Gracie Mansion is viewed on December 12, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Officials: Asbestos Found In Roof Of Gracie Mansion

Asbestos has been discovered in the roof at Gracie Mansion and work to remove the potentially cancer-causing materials from New York City’s mayoral residence will begin this month, city officials told The Associated Press.


The Mount Manresa property was sold for $15 million in February. (credit: CBS 2)

Father, Son Asbestos Inspectors Charged With Falsifying Records

Asbestos inspectors for a controversial Staten Island development project have been charged with falsifying records.


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N.J. Man Who Performed Illegal Asbestos Removal Work Sentenced

A New Jersey man who performed unsafe asbestos removal work at several schools and homes has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Exclusive photos obtained by CBS 2 show more dumping of asbestos and other hazardous materials in a park in Central Islip. (Credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Islip To Test All Parks After More Asbestos Contamination Is Discovered

An investigation has widened into suspected toxic dumping on Long Island, after another public park tested positive for hazardous materials.


FILE -- Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente Park

Police are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.


Mary Jane and Roger Michalak's Sandy-ravaged home in Union Beach. They just learned FEMA will not pay for their home to be demolished. (credit: CBS 2)

FEMA Rejects Funding For Nearly 100 Union Beach Homes Destroyed By Sandy

Union Beach officials said it’s not the borough denying the funding to demolish the homes, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency that’s to blame.


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More Than 100 Nassau Coliseum Workers To File Lawsuits Over Asbestos Exposure

More than 100 workers are alleging that long-term exposure to asbestos at Nassau Coliseum has made them seriously ill.


Brooklyn school asbestos scare

Asbestos Scare At Brooklyn School Has Parents Furious At Department Of Education

Demonstrators wore masks and held up signs Tuesday to dramatize their demand that the Department Of Education postpone an asbestos abatement program at P.S. 29. in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.


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Gallof: Rich Owner, Poor Team — Why Islanders Act Like Desperate Paupers

As you continue to watch the playoffs, you might want to take a look at a team that was once in the same boat as the Islanders — the Florida Panthers. It will give you some perspective on why certain things play out the way they do.


Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Inspectors Investigating Asbestos Claims At Nassau Coliseum

Nassau County has admitted in the past that there is asbestos in the walls of the Nassau Coliseum, but attorney Joseph Dell said this is a major problem and that some of his clients have been diagnosed with cancer.


NJ Supreme Court Won’t Hear ExxonMobil Appeal Over Damages

Bonnie Anderson was awarded $7 million, when a jury found in 2008 she had contracted mesothelioma from washing the clothes her husband wore at Exxon’s Linden Bayway Refinery.


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Postponed Magic-Knicks Game To Be Played March 28

The game, originally scheduled for Nov. 2, was called off when debris fell into the arena during overnight cleaning of asbestos-related materials.


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MSG Reopening Friday After Asbestos Scare

Madison Square Garden will reopen Friday night for the New York Knicks’ game against Washington following an asbestos scare that forced the postponement of a game Tuesday night.


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Hot Topic: November 3

Derek Jeter’s future in pinstripes is not so certain. The Yankees said Tuesday that retaining Jeter is one of their top priorities, but at what cost?


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Asbestos Concerns Wipe Out Magic-Knicks Game At MSG

There was a health scare at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Debris containing asbestos fell into the arena, forcing the New York Knicks to cancel Tuesday night’s game as a precaution.