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Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

German fans watch the final game of the World Cup on a big screen TV near the East River. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

German Fans Celebrate Close Win Over Argentina In World Cup Title Game

Germany beat Argentina to win the world Cup with a lone goal in extra time on Sunday.

07/13/2014

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, 2014 (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Millions Watch Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The Macy’s fireworks show returned to the East River this year after spending the past five years on the Hudson.

07/04/2014

Dozens of fireworks technicians have started wiring mortars and shells on three barges for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Macy’s Gets Ready For 4th Of July Fireworks Show

Dozens of fireworks technicians have started wiring mortars and shells on three barges, but executive producer Amy Kuhl said the star of this year’s show will be the Brooklyn Bridge.

06/27/2014

Police Search East River For Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer (CBS 2)

Police Search East River For Body Of Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer

Police are searching for a man who apparently got swept away after going for an early morning swim with friends in the East River.

06/26/2014

The East River (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

2 Men’s Bodies Pulled From East River Within 8 Hours

Police pulled two men’s bodies out of the East River within a period of eight hours overnight Thursday into Friday.

06/20/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

Pledge 2 Protect Commercial Against UES Garbage Facility

Councilman ‘Disgusted’ By Use Of Girl, 7, In Fight Against UES Garbage Facility

Is a 7-year-old girl a pawn in the fight over a waste transfer station on the Upper East Side?

06/16/2014

Brooklyn Bridge Piano

Grand Piano Found In East River Under Brooklyn Bridge

New Yorkers were mystified Friday about how a grand piano ended in of the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge.

05/30/2014

Fireworks Light Up Skies Over New York City On The Fourth Of July

Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks To Return To East River This Year

The dazzling display was moved to the Hudson River in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.

04/14/2014

NYPD Boat

5 Pulled From Water After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek In Queens

Rescue crews pulled five people from the water late Friday, after a car plunged into the Steinway Creek off the East River in Queens.

04/04/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Test Results In Oquendo Disappearance Could Be Ready By Wednesday

Results of a DNA test that will determine if the remains are those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo will not be available until later this week.

01/19/2014

Newtown Creek (credit: CBS 2)

Boat Club Members Paddle Through Pollution On Newtown Creek

Club members regularly paddle through the creek which winds its way between Brooklyn and Queens, under the Pulaski Bridge, and ebbs in and out of the East River south of Roosevelt Island.

08/30/2013

East River Rescue

Police Rescue Woman, 49, Found Floating In East River

Police on Wednesday brought a 49-year-old woman to safety after she was found floating in the East River under the Manhattan Bridge.

08/21/2013

New York City plans to spend $7 million to transform a beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge into a recreational destination. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBs 880)

New York City To Develop ‘Forgotten’ East River Waterfront

The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.

08/01/2013

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