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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

A Long Island family returned from vacation to find an oil slick in the basement of their North Babylon home. (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. Homeowners Stuck Cleaning Up Mystery Oil Slick

Homeowners on Long Island were stuck cleaning up a slick that was left in their basement after someone made an oil delivery to the wrong address.

11/26/2013

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The Jamaica Destination Guide

Jamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here’s a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.

10/31/2013

Dressed to take part in the festivities, Avionne Maurice waits for the start of the West Indian Day Parade, Monday Sept. 5, 2011 in Brooklyn.   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

West Indian-American Day Parade Revelers Not Deterred By Violence

At least two people were shot, and a police officer suffered minor injuries while making an arrest, officials said.

09/02/2013

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Best Post Labor Day Deal Escapes

Get the best deals the travel world has to offer this season, with these insider secrets from top travel pros.

08/12/2013

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Quinn Named Grand Marshal Of Brooklyn West Indian Parade

The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers. Quinn said she is honored.

08/23/2012

Farmers Market in Crown Heights - Brooklyn, NY (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Farmers Market Brings Communities Together In Crown Heights

With the bleak central Brooklyn cityscape as a backdrop, you might be surprised what a little color is capable of.

06/18/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Tikka Masala From Trini-Paki Boys Cart

Pieces of grilled white and dark meat chicken were placed atop basmati rice, and a little hot sauce was added. This wasn’t like chicken tikka masala you get in Indian restaurants, it was more a homemade version

CBS New York–04/19/2012

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Best Caribbean Restaurants In New York City

Who says you need to go to the islands of the Caribbean to enjoy the taste of the West Indies? There are hundreds of restaurants in New York City that offer the best in jerk, curried and stewed dishes. Here are our favorites

CBS New York–04/12/2011

Victor Mooney leaves the island of Goree in 2006 to row across the Atlantic to raise HIV/AIDs awareness. (SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Man Makes 3rd Attempt To Row Across Atlantic

Inspired by his brother, 45-year-old Victor Mooney hopes to begin his journey from Cape Verde and row to the Caribbean and eventually to the Brooklyn Bridge.

01/17/2011

West Indian American Day Parade in 2010. (credit: CBS 2)

City Celebrates Annual West Indian American Day Parade

Nearly three million people lined up along the Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn Monday for the West Indian Day Parade.

CBS 2–09/06/2010

Young Rockland County Man Dies On Cruise Ship

Police in Miami say 21-year-old Kevin Edouard from Spring Valley, New York died while on board a Norwegian cruise ship.

08/24/2010