun Into Air, Struck Window In Fort Greene

Police were searching Tuesday night for a suspect who fired a gun in the air several times, and struck an apartment window, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

22 hours ago

Utility workers on Long Island (Credit: CBS2)

AARP: Analysis Proves Long Islanders Can’t Afford PSEG Rate Hike

In a detailed analysis, AARP accuses the utility of trying to shift certain expenses to ratepayers, many of whom, they claim, cannot afford it.

23 hours ago

The site of the Polo Grounds is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

NYPD: 18-Year-Old Man Killed, 2 Injured In Harlem Double Shooting

An 18-year-old is dead and two others were injured after a shooting at a public housing development Harlem Monday evening.

06/30/2015

Alexander Wachmyanin is charged with shoplifting at an East Rockaway CVS drugstore and carjacking a woman. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Man Charged With Shoplifting From CVS, Carjacking Woman In East Rockaway

A man was charged this week with shoplifting numerous items from a CVS drugstore in East Rockaway, Long Island, and carjacking a woman to make his getaway.

06/30/2015

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Credit: DumboNYC/Flickr)

Plans Announced For 2 Private Residential Buildings To Fund Brooklyn Waterfront Park

The surrounding parkland will be funded by payments — replacing property taxes — under a 94-year lease of the city land.

06/30/2015

Misty Copeland attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Misty Copeland Named First Black Female Principal At American Ballet Theatre

The Missouri-born dancer has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in the dancing field.

06/30/2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 presidential race during an event at the Trump Tower on the Fifth Avenue on June 16, 2015. (credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Announces $500 Million Lawsuit Against Univision After Miss USA Is Dropped

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit Monday against Univision, after the Spanish-language network terminated its relationship with Trump’s Miss Universe Organization.

06/30/2015

Scene of fatal hit-and-run in Queens

Queens Man Charged In Connection With Fatal Hit-And-Run

Nicholas Colleran has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving without a license and related offenses.

06/30/2015