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Plan for redeveloped South Street Seaport, as seen at groundbreaking. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Groundbreaking Held For More Modern South Street Seaport

Developers said the new Seaport, slated to open in 2016, will drive the neighborhood’s post-Sandy recovery.

10/17/2013

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags

The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.

08/20/2013

2010 Chinatown apartment fire (credit: CBS 2)

Chinatown Residents Back In Rent-Controlled Apartments Following 2010 Fire

One of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.

07/18/2013

Counterfeit Handbags

City Councilwoman Seeks Crackdown On Counterfeit Handbag Buyers

Knockoff purse peddlers are a common sight on Canal Street in Lower Manhattan, but a City Councilwoman would like to see that change.

04/07/2013

Vehicles head outbound on the Brooklyn Bridge - New York, NY - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

City Council Members Call For Brooklyn Bridge Path Expansion

Three New York City council members say something has to be done to handle Brooklyn Bridge’s rising pedestrian and bike traffic.

08/08/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Trial For 1st Of 8 Soldiers In Hazing Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen Begins In N.C.

The mother of a Chinese-American soldier testified Tuesday at the court martial of an army sergeant accused of hazing her son, who killed himself in Afghanistan.

07/24/2012

Protesters against NYU's expansion project rally on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Committees Approve Revamped NYU Expansion Plan

Protesters against the proposal rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning prior to the committee hearings.

07/17/2012

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown - New York, NY - Feb 6, 2011 (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Want Lunar New Year To Be School Holiday

Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions. New York City also has a large Asian population.

01/23/2012

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Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street ‘Really Hurting Small Businesses, Families’

Bloomberg said nobody has been a stronger defender of the protesters’ First Amendment rights than he’s been but he stresses he’s concerned about the rights of the people who live and work in lower Manhattan.

11/02/2011

Dragon dancers perform during the 12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade - New York, NY - Feb 6, 2011 (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYC Council Considers Business Improvement District For Chinatown

Chinatown has been hurting financially for the past decade and now the City Council may step in to get it back on track.

09/21/2011

Canal Street in Chinatown on April 26, 2011 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin Wants To Make It Illegal To Purchase Knockoff Purses

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin plans to introduce a bill making it illegal to purchase counterfeit designer merchandise. Violators could face a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

04/26/2011