Marla Diamond

New York Public Library

NYC Library Officials Call For Repairs To Dilapidated Conditions

The city’s libraries are in shambles and many people want more done.

03/20/2015

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch speaks after U.S. President Barack Obama introduced her as his nominee to replace Eric Holder during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giuliani, NYC Leaders Push Congress To Confirm Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Several current and former New York City leaders pushed Congress Friday to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

03/20/2015

Screen capture of the "YoTrain" smartphone app.

MTA Awards Latest Winners Of App Development Competition

Forty-three teams from 10 countries entered the App Quest 3.0 competition. Eight were awarded prize money ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

03/19/2015

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Stop Work Order Issued After Woman Is Killed By Falling Debris In Greenwich Village

The incident took place at around 6 p.m. Tuesday at West 12th Street near Seventh Avenue.

03/18/2015

One World Trade Center (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.

03/18/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on Feb. 24, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie: Overhaul Of Pension System Would Fix Sins Of Past Administrations

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a town hall meeting Tuesday that he is working to fix the sins of past administrations by pushing for an overhaul of the state’s pension and health benefit system for public workers.

03/17/2015

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney calls for the Port Authority to sell real estate holdings March 17, 2015, at Newark's Penn Station. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Democrats To Port Authority: Sell Real Estate Holdings To Pay For Hudson Rail Tunnel

Sweeney joined with other Democrats and transportation and business leaders Tuesday at Newark’s Penn Station to stress the critical importance of a new rail tunnel.

03/17/2015

A fire broke out on Monday, March 16, in a row of townhomes in Rossville, Staten Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Fire Sweeps Through Row Of Townhomes On Staten Island

An extra-alarm fire ripped through a row of townhomes Monday afternoon in the Rossville section of Staten Island.

03/16/2015

Jennifer Forrest (left) and Mara Schlanger (right) (Credit: Handout/Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Best Friends Train For United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, Raise $10K For Foundation

Inspired by Mara Schlanger’s recovery, best friend Jennifer Forrest began training with her for the half marathon.

03/14/2015

Aniah Ferguson is charged with the beating of a teenage girl in a Brooklyn McDonald's. (Credit: CBS2)

3 More In Custody In Brooklyn McDonald’s Brawl, Sources Say

Three more teenage girls were apprehended Friday after a group of teens were caught on video assaulting another girl inside a Brooklyn McDonald’s.

03/13/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Service In East Harlem Marks Anniversary Of Deadly Gas Blast

A memorial service Thursday is commemorating the one-year anniversary of a gas explosion in East Harlem that leveled two buildings and killed eight people.

03/12/2015

Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters releases a report on 25 city run homeless shelters on March 12, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rats And Rot: NYC Report Rips Family Homeless Shelters

New York City investigators say decrepit and dangerous conditions and poor enforcement have been rampant in shelters that house nearly 12,000 homeless families with children.

03/12/2015

Potholes (Credit: CBS 2)

As Drivers Rumble Along Pockmarked Roads, Officials Look For Solution To Pothole Problem

As the snow has started to disappear, what has been left behind is a trail of damaged roads throughout the Tri-State Area.

03/11/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Touts Turnaround At Boys And Girls High School

A turnaround is happening at Boys and Girls High School, one of the city’s poorest-performing schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

03/10/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Relationship Between Relaxed Pot Laws, Marijuana-Related Killings

Mayor Bill de Blasio responded Tuesday to comments by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tying an increase in violent crime in the city to marijuana.

03/10/2015

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