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NYPD: Stolen DEP Truck Crashes Into UES Barber Shop

The NYPD says the driver first hit several parked cars before crashing into the barber shop.

02/11/2012

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Brooklyn Sewage Plant Offering Valentine’s Day Tour

Looking to take your sweetheart on a Valentine’s Day date she’s not soon to forget?

02/10/2012

Ulster County executive wrote a letter to Mayor Bloomberg asking him to come and see the environmental impact of DEP's presence in the area. (credit: Flickr.com | inset Ulster County)

Upstate Executive Rips NYC DEP As ‘Occupying Nation’ & Wants Bloomberg To Intervene

According Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, the county’s water is being polluted and harming farmers, hurting beaches and killing fish in the process.

01/02/2012

Potholes plague Tri-State Area

Sinkhole Or Pothole? De Blasio Rips City Agencies For Playing Bureaucratic ‘Ping Pong’

NYC’s Public Advocate says the DEP and DOT need a more streamlined process when it comes to repairing street damage.

09/26/2011

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

Upper West Side Sinkhole (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Investigate Sinkhole On Upper West Side

People are stopping and taking pictures of a massive sinkhole that opened in the middle of 82nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, and frustrated residents are asking what city officials intend to do to prevent future collapses.

08/17/2011

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Large Water Main Break In Washington Heights Leads To Gas Main Problem

The main broke just before noon at West 152 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue. The water has been shut off, but a gas main break in the area has Con Edison urging residents to contact them if they sense a problem.

08/12/2011

Tony Greno looks at the flooded basement of his pizzeria after Wednesday's water main break. (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Businesses Feeling The Heavy Cost Of Wednesday’s Water Main Break

Business owners are facing another day of cleanup. Many of their basements are flooded with several feet of water, and restaurant owners are being forced to replace food which they had to throw away.

07/28/2011

A child plays in a sprinkler, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tri-State Area To Get Heat Relief; Thousands Still Without Power

The triple-digit scorcher that taxed the electrical grid and made life uncomfortable in the Tri-state area is finally expected to simmer down somewhat on Sunday.

07/24/2011

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Raw Sewage Flowing Into Hudson River Following Fire At Harlem Treatment Plant

Engineers are working around the clock to get the minimum of two out of the five engines up and running at the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant. Until then, raw sewage is bypassing the plant and going straight into the river.

07/21/2011

Cleanup of Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jul 21, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Clean Shores Program Tackling Trash At Liberty State Park

Old 2x4s, tree branches, gas cans, soda cans and water bottles. It’s all being picked up by a detail of about a dozen prison inmates along the Liberty State Park shoreline over the next couple weeks.

07/21/2011

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NYC Water Lead Levels Back To Normal, Says DEP

Farrell Sklerov with the Department of Environmental Protection says there were some troubling test results last year, a small uptick in lead levels in homes with older pipes.

07/16/2011

Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

No. 1 Problem On The Jersey Shore? Finding A Place To Go No. 1, Poll Finds

A new poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University showed New Jerseyans think there aren’t enough bathrooms near the beach.

06/22/2011

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More Big Cat Sightings In Greenwich

For more than a week, there have been mountain lion sightings in and around Greenwich.

06/16/2011

Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. It’s out there and conservation experts said the picture obtained by CBS 2 is definitely it.

06/09/2011

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