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Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

FILE - A Ferret walks on a leash. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Board Of Health Rules To Keep Ban On Ferrets As Pets In NYC

The city Board of Health decided Tuesday to maintain a long-standing prohibition on keeping the animals as pets. The vote was 3-2 to lift the ban but needed six votes to pass. There were three abstentions.

03/10/2015

Fire tears through at least two homes in Mill Basin, Brooklyn on March 9, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Homes In Mill Basin; Up To 6 Firefighters Hurt

The fire broke out at around 2:20 p.m. at National Drive between Mill and Strickland avenues.

03/09/2015

Youth British backpackers check-in in their bedroom at the Circus hostel Berlin on July 19, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

City Councilman Wants To Bring Youth Hostels Back To NYC

Five years ago, a law that was aimed at curbing illegal hotels inadvertently put up restrictions on hostels, forcing many of them out of business.

03/09/2015

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Neighbors Outraged Over ‘White History Month’ Sign In Flemington Deli Window

The sign in the window of Jimbo’s Deli on Main Street says “Celebrate your white heritage in March. White History Month.”

03/04/2015

Islan Nettles (image via CBS 2)

Arrest Made In 2013 Beating Death Of Transgender Woman In Harlem

James Dixon, 24, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and felony assault.

03/03/2015

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

Window Washer Falls From 5th Floor Window In TriBeCa

A window washer took a tumble from a fifth story window in TriBeCa Tuesday.

03/03/2015

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Appeals Court Says Preservation Commission Has Final Say In Hopper-Gibbons House Addition

Preservationists have won a court battle over a house that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

02/26/2015

A federal criminal complaint against three Brooklyn men accused of trying to leave the country to join ISIS. (Credit: CBS2)

FBI: 3 Brooklyn Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS, Plotting Terror Attacks In U.S.

FBI agents arrested three Brooklyn men for allegedly attempting to travel abroad to join the terror group ISIS, with one man agreeing to kill President Obama if ordered to, according to authorities.

02/25/2015

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver outside court with his attorney on FEb. 24, 2015. (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery Case

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a bribery case against him, saying the prosecutor went too far in discussing the case publicly.

02/24/2015

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Takes Over Rebuilding Of Cortlandt Street Subway Station Destroyed On 9/11

The Cortlandt Street No. 1 train station was crushed beneath falling debris from the towers Sept. 11, 2001.

02/24/2015

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Police: Wig-Wearing Bandit Robs Glen Rock, NJ Bank

Authorities say an armed bandit wearing a pink wig robbed a northern New Jersey bank.

02/18/2015

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UWS Veterinary Hospital: Exotic Animals Killed In ‘Horrendous Tragedy’ After Pipe Bursts

The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine said the pipe broke around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

02/17/2015

A surveillance image shows a motorist striking a pedestrian in Astoria, Queens, in May 2014. (credit: CBS2/NYPD)

City Unveils ‘Vision Zero’ Pedestrian Safety Plan For Queens

Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.

02/17/2015

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Dress Designer Switches Gears, Helps Create New Ebola Protective Suit

The most unusual outfit to debut at fashion week is one that you probably don’t want to see anyone wearing.

02/16/2015

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