Marcia Kramer

Donald Trump holds up a pledge at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed the pledge Thursday to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election. (Credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Signs Pledge To Back GOP’s 2016 Presidential Nominee

The billionaire businessman and presidential candidate roiled the GOP race when he refused to make such a promise in the campaign’s first debate.

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Bratton: Police Have Less Power Dealing With Homeless Than They Did Under Giuliani

In what some saw as a stunning admission Wednesday, police Commissioner Bill Bratton said getting the homeless off the streets is more difficult now than when Rudolph Giuliani was mayor.

09/02/2015

Pope Francis smiles to faithful gathered in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican to follow his weekly general audience on August 26, 2015.(credit: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Greet Thousands In Central Park During Upcoming Visit

The pope “will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park along the West Drive” on Friday, Sept. 25, the Mayor’s office announced Tuesday.

09/01/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton Defends De Blasio After Slam By Ray Kelly

In the book, former police Commissioner Ray Kelly writes that the mayor “shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool.

08/31/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Police Face ‘Unprecedented’ Challenge In Protecting Pope While UN General Assembly In NYC

Details are emerging about the “massive” and “complex” security plan being worked out for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City next month.

08/31/2015

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmaker Wants To Ban Sale Of Big Sugary Drinks To Minors

You may have to show your ID to buy a big soda if a new bill becomes law.

08/27/2015

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

Gov.  Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo, Feds Spar Over Funding For Hudson Rail Tunnel Project

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo was under new pressure Tuesday to support a new Hudson River rail tunnel – and the federal government has disputed claims that it is holding back the project.

08/25/2015

Michael Verbitsky is escorted out of the 19th Precinct Station House on Aug. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Attorney: Shooting That Wounded Gracie Mansion Guard Was Accidental, Weapon Not ‘Real’

The female officer, who part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advance team, had pulled up to the mayor’s residence on East End Avenue ahead of his arrival when the incident occurred.

08/24/2015

Lourdes Carrasquillo, one of the desnudas painted topless women of Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Lawmaker Proposes Banning Toplessness Altogether, Regardless Of Gender

Bratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.

08/21/2015

The Guardian Angels say they felt compelled to return to patrolling Central Park due to a spike in crime. (Photo: CBS2)

Guardian Angels Back Patrolling Central Park, Demand De Blasio Do Something About Crime

With crime up 26 percent in Central Park this year the Guardian Angels have resumed crime patrols for the first time in 20 years.

08/17/2015

Bill de Blasio at SI standoff press conference (CBS2)

De Blasio Questioned About Going To Gym After Firefighter Shot On Staten Island

De Blasio’s press secretary Karen Hinton said the mayor was at the gym for at least 80 minutes during the standoff, which started at around 6 a.m.

08/14/2015

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety Hazards

A dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union — fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.

08/14/2015

Delays have been reported in reporting fire alarm and suppression systems in Department of Correction facilities. (Credit: CBS2)

Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC Prisons

The report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.

08/13/2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 presidential race during an event at the Trump Tower on the Fifth Avenue in New York City on June 16, 2015. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Makes Nice With Fox News’ Kelly On Day New Poll Shows Some Vulnerabilities

The new poll is of those who will vote in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus and it shows that Trump’s debate performance shook some people up.

08/11/2015

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