Brooklyn, NYPosted by
CBS New York

Officials Announce Plan To Preserve Crumbling BQE For Another 20 Years

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Looking ahead to the future, the city unveiled a plan Wednesday to preserve a busy section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It doesn’t just involve repair, but rethinking what kind of traffic can use the roadway. As CBS2’s Maurice DuBois reported, the plan is focused on the cantilever section of the BQE, with hopes to extend its life for at least the next 20 years. The efforts can’t come soon enough. “There were DOT inspections that two spans of the triple cantilever were falling below safety standards and they could be at risk of collapse unless immediate repairs were done,”...
New York City, NYAllure

6 Skin-Care Ingredients to Add to Your Routine If You Have Eczema

Experts share the soothing ingredients that help relieve itch from atopic dermatitis. Dry skin is caused by a combination of things — dehydration, environmental stressors, vitamin deficiencies, the list goes on. But there’s a skin condition that causes inflamed, itchy skin. It’s called eczema. According to the National Eczema Association, one in 10 Americans will get eczema at some point in their lives (peaking in early childhood), and there are currently 31.6 million Americans living with it. The bottom line: eczema is real and very common.
New York City, NYPosted by
Jeryl Brunner

This New York City Startup Is Helping Patients Find Financial Assistance For Medical Bills

According to a recent survey from the company, Bankrate, nearly 22 percent of Americans avoided using medical care during the pandemic due to the expensive costs. Although resources exist to help patients reduce their health care costs (grants, replacement drug programs, government subsidies.), they are often unaware that any financial support exists, are too embarrassed to ask for help, or are overwhelmed trying to access it on their own.
New York City, NYNew York Post

CBP outfits border agents with body cameras amid crisis

Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that it has begun outfitting thousands of officers with body cameras to monitor their actions in the field even as the Biden administration struggles to handle the massive number of migrants crossing the border. “Our agents and officers serve the public and protect our...
Brooklyn, NYPosted by

Brooklyn Nets Trade Spencer Dinwiddie, For Two Draft Picks

Two draft picks. That’s it. We waited three days, really 3 month and this was the return on investment. The Brooklyn Nets traded Spencer Dinwiddie for to the Wizards for two future 2 round picks. That’s it. It’s easy to say no one say this coming. Sean Marks has been known for pulling out the unthinkable when it comes to player movement and player acquisition. Not this time. I’m SeverTheBond from NewsBreak, keeping you updated on everything Brooklyn Nets this wild off-season
New York City, NYPosted by
Red Tricycle New York

Tick Tock: Late Summer Escapes to Take with the Kids

It’s not too late to get away this summer! (Reminder: The public school year starts on September 13, so you’ve got a little extra time. Hooray?) We’ve rounded up some of the best family getaways from NYC, good for an overnight, or a few—and some are even offering late-season savings! Pack the kids into a car and hit the road for some last gasp summer fun.
New York City, NYPosted by
CBS New York

Exclusive Video: Good Samaritans Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man Who Somehow Fell On Union Square Subway Tracks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man in a wheelchair fell on subway tracks on Wednesday, but was pulled to safety just in time by some quick-thinking commuters. CBS2 has exclusive video of the dramatic rescue. One of our writers, Lauren Mennen, witnessed it all. A man in his 30s somehow fell onto the tracks at Union Square at around 1:15 p.m. and people rushed over when they heard him whimpering. FLASHBACK: NYPD Officers Rescue Man Who Fell Onto Subway Tracks In Manhattan The video shows one man actually jump on the tracks to help, while other good Samaritans lift the victim to the platform. All of this happened while a downtown 6 train was about 10 seconds away from rolling into the station. The victim appeared to have an injured arm, but thankfully made it out OK. Police said he was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.