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Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmaker Wants To Ban Sale Of Big Sugary Drinks To Minors

You may have to show your ID to buy a big soda if a new bill becomes law.

08/27/2015

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

Gov.  Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo, Feds Spar Over Funding For Hudson Rail Tunnel Project

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo was under new pressure Tuesday to support a new Hudson River rail tunnel – and the federal government has disputed claims that it is holding back the project.

08/25/2015

Michael Verbitsky is escorted out of the 19th Precinct Station House on Aug. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Attorney: Shooting That Wounded Gracie Mansion Guard Was Accidental, Weapon Not ‘Real’

The female officer, who part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advance team, had pulled up to the mayor’s residence on East End Avenue ahead of his arrival when the incident occurred.

08/24/2015

Lourdes Carrasquillo, one of the desnudas painted topless women of Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Lawmaker Proposes Banning Toplessness Altogether, Regardless Of Gender

Bratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.

08/21/2015

The Guardian Angels say they felt compelled to return to patrolling Central Park due to a spike in crime. (Photo: CBS2)

Guardian Angels Back Patrolling Central Park, Demand De Blasio Do Something About Crime

With crime up 26 percent in Central Park this year the Guardian Angels have resumed crime patrols for the first time in 20 years.

08/17/2015

Bill de Blasio at SI standoff press conference (CBS2)

De Blasio Questioned About Going To Gym After Firefighter Shot On Staten Island

De Blasio’s press secretary Karen Hinton said the mayor was at the gym for at least 80 minutes during the standoff, which started at around 6 a.m.

08/14/2015

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety Hazards

A dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union — fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.

08/14/2015

Delays have been reported in reporting fire alarm and suppression systems in Department of Correction facilities. (Credit: CBS2)

Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC Prisons

The report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.

08/13/2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 presidential race during an event at the Trump Tower on the Fifth Avenue in New York City on June 16, 2015. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Makes Nice With Fox News’ Kelly On Day New Poll Shows Some Vulnerabilities

The new poll is of those who will vote in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus and it shows that Trump’s debate performance shook some people up.

08/11/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

NYC Police Union Urges Officers To Take Pictures Of Quality-Of-Life Offenders

The Sergeants Benevolent Association is launching a new initiative to combat quality-of-life issues.

08/10/2015

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (L) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Republican Candidates Square Off In First Presidential Debate

A combative Donald Trump jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign with his brash, confrontational comments, but the event also served as a reminder that the race still remains leaderless and unsettled.

08/07/2015

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Sources: White House May Be Out To Injure Sen. Schumer For Iran Nuke Pact Stance

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he “profoundly disagrees” with the reasoning behind decisions by two prominent Democratic lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal he negotiated with Iran.

08/07/2015

This man passed out in Harlem on Wednesday. Aug. 5, and paramedics said he was high on synthetic marijuana, or K2. (Credit: CBS2)

‘NYC Safe’ Mental Health Initiative Unveiled As Part Of Plan To Combat Homelessness

Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.

08/06/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

Residents Demand Mayor, City Take Action On Synthetic Marijuana Use

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.

08/05/2015

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