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Mayor Bill de Blasio hands out "go bags" to residents in Brooklyn on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Talks Hurricane Preparedness As Tropical Storm Bertha Churns In Atlantic

De Blasio appeared alongside Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito in Brooklyn Friday to talk hurricane preparedness.

08/01/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Whoopie Pies

The very best whoopie pies offer a cakey, airy chew and creamy frosting in the shape of a cookie. Here are our five favorite whoopie pie outposts in the city.

04/24/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Soap Shops

Spring cleaning shouldn’t stop with the house. Read on for New York City’s best purveyors of housemade, artisanal soaps.

04/11/2014

A man falls from a fourth-story window during a fire in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on March 30, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Red Hook_411)

Man Plunges Several Stories, 13 Injured In Brooklyn Fire

Dramatic cellphone video posted to Instagram captured the man falling from his apartment window as firefighters rushed to save him.

03/30/2014

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Toni On! New York: This Week We’re Getting In The Spirit

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal is getting in the holiday spirit. She hit DUMBO and Red Hook to take care of some shopping and did her part to help out Superstorm Sandy victims who were still working to rebuild.

12/07/2013

Public Housing After Sandy

Red Hook Houses Tenants Complain About Lack Of Progress 1 Year After Sandy

Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex was blacked out for weeks after superstorm Sandy roared ashore.

10/25/2013

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Report: Dock Worker Sues After Being Fired For Urinating Outside On Job

A dock worker in Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit, after he said he was fired for urinating outside on the job, according to a published report.

09/29/2013

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Toni On! New York: Uncovering Brooklyn’s Past

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal took a trip to Brooklyn to uncover the borough’s rich history and take a bite out of its booming restaurant scene, among other things.

08/17/2013

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The 9 Best Lobster Rolls In New York City

No longer a menu item found only at swanky haunts, lobster rolls are now served in fast-casual eateries and even from food trucks. Here is our list of 2013’s best lobster rolls.

CBS New York–06/17/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces property tax relief for tens of thousands of people impacted by Sandy, May 28, 2013. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg Announces Property Tax Relief For Those Impacted By Sandy

Life after Hurricane Sandy is going to get a whole lot easier for New York City homeowners and businesses ravaged by the storm.

05/28/2013

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5 Great Places To Play Catch In NYC

A good game of catch requires a few things: warm weather, at least two people, a ball, and an uninterrupted stretch of field. But not all fields are equal. Read on for five of our favorites.

05/21/2013

Volunteers in Red Hook are working to rebuild the home of a Vietnam veteran who put the community ahead of himself in the months after Sandy. (Credit CBS 2)

Life After Sandy: Neighbors Unite To Help Vietnam Veteran Rebuild His Home

After Sandy flooded Red Hook, Chirieleison spent long days helping his neighbors recover; neighbors including his beloved VFW Post, Post 51-95. During that time Mickey put repairs to his own, flood ravaged, home on the back burner.

05/10/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

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Police In Brooklyn To Warn Drivers Who Leave Electronics Out In Cars

We’re all familiar with the advice, “If you see something, say something,” and if police in Brooklyn see a smartphone or tablet lying in your parked car in plain view, they will be saying something to you.

04/03/2013

Red Hook Public Libary - April 2, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Red Hook Public Library Reopens Months After Sandy

One Brooklyn neighborhood took a big step today on the road back from superstorm Sandy.

04/02/2013

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