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Maria Gonzalez (center),  Maria Nunez (top right), Jocelyn Gonzalez (top left),  Niely Rosario & Marly Rosario (bottom right), Jacob Nunez &  Ana Julia Martinez (bottom left) (credit: Personal Photos)

Crews Begin Installing New Concrete Barriers Along Bronx River Parkway After Deadly Accident

The New York State Department of Transportation is addressing safety concerns on the Bronx River Parkway three days after a horrific accident claimed the lives of seven family members, including three children.

05/02/2012

Bedbugs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Exterminators Called Into Nassau County Social Services Building For Bedbugs

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Union Leader Jerry Laricchiuta said that the bedbug and mice problem at the Nassau County Social Services building in Uniondale on Long Island is unacceptable.

05/02/2012

Surviving family members grieve a day after seven were killed in a deadly accident on the Bronx River Parkway. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Blame Speeding For Horrifying Bronx River Parkway Crash That Killed 7 Family Members

The family was just blocks away from the home where they had planned for a family get together Sunday before their lives ended in an instant.

04/30/2012

Bronx River Parkway  (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Seven Family Members Killed When SUV Flips Off Ramp Near The Bronx Zoo

Police say the SUV was headed south on the Bronx River Parkway when it bounced off the median, crossed all southbound lanes over to the guardrail and fell 50 to 60 feet below on zoo grounds.

04/29/2012

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From Borough To Borough, New Yorkers Get Into The Act Of Earth Day

It’s Earth Day, and New Yorkers are getting into the act. Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street got into the spirit of the day, celebrating with special cupcakes. For each cupcake sold, a dollar is donated to city parks.

04/22/2012

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Female Baringo Giraffe Makes First Public Debut At Bronx Zoo

She was 6 feet tall at birth and has a lot more growing left to do. She’ll eventually be about 16-feet tall and weigh around 2,600 pounds.

04/17/2012

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Female Baringo Giraffe Born At Bronx Zoo

The giraffe was already 6-feet-tall and weighed in at more than 100 pounds when she was born earlier this month.

03/23/2012

File Photo: Central Park Resevoir

The 5 Best NYC Spring Date Ideas

There are so many ways take advantage of your Big Apple surroundings now that warm weather is upon us. Impress your significant other with one of these five fun NYC date ideas.

CBS New York–03/22/2012

FILE - Visitors observe Wolf's monkeys at the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Bronx Zoo (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Zoo’s Monkey House Closed Indefinitely

A sign on the doors of the historic building says monkeys can be seen at its World of Birds, Congo Gorilla Forest and Jungle World.

03/01/2012

(credit: Bronx Zoo via YouTube)

Bronx Zoo Offers Roach Naming Promotion Ahead Of Valentine’s Day

John Calvelli, a spokesman for the zoo, says while you wouldn’t typically associate the cockroach with love and romance, maybe you should.

01/24/2012

Baby okapi and its mother at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Baby Okapi Makes Public Debut At Bronx Zoo

The birth of the baby okapi is a rare event. In the past 20 years, only 12 okapis have been born at the Bronx Zoo.

11/08/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Heather Ellers and Dustin Burton)

Wild Animals Escape From Preserve In Ohio, Prompting Hunt

New Yorkers were understandably concerned when Mia busted out of her enclosure, but took the escape in stride – even laughing along with her bogus Twitter account. In Zanesville, Ohio, however, the situation has taken a much more serious – and deadly – turn.

10/19/2011

Baby giraffe at Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Baby Giraffe Born At Bronx Zoo To Make His Public Debut

The baby boy, named James Marjani, was born on Sept. 14 and is the first giraffe calf to be born at the zoo since 2009.

10/06/2011

Little bundles of scorpion – A tailless whip scorpion is the proud mother of several dozen babies. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Bronx Zoo Shows Off Creepy Insects For Halloween

The Bronx Zoo is getting into the Halloween spirit by showing off some of their creepy crawlies that are sure to give you the heebie-jeebies.

10/05/2011

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society

Video: Tiger Cubs Play At The Bronx Zoo, Anticipate First Birthday

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like birthday gifts, and the six playful tiger cubs at the Bronx Zoo are no exception.

CBS New York–07/13/2011

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