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New York City’s Best Secret Places To Visit

New York has a number of fascinating secret places, some that even a New Yorker may not be aware of.

10/15/2014

Zelda, Battery Park's beloved resident turkey, spends Thanksgiving 2013 under a picnic table (Credit: Irene Plagianos/DNAInfo)

Zelda, Resident Wild Turkey Of Battery Park, Dies After Being Hit By Car

Zelda, the famous wild turkey who called Battery Park her home for 11 years, has died, according to a published report.

10/08/2014

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

Protesters at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on Sept. 22, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Over 100 Arrests As Protesters Flood Wall Street Over Global Climate Change

Police used pepper spray and arrested more than 100 people Monday, as activists flooded Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

09/22/2014

Statue of Liberty (Credit, Randy Yagi)

How To Save On Sightseeing In New York City

Many of New York’s top attractions can be visited for free or at a discount.

08/06/2014

A bill in the New York state Legislature would create a path to state citizenship for 2.7 million undocumented people living in New York. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Immigrants, Advocates Rally For New York State Citizenship

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, said the legislation would grant state citizenship if “someone can demonstrate proof of identity, live here for three consecutive years, pay taxes for three consecutive years.”

06/16/2014

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Governors Island To Reopen, Statue Of Liberty To Begin Summer Hours, On Memorial Day Weekend

Governors Island will reopen, and summer operating hours will begin at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, on Memorial Day Weekend.

05/01/2014

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

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