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Plastic straw restriction law comes into effectA new law restricting the use of plastic straws in New York City bars and restaurants is now in effect.

Protesters block construction at East River ParkActivists have tried to block a construction project to protect the East Side’s coastal neighborhoods from flooding.

Mayor Bill De Blasio files documents to potentially run for governorNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting closer to a possible bid for New York governor. CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reporting.

$ 1.8 million play space opens in Queens as New York road runners kick off marathon weekIn recent years, NYRR has partnered with a nonprofit group to create more play spaces for children. This is their 11th in the five arrondissements. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.

Travel expert on re-booking canceled flights: call the airline directlyIt was another weekend of chaos at airports. Thousands of flights have been canceled, forcing travelers to scramble to book again. As the holidays approach, CBS2’s Nick Caloway went to find out what travelers can expect.

The mother of a murdered child appears against the judge who presided over the custody caseAn activist mother of a murdered child is running as a candidate in writing against the judge who presided over the custody case. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports.

Voters decide: Sliwa launches last-minute attacks on Adams, vows to remove beret if he winsIt’s because of the thread in the New York mayoral race. Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa stormed the five boroughs on Monday. CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports.

10 injured in multiple vehicle crash in WestchesterPolice said 25-year-old Nicole Smith struck a car and then a Bee-Line bus this morning.

Second suspect arrested in armed robbery of New Jersey manPolice said Devin Melchor and Jekai Reid followed Sree Ranga Aravapalli 30 miles to his Plainsboro home.

Vaccination mandate for New York City workers in effectMayor Bill de Blasio said 91% of the city’s more than 300,000 employees are vaccinated. This leaves an estimated 9,000 unvaccinated workers who have been placed on unpaid leave. CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports.

Weather in New York: pick of the weekCBS2’s Elise Finch has the latest weather forecast.

New York road runners build new schoolyard for Queens studentsTo kick off New York Marathon Week, New York Road Runners is unveiling a series of charity projects, including a new schoolyard for students in Jamaica, Queens. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge has the story.

Famous drug lord shot dead in HarlemNYPD is investigating the fatal shooting of a notorious drug lord in Harlem.

Bee-Line Bus involved in Mount Vernon crashSeveral people were injured Monday in an accident involving a Bee-Line bus in Mount Vernon.

Thousands of New York workers on unpaid leave for vaccination warrantNew York City began implementing its COVID vaccine mandate for municipal workers and first responders on Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said 9,000 employees were put on unpaid leave until they received their first blow. CBS2’s John Dias reports.

Mayor De Blasio’s COVID briefing as vaccination mandate beginsMayor Bill de Blasio holds final briefing as the COVID vaccine mandate goes into effect for city workers.

NYC vaccination mandate takes effect for city workersNew York City will begin implementing its COVID vaccine mandate for city workers on Monday. John Dias of CBS2 has the latest.

20-year-old killed in Harlem shootingPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in Harlem.

Last day of campaigning before the electionVoters will decide some key races for public service in our region.

Suburban Alert for New Jersey DriversAll eastbound lanes are closed on Route 4 at Teaneck. Chopper 2 on the stage.

Carjacking victim accused of lying about child in carNew information emerged overnight about a carjacking in Queens. Police say the suspected thief is in custody, but so is the owner of the car.

Weather in New York: Bright and windyCBS2’s Elise Finch has the latest weather forecast.

Weather in New York: CBS2 forecast at 11:00 p.m.The first week of November promises to be cool. Here is the latest from CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock.

The village’s annual Halloween parade features lots of tricks and treatsCBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis last performed on the 48th Annual Parade in Greenwich Village.

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