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  1. Uber growth unhampered in surprise deal with NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped the number of cars Uber can have on city streets, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced late Wednesday that Uber agreed to a four-month study on the impact of the cars on the city's traffic and the environment.


  2. Battle between NY mayor, Uber heats up on eve of voteRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | CBS 3 Springfield

    On the eve of a City Council vote that could limit the number of Uber vehicles on New York City streets, parties on both sides of the debate sharpened their attacks to sway public opinion, if not actual votes. The ride-hailing company and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, which is looking to establish a cap for its growth, furiously lobbied lawmakers Wednesday, pestered reporters, snarked on Twitter and pointed to expensive TV ad campaigns that have blanketed the airwaves of the nation's largest city.


  3. Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in showRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Previews begin this week and it opens July 23. Quinn's show, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, mourns what he considers a homogenized, cautious city.


  4. Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contestRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Four avid eaters have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition.


  5. Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Newlyweds Limnioti and Patronis topped "the dream trip of our lives... . Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti, right, and Konstantinos Patronis walk along 34th Street and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in New York.


  6. AP Exclusive: Inaugural poet launches Cuba writing projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Blanco - the ... . This undated photo provided by Richard Blanco shows Blanco - the nation's inaugural poet and the son of Cuban exiles - who is launching a writing project to bridge what he calls Cuba's "emotional emba... .


  7. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Mbalula "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to for... . FILE - In this Saturday, May 15, 2004 file photo former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, is lead to the podium by FIFA President Sepp Blatter, of Switzerland, left, after learning that South Africa will ho... The Asian Football Confederation has issued a statement to erase any conjecture about its support for Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup.


  8. Michelle Dockery swaps 'Downton' for 'Liaisons Dangereuses'Read the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery is swapping one aristocratic world for another in a new production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Dockery is scheduled to appear alongside Dominic West and Janet McTeer in Christopher Hampton's play about nobles fighting a battle of sexual wiles in 18th-century France.


  9. If you can make it there: Acts try out for NY subway spotsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Butler was among a group of about 70 potential subw... . Seth Myers of Receta Secreta, carries his bass away from the stage after auditioning for judges in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.


  10. World's smallest theater opens its doors to public in NYRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Theatre for One, a 4-foot-by-8 foot portable theater, allows one audience member ... . FILE - In this June 7, 2011 file photo, an audience member steps out of the "Theatre for One" performance space in New York's Times Square.


  11. Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shootRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang - a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas." On the red carpet, star Ray Liotta recalled something Scorsese told him before filming began that made him believe he was going to be part of something special.


  12. Loudoun deputies seize pounds of cocaine, marijuanaRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    The sheriff said Wednesday that a 3-month investigation culminated in the seizure of more than 2.5 pounds of powder cocaine, a 1-kilo brick of cocaine, 5 ounces of crack cocaine, 1.5 ounces of heroin, 6 pounds of marijuana, 5 ounces of PCP, 429 ecstasy pills, prescription pills, and $60,000 in cash. The seizure occurred Tuesday at a Sterling hotel.


  13. NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    While officials caution that they aren't ce... . A pile of rubble is seen Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York.


  14. Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing menRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful b... . A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015.


  15. Explosion, building collapse injure several people in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    An explosion at a building in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City caused a massive fire that resulted in two buildings collapsing. At least 19 were injured, the New York Times reported.


  16. Explosion, building collapse injure several people in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    An explosion at a building in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City has resulted in a fire and a partial collapse on Thursday. The flames have spread to a building next door.


  17. Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads." Meanwhile, three Ferguson employees implicated in racist emails exposed by that report are now gone from their jobs, the mayor said.


  18. Connecticut boosts tourism campaign in Northeast, less on TVRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    The Bulletin reports that officials of the Connecticut Office of Tourism told local tourism and municipal leaders on Tuesday they'll budget more money for marketing campaigns in New York's borough of Manhattan, Boston and Philadelphia and less in television ads. The Manhattan campaign will include ads promoting Connecticut at Grand Central Terminal, the Time Warner Center, Broadway and Columbus Circle, among other places.


  19. 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore died of cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.


  20. Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Democrats have selected Philadelphia as the site of the party's 2016 national convention, choosing a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of its next presidential candidate. The Democratic National Committee said Thursday the convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016.


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