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Growing City Skyline Could Bring Dark Days To Central Park

Studies showed that buildings exceeding 1000-ft will create different shadows at different times of the year. In some cases those shadows will be 20 blocks long.

12/26/2013

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate with their fans after a win against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on September 22, 2012. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dyer: Biggest Football Game This Weekend In The Tri-State? Rutgers Gets That Nod

Already off to their best start since the magical 2006 season — the year when Rutgers finished 11-2 and won the first bowl game in program history — the Scarlet Knights need this hot start to become credible again.

10/05/2012

Plaxico Burress (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Coach Coughlin On If He’d Be Interested In Bringing Plaxico Burress Back: ‘No’

When Tom Coughlin was asked on Tuesday morning at the Giants Foundation Golf Outing if he would consider taking a chance on the 6-foot-5, 232-pounder, the two-time Super Bowl winning coach simply shook his head and said one word: “no.”

05/29/2012

Dwyane Wade plays with kids in SoHo. (Credit: Bobby Metelus via Vimeo.com)

Video: Dwyane Wade Plays Pickup Hoops With Neighborhood Kids In SoHo

While walking the streets of SoHo in Manhattan (apparently to do some shopping), the NBA veteran took a few minutes to join some neighborhood kids for a pickup game of hoops at the Thompson Street Playground.

04/19/2012

Apollo Theater (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Apollo Theater Set To Take Amateur Night Across The Pond

The legendary Apollo Theater is taking its amateur night across the pond, and it’s looking for four talented and lucky contestants to represent the Big Apple.

03/31/2012

Ernest, an injured pheasant, gets treatment at the Wild Bird Fund (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Care For Birds At NYC Wildlife Rehab Center

“They are flying through. This is their ancient flyway and they go smashing into the skyscrapers we built right on their path,” said Rita McMahon.

03/23/2012

Macy's Herald Square (credit: Kristin&Joe via Flickr.com)

Report: Pedestrian Traffic On The Rise In NYC

One study found 350,000 pedestrians a day in Times Square. There were 97,000 on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and 80,000 on East Fordham Road in the Bronx.

12/07/2011

Hurricane Irene (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists Release Report Of Future Climate Projections For New York State

“Lets start thinking about what would it be like if there are more Irenes and let’s respond to that, and that’s the focus of this climate report,” said scientist Daniel Bader of Columbia University.

11/18/2011

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NYPD May Use .50-Caliber Rifles As Part Of Anti-Terror Capabilities

It’s extreme security, for an extreme situation. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly may have been referring to the massive .50-caliber rifle when he spoke of the NYPD’s ability to take down an aircraft. It’s a weapon that can do the job.

09/26/2011

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry slaps hands with an audience member after the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The debate featured the eight candidates ten days before the Florida straw poll.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Arrive In NYC Monday

Perry will meet with Hispanic leaders in Inwood, including 100 business leaders from the Inwood and Washington Heights sections.

09/18/2011

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Tourist In NYC Charged With Raping Young Woman Near Columbia University

Damien McGuinness, a 22-year-old bartender from Ireland, has been arraigned and is being held on $5,000 bail on a charge of rape.

08/12/2011

Macy's Herald Square (credit: Kristin&Joe via Flickr.com)

Study: NYC Sidewalks Getting More Crowded

The DOT sends teams to 50 locations around the city twice a year to gauge pedestrian volume, and they said the city’s sidewalks have become more crowded this year than at any time in the part five years.

08/06/2011

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Poll: Most New Yorkers Would Shop At Local Walmart

In a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 69 percent of the respondents said they would shop at a Walmart in the city if it was convenient, while 63 percent said city officials should allow a local Walmart to open.

07/28/2011

A unidentified man cleans the street in Tribeca (credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Travel + Leisure’s Dirty Little Secret: New York City No Longer Ranked Number One

Start spreading the news — but clean up when you’re done. The Big Apple is no longer number one … when it comes to filth.

06/14/2011

Police, military personnel investigate Fleet Week tragedy (credit: CBS 2)

Young Marine Killed Crossing NYC Street During Fleet Week

A 22-year-old Marine visiting Manhattan for the first time was struck and killed by a car while crossing 12th Avenue.

05/26/2011

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