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A "gothic kitty" (Credit: Personal photo via CBSNews.com)

NY Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Pet Tattoos, Piercings

The bill came following reports of the sale of so-called “gothic kittens” that had piercings on their necks and back, and of a Brooklyn tattoo artist who tattooed his dog.

06/18/2014

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking City’s Lead, NY State Lawmakers Urge Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases

On Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.

04/28/2013

FILE - A speed camera (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Calling On Albany To Allow Speed Cameras In NYC

The cameras would not photograph drivers, but would capture license plate numbers. Fines would range between $25 and $100 and insurance companies would not be notified of violations.

03/13/2013

E-Cigarette (file/credit: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Signs New Electronic Cigarette Restrictions Into Law

New laws signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 years old. That provision goes into effect on January 1.

09/05/2012

A smoker uses an e-cigarette, the battery-powered device designed as an alternative to cigarettes
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NY Legislature Votes To Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes To Minors

New York’s Legislature has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/21/2012

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Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

Rep. Jerrold Nadler and other officials on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 12, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Officials Rally, Want DOE To Shorten Timeframe To Rid Schools Of Toxic PCBs

About 700 New York City Schools have been contaminated with PCBs, and today elected officials called for the Department of Education to shorten its cleanup timetable.

12/12/2011

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ASPCA: Central Park Carriage Horse Was Unhealthy Before It Died

He was too sick to be working. The horse that died on a Manhattan street in October should never have been there in the first place, according to a necropsy.

11/01/2011

FILE - A cat sits in her cage at an Animal Care and Control Shelter in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Stringer Wants Overhaul Of Animal Care and Control

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says what’s needed is a new board of animal lovers and experienced fundraisers to raise money for better facilities and services.

08/20/2011

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Manhattan Borough President ‘Upset’ & ‘Troubled’ Over Lack Of DOT Action On Dangerous Crosswalk

The crosswalk, located on 71st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, has been the site of 34 accidents within the last year, according to Scott Stringer.

07/11/2011

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Animal Rights Activists Calling For Ban Of Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYC

Dozens rallied Saturday at Central Park to protest what they call safety hazards and animal cruelty.

06/05/2011

Hansom Cab File Photo (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Lawmakers Calling For An End To Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYC

There has been much debate over the years about the treatment of horses used for hansom cabs in New York City. Now, two state lawmakers are calling for an end to the popular tourist attraction.

06/04/2011

Lawmakers announce a proposal calling for an official New York State dog (credit: Stan Brooks/1010)

Will New York Get An Official State Dog?

Assemblymembers Micah Kellner and Linda Rosenthal are proposing that adopted shelter and “rescue” dogs become the official state canine.

04/21/2011

E-Cigarette (ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Ban ‘E-Cigarettes’

Some Albany lawmakers want manufacturers to prove to the FDA that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation aid in order to sell them to adults.

01/25/2011

Governor Paterson Signs Bedbug Disclosure Act

Apartment dwellers have a new layer of protection against pesky bedbugs. A new law signed by the governor forces landlords to disclose a one-year history of bedbug infestations.

08/30/2010

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