Alex Silverman

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Turns 50

‘Fearless’ Men Built Verrazano, Writer Recalls On Bridge’s 50th Anniversary

Gay Talese, who covered the building of the bridge for The New York Times, said he made it a point to tell the stories of the “virtually anonymous figures” who constructed Verrazano, which opened 50 years ago Friday

11/20/2014

Kevin Darden (NYPD)

Judge Orders Suspect Charged In Deadly Bronx Subway Shove To Be Held Without Bail

Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday in the death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, police said.

11/19/2014

Wai Kuen Kwok (inset) was killed when he was shoved onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Sunday, Nov. 16. Police are searching for the man in the surveillance image in connection with the incident. (Credit: CBS2)

Suspect Charged In Deadly Subway Incident

A suspect has been arrested and charged in a deadly shoving incident on the subway in the Bronx.

11/18/2014

The city announced plans to lower the speed limit to 20 mph for bike riders in Central Park (credit: CBS2)

City Unveils Plan To Lower Speed Limit For Bicyclists In Central Park

City Councilman Mark Levine said the city has the authority to change park speed limits without state approval.

11/18/2014

Person Of Interest Sought In Bronx Subway Attack (credit: CBS2)

Police Say They Know Who Suspect Is In Fatal Bronx Subway Push

Police late Monday said they know exactly whom they’re looking for in the death of a man who was shoved man right into the path of a D Train in the Bronx this past weekend, and they are closing in on him.

11/17/2014

FILE -- A man buys his lunch at a street food vendor cart in New York. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Business Group Calls For Crackdown On 34th Street Food Carts

The 34th Street Parternship wants a ban on food carts along 34th, including on Sundays, when vending rules now don’t apply.

11/17/2014

Two window washers are seen trapped at One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014. (credit: @bedopas)

2 Window Washers Rescued From Scaffold At 1 World Trade Center

Two window washers, who became trapped on scaffolding near the 68th floor of One World Trade Center, have been rescued.

11/12/2014

MatchPad hosts a weekly event at Wicked Willy's in Greenwich Village. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

MatchPad Treats Roommate Hunting In NYC Like A Dating Service

Roommate seekers can meet their potential matches over a drink every Wednesday at Wicked Willy’s, a raucous bar on Bleecker Street’s college strip.

11/12/2014

Police on the scene of a robbery in the Diamond District on Nov. 11, 2014. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Search On For Men Who Robbed Store In Diamond District

Investigators remained in the famed Diamond District in Midtown late into the night Tuesday, after police say armed robbers boldly tricked their way into a building, robbed a store, and pistol-whipped the owner.

11/11/2014

Area of LIRR's former Rockaway Beach Branch that would be turned into the QueensWay park (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Politicians: Use Abandoned Rockaway Rail Line For Trains, Not Parkland

It could mean a straight shot in one seat from Penn Station to JFK Airport, said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-Manhattan/Brooklyn.

11/11/2014

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens Burglary Suspect Injured In Police-Involved Shooting

The suspect was taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

11/10/2014

Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center (credit: CBS2)

Assemblyman To Superstorm Sandy Victims: Don’t Repay FEMA A Dime

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, D-Far Rockaway, said he’s asked FEMA to stop requesting the repayments, but the agency says it’s required by law to try to recoup money it sent out by mistake.

11/10/2014

A directional sign in various languages is placed to point voters to a polling station in New York on November 4, 2014. (credit: AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Despite Being Under Indictment, Rep. Grimm Wins Reelection

Closely watched U.S. House races in New York include a spirited challenge to embattled Staten Island U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Hudson Valley rematch and two first-time candidates battling for an open seat stretching across the state’s northern reaches.

11/04/2014

One person was found dead near an apartment building in Farmingdale, and another was hit by an LIRR train, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Decapitated, Son Struck By Train In Murder-Suicide In Farmingdale

Police said 66-year-old Patricia Ward was killed by her son, 35-year-old Derek Ward, who then killed himself by stepping into the path of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train.

10/29/2014

A man shots slogans to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while speaks to the audience during a public event in Belmar, two years after Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2014 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Gov. Christie Tells Sandy Heckler To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’

A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm recovery and interrupted the governor’s speech Wednesday in Belmar on several occasions.

10/29/2014

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