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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

A man is rescued after a scaffold incident in midtown Manhattan on June 20, 2014. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

2 Workers Rescued From Dangling Scaffolding In Midtown

Two construction workers found themselves hanging on for dear life after their scaffolding gave way in midtown Manhattan.

06/20/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NY Lawmakers Reach Deal On Medical Marijuana

The Compassionate Care Act negotiated by Cuomo and lawmakers doesn’t allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked — one of Cuomo’s key demands.

06/19/2014

A woman users her cellphone. (credit: Getty Images)

Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts

Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

06/19/2014

Metropolitan Opera House (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Jewish Group: Show Should Not Go On At Metropolitan Opera

Morton Klein, of the Zionist Organization of America, said he wants donors to close their wallets if the Met is unresponsive to the demand to cancel the fall performance.

06/19/2014

Firefighters respond to a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Increase Role In Gas Leak Reports

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.

06/18/2014

A man uses a texting-while-driving simulator in the Flatiron District on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Simulator Demonstrates Dangers Of Texting While Driving

The New York City Department of Transportation and AT&T offered passersby a chance to use a texting-while-driving simulator Tuesday at Flatiron Plaza.

06/17/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Tensions Run High As NY Medical Marijuana Deadline Nears

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week.

06/16/2014

A bill in the New York state Legislature would create a path to state citizenship for 2.7 million undocumented people living in New York. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Immigrants, Advocates Rally For New York State Citizenship

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, said the legislation would grant state citizenship if “someone can demonstrate proof of identity, live here for three consecutive years, pay taxes for three consecutive years.”

06/16/2014

Picasso's 'Le Tricorne' Tapestry hangs in Four Seasons Restaurant (credit: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Picasso’s ‘Le Tricorne’ To Be Moved From Four Seasons Restaurant To New York Historical Society

The 19-foot-by-20-foot curtain, called “Le Tricorne,” has been at the Four Seasons since 1959.

06/12/2014

Jason Stevens leaves court on May 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Owner Of Shuttered Wedding Venue ReBar Pleads Guilty To Grand Larceny, Tax Fraud Charges

Jason Stevens, the owner of reBar, pleaded guilty Thursday. As part of a plea deal, he faces three and a third to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced July 21.

06/12/2014

(L-R) Steve Mills, Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson during the press conference to announce Derek Fisher as head coach of the New York Knicks on June 10, 2014 in Greenburgh, New York. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Welcome To NY! Derek Fisher Introduced As Head Coach Of Knicks

The New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new coach on Tuesday, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.

06/10/2014

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