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A woman runs in her wedding dress from a courthouse when an earthquake struck - New York, NY - Aug 23, 2011 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 4 – Earthquake

At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 and with number 4, and a rarity.

12/29/2011

Indonesian families in New York and New Jersey are fighting to avoid deportation. (credit: Facebook.com)

Indonesian Christians Make City Hall Plea To Avoid Deportation

Speaking at City Hall in New York City, a group of Indonesian Christians and their supporters called for passing H.R. 3590, which would allow them to reapply claims for asylum.

12/13/2011

NYC nurses want to keep their benefits and pay raises. (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

NYC Nurses Hold City Hall Vigil Calling For Contract, Pay Raises

The nurses are demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials return to the table to finish negotiations with the New York State Nurses Association.

12/06/2011

AIDS protesters sit down in the street after marching up Broadway from Zuccotti Park on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2011. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Several Protesters Arrested During March Calling For Funding To Fight AIDS

Several protesters calling for more funding to fight AIDS have been arrested after forming a human chain near City Hall.

12/01/2011

'Occupy Wall Street' protesters march in solidarity with their fellow demonstrators in Oakland. (credit: CBS 2)

Wall Street Protesters March In Solidarity With Oakland Demonstrators

Chopper 2-HD was live over the chaotic scene that was making a mess of traffic. The demonstrators marched around the gates of City Hall chanting slogans like “March with Oakland” before returning to Zuccotti Park.

10/27/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Calls Continue For Gov. Cuomo To Extend Millionaire’s Tax

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hearing it from upstate and downstate. Protesters, politicians, and union leaders want him to extend the millionaire’s tax.

10/25/2011

John Haggerty Convicted Of Stealing From Bloomberg’s Campaign

John Haggerty was convicted today of cheating Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of $1.1 million, ending a case that has put a spotlight on the billionaire mayor and the inner workings of his campaigns.

10/21/2011

NYPD officers search the bag of a man in Times Square. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Dozens March And Protest Against NYPD’s Stop And Frisk Policy

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.

10/12/2011

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of NYC School Workers Laid Off To Close DOE Budget Gap

When the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.

10/07/2011

People evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Residents Shake East Coast Quake Off, Get Back To Normal

New Yorkers are shaking it off. A day after the most powerful quake in decades rattled New Yorkers, frayed nerves are giving way to laughs and “where were you whens.”

08/24/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen in the Governor's Room at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Tells Of Serious ‘Vibration'; Indian Point Reports No Issues

Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled Washington D.C. and snaked its way up the East Coast forced the evacuation of City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff were rushed outside by police security.

08/23/2011

New York City Sewer (credit: Steve Duncan / undercity.org)

WCBS 880 Interview: NYC Urban Explorer Steve Duncan

Steve Duncan is a man who has spent a lot of time in places most New Yorkers will never see.

08/19/2011

(credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

Yellow Cabbies Protest Against ‘Billionaire Bully’ Bloomberg’s Livery Cab Plan

About 100 cabbies gathered at City Hall Park today to let Bloomberg know of their feelings regarding legislation that passed in Albany that would allow 30,000 street pickup permits to for-hire vehicles for $1,500 each.

07/26/2011

City Hall - New York, NY - File / Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NYC Wants $600 Million From Tech Giant In CityTime Payroll System Scandal

Federal prosecutors have said that nearly the entire sum the city spent on the project was tainted by an epic fraud that involved hundreds of contractors, systemic overbilling and an international money-laundering conspiracy.

06/30/2011

Livery Cab

NYC Taxi Drivers Protest Crackdown On Livery Cabs

New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He said it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.

06/22/2011

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