Rich Lamb

Advocates for stronger rent laws rally outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on June 24, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Protesters Blast Cuomo Over Deal On Rent Regulations

Rent-regulated tenants and advocates rallied Wednesday outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office, accusing him of selling out to wealthy developers.

06/24/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced June 24, 2015, that the city will expand its vision screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to every student in need at P.S. 50 Library in Manhattan. (Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

Sources To CBS2: De Blasio Rejected Offer To Raise Minimum Wage

Sources say the offer to hike the minimum wage was offered as part of a deal to revamp disability pensions for cops and firefighters injured in the line of duty.

06/24/2015

A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NYC Council Proposes Bill Restricting Number Of Uber, Other For-Hire Cars

Councilman Stephen Levin, D-Brooklyn, is sponsoring a bill he calls a “timeout.”

06/24/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio, Bratton Talk Police, Community Relations With Urban Ministers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton met with urban ministers Tuesday following New York City’s decision to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement.

06/23/2015

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (left), Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Carl Heastie announce an agreement on the state budget on June 23, 2015. (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

NY Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On State Budget, Rent Control

The state’s rent regulations had expired June 16 but were temporarily extended as lawmakers continued to negotiate.

06/23/2015

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Schumer Says He Wants Credit Bureaus To Better Notify Customers Of Potential Fraud

Schumer, D-N.Y., said once hackers get a hold of the customers’ personal information, it’s all downhill from there.

06/22/2015

A man feeds a muni-meter. (Credit: CBS2)

New Law Ends Muni-Meter Waiting Game

A new city law allows drivers to prepay one hour before muni-meters go into effect so that they don’t have to sit in their cars watching the clock tick.

06/22/2015

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Considering New, Shorter ‘Stand Clear’ Announcement To Decrease Subway Delays

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may replace the famous phrase, “Stand clear of the closing doors, please,” with the shorter, “Please stand clear.”

06/19/2015

Ivory crush event in Times Square on June 19, 2015. (credit: Megan Maher/WCS)

Ton Of Confiscated Ivory Crushed At Times Square Event

A ton of confiscated ivory was crushed Friday in Times Square to draw attention to elephant poaching and wildlife trafficking.

06/19/2015

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State’s Governor After Massacre: ‘The Heart And Soul Of South Carolina Was Broken’

Police Chief Greg Mullen said 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina.

06/18/2015

Daniel Melamed (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn Landlord Accused Of Illegally Evicting Rent-Regulated Tenants

The indictment handed up Wednesday charges Daniel Melamed with unlawfully evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments, endangering the welfare of a child and filing a false document.

06/17/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg attend a groundbreaking ceremony on June 16, 2015, for Cornell Tech's campus on Roosevelt Island. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cornell Tech Breaks Ground On Roosevelt Island Campus

Bloomberg Philanthropies is donating $100 million to a Cornell University graduate school for a new high-tech New York City campus breaking ground Tuesday.

06/16/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation on May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Teachers Union, Mayor De Blasio Announce Tech Ed Initiative

The initiative is modeled after New York City’s career and technical education programs.

06/11/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It’s Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPD

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.

06/10/2015

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City Council Bill Takes Aim At Illegal Airbnb Rentals

The fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.

06/10/2015

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