New York City Department of Sanitation

A box of food scraps that will be composted  (Justin Sullivan/
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New York City Expands Pilot Program For Organic Waste Collection

The pilot project to separate left over food, leaf, and yard waste is expanding to 70,000 homes.

04/10/2014

A snowplow clears snow on East 91st Street on the east side of Manhattan January 22, 2014. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brutal Winter Sent NYC Sanitation Dept. Snow Budget Into The Red

The relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.

03/20/2014

A doorman removes snow from a sidewalk on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Winter Storm To Dump More Snow As It Enters Day 2

Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it’s all over.

02/13/2014

A woman crosses a street after an overnight snow storm followed by freezing rain in New York, February 5, 2014. (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Primary Roads ‘In Good Shape’

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.

02/05/2014

Overflowing garbage can in Astoria, Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Call On City To Add Garbage Pickup As Trash Piles Up

“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.

01/31/2014

These buses got stuck in the snow at 79th & 2nd Avenue amid a snow storm on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Robyn Hartman/CBS 2)

Snow Pounds NYC; Parts Of Tri-State End Up With More Than Foot Of Snow

More than 1,500 flights were canceled, many students were sent home early, and the roads were a miserable mess through the night Tuesday as the Tri-State area was pounded with a brutal blast of heavy snow and bitter cold.

01/21/2014

Storm preps under way in Yonkers on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Sonia Moghe/CBS 2)

Winter Blast On Tap For Tuesday; Some Could See A Foot Of Snow

The winter storm warning was issued beginning at noon Tuesday for the five boroughs of New York City, the northern suburbs, all of Long Island, most of New Jersey, and southern and eastern Connecticut.

01/20/2014

New Jersey Snow

Messy Wintry Mix Could Wreak Havoc On Monday Morning Commute

Blowing snow blasted into the Tri-State Area late Sunday afternoon, followed by mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that could make for a messy Monday morning commute.

12/08/2013

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Winter Weather Advisory In Place As Wind, Rain, Snow Heads Toward Tri-State

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of Conn., northeastern New Jersey, New York City and western and central Long Island.

03/06/2013

A New York City street sweeper. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Struck, Killed By Street Sweeper In Brooklyn

A man was struck and killed by a city street sweeper early Saturday at the busy junction of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in Brooklyn.

12/15/2012

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Pair Of Snow Systems To Impact Tri-State This Weekend

Parts of the Tri-State area will get a small blast of snow tonight before more snow hits the region over the weekend.

01/19/2012