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FILE -- Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. (Credit: Getty Images)

Astronaut Mae Jemison Teaches Science To Kids At Grand Central

The exhibit is part of a program called Making Science Make Sense. The goal is to get kids excited about science.

07/09/2014

FILE -- People dressed in various famous character costumes, who pose for photos with people for money, talk in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Look At Regulating Costumed Characters In Times Square

The Times Square Alliance is meeting with elected officials Wednesday morning to talk about growing concerns and solutions, like requiring background checks on the so-called street performers.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA, LIRR Union Contract Talks Stall As Potential Strike Date Nears

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.

07/08/2014

FILE -- A woman attends an immigration reform rally in New York City on Oct. 29, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols Urge Children Of Immigrants To Apply For Documentation

Immigrants who entered the country before turning 16 are eligible to enroll in the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” initiative.

07/08/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

With Potential LIRR Strike Looming, Cuomo Says He Can’t Get Involved

Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.

07/07/2014

FILE -- The sphere from the original World Trade Center (Credit: Getty Images)

Calls Mount To Return Sphere Sculpture To World Trade Center Site

After years of controversy, there still has been no decision made on what to do with a popular sculpture that stood on the plaza at the old World Trade Center.

07/07/2014

FILE -- Traffic in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Highest In Six Years As Millions Hit The Roads For July Fourth Weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic says a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 last week.

07/03/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad Fires 9 Rookie Conductors In Cheating Scandal

Metro-North Railroad has fired nine rookie conductors and reassigned three others after an investigation into cheating on an important safety exam.

07/02/2014

Fans' mood turned sour Tuesday at the U.S. ended up losing its eliminating World Cup match to Belgium. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Fans Go Home With Heads Hanging As U.S. Loses To Belgium

Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.

07/01/2014

The groundbreaking for a new "smart home" for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian (center), who lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan. (credit: The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation/Facebook)

Injured Veteran To Get New ‘Smart Home’ On Staten Island

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new home for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both his legs and an arm on July 1, 2011, from an improvised explosive device that also killed his best friend.

07/01/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD To Begin Equipping Officers With Tablets On Monday

The NYPD has been trying to get tablet computers out on the streets of the city, in a pilot program that will start on Monday.

06/27/2014

Dozens of fireworks technicians have started wiring mortars and shells on three barges for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Macy’s Gets Ready For 4th Of July Fireworks Show

Dozens of fireworks technicians have started wiring mortars and shells on three barges, but executive producer Amy Kuhl said the star of this year’s show will be the Brooklyn Bridge.

06/27/2014

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIRR Union Leaders Might Skip Next Round Of Negotiations With MTA

The MTA said Tuesday it has offered a 17 percent wage increase over seven years.

06/25/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Riders Considering Options In Event Of Strike

The Commuter Council is warning Long Island Rail Road riders to plan ahead for a possible work strike next month.

06/24/2014

Wall of missing posters from inside 9/11 Tribute Center (Credit: Peter Haske//WCBS 880)

9/11 Tribute Center Going Strong Despite Opening Of National Museum

Lee Ielpi, the center’s president and co-founder, said he’s still seeing full tours daily.

06/23/2014

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