Rich Lamb

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Claims Progress In Reforming Rikers Island’s ‘Dehumanizing Environment’

The mayor says improving conditions on New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex will require deep-seated cultural change.

16 hours ago

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City Council Considers Proposal To Put 10-Cent Tax On Disposable Bags

It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.

11/19/2014

Guns seized during investigation into alleged Florida-to-New York gun pipeline. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Officials: Gun Pipeline Used Chinatown Buses To Transport Illegal Firearms

Authorities have broken up a gun pipeline that used discount Chinatown buses to transport illegal weapons from Florida, sources tell 1010 WINS.

11/19/2014

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

NYC Firefighters Union Pushes For Better Disability Pensions

Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.

11/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Poll Shows Wide Racial Gap In Support For Mayor Bill De Blasio

Seventy-one percent of black voters said they approve of the mayor, but only 34 percent of whites gave him a thumbs-up.

11/19/2014

"Manhattan West" Construction just west of Ninth Avenue (Credit: CBS 2)

Platform Over Train Tracks Completed In New Manhattan West Neighborhood

The two-acre platform located between 9th and 10th avenues between 31st and 33rd streets is bigger than Bryant Park and was built over active Amtrak, LIRR and NJ Transit tracks.

11/18/2014

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It’s Official! Pope Francis Confirms Trip To United States

Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.

11/17/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Rachel Noerdlinger Announces Leave Of Absence Following Son’s Arrest

Rachel Noerdlinger, the embattled chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray, has decided to take a leave of absence following the recent arrest of her son.

11/17/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Bills Take Aim At Police Chokeholds, Stop-And-Frisk

A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.

11/13/2014

Two window washers are seen trapped at One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014. (credit: @bedopas)

2 Window Washers Rescued From Scaffold At 1 World Trade Center

Two window washers, who became trapped on scaffolding near the 68th floor of One World Trade Center, have been rescued.

11/12/2014

New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin Introducing Bill To Measure Noise Pollution

Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s bill would require the city Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect data on noise pollution.

11/12/2014

A view of the annual Veterans Day Parade, aka "America's Parade" on November 11, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

NYC Veterans Day Parade Marches Up Fifth Avenue

The parade, which honors the bicentennial of the national anthem, stepped off at 11:25 a.m. and headed from Madison Square Park to 52nd Street.

11/11/2014

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NYC Proposal Would Ban Texting & Talking On Handheld Cellphone While Biking

A proposed New York City law would ban the use of a cell phone for talking or texting unless it’s a hands-free device.

11/11/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC’s New 25 MPH Speed Limit Goes Into Effect On Most City Streets

Crews were out Friday putting up new signs to replace those showing higher speed limits.

11/07/2014

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