Alex Silverman

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City Official Joins Public Advocate Letitia James In Call For Better Safety For Nail Salon Workers

Charlene Obernauer, who heads the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, said the state’s 5,000 nail salons use a toxic cocktail of chemicals.

09/20/2014

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Woman Struck, Killed By MTA Bus In Bedford-Stuyvesant

The bus driver was unaware of the accident and kept driving; witnesses chased him down.

09/17/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street (file / credit: Google Maps)

Port Authority Bus Terminal Plans $90 Million Patch-Up Job

The $90 million patch-up job will include building a new lane to avoid bus traffic on the way to the top level as well as more staging areas so empty buses won’t clog up the Lincoln Tunnel going back and forth.

09/17/2014

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

Report: Nearly 90 Percent Of Tri-State Area Hospitals Faced ‘Critical Challenges’ During Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

09/17/2014

Cars on the highway and a train (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

N.J. Lawmakers To Discuss Joining Major Transportation Agencies

New Jersey is almost out of money to pay for its roads, so at a hearing next week, lawmakers will look into merging three big agencies.

09/16/2014

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

EPA Nixes Cuomo Plan To Use Clean Water Funds To Help Pay For New Tappan Zee Bridge

The agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo’s $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.

09/16/2014

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SheRides Puts Brakes On App Launch Due To Overwhelming Customer Demand

There has been so much interest in SheRides from women who want female cabbies that the company is holding off for now on launching the app in New York City.

09/15/2014

A guard booth sits outside Mayor Bill de Blasio's Park Slope house. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYPD Guards Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Vacant Park Slope Home

De Blasio and his family have been living at Gracie Mansion since July. But a uniformed cop and guard booth can still be outside his 11th Street row house in Brooklyn.

09/15/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton Employee Faces Tough Decision Over Medical Marijuana

An employee of Princeton University has been given a choice; either stop using medical marijuana or quit.

09/06/2014

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Resume Leadership Of Firm He Founded

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to resume the leadership of his business empire — although he said in a news release that was planning no such thing.

09/03/2014

Kathy Hochul speaks at a senior center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Sept. 2, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Lt. Gov. Hopeful Kathy Hochul: Cuomo Has Assured Me I’ll Remain His Running Mate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate says a report that he might dump her isn’t true.

09/02/2014

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Most New Yorkers Support ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.

08/27/2014

A Port Authority Police Department banner is posted on a barbed wire fence outside Ground Zero and One World Trade Center on March 21, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Port Authority Graduates Largest Police Class

Two sons of officers killed in the line of duty during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be among the 249 cadets receiving their badges during a ceremony in Elizabeth Friday.

08/22/2014

Kang Chun Wong

Elderly Man Injured During Jaywalking Citation On UWS To Sue The City

Police insisted that officers did not strike Wong deliberately, and that when an officer pulled out a summons book and began writing a ticket, a struggle ensued.

08/22/2014

Ali Muhammad Brown. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: Suspect Charged In Murders Of NJ College Student, Seattle Men Was On ‘Bloody Crusade’ To Punish US

Prosecutors in Washington filed a third aggravated murder count against Ali Muhammad Brown, alleging the killings are part of a “bloody crusade” to punish the U.S. government for its foreign policies.

08/21/2014

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