Hart Island to become parkland, making graves easier to visit

Hart Island is a 131-acre island in the western end of the Long Island Sound. At various times in history, it has served as a Civil War internment camp, a psychiatric institution, and a missile launch site for the military. It is home to a potter's field that is very hard to visit. That will soon change.

Rikers Island guard stabbed in neck

A correction officer at Rikers Jail was stabbed in the neck with a wooden object by an inmate, according to the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association.

Vendors outside Yankee Stadium get a reprieve

Eight independent shops near Yankee Stadium have been spared from a situation they feared would put them out of business. A few weeks ago, a new deal announced between Nike and the MLB would have no longer considered these stores so-called standard merchandise providers. That would have prohibited them from selling official New York Yankee gear. But Nike and MLB modified their agreement giving the retailers the green light to continue selling the products. Reported by Briella Tomassetti