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A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Pair Of Young German Artists Claim Responsibility For Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap

Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said they hoisted the hand-sewn white flags onto the 131-year-old bridge’s towers as a celebration of public art in “the global center of creativity.”

08/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announce new gun violence initiative on Aug. 13, 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Announces New $12.7 Million Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.

08/13/2014

The Barclays Center (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Continues Its 2016 Democratic Convention Pitch

Brooklyn is once again pulling out all the stops Tuesday for members of the Democratic National Committee in hopes of bringing the 2016 convention to the Barclays Center.

08/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

Joseph Raksin (Credit: WLNY)

Hundreds Gather For Funeral Procession Of Brooklyn Rabbi Killed In Miami

Rabbi Joseph Raksin, 60, was in Miami visiting relatives when police said he was confronted by two men and shot while he was walking to a synagogue on Saturday.

08/11/2014

A police officer works the scene where two double-decker buses collided together in Times Square on August 5, 2014.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Double-Decker Tour Bus Driver In Times Square Crash Arrested

William Dalambert has been charged with driving while ability impaired.

08/06/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks out about the case of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on Staten Island, on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Police Advocates Fire Back Against Rising Anger Fueled By Death Of Eric Garner

Police advocates are firing back against a rising tide of anger fueled by the death of Eric Garner, the man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent choke hold by police.

08/05/2014

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Man Who Recorded Video Of Eric Garner Arrest Appears In Court On Gun Charges

Ramsey pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and is being held on $75,000 bail.

08/04/2014

AMMAN, JORDAN:  Young Arab girls join members of "Seeds of Peace" NGO in the "Beyond Borders" conference, organized by the international non-governmental organization to promote cultural exchange, 15 March 2005 in Amman. Young US participants, attending the conference, said they were happy to come to Jordan and meet Arab youths, away from stereotypes with the aim of "making peace" and promoting exchange between different nations.  AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI    (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Summer Camp Brings Together Israeli, Palestinian Youths

After leaving the violence and fear at home, nearly 100 Israeli and Palestinian teenagers came together at Seeds of Peace.

08/04/2014

FILE -- The Metropolitan Opera House (Credit: Getty Images)

Metropolitan Opera Agrees To Postpone Potential Lockout

The Metropolitan Opera and unionized employees have agreed to postpone a lockout for 72 hours, as a federal mediator headed to the city to resolve a labor faceoff.

07/31/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With NAACP Over Death Of Eric Garner In Police Custody

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the hour-long meeting a frank, sincere discussion.

07/30/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo Could Accept Plea Deal

A judge will soon decide whether Franklin Reyes, 18, should get off with a lighter sentence.

07/30/2014

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Girl Power: Kayla Roncin Key In Toms River’s Little League State Championship

The fact that Toms River won the New Jersey Little League baseball championship is not that unusual. What it is uncommon is that one of its top players is a girl.

07/29/2014

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

New Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

07/29/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times Square

The calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.

07/28/2014

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