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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.

16 hours ago

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

Photo Credit: Randallsislandgolfcenter.com

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

Photo Credit: Randallsislandgolfcenter.com

5 Best Mini Golf Courses In New York

Mini though these mini golf courses may be, they’re huge fun for New York families. Get the family out to enjoy spring’s green on the greens at the best mini golf options in the city.

04/20/2012

Quidditch World Cup in New York on November 14, 2010.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

5th Annual Quidditch World Cup Coming To Randall’s Island This Weekend

This year, 94 teams from around 27 states and four countries will face-off for the coveted World Cup Trophy.

11/11/2011

The stage for the Korean Harvest Festival under construction at Overpeck Park - Ridgefield, NJ - Oct 6, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

New York Korean Festival Taking Place In New Jersey This Weekend

Organizers say problems obtaining permits forced them to move New York’s annual Korean harvest festival to New Jersey.

10/06/2011

WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell in fire gear

Inside Training For The New York City Fire Department

It’s not easy training to be one of New York’s Bravest, as WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell found out.

08/15/2011

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