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A grading system for nail salons and other cosmetology businesses has been proposed. (Credit: CBS2)

Officials Call For More Regulation Of NYC Nail Salons

Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for more regulation of New York City nail salons.

05/01/2015

Protesters clash with New York City police in a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Officials Defend Handling Of Demonstrations

Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.

04/30/2015

Dante de Blasio walks ahead of his father, Bill de Blasio, on Election Day, Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dante De Blasio To Attend Yale University

The mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, made the announcement about Dante de Blasio via Twitter on Wednesday.

04/29/2015

Residents and officials say rogue car dealers are taking up parking spots on New York City streets. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Cracking Down On Used Car Dealers In NYC

The New York City Council has taken the first step to crack down on used car dealers.

04/29/2015

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

New Bill Calls For Passenger Panic Buttons In All New York City Taxicabs

A city lawmaker is introducing legislation requiring a panic button connected directly to the police be installed in passenger areas of all taxi cabs and livery vehicles.

04/28/2015

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Audit: NYC Express Buses Not On Schedule 30 Percent Of The Time

An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found express buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority were not on schedule, clocking in either early or late more than 30 percent of the time.

04/23/2015

CBS2's cameras caught a coyote running around in the area of Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, on Wednesday, April 22. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: CBS2 News Crew Comes Face To Face With Coyote Near Riverside Park

The coyote was spotted around 5 a.m. at Riverside Park along the Hudson River, between 96th and 79th streets, police said.

04/22/2015

A view of the outside clock of Grand Central Terminal (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Energy Efficient Project Cuts Grand Central Terminal Energy Use 30 Percent

A four-year, $25 million effort has cut Grand Central Terminal’s energy use by 30 percent.

04/22/2015

The Microsoft logo is seen before the start of a media event in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad today. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Donates Office Software To 480,000 CUNY Students

Software giant Microsoft is donating a half a billion dollars’ worth of software to CUNY students.

04/21/2015

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

On 29 days during the last four months of the year, the system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays over the last four months of 2014 — a level not seen since the boom years following World War II.

04/20/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.

04/20/2015

This is the view from the sixth floor of 10 Hudson Yards. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC, Brookfield Properties Reach Agreement To Bring Living Wage Jobs To Hudson Yards

New York City and Brookfield Properties have reached a living wage agreement in the Hudson Yards District.

04/17/2015

Lola Moses (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Lived Through The Holocaust Shares Inspiring Story Of Survival

Holocaust Remembrance Day is being commemorated around the region Thursday, including at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, where there will be a program with survivors.

04/16/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Leaders Urge Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

City council members, members of NYPD and FDNY unions held a news conference and rally on the steps of City Hall Thursday to encourage Congress to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

04/16/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Tax Return Shows Gross Income Of $217,656

This Tax Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio released his tax returns for last year.

04/15/2015

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