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Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem   (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Investigations Into East Harlem Explosion Under Way

Investigations into the East Harlem explosion have been launched by the Fire Department of New York, Con Edison, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.

03/12/2014

Colleen Daddino of Metuchen, NJ shared this photo with us on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: Colleen Daddino via Facebook)

Another Round Of Winter Weather Could Mean A Messy Morning For Commuters

The New York area is in line for another round of winter weather that could make for a messy morning commute.

02/17/2014

Snow surrounds a car on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Another Round Of Winter Weather Hits The Tri-State Area

The snow plows are out and hitting the roads once again. Snow covered streets and an icy landscape have become the norm this winter and more snow is poised to top off the piles that are already there.

02/09/2014

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

Emergency responders on the scene after a possible explosion at a building on Lexington Avenue on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Popped Tire Causes Explosion Scare In Manhattan

Police, firefighters and other first responders were called on reports of a possible explosion at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay.

01/27/2014

Mario Danner Jr. and  Marina Lopez (credit: NYPD)

Official Defends Early Morning AMBER Alert, Notes Cell Phone Alarms Are ‘Rarity’

The blaring alarm, sent at 3:51 a.m., left many wondering if the message was accidentally sent out too early, or whether it was needed at all.

07/17/2013

FILE - Children play in water sprayed from a fire hydrant in the Bronx. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Heat Advisories, Warnings In Effect As Temperatures Soar Into The 90s

It’s another week of hot weather across the Tri-State Area as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s through the weekend. A heat advisory is in effect for New York City until midnight Tuesday.

07/15/2013

July 5 Heat, Sun

Blazing Heat, Humidity Make For Misery Across Tri-State Area

The outside world felt like a trip to the steam room Friday – and the trend was expected to continue through the weekend with temperatures forecast in the 90s each and every day.

07/05/2013

Water Mains Break In Monmouth County (Credit: CBS 2)

Water Nightmare Continues For Monmouth County Residents After Three Water Mains Break

The water nightmare is continuing on Saturday for hundreds of thousands of people near the Jersey Shore, as three broken water mains in Monmouth County knocked out service on Friday night.

06/30/2012

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Security Gate Collapse In Brooklyn Raises Awareness About Potential Dangers

Meanwhile, the woman and child crushed when the gate collapsed onto the Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital.

06/08/2012

Officials are investigating what caused this security gate in Park Slope, Brooklyn to collapse. (credit: CBS 2)

Babysitter, Child Injured After Security Gate Crashes Down In Park Slope

Sparks flew as workers took apart and then removed the crippled steel gate. Emergency crews converged on the scene at 225 5th Avenue — outside the 5th Avenue Cat Clinic — shortly after the incident occurred around 4:15 p.m.

06/07/2012

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC OEM: Get Ready For Hurricane Season

The city’s Office of Emergency Management has a new edition of its Ready New York hurricane guide that includes tips on how to prepare for any emergency as well as how to secure your home before a storm hits and how to develop a hurricane disaster plan.

05/29/2012

John Massas (Credit: CBS 2)

Search Resumes For Body Of Worker Who Fell From Throgs Neck Bridge

John Massas, 35, is a subcontractor with Nuco Painting out of Islandia. Officials said Massas was working underneath the bridge when he slipped.

03/31/2012

Boats are seen from Chopper 880 searching for a worker who had fallen from the Throgs Neck Bridge - Mar 30, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MTA: Search For Construction Worker At Throgs Neck Bridge Now Recovery Mission

The subcontractor was working underneath the bridge around 8 a.m. when he slipped and fell from a work platform to the water below, officials said.

03/30/2012

A man reads a text message on his cell phone. (file/credit: Franko Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Sending Test Emergency Text Alerts Today

A notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: “Severe alert” or “Extreme alert.”

12/15/2011

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