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Steve Langford

A trailer at P.S. 48 in Manhattan. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Others Claim School Trailers At P.S. 48 Are Health Hazard

The trailers have been used for kindergarten students for over 10 years, but parents and others claim the trailers have poor ventilation, are moldy and smell like mildew.

04/08/2014

Barclays Center exterior (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Roof Lawn Being Installed On Barclays Center

To complement its famous rust-colored structure, a green mat-like plant will soon carpet the roof of the Brooklyn arena.

04/07/2014

Police on the scene in Astoria, Queens where a car plunged into the water. (Credit:CBS 2)

East Elmhurst Community Mourns Loss Of 4 After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek

The victims were identified as Darius Fletcher, 21; Jada Monique-Butts, 19; Crystal Gravely, 19; and Jaleel Furtado, 20. All of the victims were from East Elmhurst, Queens.

04/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio: Now We Can Move Forward To Fix Our School System

Mayor Bill de Blasio said now that funding for pre-kindergarten has been secured his administration can move forward with other education initiatives.

03/30/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Changes To Sandy Recovery Plan, Appoints Rebuilding Team

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to the city’s Build It Back program.

03/29/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Officials Continue Probe Of Fatal Point Pleasant Motel Fire

Autopsies were being conducted Saturday on the four people who died in a fire at a Jersey shore motel that housed some victims of Superstorm Sandy.

03/22/2014

An activist group has posted fake 20-mph speed limit signs around the city. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Hope To Slow Speeding Drivers With Fake ’20-MPH Speed Limit’ Signs

A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.

03/17/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

East Harlem Pastor Hospitalized After Firefighters Find Bible In Blast Rubble

The pastor of the church destroyed in the East Harlem explosion was so overwhelmed by the discovery of the church’s original bible that he was taken to the hospital.

03/15/2014

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary was forced to evacuate and find homes for all of its animals. (Credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Animal Shelter Forced To Evacuate Over Building Collapse Concerns

It was a rushed evacuation of the Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary on South Warehouse Lane in Elmsford, forcing the owners to find homes for the 80 dogs and 80 cats all in one day.

03/14/2014

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Video Roundup: Fatal Building Explosion Rocks East Harlem

The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.

03/12/2014

NJ DOT Commissioner James Simpson

Palisades Parkway Festers With Potholes; NJ DOT Commissioner Says No Budget To Fix It

Residents are fed up with the potholes on the Palisades Parkway in New Jersey, while officials continue to deny responsibility for repaving it.

03/07/2014

Solar panels on top of a roof of a home in Danbury, Conn. (credit: CBS 2)

Solar Panels Pose Challenges For Firefighters

Solar panels atop a food warehouse in southern New Jersey in September forced firefighters at certain points to retreat because of the threat of live electricity being generated by solar panels.

03/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor De Blasio Dodges Traffic Controversy, Heads For Pennsylvania

Mayor de Blasio is spending the weekend in Pennsylvania and is still refusing to answer questions after CBS 2 recorded exclusive video of his security detail breaking traffic laws.

02/22/2014

Richard Mach underwent surgery to donate a kidney to his ailing wife (Credit: CBS 2)

Husband Gives Wife Life-Saving Valentine’s Day Gift

Joy and Richard Mach have known for 40 years they’re the perfect match, but her urgent need for a kidney transplant added a whole knew meaning to the phrase.

02/15/2014

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