Ginny Kosola

New York City's Homelessness Rate At All Time High, As State Considers Pulling Funding For Key Program

City’s Homeless Program To Pay Rent Of Some Families Leaving Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.

08/13/2014

Abby Weissman's webcam captured video of a woman not cleaning up after her dog. (credit: South Oxford Street Block Association)

Fort Greene Residents Go After Dog Walkers Who Fail To Scoop The Poop

Residents of the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn have set up a “Dog Walkers Hall of Shame,” in an effort to catch those who fail to clean up after their pets on video or camera and post them online.

08/11/2014

Emily Fedorko (Facebook)

Funeral Service Held For Greenwich High School Teen Killed In Boating Accident

The funeral for 16-year-old Emily Fedorko was held at St. Clement Church in Stamford Monday afternoon.

08/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer says private drone use should be regulated by the federal government. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Feds To Speed Up Regulations For Drones

The Democrat says New York has become “the wild west” for private drones since a court case limited the federal government’s ability to regulate the use of the small, remote controlled aircraft.

08/03/2014

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S.I. Politicians Hope Brooklyn Brewery Expands To West Shore

Staten Island politicians are hoping a popular Brooklyn business brings its expansion to their west shore, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.

08/03/2014

Traffic cop (Credit: CBS 2)

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

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

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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