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Shoppers fill Macy's during the Black Friday sales on Nov. 23, 2012, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Beware Of Misleading ‘Bargains’ On Black Friday

Shoppers who are getting ready to rush out the door on Friday morning in search of Black Friday deals may want to slow down.

11/26/2013

CBS 2's Emily Smith and Adrianne Appell of the Toy Industry Association look at some of the finalists for the toy of the year. (Credit: CBS 2)

Finalists For Toy Of The Year Put On Display

The toy industry on Monday unveiled its finalists for toy of the year.

11/25/2013

Rendering of new South Street Seaport marina and tower. (Credit: SHoP Architects )

Developers Unveil South Street Seaport Proposal

Designers say they envision the new structure on pier 17 as mixed-use complexes that will cater to businesses as well as cultural events.

11/19/2013

Juicing (file/credit: CBS 2)

Juicing: Sure-Fire And Safe Weight Loss Method? Or Is Something Missing?

A lot of people looking to lose weight or eat more vegetables have jumped on the juicing bandwagon. But is drinking your food healthy or just hype?

11/12/2013

Friends at the movies (file/credit: Clipart)

Study: Movies Rated PG-13 Contain As Much Violence As R-Rated Movies

An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.

11/11/2013

A woman feeds her chickens. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cheaper Corn Could Mean Cheaper Chicken

The latest numbers by the National Corn Growers Association show that a bushel of corn is selling for a little more than $5 a bushel, down from nearly $7 last year.

11/04/2013

Staten Island After Sandy

Destruction, Despair Persist A Year After Sandy On Staten Island

Recovery has been rougher in some areas than others in the year after Superstorm Sandy.

10/30/2013

Revealing Costume

Some Advice On Finding Alternatives To Tight And Revealing Halloween Costumes

If you can’t seem to find the right Halloween costume this year because everything looks too tight, you’re not alone. Experts have some advice on ways to navigate the racy of frightening fashion.

10/28/2013

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on August 25, 2013.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV)

Rashida Jones Taking Heat For ‘Tweet Shaming’ Celebs

Another celebrity has taken to Twitter to shame Hollywood’s most scantily clad with some harsh words.

10/22/2013

Julia Lamon models a dress she picked out from Joan's Closet. (credit: CBS 2)

Joan’s Closet Dresses Aspiring Performers For Success

Joan’s Closet is giving more than 200 Manhattan School of Music students in need access to high-end, gently used dresses to wear at auditions.

10/21/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYPD Expanding Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday that the NYPD was engaging the help of officials in New Jersey and Long Island in the search for Avonte Oquendo.

10/15/2013

Purple House

N.J. Neighbor: Purple Paint Job Is Homeowner’s Ploy To Avoid Repairs

When residents complained about the condition of a house in Denville, N.J., the owner responded with an in-your-face exterior makeover.

10/08/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Police Handing Out Fliers In Search For Missing Autistic Boy In Long Island City

Avonte Oquendo was last seen at 12:38 p.m. on Friday leaving the Center Boulevard School on 51st Avenue in Long Island City.

10/07/2013

Summer Or Fall?

Summer Temperatures In Fall: What Should You Wear?

The calendar says October, but it felt more like August outside Tuesday. But what can you wear during such a tricky transition to fall?

10/01/2013

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N.J. Condo Complex Testing Dog Poop DNA To Track Down Owners Who Don’t Pick Up

A northern New Jersey condominium complex is taking a scientific approach to catch dog owners who don’t scoop the poop.

09/23/2013

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