Ann Mercogliano

People climb down a destroyed section of boardwalk after checking the storm's approach in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in Queens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Nor’easter Dumps Snow Across Tri-State, Interrupts Sandy Recovery Efforts

The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.

11/08/2012

Voters at a polling site in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Not Deterred By Storm’s Effects, Voters In NY, NJ Turn Out For Election Day

Authorities in both states were helping bring some displaced voters to their polling sites and directing others to cast ballots elsewhere.

11/06/2012

Voting tents in the Rockaways - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Voters Cast Ballots In Tents After Sandy Devastates The Rockaways

The devastation of superstorm Sandy has apparently not dampened the patriotism of the residents of the Rockaways.

11/06/2012

LIPA crew at Richmond Avenue in Amityville on Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials Demand LIPA Work Quicker To Restore Power, Improve Communications With Customers

Just over 255,000 Long Islanders remained in the dark Monday, down from more than 935,000 immediately after the storm.

11/05/2012

A firefighter works to contain a fire that destroyed over 100 homes during Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Breezy Point, Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fire Amid Superstorm Leaves Breezy Point, Queens, A Wasteland

It happened in the Breezy Point section on the Rockaway Peninsula, which had earlier been flooded by Sandy. Nearly 200 firefighters have been on the scene since about 11 p.m. Monday.

10/30/2012

Jersey Shore

High Winds, Intense Waves Slam Jersey Shore As Sandy Bears Down

The storm is forecast to linger for 36 hours, according to experts. The prolonged event means high tides will complicate the effects of the storm.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

In Blue Bloods, Tom Selleck (right) stars as Frank Reagan, the New York Chief of Police.  (Photo: Heather Wines 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

EXCLUSIVE: Selleck On Fatherhood, Family And How They Relate To ‘Blue Bloods’

Tom Selleck spends his Fridays starring as the New York City Police commissioner on “Blue Bloods.” But he told CBS 2 exclusively his most important role has nothing to do with television or movies.

10/26/2012

Prepping for Hurricane Sandy by pumping water from lake Como in Belmar, N.J. (CBS 2)

Jersey Shore Readies For Hurricane Sandy To Come Ashore; River Towns Also Prepare

Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.

10/26/2012

A general view of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park dedication ceremony on Oct. 17, 2012. (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

At Long Last, FDR Memorial Park Dedicated On Roosevelt Island

After 40 years, and many starts and stops, a new memorial park in honor of America’s 32nd president will soon be open to the public.

10/17/2012

Restaurant 'A' Grade (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Restaurant Health Inspection Results Come To Smart Phones

If you are a skeptical diner or just want to be a smarter one, smart phones will soon be able check the cleanliness of a restaurant through an application that scans a code.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

(credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Officials Mark Completion Of Barclays Center At Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Brooklyn Nets’ new arena has been a long time coming.

09/21/2012

Cheeseburger

Today’s Talk: Where’s The Beef From? The Kobe Beef Menu Debate

If you’ve ever paid for a piece of Kobe beef, you know the steak is expensive. But are you getting what you paid for?

CBS 2–09/18/2012

Actress Melissa Joan Hart (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actress Melissa Joan Hart Throws ‘Baby Shower’ For Military Moms At Barclays

Hart, a Long Island native, teamed up with Barclays and Carousel Designs in Bethpage to host an “Operation Shower/Birdies For The Brave” baby shower for 40 very deserving military wives.

08/23/2012

View of Columbus Circle Statue (credit: CBS 2)

Columbus Circle Public Art Project Has Some Italian-Americans Upset

The project is being built by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi and supporters said it should not be viewed as offensive because it will allow New Yorkers and visitors alike to get an up-close look at Columbus high above the circle.

08/20/2012

CBS 2's Ann Mercogliano takes aim at a shooting range in New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

Packing Heat: Statistics Show Number Of Female Gun Owners On The Rise

According to a recent Gallup poll 23 percent of woman reported they are gun owners, up from 13 percent in 2005.

08/20/2012

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