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Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Joan Rivers’ Funeral Set For Sunday In Manhattan

Funeral services have been set for comic legend Joan Rivers as the New York City Medical Examiner said Friday that further tests are needed to pinpoint the cause of her death.

09/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Inner Force Early Childhood Learning Center at 1181 East New York Avenue on September 4, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Theodore Parisienne-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio Promises Better ‘Foundation’ With Pre-K As NYC Public School Students Head Back To Class

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted streams of prekindergarten students Thursday on the first day of his ambitious expansion of early childhood education.

09/04/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Last Day Of Preparations For NYC Pre-K Rollout

Officials getting ready for a massive expansion in the city’s prekindergarten enrollment were spending the last day before school starts finishing inspections of every single facility.

09/03/2014

A poster announcing the return of G train service between Brooklyn and Queens. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

G Train Service Resumes After Five-Week Shutdown

Subway service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Court Square in Long Island City, Queens resumed Tuesday morning.

09/02/2014

Randall's Island prepares for Electric Zoo Festival. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Safety Measures For Electric Zoo Festival At Randall’s Island

Organizers of this year’s Electric Zoo Festival on Randall’s Island are unveiling new safety measures for partygoers.

08/29/2014

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fire Academy Takes Steps To Curb MRSA Outbreak

The FDNY is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA.

08/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Riders Upset After Panel Finds Metro-North Didn’t Prioritize Safety

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report saying the Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/28/2014

Zephyr Teachout campaigns for governor in Manhattan on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Zephyr Teachout Uses New York Times’ Nonendorsement To Attack Cuomo

Zephyr Teachout called The New York Times’ decision not to endorse a candidate in the Sept. 9 primary “a really powerful rebuke to Andrew Cuomo’s four years in office.”

08/27/2014

Muslim Praying (file / credit: clipart.com)

Norwalk Residents Still Have Concerns After City, Mosque Reach Settlement

The city of Norwalk and officials planning to build a mosque have agreed to settle a case that could have cost the city millions. But some neighbors of the project are still not happy.

08/26/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Flock To Queens For Start Of US Open

It’s the calm before the excitement begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows where 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands over the next two weeks.

08/25/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) is joined by Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner as they march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March, Rally Over Eric Garner’s Death On Staten Island

The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.

08/23/2014

File photo of Central Park (credit: Getty Images)

Not Your Average Summer, But New Yorkers Aren’t Complaining

In a summer of people dumping buckets of ice water over their head, New York City has endured just four days of 90-degree weather.

08/22/2014

Letter to Staten Island businesses regarding Eric Garner march. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Some Staten Island Businesses To Close For Eric Garner March

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is warning local merchants to consider closing their doors on Saturday in case violence breaks out during a march against police brutality.

08/21/2014

City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Pledges Zero Tolerance For Violence At Eric Garner Rally After Meeting With Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

08/20/2014

Surveillance video of a vehicle police said is being sought in connection with a hit-and-run in the Bronx on Aug. 18, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Driver In Bronx Hit-And-Run That Left Woman Critically Hurt

Police have released surveillance video of a vehicle being sought in connection with a hit-and-run in the Bronx that authorities said appears to have been intentional.

08/19/2014

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