Councilman Stephen Levin

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.


The street in Brooklyn where residents say that security cameras would greatly reduce crime. (Credit:CBS2)

Brooklyn Residents At Odds With DOT Over Surveillance Camera

Some Brooklyn residents who want to curb crime on their street by installing surveillance cameras say that the city is standing in their way.


The area in Boerum Hill where residents want the speed limit reduced (Credit: CBS 2)

Boerum Hill Residents Want Speed Limit Lowered

Community leaders are proposing that the Department of Transportation experiment with reducing the speed limit to 20 mph in the traffic area bounded by Court Street, 4th Avenue, Pacific and Baltic Street.