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FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.

04/23/2015

Christopher Swain swims in the Gowanus Canal on April 22, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Clean Water Activist Swims In Gowanus Canal For Earth Day

A local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway

04/22/2015

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils Aggressive Plan To Reduce New York City Waste 90 Percent By 2030

The plan includes an overhaul of the city’s recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council’s plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.

04/22/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announces a $million plan to extend sidewalks to make intersections safer. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

$1M Allocated For Brooklyn Sidewalk Extension To Protect Pedestrians, Seniors

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a chalk outline where a sidewalk extension will be constructed in Borough Park.

04/21/2015

Marcos Zea. (credit: Handout)

Long Island Man Who Plotted To Help Al Qaeda Sentenced To 25 Years

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

04/20/2015

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UWS Recycling Bins Not Working Out Exactly As Planned

Adding recycling barrels to Upper West Side street corners seemed like a good idea, but it hasn’t worked out exactly as planned.

04/18/2015

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All Clear Given At Picatinny Arsenal After Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Evacuation

An all clear was given at Picatinny Arsenal in northern New Jersey Friday, hours after after a suspicious truck and driver prompted a security scare.

04/17/2015

Lola Moses (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Lived Through The Holocaust Shares Inspiring Story Of Survival

Holocaust Remembrance Day is being commemorated around the region Thursday, including at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, where there will be a program with survivors.

04/16/2015

Junior's Cheesecake in Downtown Brooklyn (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Junior’s Moving Its Cheesecake Baking Operation To New Jersey

Junior’s, the New York City restaurant famous for its cheesecakes, is moving its baking operation to New Jersey.

04/15/2015

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and developer Bruce Ratner look at a rendering of a redeveloped Nassau Coliseum on April 14, 2015. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Developer Submits Redevelopment Plan For Nassau Coliseum Site

Developer Bruce Ratner has submitted his plan for the 91-acre site to the town of Hempstead for review.

04/14/2015

Matt Harvey pitches at Citi Field in 2013 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Get Pumped! Matt Harvey Returns To Citi Field Tuesday Night

Coming up at Citi Field, the night Mets fans have eagerly anticipated for more than a year and a half: Matt Harvey back on the mound in Queens.

04/14/2015

A surveillance image of a suspect in the rape of a woman in a Flatiron District bar. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Man Suspected Of Raping Woman In Flatiron Bar Bathroom

Police are searching for a suspect seen on surveillance video following a violent rape in a Manhattan bar.

04/14/2015

Matt Harvey, David Wright, center, and Curtis Granderson, right, catch a ceremonial first pitch from the families of slain New York City detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos before the start of the Mets' home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13,2015 at Citi Field.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Families Of Slain NYPD Officers Throw Out First Pitch At Mets’ Home Opener

The relatives of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and other NYPD and city officials.

04/13/2015

The New York Mets line up for the national anthem before the start of their Opening Day game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ouch! Trainer Ramirez, Mayor De Blasio, Tejada Loudly Booed At Mets’ Home Opener

Mets fans don’t forget. You saw that firsthand on Monday afternoon. During introductions on opening day at Citi Field, head trainer Ray Ramirez was loudly booed.

04/13/2015

Fans line up to enter Citi Field before the Mets' home opener on April 13, 2015. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mets, Fans Celebrate Home Opener At Citi Field

Die-hard Mets fans showed up at Citi Field around 9 a.m., four hours before Monday’s game against the Phillies.

04/13/2015

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