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Long Island Beach Reopens After Shark Scare

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island beach is back in business Thursday a day after it was closed over a shark sighting.

Swimmers were kept out of the ocean for about an hour at three Town of Babylon beaches after the shark was spotted about 80-yards offshore by lifeguards at Overlook Beach on Wednesday. 280 more words


2 Pedestrians Hurt After Cars Crash In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two pedestrians were seriously injured after a car crash in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

The accident took place at around 10:30 a.m. at Pennsylvania and Cozine avenues in East New York. 236 more words


New York Attorney General Schneiderman To Temporarily Take Over Investigations Into Police Killings

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Amid national debate over holding officers criminally accountable for killings by police, New York is giving such cases special consideration by appointing the attorney general to investigate them, for now. 769 more words


Lunar New Year Becomes Official Holiday On NYC School Calendar

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the Lunar New Year an official public school holiday.

He made the announcement Tuesday morning at P.S. 562 more words


New Legislation Could Help Protect, Restore Long Island Sound

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Officials and environmentalists from several communities along Long Island Sound gathered at Hempstead Harbor on Monday to sound the alarm.

Overdevelopment, pollution, algae blooms and sewage are some of the problems plaguing Long Island Sound. 527 more words


Judge Rules Sikh Hofstra Student Can Enroll In ROTC Without Shaving Beard, Removing Turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) ––¬†A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. 528 more words


ISIS Reportedly Tweets Upper East Side Address Of Blogger Pamela Geller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — ISIS terrorists reportedly tweeted the Upper East Side address of Pamela Geller, the¬†conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims, with the hashtag #GoForth. 669 more words