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Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Talks To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Government Shutdown

The official said the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors’ destination in New York Harbor.

10/11/2013

The Honey Fitz. (credit: Steve Scott/WCBS 880)

JFK’s Presidential Yacht Makes Stop In NYC This Weekend

While in New York City, the yacht will be taking members of the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on free cruises.

07/12/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Officials Call Off Plans To Move Security Screening For Statue Of Liberty

In a statement announced late Monday afternoon. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government will not go forward with plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands.

06/03/2013

Hudson River Park Construction, April 9, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hudson River Park Repairs To Be Complete This Summer

Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.

04/09/2013

Ocean 1 West apartment building in Downtown Manhattan. (credit: Glenn Schuck, 1010 WINS)

Some Tenants Of Posh Manhattan Apartment Complex Trying To Break Lease Over Post-Sandy Woes

Residents of the building overlooking Battery Park said the smell of gas, malfunctioning elevators and a lack of heat in some units has made the place unlivable.

12/11/2012

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Battery Park Underpass Remains Submerged; Lower Manhattan A Ghost Town

The southernmost tip of Manhattan was as deserted as an Old West ghost town Wednesday evening, but anyone who passed through would find much of the area remained in horrific shape in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

CBS New York–10/31/2012

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Best Places To Familiarize With New York’s Founders

New York City: we think of it today as one of the greatest cities in the world. But how did it become so successful? To learn more about the founding fathers of our great city, we’ve compiled a list of some historic sites around town that will enlighten you about the city’s past.

08/13/2012

Gray Line Pink Double Decker Bus in New York City (credit: Gray Line Corporation)

Ride The Pink Bus In NYC And Fight Breast Cancer

Four the of the Gray Line’s red double decker tour buses have gone pink for breast cancer awareness, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported. $1 from each ticket goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

06/19/2012

The spehere from the original World Trade Center is seen in Battery Park - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Sphere Remains In Battery Park After Moving Deadline Passes

The World Trade Center sphere was supposed to be moved out by April 30 to make way for renovations but the iconic 25-foot bronze sculpture that was pulled from the rubble of the Twin Towers is still there.

05/04/2012

The spehere from the original World Trade Center is seen in Battery Park - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Sphere Being Moved From Battery Park To Storage

The bronz sculpture, which once stood as a symbol of world peace between the Twin Towers, will be moved from Battery Park for park renovations.

04/06/2012

The skyline of Lower Manhattan is shown in this aerial view. (credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Ederle Swim Winner Breaks Record For Sandy Hook-Battery Park Course

The 31-year-old Morrison, from Goleta, Calif., broke the mark of 6:06:01 set by Elizabeth Fry in June.

10/02/2011

Hand in Hand - Remembering 9/11 (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Join Hands Saturday In Remembrance Ceremony For 9/11 Victims

“We want to remember and we want to honor all the fallen heroes and some of our friends who died in the attacks,” said Bonnie Pomerantz of Tribeca.

09/10/2011

Cars underwater at Barclay St and West St - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Begins Clean-Up Of ‘Not Enormous’ Damage From Tropical Storm Irene

“We are seeing some very serious consequences of the storm, including flooding and downed trees and power outages,” Bloomberg said Sunday.

08/28/2011

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Company To Rent Out ‘Backyard Time Share’ On Lower East Side For $50 Per Hour

A New York City company is hoping to turn a little plot of green space into lots of green dollar bills.

08/04/2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Reflections in Battery Park - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Steve Knight / WCBS 880)

Pop-Up Art Exhibit In Battery Park Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

Over 200 messages focused on peace, love and healing are strewn throughout the Garden of Remembrance in Battery Park as part of a new temporary art installation.

08/04/2011

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