Vanessa Murdock

The infectious disease ward at Ellis Island Hospital Complex on Sept. 25, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Ellis Island Hospital Complex Opening For First Time In 60 Years

A new exhibit, “Unframed — Ellis Island,” by the artist JR will be on display at the unrestored hospital complex, which will be open for tours starting Oct. 1.

09/25/2014

Boy crosses street in Queens without crossing guard (CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigates: Why Are There No Crossing Guards Outside Jackson Heights School?

Getting to school safely is challenging enough in the city, but take crossing guards out of the situation and parents say it is a recipe for disaster.

09/24/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Tina And Lila

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Tina and Lila, who are looking for homes.

09/21/2014

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Trump Rink Transformed As Central Park Horse Show Trots Into NYC

New Yorkers will be ponying up to Trump Rink this weekend for the first ever Central Park Horse show, a combination of sport and show meant to appeal to the masses.

09/19/2014

The white-wing spotted fruit fly has been ruining blackberry and raspberry crops on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spotted Wing Fruit Fly Threatens To Devastate N.Y. State Berry Growers

Late-season berries are the bread and butter for many New York farmers. But an invasive species is taking a bite out of their crop and bottom line.

09/16/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Leonardo And Angelina

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Andrea Grymes introduce us to Leonardo and Angelina, who are looking for homes.

09/14/2014

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Children Taken To Hospital After Accidentally Drinking Bleach At Jersey City Daycare Center

“The report that we were given is that a cleaning solution was made up at the daycare yesterday with a small amount of bleach mixed into a bottle of water,” said Michael Bessette, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, said.

09/11/2014

Graphic rendering of $1 million parking in Soho (Credit: CBS 2)

Is Paying $1 Million For A Parking Space Going Too Far?

Parking in New York City can be a nightmare, which is why so many are willing to fork over their hard-earned cash to avoid the hassle.

09/10/2014

Participants line up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sept. 7, 2014, at Central Park. (credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)

Thousands Turn Out For Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure

The annual Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure, a 5K run and walk, brought together cancer survivors and their supporters.

09/07/2014

Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Fans React With Sadness, Disbelief After Death Of Joan Rivers

News of her death spread quickly at Lincoln Center where shows were underway.

09/04/2014

Researchers estimate greenhouse camel crickets are living in or near 37 percent of homes in New Jersey. (credit: >Thegreenj/Wikimedia Commons)

Asian Camel Crickets Really Starting To Bug Tri-State Area Residents

The insects, which are native to Asia, likely outnumber humans in the U.S., with experts estimating that more than 700 million of them are in the country.

09/03/2014

Furry Friend Finder (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Ziggy And Ernie

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Ziggy and Ernie, who are looking for homes.

08/31/2014

Furry Friend Finder (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: DJ And Roger

DJ and Roger are looking for forever homes.

08/24/2014

WWII veteran Francis MacNair was presented with medals that he earned nearly 70 years ago. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nearly 70 Years Later, NJ Vet Finally Receives Medals Earned In World War II

MacNair enlisted in the Army in 1941. He served first as a medic and later with the special forces as part of a glider operation. He vividly remembers a close call that he had in France.

08/22/2014

Residents of Highland Park, New Jersey have been ordered to fix crumbling sidewalks in front of their homes, but they say it should not be their responsibility. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sidewalk Slab Repair Battle Brews In Borough Of Highland Park, N.J.

It’s a sidewalk standoff in one Garden State borough. Highland Park requires homeowners fix decrepit sidewalks, but some say it’s not their responsibility and that it’s a safety issue, too.

08/21/2014

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