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5 Best Stores For Back To School Shopping

Make sure the tyke in your life is well-prepared this fall by stocking up on essentials, from desks to clothes to notebooks and sweaters at the stores listed below, our five favorites for back-to-school shopping in New York City.

08/18/2014

Suspects sought in four Brooklyn armed robberies. (credit: NYPD)

Police Seek 2 Men In 4 Armed Robberies In Brooklyn

Police are looking for two men who they said pulled off four armed robberies over the last several weeks in Brooklyn.

08/14/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly grabbed a 63-year-old woman's buttocks and exposed himself to her in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Grabbed Woman, 63, Flashed Himself To Her In Brooklyn

Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who grabbed a 63-year-old woman’s buttocks and exposed himself to her in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn last week.

08/13/2014

This 9mm handgun was found buried in the sand by a 10-year-old girl at Coney Island Beach. (Credit: NYPD)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Disturbing Discovery Prompts Coney Island Lifeguard To Take Action

A veteran lifeguard stepped into action this week, after a 10-year-old girl found a loaded gun buried in the sand in the water at the beach at Coney Island.

08/12/2014

Image from surveillance video with attempted rape suspect in right corner (Credit: WLNY)

Boy, 16, Charged In Rape In Attempted Rape In Crown Heights

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged Tuesday with the attempted rape of a woman in the stairwell of a Crown Heights, Brooklyn building.

08/12/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect in the theft of a $2,400 Nikon camera from a photo studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Ripped Off $2,400 Camera From Greenpoint Photo Studio

Police on Tuesday were asking the public for assistance in finding a suspect who allegedly swiped a $2,400 camera from a photography studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

08/12/2014

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Neighborhood-Specific Maps Coming To NYC Subway Stations

The MTA announced Tuesday it has joined forces with the New York City Department of Transportation to install new neighborhood-specific maps in all city subway stations.

08/12/2014

The Barclays Center (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Continues Its 2016 Democratic Convention Pitch

Brooklyn is once again pulling out all the stops Tuesday for members of the Democratic National Committee in hopes of bringing the 2016 convention to the Barclays Center.

08/12/2014

Police are looking for Sharod and Tanaysia Mcleod who are wanted in connection with a violent Brooklyn home invasion. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Suspects Beat Up Brooklyn Woman, Stole Cash During Home Invasion

The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating two people wanted in connection with a home invasion that took place in Brooklyn.

08/12/2014

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NYC’s 4 Best Bacon Desserts

These dishes combine the salty, savoriness of bacon with the soul-satisfying sweetness of baked goods and chocolate.

08/12/2014

Abby Weissman's webcam captured video of a woman not cleaning up after her dog. (credit: South Oxford Street Block Association)

Fort Greene Residents Go After Dog Walkers Who Fail To Scoop The Poop

Residents of the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn have set up a “Dog Walkers Hall of Shame,” in an effort to catch those who fail to clean up after their pets on video or camera and post them online.

08/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

School Bus Crash Mapleton, Brooklyn (CBS 2)

1 Injured In School Bus Crash In Southern Brooklyn

One person suffered a minor injury late Monday afternoon when a school bus was involved in an accident in the Mapleton section of Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

Joseph Raksin (Credit: WLNY)

Hundreds Gather For Funeral Procession Of Brooklyn Rabbi Killed In Miami

Rabbi Joseph Raksin, 60, was in Miami visiting relatives when police said he was confronted by two men and shot while he was walking to a synagogue on Saturday.

08/11/2014

Joseph Raksin (Credit: WLNY)

Family Of Brooklyn Rabbi Killed In Miami Believes Shooting Was Hate Crime

Northeast Miami-Dade County is home to a vibrant Orthodox Jewish community. That community was shattered Saturday after Joseph Raksin was gunned down while on his morning walk to temple.

08/10/2014

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