Stan Brooks In Memoriam
UPDATE: Stan passed away on December 23, 2013 at 86 years of age.
Stan Brooks is a 1010 WINS original…literally. In late 1964, when Stan was News Director of then “top-40” 1010 WINS, he was approached by Westinghouse management and trusted with an enormous secret. 1010 WINS was going all news, and he would be in charge of the news department. Working in secrecy, Stan assembled the air and editorial staffs, worked out the format, and on April 19, 1965 launched 1010 WINS as America’s first successful all-news station.
Born in New York, Stan graduated from Syracuse University and worked as a reporter and editor at Newsday for 11 years before joining WINS in 1962. After several years of heading the news department, Stan decided to return to the work he loves best – reporting.
While some consider Stan Brooks to be the City Hall reporter at 1010 WINS, the fact is Stan goes wherever the news is. From the jailing of Jimmy Hoffa, to Attica, to the Crash of TWA Flight 800, Stan has covered it all for 1010 WINS. Luckily for us, Stan’s still out there combining his 5 decades of reporting experience with an enthusiasm hard to find in a cub reporter these days.
By the way, Stan is the dad of renowned jazz musician George Brooks, who has his own website at http://www.georgebrooks.com.
The company announced Tuesday that its flagship store in Herald Square will undergo a four-year, $400 million renovation beginning next spring.
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The group said the policy unfairly targets black and Hispanic men as they lined up near City Hall Park and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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The drivers shouted “Fix the bill!” and hoisted signs that said “This bill kills jobs!” Working cabbies honked in solidarity as they cruised up Third Avenue.
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The mayor said he thinks “we’ll get this done.” But earlier this week, Cuomo said support for the bill “appears to be dissipating” and the more times goes on, the more concerns are raised, according to the governor.
With the bike share program, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan the city is reinventing the wheel by providing an affordable and 24-hour accessible transportation alternative.
Education Department inspectors found bedbugs at P.S. 70 last winter, but never notified anyone, 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reported.
Mayor Bloomberg called the record-breaking 23 series being filmed in the city impressive considering the difficult state of the economy.
A free concert that was cancelled back in June because of severe thunderstorms and lightning has been rescheduled for Sept. 30.
Members of his family remembered the fateful day back in March of 1996, when Abe Lebewohl was robbed and shot in broad daylight as he walked to a bank to make a deposit.
Joseph Salvo, of the New York City Department of Planning, told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks “there is no question that there was an error in the enumeration” with regards to the assessment in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights.
In New York City, 43.9 percent of students met or exceeded the English proficiency standard. That’s up from 42.4 percent last year. In math, 57.3 percent of city students were proficient, up from 54 percent last year.