Marcia Kramer

Marcia KramerMarcia Kramer joined CBS 2 in 1990 as an investigative and political reporter. Prior to CBS 2, she was the City Hall bureau chief at the New York Daily News.

Her reports on the local, national, and international level have garnered her multiple honors, including two George Foster Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, nine Emmy awards, two New York Press Club Golden Typewriter awards, and a first-place award from the Associated Press for her investigative reports. Her work has been recognized in editorials in the New York Times and the New York Post, as well as in a piece entitled “Marcia Kramer: Journalism at its Best,” which ran in the New York Observer in March 1998.

Most recently, Kramer broke a story exposing the improper use of lights and sirens by city government officials. Her story led to Mayor Bloomberg’s crackdown resulting in the removal of lights and sirens from hundreds of vehicles. Other credits include a report on people stealing school supplies and selling them on the Black Market, a story on schools that served old food past its freshness date, and a film exposing school board members vacationing in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollars. She has also been cited for her reports on the Swiss Banks and Nazi Gold that culminated in a decision by the Swiss to finally give back the money. Kramer is also known for her 1992 interview with President Clinton in which he confessed he “never inhaled.”

CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer Gives Breakdown Of What Both Sides Want In Potential LIRR Strike

With 10 days to go Thursday before a possible Long Island Rail Road strike, many have been wondering just how far apart the two sides really are.

07/10/2014

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Talks To CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer

On Tuesday, former congressman Anthony Weiner faced cameras for the very first time since he left office in disgrace, and asked voters to give him a second chance.

04/24/2013

NYC Council Considering Permit Parking For Some Neighborhoods

It’s rarely easy finding a spot in New York City, but now a new proposal could make your life a lot less stressful. City residents may soon be given neighborhood parking permits.

11/01/2011

Questions Abound After Andrew Madoff Denies Knowledge Of Dad Bernie’s Swindle

Bernie Madoff’s sole serving son, Andrew, insists that even though he worked in the firm, he had no idea what his father was up to and that his part of the business was on the up and up.

10/31/2011

Queens Law Student Ilan Grapel Freed By Egypt After Being Held On Spying Charges

Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.

10/27/2011

Michelle Nunez-Alman

Exclusive: L.I. Woman Has License Suspended For DWI, Despite Never Being Arrested

CBS 2 News has gotten action for a woman who lost her license for drunk driving even though she never had a drink. It’s a bureaucratic nightmare, but political reporter Marcia Kramer cut to the chase at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

10/25/2011

Speed cameras

Speed Cameras To Join Red-Light Cameras On New York City Streets?

Instead of “the check is in the mail,” city drivers could soon find “the ticket is in the mail” if they step on the gas pedal too hard.

10/19/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Queens Family Hopes Son Ilan Grapel Will Be Released From Egypt

On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.

10/18/2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters: Drop The Charges Or We’ll Tie Up The Courts

Protesters’ attorneys with aides to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will demand the dismissals, and if the DA balks they’ll occupy the courts by going to trial on each and every case.

10/17/2011

Carriage horse

Exclusive: Bloomberg On Central Park Manure: What Manure?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the manure mess on Wednesday — the piles and piles of droppings left by horse-drawn carriages on the streets in and around Central Park. It’s a “nagging” problem, but does the city have a solution?

10/12/2011

Carriage horse

Exclusive: Horse Manure Becoming An Epidemic In And Around Central Park

It’s a smelly problem that New York City apparently doesn’t want a whiff of – horse manure left by carriage horses has some people furious.

10/11/2011

Gov. Christie Endorses Romney For GOP Nod, Implies Obama Is ‘Can’t Do’ Candidate

Late Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee — and he minced no words about why.

10/11/2011

A tourist helicopter takes off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport - New York, NY (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA, Private Choppers Create Secret Deal That May Make River Travel Dangerous

New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.

10/10/2011

Lawmakers Call For Ban Of All Tourist Chopper Flights Over NYC River Corridors

Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.

10/05/2011

Gov. Christie A Little ‘Preoccupied’ At Paterson Judge Swearing In Ceremony

The frenzy over a possible Chris Christie presidential run has reached a fever pitch, but there is still no word from the new hamlet on the Hudson. There’s been a lot of flirting but no official “I’m in” or “I’m out.”

10/03/2011

NYPD Commish Kelly: Potential Attack Using Crop Dusting Planes ‘On Our Radar Screen’

There’s stunning new information about why the NYPD has the weapons and the training to shoot airplanes out of the sky. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke out Wednesday about the city’s efforts to fight terror.

09/28/2011

Exclusive: More Than 100 Cops Involved In NYPD Ticket-Fixing Probe

Some 17 cops are expected to be indicted on charges said to include bribery, larceny, perjury and obstruction. Some 100 others will face non-criminal Police Department punishment.

09/27/2011

Gov. Chris Christie appears at a town hall meeting - Sayreville, NJ - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: NJ Office of Information Technology)

Republicans Coming Out Of Woodwork To Push For Christie Run At White House

Speculation about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entering the 2012 presidential race was at a fever pitch Monday. Unhappiness with the rest of the candidates has Republicans telling Christie it’s time to run.

09/26/2011

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Netanyahu Blasts UN As ‘House Of Lies,’ Implores Abbas To Drop Application, Resume Talks

There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.

09/23/2011

Abbas Backs Down, Won’t Call For Immediate Vote On Palestinian Statehood

President Obama said in public what he is also saying in private — that a Palestinian state can only be achieved by the Israelis and Palestinians going to the bargaining table and tackling the hard questions that face them.

09/21/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Israel Floats ‘Interim Solution’ Proposal At UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension

The Israeli proposal would allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later.

09/20/2011

Presidential Hopeful Perry Unleashes All-Out Assault On Obama’s Israel Policies

The United Nations confrontation over Palestinian statehood became a major issue in the U.S. presidential race on Tuesday. Leading GOP contender Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama of appeasing terrorists and betraying Israel.

09/20/2011

Sen. Schumer Expresses Reservations About President Obama’s Tax Plan

President Barack Obama headed to New York on Monday afternoon, just hours after rolling out his controversial plan to raise taxes. The battle is on over how to cut America’s staggering deficit.

09/19/2011

Poll: Turner Holds 6-Point Lead Heading Into Special Election For Weiner’s Seat

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.

09/12/2011

Times Square

Sources: Authorities Concerned About Possible Dirty Bomb, Times Square Strike

The crossroads of the world came to a grinding halt at various times Friday because for police Times Square has become the ground zero of the latest terror threat.

09/09/2011

Surveillance Cameras (file / credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Exclusive: Elaborate New York City Post-9/11 Security

The latest terror threat has come out just as a brand new CBS/New York Times poll shows 1 out of 3 New Yorkers still thinks about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at least once a week. Here’s an exclusive look at the city’s post-9/11 security.

09/08/2011

Battle For Weiner’s Seat In Congress Turns Into Referendum On Obama Policies

The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.

09/07/2011

Pundits Praise Christie’s Hands-On Irene Response, Call Cuomo ‘Very Distant’

If a picture was worth a thousand words, the images of New Jersey Governor Christie hugging, holding and consoling flooded-out Wayne homeowners are worth a whole lot more.

08/31/2011

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.

Manhattan DA Vance Breaks Silence On Decision To Drop Strauss-Kahn Case

After essentially saying “see ya later, bye” to CBS 2 reporters trying to get him to personally explain the decision to drop the charges against French banker Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan DA Cy Vance explained himself Wednesday evening.

08/24/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen in the Governor's Room at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Tells Of Serious ‘Vibration’; Indian Point Reports No Issues

Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled Washington D.C. and snaked its way up the East Coast forced the evacuation of City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff were rushed outside by police security.

08/23/2011

NYPD crime statistics

NYPD: Crime Spikes Dramatically In Parts Of Big Apple

New York City’s overall crime rate could increase for the first time in decades, driven by alarming spikes in murder, rapes and robberies in many neighborhoods.

08/22/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen in the Governor's Room at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Wants Red-Light Cameras On Every NYC Corner; Threatens Lawmakers That Don’t

There’s a new war between Michael Bloomberg and state lawmakers over more red-light cameras on New York City streets. The mayor wants to “out” every lawmaker who won’t green light city plans for more of those “eye in the sky” ticket givers.

08/22/2011

Port Authority Approves Toll, PATH Train Fare Hikes; Commuters: ‘It’s Highway Robbery’

The Port Authority passed hefty toll and fare hikes on Friday. But instead of raising them all at once, commuters will be hit with five yearly increments.

08/19/2011

Port Authority Toll, PATH Fare Hikes Less Than Half Of What Was First Proposed

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are riding to the rescue of people who use the PATH trains and the river crossings, including the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge.

08/18/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Fmr. New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office, AP, Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Christie Gives Bloomberg Earful Over 9/11 10th Anniversary Invite List

A published report says that an angry New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

08/18/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Third Term’s A Charm? Mayor’s Approval Rating Spiraling

As he approaches the midpoint of his third term, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s standing among New Yorkers has hit its lowest point in six years.

08/17/2011

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenburger and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

‘Sully’ To Bloomy: Garbage Transfer Station Near LaGuardia A ‘Terrible Idea’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger the keys to New York City after he ditched his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike, saving all 155 people on board. On Tuesday, Sullenberger repaid the mayor with advice.

08/16/2011

Bird Problem Fears Grow Over Proposed Garbage Station Near LaGuardia Runway

It’s being viewed by many as a bird-brained idea from city and federal officials, putting a garbage transfer station right in the flight path of planes flying to and from LaGuardia Airport.

08/15/2011

Politicians, Family, Friends Pay Tribute To Late N.Y. Gov. Hugh Carey

There was a final farewell Thursday for one of New York’s most popular and colorful governors. Hugh Carey led the Empire State through the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. His funeral drew a bipartisan who’s who of New York’s political elite.

08/11/2011

Gov. Cuomo Says Time Has Come For Cash-Strapped N.Y. To Consider Casino Gambling

Governor Andrew Cuomo may just be ready to become a “gamblin’ man.” Cuomo has dropped his poker face and is actively considering legalizing casino gambling.

08/10/2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Exclusive: Port Authority $1 Billion Toll Hike Was Ruse To Give Governors Cover

Drivers going into the Holland Tunnel on Tuesday probably thought their trip into Manhattan was among the last before rates were scheduled to skyrocket. But guess what? The Port Authority fooled you.

08/09/2011

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama in the Cabinet Room at the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Stunning McClatchy/Marist Poll: 70% Say U.S. Heading In Wrong Direction

Former President Bill Clinton had it right when he said “it’s the economy, stupid.” And as our economic woes have increased so have Americans’ pessimism about where the country is going.

08/09/2011

Sources: Ex-Sen. Espada’s Soundview Health Clinics To Lose All State Funding

Sources inside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said that an investigation by the office of the Medicaid inspector general have turned up repeated violations of law that could deprive Soundview Health Clinics of all Medicaid funding.

08/08/2011

Gas Pump (file / credit: clipart.com)

Amid Rising Market Uncertainty, Gas Prices And Interest Rates Expected To Drop

Despite the recent ups and downs of the stock market that, economists say, could continue through the fall, there are some good news for consumers.

08/05/2011

Debt Deal Could Spell Doomsday For Many In New York City Area

The debt deal is no deal at all for many of the most vulnerable residents in the Tri-State Area. They may face long-term pain.

08/02/2011

Demonstrators Hold Rallies To Call For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.

07/24/2011

Upper East Side synagogue fire

Exclusive: Official Says UES Synagogue Fire Example Of Why FDNY Can’t Be Cut

There were charges Wednesday that the FDNY is stretched so thin that response times to a fire at an historic Upper East Side synagogue were agonizingly long and well above normal response times.

07/20/2011

Same Sex Marriage (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYC Holding Lottery For First Same-Sex Weddings On July 24

The demand has been overwhelming. Same-sex couples who want to get married Sunday — the first day it’s legal in New York — will have to enter a city lottery.

07/19/2011

NYC Testing New Technology Aimed At Reducing Traffic Congestion

It’s called “Midtown in Motion,” a new traffic management system using microwave sensors, video cameras and E-ZPass readers to spot heavy congestion in a test area.

07/18/2011

Honey bees

Un-BEE-lievable: NYC Fines Man $2,000 For Not Watering His Hive

It’s a new one in the annals of city government. The cash-strapped Bloomberg administration has mounted a “sting operation” against city beekeepers — ticketing a Douglaston man for not watering his beehive.

07/14/2011

‘Bike Mike’ Bloomberg Still Against Idea Of Banning Cars In Central Park

Environmentally minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg is refusing to banish cars from Central Park, even though the plan enjoys wide community support.

07/12/2011

Long Island Ducks owner Frank Boulton and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano - Mineola, NY - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

Nassau County Pushing For Minor League Baseball Team In Uniondale

You’ve heard about the Subway Series. Well, how about the Expressway Series?

07/11/2011

NYC DOT Installs Controversial Bike Lanes On High-Traffic First And Second Avenues In Manhattan

There’s more bike bedlam in New York City, as the Department of Transportation starts installing new bike lanes in heavy traffic areas on First and Second Avenues in Manhattan.

07/07/2011

Tri-State Residents, Politicians Weigh In On Possible Social Security, Medicare Changes As Part Of Debt Talks

Congressman Peter King said that nothing should be done to affect people already collecting benefits, but argues programs like Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable over the long term.

07/07/2011

Ayman al-Zawahri

Federal Warning: Al Qaeda Wants To Surgically Implant Bombs In Terrorists

The Transportation Safety Administration is now warning international and domestic airlines traveling to the United States to be on the lookout for these new suicide bombers and to ramp up security.

07/06/2011

Walmart (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is Walmart Trying To Buy Its Way Into New York City?

The pledge should allow the summer jobs program to expand by up to 3,400 jobs. However, some are questioning whether the move is a genuine gesture or an attempt to buy the city’s good will.

07/05/2011

Around The Tri-State, Patriotism On Parade For July 4th

The tri-state area was filled with tributes to to the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

07/04/2011

Implosion Of Strauss-Kahn Case Just The Latest Embarrassment For Manhattan DA

The lawyer for Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim said publicly Friday that he believes that fear was holding Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. from moving forward with the case against the former IMF chief.

07/01/2011

N.Y. Becomes 6th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The right of same-sex couples to wed became reality in New York state late Friday night after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the controversial Marriage Equality Act into law.

06/24/2011

Religious Protections At Center Of N.Y. Senate Gay Marriage Debate

There was marriage drama in Albany on Monday. A high-powered meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers, ended with same-sex marriage in New York still stuck at the altar.

06/20/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Christie’s ‘It’s None Of Your Business’ Comment Ruffles Feathers Of N.J. Voters

“It’s none of your business.” Those five words from Gov. Chris Christie over his children’s education have New Jersey voters in a tizzy.

06/17/2011

Ex-Porn Star Ginger Lee Speaks Out, Says Rep. Weiner Asked Her To Lie

On the day his wife returned from overseas, a porn star came forward to say Congressman Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their steamy exchanges.

06/15/2011

Pundit: Promise Of A Job Might Expedite Rep. Weiner’s Resignation

The official hint that Congressman Anthony Weiner may quit came on Tuesday. And there were suggestions that there’s more President Barack Obama can do to help ease him out.

06/14/2011

Turning On Their Own? Democrats Possibly Digging Up Dirt On Rep. Weiner

The House Ethics Committee staff has initiated a preliminary inquiry into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexually charged online relationships with several women.

06/13/2011

Rep. Weiner Takes Leave Of Absence Amid Calls For Resignation

The calls for Weiner’s resignation come a day after the New York lawmaker, embroiled in a Twitter scandal, admitted he had online contact with a Delaware teenager.

06/11/2011

Alec Baldwin (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Alec Baldwin For NYC Mayor? Source: ‘I Wouldn’t Rule It Out’

Stunning and certainly unanticipated fallout emerged Wednesday from the so-called “Weinergate” scandal. A major Hollywood star now sees it as an opportunity to jump into the 2013 New York City mayoral race.

06/08/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner Stays Silent In Wake Of New, Racy Text Messages

The heat is on. There were renewed calls Tuesday for the resignation of troubled Congressman Anthony Weiner from both political parties.

06/07/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade

One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.

06/05/2011

Weiner’s Constituents Speak: Congressman, Just Come Clean

On Friday, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer tracked down one man who might be able to shed some light on the Congressman Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal.

06/03/2011

Weiner’s Office Calls Police After CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview

Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo on Twitter. So CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers. You’ll never believe what happened.

06/02/2011

Rep. Weiner Admits In Interview Lewd Twitter Photo ‘Could Be’ Him

On Wednesday afternoon, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner refused to deny that he’s the one in the lewd photo that was sent to a college student, but later opened the door to the very real possibility that it could be.

06/01/2011

Borough Park traffic island

Exclusive: NYC DOT To Remove Borough Park Traffic Islands

The Borough Park traffic islands that CBS 2 first told you about six months ago, the ones that caused such chaos, are apparently going to be removed.

05/31/2011

Rep. Weiner Losing Patience With Twitter Lewd Photo Saga

Congressman Anthony Weiner has hired an attorney in response to what some are calling “Weiner-gate” — the mystery of how a lewd photo that was sent from his Twitter account to a college student.

05/31/2011

NYC pothole

Residents, NYC Council Furious Over Pothole Minefield

The Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with people packing up the car and heading out of town. But many of us are in for a rough ride; not because of traffic — but potholes.

05/27/2011

Bloomberg Determined To Get Gay Marriage Passed

Using the power of his deep pockets, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday demanded that state lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage this year.

05/26/2011

President Barack Obama

President Obama’s Middle East Speech Rattles Israelis, Palestinians Alike

President Barack Obama is urging Israel to pull back to 1967 borders, which has always been rejected, and he wants the Palestinians demilitarized. Obama’s speech was met with shock and dismay here in the Tri-State Area from both sides.

05/19/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Relents, Releases List Of Fire Houses Facing Ax

Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.

05/18/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NYC To Governor: Where Are You, Andrew?

Where is he? In a city filled with politicians who are not shy with being in the spotlight, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been, well, missing in action.

05/11/2011

Exclusive: NYS Police Release Names, Addresses Of Law Enforcement Officials On Web

Frank Shea is a much decorated former NYPD homicide cop who’s seen his share of gun battles. Now he’s worried about being caught in yet another one, only this time it could be a shot he might not expect.

05/10/2011

Bloomberg’s Proposed Budget: No Tax Hike, But Teachers Ravaged

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not raising taxes, but his new budget seeks to squeeze every penny possible from New Yorkers, as he cuts corners in agency after agency.

05/06/2011

Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island

Rep. King: Waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Gave Up Bin Laden’s Courier

In January 2009, President Barack Obama banned the use of waterboarding, but that controversial torture technique is now being credited with leading to the death of Osama bin Laden.

05/03/2011

Queens 'Sidewalk to Nowhere;

Exclusive: The Battle Over The ‘Sidewalk To Nowhere’

It’s a story of government bureaucracy that may be out of control. New York City wants a Queens homeowner to install a sidewalk on a block where other sidewalks don’t exist — and foot the bill.

04/28/2011

Obama’s NYC Campaign Donations May Not Be So Plentiful This Time

New York City has been one of President Barack Obama’s favorite places to raise campaign cash, but his anti-Wall Street policies are apparently taking their toll.

04/27/2011

Space Shuttle Enterprise

War Of Words Erupts Between NYC And Houston Over Shuttle Enterprise

A Houston congressman wants to play his own version of “Texas hold ‘em” to keep NASA from sending one of its retiring space shuttles to New York City. But Sen. Chuck Schumer isn’t having it.

04/15/2011

Cathie Black Out As NYC Schools Chancellor

Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.

04/07/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Exclusive: CBS 2 Obtains Partial List Of FDNY Company Closures

The secret is out. CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned exclusively some of the fire houses on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s chopping block. Some say shutting them down could put your safety at risk.

04/06/2011

New York State Legislature

Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

04/01/2011

Bloomberg Rails Against Government’s Attempted ‘Power’ Play

In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.

04/01/2011

Town Of Rye Mulls Whether To Dissolve Itself Out Of Existence

Town officials said they have taken to heart Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desire to consolidate some of the 4,000 municipalities that drive up costs and taxes.

03/30/2011

N.Y. Lawmakers Sound Off On President’s Approach To Libya

On Day 3 of the attack on Libya, there were new air strikes and new demands. On Monday, President Barack Obama called for the replacement of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

03/21/2011

Robert F. Wager Jr. Secondary School

Phys Ed Fiasco: Principal Forgets To Schedule Gym, Chaos Ensues

It’s an unbelievable case of a Queens principal who seems to be undergoing a gigantic “senior moment.” He forgot to make his students take gym and now members of the senior class may not graduate.

03/18/2011

Ophadel Williams

Bronx Tour Bus Crash Driver Has Licenses Suspended

State officials have suspended the license of the driver of the tour bus that crashed in the Bronx on Saturday, amid new questions about whether he should have even been issued a license to drive a bus.

03/17/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen across from Lower Manhattan - Brooklyn, NY - Mar 14, 2011 - Photo: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office

Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Tanks In Latest Poll

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s popularity has taken a huge nose dive, with New Yorkers giving him his lowest marks in eight years. But why? Former Mayor Ed Koch said he has an idea.

03/16/2011

Cuomo Orders Safety Review Of Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

03/16/2011

NYC slumlords

Public Advocate de Blasio Declares War On NYC Slumlords

There’s a new housing scam to report. Bad landlords, reportedly lining their pockets with taxpayer dough for housing the formerly homeless — but in deplorable conditions.

03/14/2011

Sources: Sen. Kruger Probe Just Getting Warmed Up

There was word of an expanding Albany corruption investigation on Friday. Sources say the pay-to-play probe that led to the indictment of Brooklyn Sen. Carl Kruger isn’t over.

03/11/2011

Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.

03/10/2011

Bloomberg Calls For End To Taxi Drivers’ ‘Geographic Discrimination’

There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.

03/09/2011

Rep. King: Islamic Radicalization Hearings Will Be Fair

“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.

03/09/2011

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