Amy Dardashtian

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Proposes Lowering Speed Limit To 20 MPH In NYC

The legislation, introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, comes on the heels of a new safety push by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which includes stepped up traffic enforcement and fines from new speed cameras.

01/17/2014

Ashlee And Myls Dobson (credit: Handout)

Mother Speaks Out After Woman Charged In Death of 4-Year-Old Boy

Myls Dobson died Wednesday after police found him unconscious in a bathroom at the Ritz Plaza building on West 48th Street.

01/10/2014

Gray's Papaya appears shuttered in Greenwich Village on Jan. 9, 2014. (credit: WLNY)

End Of An Era: Gray’s Papaya In Greenwich Village Closes Its Doors

If it’s closed, that would leave just one Gray’s Papaya in New York City — the location on 72nd and Broadway. The midtown location closed in 2011 due to high rent.

01/09/2014

Morris Intermediate School administrator Paula Herbst holds her new American flag while twins Alliah and Arianna look on. (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Students Rally Around Administrator After Flag Stolen

Some middle school students are proving you’re never too young to take action.

01/08/2014

A woman stands in front of the annual Christmas tree on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Christmas Eve In New York Brings With It Diversity Of Traditions

Living in a melting pot means a sampling of all the best from around the world, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.

12/24/2013

Shoppers on 5th Avenue. (file/credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Last-Minute Shoppers Take Advantage Of Round-The-Clock Store Hours

Shoppers leaving Macy’s with bags in tow around 4 a.m. Monday said the early wake-up is worth it.

12/23/2013

Noshat Nahian was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: CBS )

Police: Boy, 8, Struck And Killed By Tractor-Trailer In Queens

Noshat Nahian, 8, was walking with his 11-year-old sister about a block from his school, P.S. 152, when he was struck by the tractor-trailer, police said.

12/20/2013

The George Washington Bridge (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PA: ‘Significant Delays’ This Weekend On George Washington Bridge

Three of the four lanes on the George Washington Bridge will be closed in both directions this weekend so crews can replace steel deck panels as part of the upper-level deck replacement project.

12/20/2013

A smoker uses an e-cigarette, the battery-powered device designed as an alternative to cigarettes
(file/credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Council Approves Ban On Indoor E-Cigarette Use

The New York City Council approved legislation Thursday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces where smoking is already prohibited.

12/19/2013

There is no evidence anti-bacterial soap is more effective than regular soap and water, the FDA says. (credit: ClipArt.com)

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety Of Anti-Bacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

12/16/2013

Holiday shopping back in full swing following snowstorm (Credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers Rush To Finish Gift Lists Following Snowstorm

Store owners in Westchester County and Hudson Valley said they are hurting from the lost day of holiday shopping that Saturday’s storm caused.

12/15/2013

Salvation Army Cadets sing and dance for donations outside of Penn Station. (Credit CBS 2)

Salvation Army Cadets Are On A Mission To Dance For The Poor

It’s Christmas time in the city! The season is known for holiday staples like the tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

12/13/2013

Mega Millions lottery ticket forms at a convenience store in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brisk Sales Boost Mega Millions Jackpot To $425M

It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing only a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.

12/13/2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09:  People shop at an outdoor holiday market in celebration of the season on December 9, 2013 in New York City. With the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree last Wednesday evening, the holiday shopping season has officially started in New York with tens of thousands of tourists expected to visit the city to shop, see shows and sightsee.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booming Tourism Industry Could Ease Burden On City Tax Payers

The boom in tourism has been ten years in the making. It was spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg.

12/11/2013

Steven Ciccone, Denise Williams

Man Hailed As Hero For Helping Passengers In Metro-North Derailment

The horror of the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx Sunday was marked by some inspiring stories of bravery.

12/02/2013

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