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Vanessa Murdock

Bridg-iT App

Brooklyn School Introduces App To Report Bullying Anonymously

A Brooklyn school is taking its battle against bullying into the digital age. An app called Bridg-iT is intended to bully-proof schools by allowing students to report what they hear anonymously.

05/09/2014

Cooper's Troopers

Classmates Assemble New Library In Memory Of Boy Killed By Cab On UWS

Building a library is no easy task, but a group of Upper West Side students plan to do just that – for free.

05/08/2014

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz (Credit: CBS 2)

Some West Essex H.S. Students, Parents Disapprove Of ‘Pornographic’ Book

“Dirty, disgusting, pornographic” is how 16-year-old Noah Lazarovitch described the book, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which is a New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Junot Diaz.

05/07/2014

Furry Friend Finder

Furry Friend Finder: Michael And Jo-Dee

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Michael and Jo-Dee, who are looking for homes.

05/04/2014

A new study suggests the helmets that are designed to prevent babies from getting flat head may not be worth the money. (Photo: CBS 2)

Study: Helmets Designed To Prevent Baby Flat Head May Not Be Worth It

Parents spend thousands of dollars to keep their kids safe, but new information shows one big expense may not be worth it. Those helmets that are supposed to prevent babies from getting flat heads may not be working

05/02/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

New Yorkers hit the streets for the March of Dimes - March for Babies. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Supporters Hit The Streets For Annual ‘March For Babies’ On UWS

The day was off to a chilly start, but once things warmed up it was a beautiful morning for the March of Dimes – March For Babies.

04/27/2014

NASA says it may be able to better predict where sinkholes will occur with new technology. (Credit: CBS 2)

NASA Technology Could Help Predict Sinkholes

NASA says it may be able to predict where the next big sinkhole will occur with new technology strapped to the belly of a jet.

04/24/2014

Lilly Belle And Poncho Villa

Furry Friend Finder: Lilly Belle And Poncho Villa

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Lilly Belle and Poncho Villa, who are looking for homes.

04/20/2014

One of the photos from Rachael Hale McKenna's book "The New York Dog."

Furry Friend Finder: Stephan And ‘The New York Dog’

In a special edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo interview photographer Rachael Hale McKenna has released a new book called “The New York Dog.”

04/13/2014

Co-workers (file/credit: Clipart)

Radical Workplace Changes Being Tested In Parts Of Europe

Imagine working only six hours a day, but getting paid the same as you would for working eight. It may happen … in Sweden.

04/10/2014

Penny Lane (left) and Tanner are looking for forever homes. (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Penny Lane And Tanner

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Penny Lane and Tanner, who are looking for homes.

04/06/2014

Pterosaur at American Museum of Natural History exhibit (credit: CBS 2)

New Interactive Natural History Exhibit Focuses On Prehistoric Flying Reptile

Pterosaurs ruled the skies when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now, they’re taking over the Museum of Natural History as the focus of a new exhibit.

04/03/2014

Queens Building Cracks

Tenants, Management Worry Cracks In Queens Building Could Lead To Collapse

Tenants in Rego Park, Queens were living in fear Wednesday that part of their apartment could collapse.

04/02/2014

Furry Friend Finder

Furry Friend Finder: Bella And Hansel

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Bella And Hansel, who are looking for homes.

03/30/2014

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