Alex Silverman

A screen capture from the TLC's new public service announcement. (Credit: Taxi and Limousine Commission)

TLC Public Service Announcement Takes On Cabbies Who Refuse Service

The 30-second spot opens with an African-American couple looking frustrated as a cab zooms by them.

06/10/2015

French Fries (Thinkstock)

NYC Could Become First City In U.S. To Require High-Sodium Warning Labels On Menus

The Health Department will propose all chain restaurants add a symbol resembling a salt shaker on menus next to food products that contain more than the recommended daily limit, the AP reports.

06/09/2015

High Bridge reopens for the first time in 45 years. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

High Bridge Reopens To Bikes, Pedestrians For First Time In 45 Years

New York City’s oldest standing bridge designed for pedestrians and bicyclists is reopening for the first time in 45 years.

06/09/2015

Uber Protest

Uber Drivers Protest New Rules They Say Give TLC Greater Power Over Company

Four credit unions lending the buyers of yellow cab medallions are filing a lawsuit, as the Taxi and Limousine Commission considers new regulations on Uber and similar operations.

05/28/2015

Chimp

NYC Judge Hears Arguments On The Rights Of 2 Chimpanzees

A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from Stony Brook University where they’re kept.

05/27/2015

A vehicle plowed into a Pathmark store in Flushing, Queens on Tuesday, May 26. (Credit: NYPD 109th Precinct)

Vehicle Plows Into Queens Pathmark Store; 5 Injured

Five people were injured, one critically, when a vehicle slammed into a Pathmark store in Flushing, Queens.

05/26/2015

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Settlement Cited In Disabled Man’s Homicide At NY Facility

Staff denied wrongdoing, saying they acted within their professional judgment.

05/26/2015

USS San Antonio approaches the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Parade Of Ships Down Hudson River

Fleet Week 2015 officially kicked off Wednesday with a parade of ships down the Hudson River.

05/20/2015

Police Search For Man Wanted In Eight Robberies In Brooklyn

Police Search For Man Wanted In Nine Robberies In Brooklyn

Police have released surveillance video of a man they say is connected to at least eight violent home invasions in the last nine weeks in Brooklyn.

05/19/2015

The NYPD unveiled its new Crime Stoppers van, with video displays built in, on May 19, 2015. (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS2)

NYPD Unveils New High-Tech Crime Stoppers Van

The van is equipped with external video screens to display surveillance photos and videos from recent crimes.

05/19/2015

Laura Finamore's casket is carried into St. Anastasia Church in Little Neck, Queens, on May 18, 2015. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family, Friends Say Goodbye To Amtrak Crash Victim Laura Finamore

Friends and family of Laura Finamore, one of the eight people killed in last week’s Amtrak train derailment, are saying goodbye Monday.

05/18/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

A man hits two other men over the head with a chair at Dallas BBQ on May 5, 2015. (credit: Isaam Sharef)

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Being Bashed Over The Head With Chair At Chelsea Dallas BBQ

A man was bashed over the head with a chair in a shocking brawl caught on video in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant.

05/06/2015

A man fell down an elevator shaft in a building at West 46th Street and Eighth Avenue on May 5, 2015, fire officials said. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

WCBS 880: Worker Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft In Midtown

The worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

05/05/2015

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority, waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Report: Former Port Authority Official To Plead Guilty In Bridgegate Scandal

Wildstein could enter his plea Friday in Newark federal court, where grand jurors are hearing testimony on the scandal.

04/29/2015

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