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Crane Collapse in Long Island City, Queens - Jan. 9, 2013 (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Crane Operator Cited In Long Island City Collapse

A crane operator and a contractor didn’t inspect equipment, failed to take proper precautions and ran the rig unsafely before it collapsed while building a New York City apartment tower and injured seven construction workers, officials said Wednesday.

01/30/2013

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota In Radio Interview: NYC In ‘Fragile’ State

“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.

01/30/2013

R Train Montague Tube (credit: MTA)

R Train Service Restored Between Manhattan And Brooklyn

Subway service resumed Friday for parts of the New York City Subway system knocked out by superstorm Sandy.

12/21/2012

A helicopter carrying five people crashed into the East River Oct 4, 2011 (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Tour Helicopter That Crashed Into East River Was Too Heavy

A federal report released Thursday found a helicopter that crashed into the East River off New York City on a sightseeing tour last year, killing three passengers, was carrying too much weight.

12/20/2012

South Street Seaport - Nov. 30, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Museum Reopens, But South Street Seaport Struggles

The South Street Seaport Museum reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, and was set to launch two new exhibits on Friday.

12/10/2012

LIRR Schedule Board Dec. 9, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Normal LIRR Rush Hour Schedule To Resume Monday Morning

Monday’s commute for Long Island Rail Road passengers will finally be back to normal, more than a month after superstorm Sandy forced service to be limited.

12/09/2012

Flooding damage caused by Sandy at the South Ferry station (credit: MTA New York City Transit / David Henly)

Lhota: MTA Not Expected To Raise Fares To Pay For Sandy Repairs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.

11/28/2012

The Queens-Midtown Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Queens-Midtown Tunnel To Reopen Friday After Being Flooded By Sandy

For those trying to cross the East River, there is good news.

11/08/2012

A flooded Brooklyn Battery park Tunnel October 30, 2012 as New Yorkers  clean up the morning after Hurricane Sandy's landfall. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Lhota: MTA ‘Has Never Faced A Disaster’ Like Sandy

The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Quinn and BillyBey Ferry Company announced that the East River Ferry has served one million passengers in just over a year, more than double the initial projection of 409,000 annual riders.
July 16, 2012. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed/Flickr)

Bloomberg, Quinn Mark 1 Million East River Ferry Riders

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 1 million passengers have ridden ferries across the East River since the service started just over one year ago.

07/16/2012

Pier 17 (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Investigations Continue At Crowded South Street Seaport

A fire erupted at a crowded South Street Seaport on Saturday. Incredibly, no one was hurt. But now investigators have to figure out how it started.

07/15/2012

Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

De Blasio Wants Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Back On East River

The Macy’s fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display’s return to the East River.

06/29/2012

NYPD Cruiser (file/credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit Saves Two In Separate Incidents Within An Hour

It was two-for-two for members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, as the ESU saved two desperate New Yorkers in separate incidents in the same hour.

06/10/2012

103rd Street Footbridge - Jun 1, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Wards Island Footbridge Reopens After Years Of Work

After two years and $17 million in repairs and improvements, the 103rd Street footbridge to Wards Island in the East River reopened on Friday, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

06/01/2012

Trash piles up in the city (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Upper East Side Residents Rally Against Proposed Trash Terminal On 91st Street

Dozens of residents rallied against the proposed trash terminal on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read, “Don’t treat New Yorkers like trash!” and chanting, “Dump the dump!”

05/19/2012

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