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Man Pleads Guilty To Narcotics Charge In Electric Zoo Overdose Death

An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.

12/11/2014

Randall's Island prepares for Electric Zoo Festival. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Luke Brian, Brad Paisley To Headline Country Music Festival In NYC

A new three-day country music festival starring Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will debut in New York City next summer.

10/29/2014

Emergency drill held on Randall's Island on Oct. 19, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC First Responders Test Readiness With Simulated Bus Crash Drill

The workers were tested on their ability to control the flames, find the injured and give them emergency medical treatment.

10/19/2014

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Thousands Kick Off Avon Breast Cancer Walk

A two-day journey for those on a mission to raise money for breast cancer research began Saturday.

10/18/2014

People walk through a severe storm that swept through New York City on Aug. 31, 2014 (Credit: Jesse Zanger)

Severe Weather Injures 2, Causes Damage & Throws Wrench In Holiday Weekend Plans

Severe weather swept through the Tri-State area on Sunday, injuring two people and throwing a major wrench in Labor Day weekend happenings.

08/31/2014

Randall's Island prepares for Electric Zoo Festival. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Safety Measures For Electric Zoo Festival At Randall’s Island

Organizers of this year’s Electric Zoo Festival on Randall’s Island are unveiling new safety measures for partygoers.

08/29/2014

Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fire Academy Takes Steps To Curb MRSA Outbreak

The FDNY is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA.

08/29/2014

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FDNY Gets Ship Firefighting Simulator

New York City now has a simulator that reproduces the unique conditions that can arise while fighting fires aboard ships.

08/26/2014

Jeff Russ, left, and Olivia Rotondo (credit: Facebook)

Following Deaths, Electric Zoo Music Festival’s Final Day Called Off

The causes of death have not been officially determined, but the city said it appeared both involved the drug MDMA, known as ecstasy, or as molly in its powder or crystal form.

09/01/2013

Survivors Meet Rescuers

Cardiac Patients Come Together With Strangers Who Saved Their Lives

Everyone likes a second chance, but it’s something special when you get a second chance at life — being resuscitated from cardiac arrest.

05/22/2013

5 Boro Green Roof Garden on Randall's Island - April 18, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Inaccessible New York Earth Day Special: The 5 Boro Green Roof Garden

In our series, Inaccessible New York, we’ve been visiting places that are off limits to the public. Well, this one has a twist.

04/22/2013

Greenwich Village Little League logo (credit: gvllnyc.com/)

Greenwich Village Little Leaguers May Not Have Home Field Advantage In Upcoming Season

Greenwich Village Little Leaguers play at JJ Walker Park in the West Village for their season’s games. But the field was closed for renovations last fall.

02/18/2013

New York City swears in in its first class of probationary firefighters since 2008. (credit: Twitter/FDNY)

NYC Swears In Most Diverse Class Of Probationary Firefighters In FDNY History

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano swore in and congratulated the 318 “probies” at a ceremony at the FDNY Fire Academy on Tuesday.

01/15/2013

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys plays the Catalpa Festival. (Credit: Maria Ives)

The Black Keys Headline Catalpa Day 1; Is It New York’s New Annual Festival?

Ultimately, festivals are about the music. And Day 1 was headlined by The Black Keys, one of the biggest breakout rock bands of the past five years.

07/29/2012

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Park Advocates Irked About Bloomberg L.P.’s Pricey Party At Randall’s Island

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s company is renting out a large chunk of Randall’s Island for a company get-together. But many feel that the celebration is blocking the public from enjoying the land for Father’s Day Weekend.

06/16/2012

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