Dana Tyler

Robin Williams attends The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Official: Actor Robin Williams Hanged Himself

Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants To Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban powdered alcohol and calling on retailers to boycott its sale when the product hits stores as early as next month.

08/11/2014

Zak Resnick stars in "Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story." (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Piece Of My Heart’ Brings Bert Berns’ Little-Known Story To The Stage

CBS 2’s Dana Tyler interviewed Zak Resnick, who plays the role of the successful yet struggling musician in “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story.”

08/03/2014

Patti LuPone stars in "The Lady with the Torch" at 54 Below in Midtown. (Credit: CBS 2)

Patti LuPone Stars In Midtown Cabaret Show ‘The Lady With The Torch’

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is back on a Midtown stage, but not in the bright lights of Broadway.

07/27/2014

FILE -- Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Residents To Sue Town Of Islip Over Toxic Dumping At Roberto Clemente Park

Residents near the Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, where toxic materials were recently discovered, said they’re worried about the health of their families.

07/23/2014

Members of the Bristal All-Stars work with camp kids from Hempstead during an annual event in Baldwin Harbor. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bristal All-Stars Relive Glory Days On The Diamond, Teach Kids About Life And Baseball

It was a field of dreams for everyone in Baldwin Harbor on Wednesday, when seniors from the Bristal All-Stars showed children from a Town of Hempstead summer camp how to pitch, catch, and more.

07/16/2014

Ruthie Ann Miles stars in "Here Lies Love." (Credit: CBS 2)

Ferdinand, Imelda Marcos Bio-Musical ‘Here Lies Love’ Returns To The Public Theater

“Here Lives Love” is about the Filipino passion, power and politics of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.

07/13/2014

Utility trucks at the National Grid hub center in Melville, Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants National Grid To Give LI Customers Notice Before Visits

The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers’ homes.

06/30/2014

FILE - Actor Eli Wallach (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for The National Board of Review)

Eli Wallach, Veteran Character Actor, Dies At Age 98

The actor’s son, Peter Wallach, confirmed Wednesday that his father passed away Tuesday evening in New York from natural causes.

06/25/2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell (Credit: CBS 2)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Makes Shakespeare In The Park Debut In ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed an illustrious career on Broadway. But the Tony Award winner only made his debut at Shakespeare in the Park this month.

06/22/2014

Shirley Cunningham (Credit: CBS 2)

Dancing Crossing Guard Brings Smiles To Drivers, Pedestrians In Hempstead

Shirley Cunningham guides pedestrians through a busy intersection with a little dance she said is inspired by a classic children’s song always playing on her headset.

06/18/2014

The Alvin Ailey dancers perform Synthesism II at Lincoln Center on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Back At Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Modern dance returns to Lincoln Center this month. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater runs through June 22. It’s the renowned dance company’s second year performing at the iconic venue. MORE: Info […]

06/15/2014

Ruby Dee in 2012 (Larry Mullins/1010 WINS)

Pioneering Actress, Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

The legendary stage and screen actress was 91.

06/12/2014

Long Beach Fire Hydrant

New Long Beach Fire Hydrants Won’t Rust, Freeze, Or Get Opened By Wrong People

In Long Beach, some revolutionary new fire hydrants have been turning a lot of heads.

06/10/2014

At The Tony's With CBS 2's Dana Tyler (Credit: CBS 2)

At The Tony’s With CBS 2’s Dana Tyler

Join CBS 2’s Dana Tyler as she covers the most anticipated awards of the night; chats with Tony nominees, including Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Tony Shalhoub; tours the stage of “Aladdin;” and a whole lot more.

06/07/2014

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