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City Council member Helen Rosenthal. (credit: nyc.gov)

‘Poor Door’ To Get Redesign At West Side Manhattan Skyscraper As Opposition To Them Mounts

Residents of the affordable portion will now get shared access to a courtyard and a roof deck facing the Hudson River.

08/29/2014

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fire Academy Takes Steps To Curb MRSA Outbreak

The FDNY is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA.

08/29/2014

The Grand Slam Breakfast and a bottle of Dom Perignon goes for $300 at the new Denny's location in lower Manhattan. (credit: CBS 2)

Denny’s Opens First-Ever NYC Location In Lower Manhattan

The diner chain’s Financial District location at 150 Nassau Street will be unlike any other Denny’s you’ve seen.

08/29/2014

Joan Rivers attends the 'The Realistic Joneses' opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Joan Rivers was in a medically-induced coma Thursday night at Mount Sinai Hospital, after she went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a throat procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side.

08/28/2014

A driver was arrested after a vehicle crashed into a house in Seaford, Long Island on Thursday, Aug. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Driver Arrested After Vehicle Crashes Into House In Seaford, Long Island

Police on Thursday arrested a Long Island man after he allegedly crashed into a house in Seaford.

08/28/2014

Police say this individual stole a wallet and attempted to withdraw money from a Queens ATM. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Queens Larceny Suspect Tried To Withdraw Money From Victim’s Account

The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying and locating an individual wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place in Queens.

08/28/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect in the sexual abuse of a woman in an apartment building in the University Heights section of the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

Search On For Suspect In Sexual Attack In Bronx Apartment

Police on Thursday released a surveillance video of a suspect in the sexual abuse of a woman in a Bronx apartment building.

08/28/2014

Solitary confinement

Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

08/28/2014

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

City Businessman Pleads Guilty To Ripping Off MTA With Low-Quality Fuel

A New York City businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by providing poor-quality oil for city buses and passing it off as the good stuff.

08/28/2014

Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker, 61, was shot and killed in her upstate home. (Credit: Westchester Philharmonic)

Suspects In Slaying Of New York Violinist Held Without Bail

Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.

08/28/2014

NYPD Commissioner Commissioner Bill Bratton on Thursday, Aug. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: NYC Crime Is Down, Media Hype Is Not True

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday that he absolutely wants to rebut the terror the news media has created about crime.

08/28/2014

Columbia Law School professor and New York state lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu. (Credit: Tim Wu)

New York Times Picks Tim Wu For Lieutenant Governor Over Cuomo’s Running Mate

While declining to make an endorsement for New York state governor in the Democratic primary in The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for lieutenant governor over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate Kathy Hochul.

08/28/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

City Taking Steps To Prevent Brooklyn Bridge Climbing

The city is continuing to beef up security on the Brooklyn Bridge following two high-profile security breaches.

08/28/2014

Obama Press Conference On Iraq, Ferguson (CBS 2)

Obama Visit Friday Will Snag Flights At Westchester County Airport

When many New Yorkers are heading out of town for Labor Day weekend, President Barack Obama is heading not to the city, but to Westchester County for a pair of events.

08/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

08/28/2014