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Health, Safety Violations Could Delay Openings For A Dozen Pre-K Facilities

A dozen facilities providing services in the city’s new universal pre-kindergarten program won’t open on time if they don’t fix serious health and safety violations.

08/22/2014

A sign for a Bank of America branch is viewed on April 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Gets $800M In Bank Of America Settlement

New York state is getting $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

08/21/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton joins Eric Garner's family after meeting with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on July 25, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sharpton, Family Of Eric Garner To Meet With US Attorney

Garner’s family wants federal prosecutors to take over the investigation and potential prosecution of the case, which the Staten Island District Attorney announced Tuesday was going to a grand jury.

08/21/2014

Mayor de Blasio defended Police Commissioner Bratton during a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Defends Bratton After Garner Death Sparks Weeks Of Backlash

Mayor de Blasio has defended his police commissioner after weeks of backlash following the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

08/13/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Pair Of Young German Artists Claim Responsibility For Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap

Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said they hoisted the hand-sewn white flags onto the 131-year-old bridge’s towers as a celebration of public art in “the global center of creativity.”

08/13/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Transit Officials To Decide Whether To Allow Sharpton’s Verrazano March

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday there are a number of concerns associated with a possible march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in response to the police-custody death of Eric Garner.

08/07/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks out about the case of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on Staten Island, on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Police Advocates Fire Back Against Rising Anger Fueled By Death Of Eric Garner

Police advocates are firing back against a rising tide of anger fueled by the death of Eric Garner, the man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent choke hold by police.

08/05/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Begin Enforcing New Reduced Speed Limits In NYC

City officials are hoping that by lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph and ticketing drivers, they can help prevent future fatalities.

08/04/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Violence Pervasive At Rikers Island Juvenile Jails

New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.

08/04/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hands out "go bags" to residents in Brooklyn on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Talks Hurricane Preparedness As Tropical Storm Bertha Churns In Atlantic

De Blasio appeared alongside Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito in Brooklyn Friday to talk hurricane preparedness.

08/01/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a roundtable meeting at City Hall on police-community relations on July 31, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Has Stern Words For De Blasio At Police-Community Relations Meeting

Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is the time to transform police-community relations in New York City.

07/31/2014

Charles Mozdir, 32, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in the West Village on Monday, July 28. Three law enforcement officers were wounded. (Credit: CBS 2)

US Marshals Injured In West Village Shootout Released From Hospital

Both U.S. marshals injured in a shootout with a wanted fugitive have been released from the hospital as new details emerge on what led authorities to find the suspect at a West Village smoke shop.

07/29/2014

3 law enforcement officers shot in the West Village (CBS 2)

2 US Marshals, NYPD Detective Injured, Suspect Killed In West Village Shooting

Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.

07/28/2014

Bill de Blasio arrives at Gracie Mansion on July 27, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Family Spends First Night In Historic Gracie Mansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday.

07/28/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Review Of Officer Training Coming In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ensured that a full investigation and new training for officers will be launched following the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by an officer during an arrest on Staten Island last week.

07/22/2014

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