Battery Park City

Thousands flocked to Battery Park City for this year's Dinner In White. (Credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Gather For Elaborate ‘Dinner In White’ In Battery Park City

Imagine an elaborate, flash mob, dinner party with thousands of your new-found friends. It’s one of the biggest summer events in New York City, and it’s all a mystery until guests arrive.

08/25/2014

Pier A in Battery Park City (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Fear Beer Garden Will Bring Ruckus To Battery Park City

Developers are planning to convert the historic Pier A, which has sat empty for more than two decades, into a dining and drinking establishment that will fit more than 1,000 people.

04/23/2014

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: NYC Park Safety Called Into Question

Park safety is underfunded, and the way Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are deployed is in dire need of reform, they argue.

10/15/2013

Elena Adams (CBS 2)

Cops: Woman Offered Investigator Jewelry, Stamps To Kill Husband

The would-be hit was supposed to go down on Sunday. Instead, Elena Adams, 57, was arrested in Sheepshead Bay after a meeting with an undercover investigator to allegedly discuss the murder of her husband.

08/29/2013

(credit: National Parks Department)

5 Moving Memorials In NYC

Memorials make us remember those who have gone, but they also inspire us to great feats in our own lives. Read on for five of New York’s most moving tributes to check out this Memorial Day.

05/22/2013

Water pours into the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery tunnel due to Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo, Bloomberg Assess Sandy’s Impact On NYC; Battery Tunnel Flooded By Cascading Water

Numerous bridges have been shut and power has been cut to parts of lower Manhattan.

10/29/2012

Breezy Point On Map Of Zone A (credit: http://www.nyc.gov)

Some Residents In Evacuation Zone May Defy Orders To Leave

Bloomberg said that while those who defy the evacuation orders will not be arrested, he cautioned that it would be a selfish decision because it would potentially put first responders at risk if the residents need to be rescued.

10/28/2012

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer blames lack of garbage cleanup along West Side Highway on bureaucratic red tape. (credit: CBS 2)

Stringer: ‘Bureaucratic Meddling’ To Blame For Lower Manhattan Garbage Pileup

The medians that divide the West Side Highway are being choked with trash from 59th Street to Battery Park City and the Manhattan Borough President is not happy about it.

08/21/2012

Lower, Lower Manhattan

Plan: Extend Manhattan To Governors Island, With Help From Army Corps Of Engineers

We have SoHo and NoHo. Now there’s talk of “LoLo.” It’s the new neighborhood that would be developed along the southern tip of Manhattan.

11/23/2011

The Lacoffs of Battery Park City (credit: CBS 2)

Many Lower Manhattan Residents Who Lived Through 9/11 Say They Will Never Leave

The financial district surrounds Ground Zero, but there are also thousands of people who live there and many residents who were there on 9/11 still live near the World Trade Center.

09/10/2011

The sun sets on the World Trade Center site after Irene has passed - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Survives Hurricane Irene

Port Authority executive director Chris Ward says the new World Trade Center dodged a bullet in the Hurricane Irene.

08/31/2011

Members of the Figueroa family prepare to evacuate from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Praises New Yorkers’ Resilence As Evacuations Continue

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the mandatory evacuation of all residents in the coastal areas dubbed “Zone A” and also extended the mandatory evacuation zone to include all of the Rockaways.

08/27/2011

Mayor Bloomberg announces mandatory evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Heed Mayor’s Warning, Leave Evacuation Areas In Advance Of Irene

Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.

08/26/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

New York City Battens Down The Hatches As Irene Begins Her Run Up Coast

Mayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas “must evacuate” by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.

08/25/2011

People stand in a square outside the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Many New Yorkers Wondering About Strength, Safety Of City Buildings After 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

There was no serious damage to structures within the five boroughs from Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake, but what if a stronger quake hit?

08/24/2011

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