Elise Finch

FILE -- A MyLink menu is displayed inside a Chevorlet Spark electric car during a press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Studies: Hands-Free Devices May Be More Distracting To Drivers

Many of these systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less, according to the studies.

10/07/2014

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Cold Weather Is Coming. Is Your Home Ready?

Don’t let the 70-degree temperatures fool you. Experts say now is the time to get your home heating system ready for winter.

10/06/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Health Officials: NYC Ready If Ebola Reaches City

Rooms at Bellevue Hospital Center are being prepped to handle patients with the potentially deadly illness, and information posters have been sent to emergency rooms across New York City.

10/01/2014

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Pet Owners Suspect Foul Play As Numerous Dogs Fall Sick After Visiting Popular Queens Park

Is someone poisoning the pooches in one Queens neighborhood? Some pet owners think so because several dogs have gotten sick after their daily walk in a popular park.

09/30/2014

This dog run in Van Cortlandt park is running into trouble with historians because of its location. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Historians Oppose Dog Run In Van Cortlandt Park Near Native American Memorial

A dog run near a Native American memorial in the Bronx is an insult, according to historians.

09/29/2014

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Fall Foliage In Tri-State Area Expected To Peak In Late October

If you want to see the most vibrant colors this early in the season you’ll have to take a road trip. Peak viewing in the Tr-State Area is just a few weeks away.

09/24/2014

Experts say the first day of autumn is the perfect time to begin fall gardening. (Photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Take Advantage Of The Weather And Begin Fall Gardening

Tuesday was the first full day of autumn and experts say the perfect time to clean up your lawn and fall into gardening.

09/23/2014

Challah bread (credit: CliipArt.com)

Rosh Hashanah Preparations Get Cooking

With a little more than 48 hours until the start of Rosh Hashanah, kosher bakeries are busy preparing the breads and cakes eaten to celebrate the Jewish new year.

09/22/2014

East River Skyway Proposal (credit: EastRiverSkyway.com)

Entrepreneur Proposes Aerial Gondolas To Bridge Brooklyn & Manhattan

A Brooklyn entrepreneur has proposed a four-minute ride over the East River with spectacular views.

09/16/2014

At least one person got sick after inhaling a strange odor in Willowbrook Park on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hazmat Team Examines Staten Island Park After Reports Of Sickening Odor

Crews arrived shortly before 1 p.m. after receiving reports that something in a stream along the hiking trail was making people and their pets sick.

09/15/2014

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Problem-Solving Puzzle Toys A Hit Among Pups, Owners

Do you think your dog is a real problem-solving pooch? Well now, there are new tools designed to work those skills.

09/09/2014

Bracelet honoring fallen firefighter Michael Otten. (credit: Handout)

Once-Missing 9/11 Memorial Bracelet Unites Families From NYC, Long Island

The bracelet was engraved with the name of fallen New York City firefighter Michael Otten, who died on Sept. 11. The firefighter’s widow, Marion Otten, said her son lost the bracelet on the beach at Robert Moses State Park a decade ago.

09/08/2014

Vacant home demolished in Selden (Credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Brookhaven Begins Demolishing Vacant, Structurally Unsound Homes

The Town of Brookhaven on Long Island has begun demolishing vacant, structurally unsound homes.

09/03/2014

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Late Summer Scorcher Hits Tri-State Area

The calendar may say September, but the weather is behaving like the hottest part of summer.

09/02/2014

Beachgoers in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ready For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Nice weather is predicted for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend across the Tri-State areas as people celebrate the final weekend of summer.

08/29/2014

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