Carol D’Auria

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.

03/04/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.

03/04/2015

Surveillance image of what police say was a massive brawl inside a deli in the Bronx on March 1, 2015. (credit: NYPD)

Police Search For 7 Suspects In Massive Brawl At Bronx Deli

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday inside the 1253 Deli on Castle Hill Avenue in Parkchester.

03/02/2015

Emergency responders on the scene of a collapse on West 57th street on Feb. 25, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Parking Garage Under Demolition Partially Collapses On Manhattan’s Far West Side

The incident took place on 57th Street between 11th & 12th Avenues.

02/25/2015

People wait to board an uptown 6 train at Union Square Station on January 28, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Dire Consequences If Funding Isn’t Found For Transit Improvements

More subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.

02/25/2015

A man was shot and killed in the Lillian Wald Houses in Alphabet City on Monday, Feb. 23. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Dead After Shooting In Alphabet City Housing Project

A man is dead after being shot late Monday afternoon in a public housing development in Alphabet City.

02/23/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Calls New York Post Ridiculous For Report Slamming New NYPD Training Regimen

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the New York Post ridiculous for an article in which the newspaper reported that police officers think the training in wake of the Eric Garner case is not realistic and pretty silly.

02/23/2015

People walk out of the Manhattan Supreme Court building. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Crackdown Coming On Alleged Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

In what has been described as one of the biggest corruption crackdowns in years, city investigators and local prosecutors plan to issue bribery charges against charge 50 building inspectors and contractors, according to a published report.

02/09/2015

Fire at commercial building on North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Jan. 31, 2015 (Credit:Andrea Grymes/CBS2)

Brooklyn Residents Raise Concerns Over Air Quality Following 5-Day Blaze

There is still a residual smell from the fire on Kent Ave near the scene of a Brooklyn warehouse fire that burned for 5 days.

02/09/2015

LIE billboard rendering by Allvision (Credit: Allvision/CBS2)

Nassau County Considers Billboards Along LIE, Near Roosevelt Field Mall

The plan is erect 48-foot-wide electronic billboards all along the Long Island Expressway and near Roosevelt Field mall.

02/09/2015

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Bronx Teaching Assistant Accused Of Having Sex With 14-Year-Old

Police say 29-year-old Maria Contreras had sex with a 14-year-old boy in her Bronx home last November.

02/07/2015

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NYPD: Suspect In Box Cutter Attacks Near Union Square Charged

Four people were hospitalized in the Wednesday morning incident.

02/06/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Officials: 15 Hospitalized After Metro-North Train-SUV Crash

Officials say 15 people remain hospitalized after a Metro-North train smashed into an SUV stopped on the tracks in Valhalla, killing five train riders and the car’s driver.

02/04/2015

The wreckage of a car following a manhole explosion in Brooklyn on Feb. 3, 2015.  (credit: CBS2)

Park Slope Buildings Evacuated Following Manhole Fire

According to fire department officials, carbon monoxide levels started to rise and the buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

02/03/2015

7 Train (credit: CBS2)

Bitter Cold Causes Delays For Rail Riders

Bitter cold temperatures and ice caused some early morning delays for rail commuters across the Tri-State area on Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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