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Anthony Jones

CBS 2 Exclusive: Rockaway Beachgoers Say Parks Department Guard Is A Bully

Beachgoers claim they are being harassed and threatened by a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation security officer, and new exclusive video shows a heated confrontation right on the shore.

15 hours ago

(credit: Bronx River Alliance)

Scientists Launch Study Of Complex Ecosystems In Bronx River

Scientists have launched a study into plant and animal life in the Bronx River, in the interest of improving the river ecosystem and eventually making the river into an attraction.

08/18/2014

UES manhole

Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole Cover

As a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded — 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.

07/30/2014

This enormous hornet nest was found in a tree in Raoul Wallenberg Playground in Washington Heights on Wednesday, July 23. (Credit: CBS 2)

Huge Hornet Nest Found In Washington Heights Playground Tree

An enormous hornet nest was found in a tree surrounding a Washington Heights playground Wednesday, prompting a response from the NYPD.

07/23/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Hot Dog Vendor Protest

Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out Of Washington Square Park

Hot dog vendors will likely soon be forced out of the iconic Washington Square Park, and the owners believe it is all because of a group of wealthy neighbors.

12/08/2013

Deer

City To Send Out Plane To Look For Deer On Staten Island

With Staten Island deer sightings on the rise, officials plan to start keeping track of animals from the sky.

10/21/2013

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.

07/31/2013

Rockaway Boardwalk Construction April 9, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fast-Tracked Rockaway Boardwalk Construction Causing A Headache For Residents

Construction crews are working around the clock to get the Rockaway boardwalk reconstructed in time for the start of summer.

04/09/2013

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Advocates Rally To Preserve NYC’s Community Gardens

Organizers held a rally Tuesday morning on West 25th Street ahead of a public hearing regarding proposed rules for community gardens.

08/10/2010

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Advocates Rally To Preserve NYC's Community Gardens

Organizers held a rally Tuesday morning on West 25th Street ahead of a public hearing regarding proposed rules for community gardens.

08/10/2010