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Financial District Stroller Alley

Battle Heats Up Over Probation Office Proposed For Financial District

There was outrage Wednesday in a downtown neighborhood known as “stroller alley.” Residents are fighting to stop probation offices from moving onto the same street as daycare centers and preschools.

11/06/2013

Police respond at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., after shots were fired on Nov. 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Garden State Plaza Shooting Could Prompt Tighter Security At U.S. Malls

Monday night’s shooting incident at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., is the latest tragedy at a public place, raising questions about security at shopping centers.

11/05/2013

Holocaust Victims' Uniforms Appear On eBay

eBay Criticized After Holocaust Souvenirs Hit The Online Auction Blocks

Hitler era artifacts that were being sold included Star of David armbands that were used to mark Jews for persecution, and clothes of concentration camp victims.

11/04/2013

Authorities on the scene of a construction shed collapse in Midtown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Construction Shed Collapse Sends Debris Flying In Midtown

The Department of Buildings issued a warning to property owners Friday to secure construction sites and buildings as high winds whip through the area.

11/01/2013

Tea and other spices are sold in the spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.  (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

FDA: Rodent Hair, Salmonella Detected In Some Imported Spices

Testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 also showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella.

10/31/2013

Breezy Point 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy (credit: Paul Lurrie)

Belle Harbor Man Documents Sandy Recovery Through Photographs

Three days after Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Paul Lurrie started snapping pictures. Lurrie said for months the landscape around Belle Harbor, Neponset and Breezy Point remained the same.

10/29/2013

Mark Spatucci (Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)/Mary Greff (CBS 2)

Authorities: Ex-Boyfriend Charged In Death Of Young Bergen County Mother

Mark Spatucci, 22, has been charged with murder, child endangerment, burglary and hindering apprehension in the death of 23-year-old Mary Greff, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday.

10/24/2013

Site of proposed juvenile detention center in Willowbrook, Staten Island (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Residents To Protest Proposed Juvenile Detention Facility

The city has named the initiative “Close to Home,” but residents in Willowbrook, Staten Island neighborhood say the facility really is too close to home.

10/23/2013

This Halloween display is causing controversy in Boerum Hill. (credit: Tamara Leitner/CBS 2)

Some Impressed, Others Disgusted By Gruesome Halloween Display In Brooklyn

A gruesome Halloween display in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn has drawn heated controversy, with some calling it a work of art and others saying it crosses a line.

10/22/2013

Security experts say gates and locks may not be enough to hold off thieves that have hit a number of Upper East Side businesses. (Credit CBS 2)

Bold Thieves Bypass Security Measures In String Of Upper East Side Burglaries

The same burglars have hit thirteen small mom and pop businesses on the Upper East Side during a two month span, police said. Each time they entered through a security gate and smashed or stole the cash register.

10/17/2013

Baby Hope Headstone

Baby Hope’s Mother: ‘We Are Never Going To Have Peace’

The mother of the little girl known as “Baby Hope,” whose real identity was discovered last week after 22 years, spoke out for the first time Monday.

10/14/2013

Some of the vehicles that were tagged during an overnight vandalism spree in Bellerose, Queens. (Credit CBS 2)

Queens Residents Wake Up To Find Section Of Town Vandalized

On Friday morning authorities initially discovered 11 vandalized cars. Four of those cars were tagged with swastikas. By the end of the day the count had reached 18.

10/11/2013

Wheel Thefts

Rash Of Thefts Targeting Car Wheels Plagues NYC

Some New Yorkers have been waking up to find the wheels missing from their cars, and owners of foreign models have been the most frequent targets.

10/09/2013

A poster used by the NYPD to solicit information in the 1991 cold case murder of 'Baby Hope'. (Credit CBS 2)

Police Identify Mother In 1991 ‘Baby Hope’ Cold Case

A tip came in to the Crime Stoppers phone line from a woman who said she thought she knew Baby Hope’s sister. That bit of information led detectives to the mother of the child and law enforcement officials were able to match the child’s DNA last week.

10/08/2013

A police officer carries a woman injured in stabbing attack on the Upper West Side on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

City: Park Enforcement Patrol Officers Do Not Need Guns

The city has pushed back against Park Enforcement Patrol officers who are asking for guns, saying it is not necessary.

10/07/2013

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