Alice Gainer

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Interview: Macy’s Fireworks Show Director Previews This Year’s Show

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show is back to rumble in the skies over New York City in the 39th annual celebration Saturday.


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Furry Friend Finder: Charlie And Papi

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Andrea Grymes and Alice Gainer introduce us to Charlie and Papi, who are looking for homes.


Gene Palmer (Credit: Keshia Clukey/Albany Times Union)

NY Prison Guard Admits Providing Tools To Escaped Prisoners, Denies Knowing Escape Plan

Gene Palmer’s attorney said his client is cooperating with police and will plead not guilty.


PS 87 on Upper West Side

Parents On High Alert After Attempted Luring Outside P.S. 87 On Upper West Side

There are only a few days left of school, but there will be an increased police presence as a result of the incident.


Hillsdale PD has offered their police station lobby as a safe zone for online buyers and seller (Credit: CBS2)

Hillsdale Police Department Setting Up Safe Zones For Online Buyers, Sellers

Police said if a prospective buyer or seller has an issue with meeting at a police station, don’t transact with them.


Scene of police-involved shooting in Brooklyn, June 18, 2015 (Credit: N Nagima)

Police: Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Stabbed Him In Brighton Beach

A police officer shot and killed a man who stabbed him in the neck in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, officials said Thursday.


Antony Freay (Credit: CBS2)

Cresskill Man Arrested In Connection With Woman Missing For Over A Year

Mila Kostadinova was last seen at Antony M. Freay’s home at 189 Jefferson Avenue in Cresskill on June 2, 2014.


Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal court for his assault on 2 gay men on May 5 at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea. (Pool)

Dallas BBQ Chair Bash Suspect Held On Bail After Surrendering

Cellphone video allegedly showed him slamming a chair over the head of a Brooklyn man at the Chelsea BBQ at 261 Eighth Ave., at 23rd Street, in Chelsea back in May.


Some say bicyclists are out of control on the Upper East Side. (Credit: CBS2)

Reckless Cycling Leads NYPD, Lawmakers To Announce A Bike Safety Blitz

Because of all the reckless cycling going on, police and local lawmakers are hitting the streets announcing a bike safety blitz.


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CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Recalls Horror Of Being Choked By Stranger On Upper West Side

At around 4:55 a.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old woman was walking near the Collegiate School at 260 W. 78th St. – between Broadway and West End Avenue – when the suspect came up from behind, police said.


David Sweat and Richard Matt

Source: Female Prison Worker Was Supposed To Pick Up Escaped Killers

The source said the woman went to a hospital instead after apparently suffering from a panic attack.


Dancers from the New York City Ballet put on a workshop for kids in the NYU Rusk Rehabilitation Center. (Credit: CBS2)

New York City Ballet Brings The Joy Of Dance To Kids At NYU Rehab Center

Dancers from the New York City Ballet were center-stage on Monday, but this performance was taking place the NYU Rusk Rehabilitation Center.


One of 50 pianos set up for public use by the group 'Sing for Hope.' (Credit: CBS2)

Outdoor Pianos Set Up Across New York City For Fourth Year

Fifty pianos have been put on display across New York City, in an arts movement that has returned for another year.


NYPD Detective Wojciech Braszczok testifies in his own defense on June 2, 2015.   (Credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty Cop Testifies In Biker Road Rage Trial He Thought SUV Driver Was Aggressor

The prosecutor asked Wojciech Braszczok about initially telling his NYPD handler he didn’t see the September 2013 attack.


Months after heart surgery, 14-year-old Gianna Schupler of Dix Hills is back on the dance floor (CBS2)

Long Island Teen Taps Her Way Back To The Dance Floor Months After Heart Surgery

The surgery was a success allowing the teen to resume her goal of winning a championship.