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Times Square 2019
Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images
December 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Thousands are packing Times Square for the annual ball drop even as forecasts predict a soggy night in the city.
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birth certificate
Dreamstime
December 31, 2018 - 2:46 pm
New York City residents are about to have new option for denoting gender on their birth certificates: gender "X.''
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FDNY EMT EMS
Anthony Behar
December 31, 2018 - 2:19 pm
A serious shortage of EMTs in the city means if you need some help on New Year’s Eve, it might be coming from a trainee.
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Minimum wage
Photo by Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimore Sun/MCT/Sipa USA
December 31, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The New Year is bringing with it some new wage increases in the city and across the tri-state. It marks a victorious end in a long fight for many labor organizations, who have been pushing for a $15 minimum wage for years. As of New Year’s Eve, any employee of a business with...
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Suffolk County Police
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
December 31, 2018 - 12:11 pm
Police in both Nassau and Suffolk counties are both reporting vastly improved crime numbers over the past year.
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Woodstock Bethel
MCT/USA Today
December 31, 2018 - 9:25 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Finding a place to stay for next year's 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not be a groovy experience for anyone hoping to score a room near the venue. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that many motels, bed-and-breakfasts and Airbnb rentals are already sold out...
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Michael Stewart
GoFundMe
December 30, 2018 - 6:14 pm
A 40-year-old Staten Island father of two disappeared about ten days ago and his family is fearing the worst after surveillance video showed him getting into an argument with two men at a barber shop.
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Times Square New Years
Anthony Behar
December 30, 2018 - 5:32 pm
Millions of people around the world will be watching the ball drop in Times Square on Monday night, but the event wasn’t always so spectacular and has come a long way in a short time.
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Wheelchair
Dreamstime
December 30, 2018 - 4:57 pm
A Queens family is shocked and saddened after someone stole their daughter’s expensive wheelchair on Christmas.
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