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The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline on Feb. 13, 2012 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Councilman Looks To Turn Out Lights On Some Commercial Buildings

City Councilman Donovan Richards is proposing a bill that require some unoccupied commercial buildings to go dark.

12/09/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

Marcella Sills

Far Rockaway Principal Blasts Investigation Into Alleged Tardiness

A report released on Tuesday said P.S. 106 elementary school principal Marcella Sills should be fired from her job because she was often absent or late to work.

02/19/2014

Pinson Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, has been flooding for more than a year. (credit: CBS 2)

Flooded Far Rockaway Street Still Freezing Over, But Help Coming

Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.

01/23/2014

An A train is seen rolling through the Rockaways - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

After Seven Months, A Train Subway Service Resumes In Rockaways

After seven months of limited service and an estimated $650 million in hurricane damage, regular service on the A train is rolling through the Rockaways.

05/30/2013

City councilman Donovan Richards (at podium) on left Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, on right is State Senator James Sanders (Credit: Jim Smith WCBS 880)

City Lawmakers Want Feds To Reimburse Sandy-Devastated Homeowners

Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven’t seen any of the funds promised to them.

04/21/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Leading Candidate Increases Margin In Queens City Council Election

The leading candidate in a special election for a Queens City Council seat has increased his margin to 80 votes.

02/27/2013

Neighbors in Springfield Gardens have complained about this home since it became vacant almost 20 years ago. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Say Neighbor’s Yard Is An Eyesore

Residents in Springfield Gardens, Queens say that their neighbor’s yard has become a prime site for illegal garbage dumping and a home for rats and raccoons.

03/28/2012