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State Deal Reached To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Continued Government Shutdown

5 Most Patriotic Sites In New York City

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the stars and stripes on June 14, 1777. Celebrate this holiday by spending some time at one of New York City’s most patriotic sites. Herewith, the five places in New York that we find most moving and most stirring.

06/12/2014

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

$1,000 Bill Proof

Going, Going, Gone! Civil War Era U.S. Treasury Proof Sells For $96K At Long Island Auction

Lynbrook auctioneer Phillip Weiss delightfully watched investors quickly move the bids higher, both in person and by phone.

05/29/2014

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Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

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Top 5 Must-See Civil War Era Sites

Despite the fact that no battles were fought in New York, its contribution to the Civil War effort was vast and far reaching.

07/08/2013

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One Tank Trips: The Columbia Trail In High Bridge, N.J.

If you’re looking for great natural scenery, small town charm, and a maybe a bit of exercise, our latest One Tank Trips installment is for you.

06/12/2013

The plaque is unveiled, designating Adm. David Glasgow Farragut's grave site at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx a National Historic Landmark. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Bronx Grave Site Of Civil War Naval Officer Designated National Historic Landmark

A ceremony was held Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx to give the rare distinction of National Historic Landmark status to a grave site.

05/23/2013

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Rudy Giuliani Reflects On 9/11 Ahead Of 11th Anniversary

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York at the time, says we have to remain vigilant.

09/10/2012

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Barry Gibb Makes Opry Debut – ‘This Is The Center Of The Universe Musically’

The Bee Gees cofounder takes the “hallowed” stage to play two songs from his band’s back catalog, along with an old Civil War song that is “truly appropriate for the present.” Watch the videos!

08/03/2012

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Who Would Steal Flags From Civil War Graves? Woodchucks, That’s Who

Who would steal flags from Civil War graves? Authorities in Hudson, N.Y. believe that they have found the culprit in a rash of cemetery-flag thefts: woodchucks.

07/08/2012

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Outgoing Port Authority Exec. Dir. Won’t Rule Out Run For NYC Mayor

There is chatter that Chris Ward, the outgoing executive director of the Port Authority, might run for mayor of New York City.

10/21/2011

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Hoboken University Medical Center, New Jersey’s Oldest Hospital, May Close; Christie Pledges Help

For old timers, Hoboken University Medical Center will forever be St. Mary’s Hospital. Soon, it may be nothing at all. Gov. Christie Christie has now pledged state help to keep that from happening.

09/22/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Rockland Boy Restoring Historic Monsey Cemetery As Part Of Eagle Scout Project

Brian Negrin’s Eagle Scout project shows respect for those who came long before he did.

07/11/2011

In this March 2, 2011 photo, the Civil War Soldiers' Lot, containing the graves of veterans marked with old and recently installed headstones, is seen at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn .  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Brooklyn Cemetery Honors Civil War Vets On Memorial Day

Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where there are at least 4,600 Civil War veterans buried, remembered the fallen on the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War and Memorial Day.

05/30/2011

Employees of Green-Wood Cemetery install a headstone over the previously unmarked grave of a Civil War veteran at Green-Wood Cemetery in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC Project IDs More Than 4,000 Civil War Graves In Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

The 478-acre expanse of greenery and statuary covering the cemetery’s rolling hills is believed to be the final resting place of about 8,000 Civil War veterans.

05/28/2011

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