John Montone

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

FILE - Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Audit Finds NYC Subway Delays Increased Last Year

The audit found on-time performance in 2014 dropped to 74 percent on weekdays and 81 percent on weekends compared to 81 percent and 85 percent in 2013.

08/13/2015

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (L) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Republican Candidates Square Off In First Presidential Debate

A combative Donald Trump jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign with his brash, confrontational comments, but the event also served as a reminder that the race still remains leaderless and unsettled.

08/07/2015

Penn Station

Parts Of 32nd, 33rd Streets Closed Near Penn Station For Temporary Pedestrian Plaza

City Department of Transportation officials said the move was in an effort to alleviate heavy flows of foot traffic around the transportation hub.

08/07/2015

Beachgoers crowd Jersey Shore beach. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Endless Summer Is A Myth

On racks in clothing stores hang coats and flannel shirts. Back-to-school ads are filling fliers and airwaves and sweating 300-pounders are laboring on gridirons.

08/07/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

Residents Demand Mayor, City Take Action On Synthetic Marijuana Use

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.

08/05/2015

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Rare Blue Moon Has New Yorkers Feeling Lucky

By definition, a blue moon is the second fill moon in a calendar month.

07/31/2015

Mickey Mantle (Photo credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: When Baseball Was A Game

Every kid who grew up loving baseball in the 1960’s knew this; Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956 with 52 Home Runs, 130 RBIs and a .353 batting average. But what was The Mick’s WAR?

07/31/2015

"Anchored" a rom-com novel written by 1010 WINS morning news anchor Brigitte Quinn.

1010 WINS Morning News Anchor Brigitte Quinn Releases Debut Novel

1010 WINS morning news anchor Brigitte Quinn can now add author to her list of accomplishments.

07/31/2015

Grimaldis

TripAdvisor: Best Pizza In America Is In Brooklyn, But Chicago’s The Top Pizza Town

Tripadvisor.com, the travel website, analyzed thousands of reviews and came up with its list of top pizza places and top pizza cities in the United States.

07/30/2015

Con Edison crews working on a street in New York City. (credit: CBS2)

More Pressure On The Power Grid As Temperatures Again Soar Across Tri-State

Temperatures soared into the 90s again Wednesday, putting incredible demand on the power grid and leaving some sweating in dark rooms.

07/29/2015

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Reviewing Video Showing Cops Punching Man During Arrest At Brooklyn Target

Two police officers can be seen in the video punching Brissett as a crowd gathered and more police arrive.

07/28/2015

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Company: Make Money Off Your Car While You’re Away On Vacation

Paul, from Red Bank, said he might consider renting his car, but with certain stipulations.

07/24/2015

People try to beat the heat on July 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Garbagoo

Not since “disco rice,” had someone so uniquely described just how unpleasant a task hauling household trash can be during a heat wave.

07/24/2015

Con Edison crews making repairs after heat overloaded power lines, leading to temporary outages around parts of New York City on July 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Manhole Explodes In Brooklyn As Storms, Heat Hit Tri-State Area

Con Edison crews worked overnight to make repairs to the system, including fixing power lines that became so overheated, they caught on fire.

07/21/2015

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