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New Slow Zones To Take Effect Monday In NYC

New lower speed limits — part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative aimed at curbing pedestrian deaths — will take effect on some major roadways Monday.

08/03/2014

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Report: Even After Millions In Payouts New York Holds $13.3-Billion In Unclaimed Funds

What do Madonna, Jerry Seinfeld, and Rupert Murdoch have in common? New York has money that it’s been trying to give them.

08/02/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spider-Man Arrest Strengthens Push To Regulate Times Square Characters

On Saturday night, a man dressed as Spider-Man wound up in cuffs after he allegedly assaulted a police officer following a dispute with a woman.

07/27/2014

Firefighters make their way through rubble and debris after the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images)

Report: Number Of Ground Zero Cancer Cases Skyrocketing

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of 9/11 rescuers and responders with cancer in the past year, according to a published report.

07/27/2014

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Street Vendors In ‘Food Fight’ For Prime Real Estate

Street vendors are in a massive food fight for the area outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, CBS 2 reported.

07/26/2014

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Research Firm: New York Will See Increase In High-Wealth Individuals Over Next Decade

New York City is already home to a lot of millionaires, but the Big Apple could soon play host to even more.

07/26/2014

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer calls for end to "poor doors." (credit: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer/Twitter)

Manhattan Borough President Pushes For Legislation To Ban ‘Poor Doors’

While some city council members have continued to fight a planned apartment complex with separate doors for luxury and affordable units, one official wants to change the law for the future.

07/26/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Letitia James Calls For Stepped Up Action Against Sex Assaults On Subways

James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.

07/25/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 9-year-old Amanda Houser and other elected officials applaud July 7, 2014, at a ceremony in which the governor signed a bill into law legalizing medical marijuana. (Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

New York Becomes 23rd State To Allow Medical Marijuana

Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain nonsmokeable versions of the drug.

07/07/2014

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Firefighters Mourn Death Of Gordon Ambelas, Killed In Brooklyn Blaze

Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.

07/06/2014

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Trip To Dinner Turns Into Heroic Night For Dix Hills Firefighter

A volunteer assistant fire chief in Dix Hills was on his way to dinner on Saturday night, when a call came in. By the end of the night he had saved a life.

07/06/2014

No swimming flags are posted due to the heavy surf left by Hurricane Arthur, July 4, 2014 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina's outer banks overnight causing wide spead power outages, flooding and damage, and has since weakened to a Category 1 as of Friday morning. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hurricane Arthur Impacts Fourth Of July Beach Plans, Causes Rip Tide Concerns

The storm is churning up big waves all along the Atlantic coast as it travels northward.

07/04/2014

Injured soldiers and Marines visit the 9/11 memorial on July 4, 2014. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Injured Veterans Honor Bravery Of Others At 9/11 Memorial

A modern-day “Band of Brothers,” nine soldiers and Marines who survived catastrophic injuries from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, spent part of their Independence Day remembering the bravery of others.

07/04/2014

Flowers mark the grave site of slain NYPD officer Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYPD Officer Slain In Sicily In Century Old Mafia Cold Case Honored With Special Ceremony

Prayers were said and thanks were offered to the Italian police who kept the investigation, into the death of Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino, open.

06/28/2014

FILE -- Commuters exit a PATH train station at the World Trade Center site. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: SEC Launches Probe Into Port Authority Financial Books

Yet another agency is taking a closer look at the financial books of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to a published report.

06/12/2014

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