Marcia Kramer

City Councilman  Jimmy Van Bramer and residents protest the elimination of permit parking spots at a municipal garage in Long Island City on June 12, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Long Island City Residents Angry DOT Eliminated Permit Parking Spaces In Municipal Lot

Long Island City residents are protesting a move by the Department of Transportation that eliminated permit parking spaces in a local municipal lot.

06/12/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It’s Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPD

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.

06/10/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks exclusively with CBS2's Marcia Kramer about the city's surging violent crime rate. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: De Blasio Says Some Critics Worrying About Violent Crime Are ‘Fearmongering’

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday told CBS2 that critics concerned about surging murder rates are just “fearmongering” and blowing things out of proportion.

06/10/2015

PBA president Patrick Lynch.   (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

PBA Head Comes Out Against Anti-Violent Crime Program, Calls For More Police Hires

The head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association on Tuesday issued sharp criticism of the city’s plan to reduce surging gun violence.

06/09/2015

U.S. Capitol Police respond with dogs after a suspicious package forced a partial evacuation of the Dirksen Senate Office Building and of a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill June 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bomb Threats Disrupt White House Briefing, TSA Hearing On Screener Failures

Several floors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building were cleared after Capitol Police received a call reporting a suspicious package.

06/09/2015

A police cruiser passes by in Times Square (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYPD Cops Flood High-Crime Areas In ‘Summer All Out’ Initiative

Police begin a major effort Monday to combat a spike in violent crime in New York City.

06/08/2015

The logo of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions Of Federal Employees May Be At Risk Of ID Theft After Massive Hack Of Gov Computers

The massive hack of U.S. government computers could put the entire federal workforce, including tens of thousands in the Tri-State area, at risk.

06/05/2015

Chirlane McCray is asked about gun violence in New York City by Abram Nabritt, Jr. on June 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Chirlane McCray Silent After Questions About NYC’s Soaring Shooting & Homicide Rate

A man concerned about crime in his neighborhood went straight to First Lady Chirlane McCray on Thursday morning for answers, but didn’t get any.

06/04/2015

Protesters used an empty casket June 3, 2015, as they demanded to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss growing violence in the city. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters: De Blasio Not Doing Enough To Curb City Violence

Appearing on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday, de Blasio acknowledged the city has seen an alarming spike in shootings this year, but also said it’s an issue the Police Department is handling.

06/03/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation, May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Public Outcry Directed At Mayor De Blasio As NYC Murder Rate Shoots Up

With murders up double digits and his crime-fighting reputation on the line, Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to “get a lot of guns away from the bad guys.”

06/02/2015

ormer New York Governor George Pataki speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former N.Y. Gov. George Pataki Says He’s Running For President

In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recapture the spirit of unity that spread through the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

05/28/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Blames Gang-On-Gang Violence For Recent Crime Spike

The mayor admits the spike needs to be addressed, and said the NYPD will soon be announcing new strategies to fight gang on gang crime.

05/26/2015

FILE -- Hillary Clinton (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Reclassifies As ‘Top Secret’ Some Of Hillary Clinton’s Released Benghazi Emails

As the holiday weekend began on Friday, the State Department released the first batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and among other things they show she received sensitive information about Benghazi on her unsecure home server.

05/22/2015

Hecklers disrupted City Council hearings Thursday morning as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke. (credit: CBS2)

Hecklers Disrupt Police Commissioner Bratton’s NYC Council Testimony

Hecklers disrupted hearings Thursday morning as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton talked budget with the City Council.

05/21/2015

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

NYPD Turning Its Attention To Drug Busts Of Those In The 18-40 Demographic

Out with the old and in with the new. Or, in this case, the young.

05/20/2015

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