Rich Lamb

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02:  Cardinal Timothy Dolan unveils the chair Pope Francis will use during Mass at Madison Square Garden later this month on September 2, 2015 in New York City. The chair was constructed in a Port Chester garage by immigrant day laborers and will be used by Francis while in New York from September 24 through September 26.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chair For Pope Francis’ Mass Arrives At Madison Square Garden

The chair Pope Francis will use during Mass later this month in New York City has arrived at Madison Square Garden.

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Tiffany Neumann (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Officer Suspended After Prisoner Escapes From Hospital

The NYPD is still searching for Tiffany Neumann, 23, who fled from NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital around 10 p.m., authorities said.

08/31/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton Defends De Blasio After Slam By Ray Kelly

In the book, former police Commissioner Ray Kelly writes that the mayor “shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool.

08/31/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Police Face ‘Unprecedented’ Challenge In Protecting Pope While UN General Assembly In NYC

Details are emerging about the “massive” and “complex” security plan being worked out for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City next month.

08/31/2015

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Girlfriend Faces Charges After Man Found Engulfed In Flames Behind Astoria Building

A Queens woman is accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend and then trying to conceal the death by setting his body on fire, police said.

08/31/2015

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Stringer: NYC Pays Out Record Amount In Fiscal Year 2014 To Settle Claims Against NYPD

The settlements covered the last six months of the Bloomberg administration and the first six months of the de Blasio administration.

08/28/2015

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City To Put In $100 Million To Prevent Flooding In Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials announced a major capital commitment Thursday to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding.

08/27/2015

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

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NYC Calls On Parents To Register Children For Pre-K

New York City universal pre-K begins Sept. 9, but lots of parents still haven’t registered their children.

08/26/2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Administration, NY Archdiocese To Work Together On Services For Poor

The city has its eye on empty lots, closed schools and other church properties that could be used for housing and other services, some of which could be run by Catholic charities.

08/26/2015

Packets of synthetic marijuana, often known as K2. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials Shine Spotlight On Impact Of K2, Or Synthetic Marijuana

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting a news conference along with a local resident who is recovering from an addiction to K2.

08/25/2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Renovations At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Wrapping Up As Pope Francis’ NYC Visit Looms

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the landmark church just in time for Pope Francis’ visit in September.

08/25/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Decision Made On Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

The mayor promised that the task force will examine the safety ramifications and crowed, “I think what we’ve done with Vision Zero is beyond what any previous administration has done.”

08/25/2015

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Experts Split On Whether Bloomberg Is Viable Presidential Candidate

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is calling for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enter the presidential race, but some political pundits aren’t so sure he’d have a chance.

08/24/2015

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.7 Percent

New York City’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7 percent, the lowest it’s been in seven years.

08/21/2015

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