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Eugene Auer Elementary School Playground Fire

Arson Squad Investigating Fire That Damaged Long Island Playground

Local parents suspect it was likely teens hanging around the playground who are responsible.


A chunk of building facade fell on 17th Street between 5th and Park Ave near Union Square. (Credit: @J_Wellz/CBS2)

Chunk Of Façade Plummets From Building Near Union Square

Inspectors are trying to figure out how a piece of a facade fell off a building near Union Square.


Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Lawmakers Resist ‘Billy Joel Boulevard’ Because The Piano Man Is Still Alive

He famously told us that ‘only the good die young,’ but Billy Joel has lived a long, successful life, seemingly with no plans of slowing down.


Women's Running became the first fitness or running magazine to feature a plus sized model on the cover. (Credit: CBS2)

Plus-Sized Model Makes First Ever Appearance On Cover Of Fitness Magazine ‘Women’s Running’

It’s the first time in history that a plus sized model has made the cover of a fitness or running magazine.


Grandmaster Flash

Rapper Grandmaster Flash Says Manhattan Parking Attendant Gave Car To Wrong Person

Grandmaster Flash posted a video on Instagram venting about his experience at a Chelsea parking garage.


Park Slope Sinkhole Fixed

City Fills In Massive Sidewalk Sinkhole In Park Slope Following CBS2 Report

The city’s DEP performed the emergency overnight repairs.


Spotswood EMT killed

Police: EMT Killed After Car Slams Into Ambulance In East Brunswick

The accident happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ryder Lane and Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.


Austin Haughwout

Connecticut Teen Who Made Armed Drone Arrested On Unrelated Charges

Austin Haughwout was arraigned and held on $20,000 bond.


samurai sword -- Richardson Rosius

New Jersey Man Accused Of Waving Samurai Sword At Driver In Road Rage Incident

Port Authority Police said Rosius admitted to getting out of the car with the sword in hand.



Police: Tourist Attacked By Homeless Man Outside Grand Hyatt Hotel

Officers arrested John Addis near the scene and charged him with assault.


Police officers rescued a cat from the Canal Street subway station and the Manhattan Bridge on Friday. (Credit: CBS2)

Escaped Cats Cause Chaos For Straphangers And Drivers In Manhattan

Two escaped cats caused chaos in Manhattan, both underground and over water.


West Village slashing

Police: Woman Slashed 72-Year-Old Man In Neck In West Village

The 72-year-old told police a woman came up behind him and slashed the side of his neck.


Park Slope Sinkhole

Park Slope Residents: Nothing Being Done About Giant Sidewalk Sinkhole

The sinkhole on 10th Street near 4th Avenue in Park Slope is so deep it looks like an open cave.


A TJ Maxx retailer. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

TJ Maxx, Other Discount Retailers Face Class Action Suits Over Price Comparisons

A proposed class action lawsuit filed last week contends those ‘compare at’ prices are bogus, tantamount to deceptive advertising.