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Stanley Hochhauser, of Wantagh, sounds the shofar for the 17th consecutive year at the Celebrate Israel parade on June 1, 2014, in Manhattan. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sea Of White And Blue At Celebrate Israel Parade

New York’s 50th Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue features some participants high up in the air: 16 planes in a flyover salute

06/01/2014

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New Yorkers Line Up For Free Books In Far Rockaway

The line for a free book giveaway stretched for more than two blocks in Far Rockaway, on Saturday.

05/31/2014

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado and assistant trainer Alan Sherman, leaves the track at Belmont Park on May 27, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Spectators Come Out To Catch A Glimpse Of California Chrome During Belmont Training Run

He is a superstar on four legs, California Chrome could be the first Triple Crown Winner since 1978.

05/31/2014

John Liu (credit: Used with permission via Flickr/John Liu 2013)

Rally Held In Support Of John Liu As He Looks To Return To Politics

Supporters crowded into the parking lot at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station to cheer on Liu’s return to politics.

05/23/2014

The American Dream complex is seen from Chopper 880 – East Rutherford, NJ (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass)

American Dream Megamall To Be Redesigned, Open In 2016

The developer of a massive New Jersey megamall has signed a union agreement to jumpstart work on the long-delayed project.

04/28/2014

FILE - A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Lawmaker Wants More Funding To Fix Potholes

Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.

02/18/2014

The casket carrying actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014, arrives at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, for Hoffman's funeral service on February 7, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Family, Friends Mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman At Upper East Side Funeral

The coffin holding Hoffman’s body was brought out of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola by pallbearers and put it a hearse, and family and guests began to stream out Friday afternoon.

02/07/2014

Ofelia Ruiz of the TSA stands on Feb. 4, 2014, with laptops left at Newark Liberty Airport within the previous month. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Super Bowl Fans Leave Behind Jewelry, Electronics, More At Newark Liberty

Transportation Security Administration officials in Union are sorting through the items left behind at security checkpoints.

02/04/2014

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FBI: 16 Juveniles Rescued In Super Bowl Prostitution Busts

16 juveniles forced into prostitution — including some teens who had been reported missing by their families — were rescued by the FBI in a two-week operation leading up to the Super Bowl, the agency said Tuesday.

02/04/2014

Crews respond after a Delta Connection flight skidded off the icy runway at Kennedy Airport on Jan. 5, 2014. (credit: @res7cuefox5/Twitter)

John F. Kennedy Airport Reopens After Plane Skids Off Runway

John F. Kennedy Airport was closed for about two hours Sunday morning after a plane skidded off the runway into a snow bank.

01/05/2014

Crime Scene Tape (file/credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Report: Most NYC Murder Victims In 2013 Knew Their Killers

Of the 334 murders in New York City in 2013, it appears only 29 victims did not know their killer.

01/05/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Cuomo Reverses Field, Will Legalize Medical Marijuana

Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize medical marijuana represents an about-face for the Democratic governor.

01/05/2014

7 Train (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

West Side Subway Extension, More Wi-Fi Service Coming In New Year

In June, the 7 train will begin running to 11th Avenue and the Fulton Street Transit Center will open. The MTA has also promised more frequent G train and M train service in the new year.

12/30/2013

Organizers perform a confetti test, attended by Spider-Man, for the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 29, 2013. (credit:  Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Nearly 800 Hard At Work On Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

Nearly 800 people will be hard at work the next few days to pull off one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve parties.

12/29/2013

A Range Rover in connection with a fatal carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Spike In Newark Carjackings

Newark has become a center of carjacking. Three of the suspects in the Dec. 15 carjacking murder at The Mall at Short Hills were from Newark.

12/29/2013

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