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Dennis Rodman  (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images), Michael Bloomberg watches Knicks-Spurs at MSG (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

2013 Sports Oddities: A Wayward Super Bowl Ring, Bloomberg’s Popcorn Caper & More

The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…

12/31/2013

Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints Carmen Farina As Schools Chancellor

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carmen Farina, a former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education, to be New York City’s next schools chancellor.

12/30/2013

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg In Final Radio Address: ‘Thank You’ For Taking Chance On Me

In his final weekly radio address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked New Yorkers for electing him three times and touted his record at City Hall.

12/29/2013

The newest officers to join the ranks of the NYPD graduated from the police academy on Friday. (Credit CBS 2)

Real Life ‘Blue Bloods’ Graduate From NYPD Academy

The event could have been a scene from the CBS drama Blue Bloods, three generations of a family that has served the NYPD for nearly 70 years were on hand for the ceremony.

12/27/2013

Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS (Craig Warga/New York Daily News)

Saying Goodbye To Legendary 1010 WINS Newsman Stan Brooks

Stan Brooks died Monday of cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was just one month shy of his 87th birthday.

12/27/2013

A pay-by-phone meter. (credit: CBS 2)

Pay-By-Phone Parking Headed To NYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York City drivers will soon be able to pay for parking at the city’s 14,000 meters by cell phone and online.

12/27/2013

A food cart worker fills a plastic foam take-out container with food for a customer in New York City on Dec. 19, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Inches Closer To Banning Plastic Foam Food Containers

New York City lawmakers paved the way Thursday for an eventual ban on plastic foam containers.

12/19/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio Holds Election Night Gathering

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Says Family Will Move Into Gracie Mansion

In a statement by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara and Dante de Blasio on their website, the family called it “a tough decision.”

12/11/2013

The Bloomberg administration has proposed requiring flu shots for day care and preschool students. (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Could Soon Mandate Flu Shots For Small Children

Flu shots could soon be required by law for small children in New York City. The plan would mandate children in day cares and preschools receive the shot.

12/10/2013

The marquee at the historic Apollo Theater announces the death of former South African President and civil rights champion Nelson Mandela, on December 5, 2013.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Lit Up In Tribute To Nelson Mandela

From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.

12/06/2013

Bill Bratton, who has been named to lead the New York Police Department, speaks after being introduced by incoming New York mayor Bill de Blasio on December 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stop-And-Frisk Dilemma For Bratton As NYPD Head

As William Bratton prepares to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.

12/06/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Diverts Tons Of Food Waste From Landfills

The city says more than 2,500 tons of New York restaurant food waste has been diverted from landfills in the past six months — for use as compost, or donations to food banks.

11/24/2013

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

11/19/2013

Bill de Blasio (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)/Ray Kelly (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says He’s ‘Cleared The Air’ With Kelly

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.

11/16/2013

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

Analysis: NYC Poverty Rate Held Steady From 2000 To 2012

The city’s Center for Economic Opportunity released its survey Thursday. It used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2012.

11/14/2013

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