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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

The Kelpies in Bryant Park on March 21, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Horse Sculptures By Scottish Artist Arrive In Bryant Park For Tartan Week

Bag pipes welcomed the installation of two monumental sculptures of horses by Scottish artist Andy Scott in Bryant Park on Friday.

03/21/2014

Mike Vercellone, 19, helped revive former teammate who collapsed during track practice at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, N.J. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Recent HS Graduate Helps Revive Former Track Teammate In Montvale

Mike Vercellone was a member of the high school track team until he graduated last spring. He was back on campus Wednesday to help out a practice while on spring break from Rutgers.

03/20/2014

Pascack Hills High School (CBS 2)

15-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Collapses During H.S. Track Practice

There was a big scare on a New Jersey high school track Wednesday after a student collapsed during practice.

03/19/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a fire at a recycling plant in Brooklyn on March 19, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Burns For Hours At Brooklyn Recycling Plant

Crews were still putting out hot spots Wednesday morning at a 2-story recycling plant on Humboldt Street in Greenpoint.

03/19/2014

Phil Jackson stands for photos during his introductory press conference as president of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zen Era: Phil Jackson Comes Home, Is Introduced As Knicks President At MSG

“We want to build a team,” Jackson said. “We have a great opportunity. This is the best place to play basketball … I have to jump in with both feet. I’ve gotta move to New York, and I’ve gotta do this job the right way.”

03/18/2014

A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Pols In Rockland County Call For Stricter Freight Train Safety Standards

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, and several other elected officials called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to set stricter standards

03/17/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.

03/14/2014

iremen watch as work crews remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains

Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.

03/13/2014

Members of the Friendly Hands Ministry church take part in a Vigil next to a site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014 in New York City. At least 8 people were killed, according to reports, in Wednesday's explosion which collapsed two buildings on Park Avenue at 116th Street. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Clergy Members Hold Vigil In Wake Of East Harlem Explosion

About two dozen clergy members and community leaders gathered for a vigil just one day after a fatal gas explosion in East Harlem.

03/13/2014

CREDIT: WARREN LUSTIG, CBS NEWS

Metro-North: Regular Service Expected Thursday With Minor Delays Possible

Full Metro-North Railroad service in and out of Grand Central Terminal resumed around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, about seven hours after service was disrupted.

03/12/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly waits in court for a hearing on March 11, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by Mel Evans-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Christie Aides Seek To Quash Subpoenas

Lawyers for fired Christie staffer Bridget Kelly and two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien argued Tuesday that complying with the subpoenas carries the risk of self-incrimination.

03/11/2014

Park Avenue and East 106th Street, where a Metro-North worker was struck and killed March 10, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Preliminary Investigation: Metro-North Worker Killed By Train Strayed From Protected Area

The railroad said it happened at 12:54 a.m. Monday at Park Avenue and East 106th Street.

03/10/2014

Bill de Blasio performance poll (credit: CBS 2)

Marist College Poll: Voters Not Thrilled With Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Start

Only thirty-nine percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a “good” or “excellent” job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a new Marist College poll.

03/07/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 13, 2014. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Cardinal Dolan Supports Expanded NYC Pre-K, Stops Short Of Endorsing Tax On Wealthy

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten.

03/06/2014

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