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Survey Shows Most Americans Dread The Holidays Because Of Spending Pressures 61 percent of Americans are dreading the holidays due to the extra spending and financial burden the season brings, according to a new survey.

Pelosi calls for drafting of articles of impeachment — live updates Latest impeachment updates. Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the time has come to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump, following testimony from four constitutional scholars on Wednesday.

Long Island Lawmaker: Watch Out For Scam Donation Bins Authorities on Long Island are saying to beware of donation bins that could be bogus. At first glance, bins CBS2's Kiran Dhillon saw on Thursday look similar to ones you might see around town. But they're actually fake.

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Explosion At Amtrak Facility In The Bronx It happened at the Van Nest Service Center on White Plains Road in the Parkchester section at around 11:05 a.m. Thursday. Workers were working on a power line that hadn't been disconnected from a transformer when the explosion occurred, sources said. Amtrak issued a statement on Thursday afternoon:.

Oh My Goodness: N.J. Hospital Employees Donate Clothes To Trauma Victims Ready To Head Home A New Jersey hospital is hoping to be in the forefront of clothing donation not just this holiday season, but year round by converting a medical supply closet into a cubby to help needy patients.

Brooklyn Man's Mission: Get A Parking Lot Installed In Front Of Community Center "I see they have a problem getting here," said Marine Park resident Ed Gonzalez. Locals say street parking in front of the center fills up quickly. One handicap driver even had to park in front of a pedestrian curb ramp. The closest parking lot is nearly 100 yards away, with only three handicap spots.

Update: Harlem African Burial Grounds 2019 Harlem Bespoke: It has now been a decade since the remains of the earliest black citizens of Harlem were found at a former African Burial Ground located under the East 126th Street Bus Depot by 1st Avenue but has anything really happened since?

Mets Fill Need, Acquire Center Fielder Marisnick From Astros Weeks after declining Lagares' option, New York traded for a similar player, acquiring defense-first Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros on Thursday for a pair of minor leaguers. Marisnick will likely platoon with veteran Brandon Nimmo.

'Destroyed Everything': Couple Says Thief Tore Open Christmas Presents During Home Burglary A Virginia couple says a thief tore open Christmas presents and stole guns and electronics after breaking into their house on Monday.

Forgotten Families: Department Of Investigation Finds 'Multiple Flaws' With SOTA Program SOTA, which stands for Special One Time Assistance, relocated 65% of families from the city's shelter system to apartments outside the five boroughs. Landlords were paid one year's rent upfront. CBS2's extensive coverage found several families were pressured to leave the shelters and placed in unlivable conditions.

How a developer plans to create ‘the most sustainable block in Downtown Brooklyn’ The project's developers, Brooklyn-based firm Alloy Development, have big goals: In addition to building hundreds of apartments, 80 Flatbush will come with a new elementary school, a new facility for the Khalil Gibran International Academy, office space, and the restoration of several 19th-century buildings that abut the site.

A Dining Room Donation For Samaritan Daytop Village - I Love The UWS The joy of giving was in full force on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd at Samaritan Daytop Village's Young Mothers Program, with the reveal of a donated dining room renovation for mothers on the road to recovery from addiction, featuring a new play area for their children.

Shadowboxer Convicted Of Randomly Beating Neighbor To Death Faces Sentencing Bakary Darboe, 46, had just stepped off the elevator on the way back to his apartment on the seventh floor of a building on East 156th Street when Junal Jordan attacked him back in February 2017. Police said Jordan had been shadowboxing in the hallway prior to attacking Darboe with his fists and cell phone.

WATCH: Electric Eel Lights Up Aquarium's Christmas Tree And Tweets About It An aquarium in Tennessee is hoping to shock visitors this holiday season with an electric eel that lights up a Christmas tree.

Bayonne Doing Away With Free Parking For Holiday Shoppers But according to Bayonne's mayor, in recent years, people have been abusing the perk - parking for free all day and taking the train to New York, leaving fewer spots for shoppers. Apparently, the main culprits have been out-of-towners, Caloway reported.

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor CBS Sports Network analyst Aaron Taylor weighs in on the SEC Championship Game featuring #1 LSU and #4 Georgia.

Cozy co-op studio in Hell's Kitchen wants $425K The apartment has a renovated kitchen and bathroom, two large closets, and a dishwasher. Some of its interior details include hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, and skim-coated walls. Its decor gives it a very cozy vibe, with planters, a wooden coffee table, a light grey couch, and white furniture.

Williamsburg tops StreetEasy's list of neighborhoods to watch in 2020 The high cost of living continues to chase renters and buyers further into the outer boroughs, according to StreetEasy's roundup of 10 neighborhoods to watch in 2020.

Bloomberg Tells Staten Island Voters He Can Do For America What He Did For NYC It's not just guns, America; he's also coming for your cigarettes and Big Gulps!

All Clear Issued After NYPD Investigate Threat At Brooklyn Tech High School Police have issued an "all-clear" after advising students and staff to avoid Brooklyn Technical High School as they conduct a search of the building.

EPA Proposes Newtown Creek Tunnel to Divert 61 Percent of Annual Wastewater Overflow The Environmental Protection Agency released a control plan for Newtown Creek to divert 61 percent of the raw sewage and wastewater that overflows into the superfund site each year by constructing a tunnel underneath the creek.A public comment period is underway through January 27th to submit feedback on the plan.

Injured Adams' Status Up In Air, Possibly For Rest Of Season As for the team's "next man up" philosophy? Well, now it's more like: Who's left? Injuries have decimated the Jets at cornerback and safety, with Jamal Adams among the latest sidelined. The star safety sprained his left ankle early in New York's 22-6 loss at Cincinnati last Sunday.

Warrant Dropped Against Teen Who Attempted Suicide At Rikers Island Nicholas Feliciano was arrested on a parole violation and placed at Rikers Island 10 days before his suicide attempt. He's in a medically-induced coma at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. The identities of the suspended correction officers and captain have not been released.

Protesters Urge Cuomo To 'Make Billionaires Pay' For Climate Crisis "If only there were a place in New York where all the wealth of the world were coalesced on, say, a certain street, maybe we could tax it more," Sarah Lyons, from the Democratic Socialists of America, said facetiously.

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