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CBS2 Exclusive: Con Ed Says No Leak At East Village Building During Inspection Before Blast

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the evidence pointed to a gas explosion in the blast that destroyed several buildings in the East Village – even though there were no reports of odors or leaks.

03/27/2015

A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

19 Injured In Apparent Gas Explosion, Collapse At East Village Buildings

A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Lauds School Renewal Program For Improvements At Automotive H.S.

The so-called “renewal schools” receive additional funding for services such as weekend tutoring and expanded after-school programs.

03/25/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other Mayors Call For More Federal Transportation Funding

The nation’s mayors are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding in order to keep roads and bridges in good repair.

03/24/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (credit: Spencer Platt/Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Giuliani Pens Letter With Mayor De Blasio Seeking Continued Mayoral Control Over NYC’s Schools

The joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers calls for renewal of mayoral control without delay.

03/23/2015

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Mayor De Blasio Promotes Plan For Struggling NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan to boost the performance of struggling schools by providing extra support during a visit to a Queens high school Thursday.

03/19/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his 2nd "State of the City" address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

VIDEO: Mayor Frets Over Upcoming ‘Inner Circle’ Performance, Considers Using ‘De Blasio Impersonator’

Mayor Bill de Blasio is warming up for the annual Inner Circle parody show.

03/19/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD Swearing-In Ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 7, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton ‘Optimistic’ NYPD Will Get More Police Officers

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters Thursday he feels optimistic the NYPD will be getting more cops in the next city budget.

03/19/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio shakes hand in front of the first pew after arriving 15 minutes late to mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on March 17, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Oops, He Did It Again: De Blasio Arrives Late For St. Patrick’s Day Mass At Cathedral

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s late streak continued on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/17/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor’s Office: Nearly 22,000 Pre-K Applicants Recorded On First Day

Nearly 22,000 families applied for seats in the expanded New York City pre-kindergarten program in the first day of the new registration period Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced.

03/17/2015

Ice floes are viewed along the East River in Manhattan on a frigidly cold day February 20, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the East Coast and Western United States is experiencing unusually cold weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Planning Director: City Won’t Use Eminent Domain To Acquire Property In Redevelopment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property, Planning Director Carl Weisbrod said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Firefighters Union Blasts City Hall Over What It Says Is A Discriminatory Disability Policy

The feelings were so intense, the passions so high that hundreds of firefighters showed up at City Hall on Monday to send a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

03/16/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

Mayor De Blasio Pushes Pre-K Enrollment On First Day Of Sign Ups

On Sunday, New York parents began enrolling their kids in pre-K classes.

03/15/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio To Speak At Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Gala

In Wisconsin, de Blasio will get a Democratic spotlight in the home state of Gov. Scott Walker, who’s viewed as a top potential GOP presidential contender in 2016.

03/09/2015

Cardinal Edward Egan, former Archbishop of New York, died on March 5, 2015. He was 82. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)

Cardinal Edward Egan Dead Of Cardiac Arrest At Age 82

Egan, 82, died at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 p.m. of cardiac arrest.

03/05/2015

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