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Flushing Food Festival Puts Focus On Food From New York’s Best Farms

Flushing is returning to its farmland days with a special food festival.

07/31/2015

Chimp

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Personhood For 2 Chimps At Stony Brook University

Though she dismissed the case, Judge Jaffe said efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are understandable; someday they may even succeed.

07/30/2015

Potholes

Comptroller: NYC Paid $138 Million In Settlements Related To Pothole Damage, Injuries

Manhattan’s Third Avenue, Second Avenue and Broadway led the the way in trip and fall claims related to potholes between 2010 and 2015.

07/30/2015

Photo courtesy RandallsIsland.org

Connector Between Randalls Island, Bronx Set To Open This Summer

The $6 million project will link the Bronx to the island with a quarter-mile stretch running over a pedestrian bridge.

07/30/2015

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett talks about Legionnaire's outbreak in the Bronx. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In South Bronx Sickens 31

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.

07/29/2015

Penn Station on May 18, 2015 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Feds Seek Meeting With Christie, Cuomo Over Hudson River Rail Tunnels

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a letter Monday to the two governors urging them to meet with him in the next two weeks to put together a strategy for building new crossings.

07/28/2015

Power was out along Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington streets during a heat wave on Tuesday, July 28. (Credit: CBS2)

Power Grid Faces Test As Heat, Humidity Rise; Outage Brings Misery, Danger

Power outages have become a major concern this week, as Tuesday marks the first in a series of hot days.

07/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials call on the federal government to help Puerto Rico with its debt crisis. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Implore Washington To Help Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor said last month that the island’s $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the current level of economic growth.

07/28/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Pushes For Funding For High-Tech Sensors That Prevent Drunken Driving

The New York Democrat said Sunday that he is supporting legislation that would increase funding for research and development of the new sensors.

07/26/2015

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Report: Suffolk County To Ask Court To Condemn Fire Island Properties To Clear Way For Dune Project

The 13-mile, $207 million dune project was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, but Suffolk is responsible for acquiring the land.

07/26/2015

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, left, and Hector Ballesteros talk July 24, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

After Reaching Settlement With City, Family Discusses Mixup With Woman’s Body

The family of 85-year-old Aura Ballesteros has reached a $115,000 settlement with the city.

07/24/2015

Workers on the scene of a ceiling collapse in Midtown that injured two on July 24, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

2 Construction Workers Injured When Ceiling Collapses In Midtown

The incident took place at around 10:15 a.m. at Madison Avenue and 42nd Street.

07/24/2015

Garreth O'Connor started an elaborate recycling center at his Kips Bay co-op building. (credit: Penny Lane Co-Op)

Manhattan Superintendent Takes Recycling To A Whole New Level

A Manhattan co-op has gone the extra mile to help the environment with the help of a super who has made recycling fun.

07/24/2015

New York Police Department Commisioner Bill Bratton (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bill Bratton Says He Won’t Serve As Police Commissioner If De Blasio Is Re-elected

If de Blasio is re-elected in 2017, or if a new mayor wanted to keep him, Bratton said he would probably not be able to do the job.

07/23/2015

MTA logo (credit: Getty Images)

City Pledges Support As MTA Grapples To Fill Gaping Hole In Capital Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to work with New York City to figure out how to fund a $14 billion gap in the transportation agency’s capital plan.

07/22/2015

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