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The Cyclone roller coaster gets stuck near the top of its first climb on March 29, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Coney Island Cyclone Gets Stuck On First Public Ride Of Season

Photos and video from the scene show workers helping riders walk down to safety.

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First responders work at the site of the March 26, 2015, East Village explosion and fire. (credit: CBS2)

Police: 2nd Body Found At Site Of East Village Explosion

The body has not been identified or moved, police said. Two men went missing Thursday when an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings on Second Avenue at East Seventh Street.

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Civilians watch firefighters battle a blaze caused by an explosion that forced two buildings to collapse on Second Avenue in Manhattan's East Village on March 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Red Cross Reception Centers Offer Help To East Village Explosion Victims

The American Red Cross of Greater New York continued to offer a hand Saturday for those who were left homeless by the East Village explosion earlier this week.

03/28/2015

A Brooklyn community is reeling after a deadly fire claimed the lives of seven children. (Credit: Sasoon Family Friend)

Funeral Services Held For Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire

Funerals were held on Sunday for the seven brothers and sisters who were killed in a tragic Brooklyn fire.

03/22/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD Investigating If Alcohol Played A Part In Wrong-Way Crash On S.I.

NYPD investigators are looking to test the blood alcohol level of 27-year-old Pedro Abad, the off-duty Linden police officer behind the wheel driving the wrong way on Staten Island’s Westshore Expressway.

03/21/2015

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Commuters Brace For More MTA Fare & Toll Hikes

Bridge and tunnel tolls will also go up by 4 percent for E-ZPass users and about 6 percent to 10 percent for cash customers.

03/21/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty Linden Police Officer Killed, 2 Others Critically Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On S.I.

Police in New Jersey say three off-duty officers were involved in a wrong-way crash on Staten Island that left one of the officers and a civilian dead and three others hurt.

03/20/2015

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Mayor De Blasio Promotes Plan For Struggling NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan to boost the performance of struggling schools by providing extra support during a visit to a Queens high school Thursday.

03/19/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget Negotiations

He said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.

03/16/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Report: Education Company Monitoring Social Media Accounts Of Common Core Test Takers

A spokesperson for the testing company, Pearson, confirmed to The Washington Post that it will alert states when it finds test questions being posted publicly to the Internet, saying security maintains fairness for students as well as the integrity of the results.

03/15/2015

Protesters outside a McDonald's at Broadway and 51st Street demanding higher wages (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Demanding Higher Wages Try To Storm McDonald’s On Broadway

The protesters are demanding $15 an hour and union representation.

03/08/2015

International Women's Day march in New York City on March 8, 2015

Thousands Mark International Women’s Day With March In New York City

Men and women from around the world convened at the United Nations headquarters before marching down to Times Square.

03/08/2015

FILE -- A train carries oil.(credit: Getty Images)

Rockland Mom Sounding Alarm About Dangers Of Oil Trains

Sarah McTasney says eventually she would like to start an official group warning of the dangers of oil-filled railroad cars chugging through Rockland County.

03/08/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams marches with other organizers during the "Selma is Everywhere" march across the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Honor ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary In Selma

Organizers of the “Selma is Everywhere” march were arm-in-arm at the front of the procession across the famed span.

03/07/2015

The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Closing Izod Center Throws Wrench In Universities’ Graduation Plans

Instead of moving graduation to the Prudential Center in Newark like many other schools, Fairleigh Dickinson University is trading up to the massive MetLife Stadium.

03/07/2015

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