Advocates Call On New York City To Remove People From Rikers Island As City Council Convenes On CrisisFor hours Wednesday, the crisis on Rikers Island took center stage, as City Council members heard testimony and questioned stakeholders.
Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul Meets With New York City School Parents, Mayor, And Public AdvocateCBS2 cameras were the only ones there when she entered the building for a series of key meetings.
New York City Political Leaders Vow To Not Leave Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti BehindLast weekend's 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the southern peninsula of Haiti, 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Some 1,500 miles away, a reassuring message is coming from political leaders in New York City.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Launches 'Mask Up NYC' Initiative With NYCHAThe goal is to provide personal protective equipment to NYCHA developments that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.
Advocates Calling For More Support For New York City's Asian Community Amid Spike In Hate CrimesIn New York, the NYPD commissioner says so far this year, there have been 10 suspected anti-Asian hate crimes, but he and the mayor believe that number is higher because many go unreported.
City Leaders Hold Virtual Town Hall To Address Alarming Rise In Violence Against Asian-AmericansThere were calls for action and unity Sunday in the wake of attacks on Asian-Americans in the city.
Recent NYCHA Deaths Renew Calls For Safety: 'A Failure At Every Level Of Government'Public Advocate Jumaane Williams held a virtual news conference Sunday highlighting the problems, which he said include underfunding and neglect.
Coronavirus Update: New Campaign Begins To Educate New Yorkers On Safety Of VaccinesEven when the COVID-19 vaccine is available to the general public, that doesn't mean everyone will be rushing to get it. But a new campaign is trying to change that.
Early Voting Begins In New York; Election Officials Prepared For Massive OperationIt's the first time in history that New Yorkers can vote early in a presidential election. Election officials are prepared for a massive operation, and some speedbumps along the way.
In Year Of Unparalleled Anxiety, Experts Tell CBS2 No One Immune To Mental Health Struggles2020 will be remembered as a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic - the death toll, the shutdowns and job losses - but, perhaps most of all, for anxiety and fear.
Navigating The Profound Sense Of Loss And Mental Health Challenges During COVID: A Conversation With Jumaane Williams & Dr. Mark EpsteinThe coronavirus pandemic has been marked by a great sense of loss - whether it's the loss of a loved one, the loss of our good health, a job, or sense of normalcy. And no one is immune.
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Says New Absentee Packages Will Be Mailed This Week After Widespread ErrorsWilliams says the vendor will cover the cost to pay for those replacement ballots.
NYPD Says Gun Arrests Are Way Up, But Violence Was Much The Same Over Labor Day WeekendFour people died in shootings. Two dozen victims survived, including a 7-year-old boy.
New Calls For Community-Based Crisis Management Systems To Help Stop Violence In NYCSome city leaders say police alone can't solve the problem of gun violence.
Several People Shot, Including 7-Year-Old Boy, As Crowd Gathers To Celebrate J'Ouvert In BrooklynThe shooting came as pre-dawn celebrations were underway for the West Indian Day Parade, which is supposed to be virtual this year.