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Swinburne Island is seen from Chopper 880 - July 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Check It Out: NYC’s Abandoned Swinburne Island

New York City is full of little nuggets of history long abandoned. Among them is the small, artificial Swinburne Island, located in New York Bay east of Staten Island.

07/10/2013

Total Traffic Network Map

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Tech Helps You Get There

If you drive with a cell phone next to you, you are a traffic reporter, whether you know it or not.

09/14/2012

Traffic heading into New York City (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Thursday Is The New Friday For Traffic

What is the worst day of the week for traffic in the Tri-State area? The answer might surprise you.

09/13/2012

Boats are seen from Chopper 880 searching for a worker who had fallen from the Throgs Neck Bridge - Mar 30, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MTA: Search For Construction Worker At Throgs Neck Bridge Now Recovery Mission

The subcontractor was working underneath the bridge around 8 a.m. when he slipped and fell from a work platform to the water below, officials said.

03/30/2012

The Barclays Center under construction at Atlantic Yards as seen from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Barclays To Boast One Of NYC’s Biggest Parking Lots

The Barclays Center under construction at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn will become the home of the NBA’s Nets, and the fans will need somewhere to park their cars.

02/13/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 1 – Irene

We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. The number 1 story has a name, and she sure left her mark.

12/30/2011

Snow falls in the East Village - New York, NY - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 2 – Freak October Snowstorm

We’re still counting down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 here at WCBS Newsradio 880 and, at number 2, we have something that doesn’t usually accompany the ghosts and goblins of Halloween weekend.

12/30/2011

A member of the FDNY rings a bell at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 6 – 9/11 Plus 10

As we at WCBS Newsradio 880 count down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011, we move on to number 6 and the anniversary of an event that changed our world.

12/28/2011

Irene's damage along the Metro-North Railroad tracks is seen from Chopper 880 - Sloatsburg, NY - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Limited Train Service To Return To Port Jervis Line Monday

Since Hurricane Irene hit, service has been out on Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line.

09/15/2011

President Barack Obama tours damage from Hurricane Irene on Fayette Avenue - Wayne, NJ - Sep 4, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

After Irene, No Day Off On Labor Day For Many In New Jersey

Labor Day turned out to be more work than fun for thousands of New Jersey residents still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Irene. However, electricity has been restored statewide.

09/05/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Both Sides Try To Set Tone Ahead Of Nassau Coliseum Renovation Vote

Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.

07/28/2011

A roller rink next to the High Line as seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jul 28, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

High Line Roller Rink Opens On West Side

Go outside and strap on some roller skates. A new roller rink opened next to the High Line this morning.

07/28/2011

People play in the Washington Square Park

New York City Hits 104 Degrees; Breaks Heat Record Set In 1957

While the all-time record of 106 degrees wasn’t reached, residents in the Tri-State were left sweating it out as the mercury soared.

07/22/2011

The "claw" stage for U2 at the New Meadowlands Stadium as seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Jul 20, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

NJ Transit Adds Trains For U2 Concert At New Meadowlands Stadium

The agency will substitute single-level rail cars with multilevel trains on the Meadowlands Rail Line to increase seating capacity by about 20 percent.

07/20/2011

Sir Paul McCartney (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Yankee Stadium Hosts Beatles Star And Music Legend Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his first series of concerts at the new stadium. It is the start of his “On The Run” tour, which will also hit Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati.

07/15/2011

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