Columbus Day

Luis Ramos hold a sign brought to a gathering at Columus Circle to mark Native American ancestry on Columbus Day (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Residents With Indigenous American Ancestry Mark Columbus Day

For the last few Columbus Day weekends there have been quiet gatherings in Columbus Circle of people with indigenous American ancestry honoring their part of the story when the old and new worlds met face to face.


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Stamford Schools Consider New Policy On Holidays

A Board of Education committee in Stamford is looking at the calendar and which holidays schools would be closed a long term policy question.


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NYPD Detective’s Columbus Day Rescue Just His Latest Exploit

Detective Ben Kalinsky is the same man who helped rescue two women from the East River after last week’s helicopter crash.


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Italian-American Pride Shines During 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade

What a beautiful day for a parade. Thousands turned out today for the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American heritage.


Cleanup of the Saw Mill River near Elmsford, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Saw Mill River Cleanup To Continue This Week

With special permission from the state, Greenburgh and Elmsford work crews have been clearing debris that’s been clogging the Saw Mill River for years.


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Park Avenue Tunnel Upgrades Run Late For Metro-North

The commuter railroad had advised riders earlier Monday to anticipate delays, but they say things are going well “so far.”


Members of the China Capital Police Brass Band during the of the 66h Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York October 11, 2010.The Columbus Day Parade has been organized in New York since 1929. Over 35,000 people participate in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City each year. The Columbus Day Parade takes place on the second Monday in October.  (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Columbus Day Events And Parade Guide

Columbus Day is marked in Manhattan by one of the city’s most famous parades, and CBSNewYork has your all-out guide to doing it right. Here are the best events, bars and restaurants to check out along the way.

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Arthur Avenue - Bronx, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Arthur Avenue In The Bronx Remains Tourist Attraction, Not Tourist Trap

Little Italy in Manhattan isn’t what it once was, but Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is still where you go to get your Italian fixings.


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Paterson School District Now Says It Will Close On Columbus Day

The Paterson School District now seems to be making a discovery of its own: Don’t mess with Columbus Day.


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Rangers, Islanders Meet In Columbus Day Matinee

Derek Stepan became the fourth player to open his NHL career with a hat trick, a brilliant debut he’ll try to build on Monday as the Rangers visit the rival New York Islanders for a Columbus Day matinee.


GOP and tea party gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino

Paladino Greets Supporters At Howard Beach Parade

With Election Day just over five weeks away, the most closely watched local race remains the one for governor. On Sunday, Republican nominee Carl Paladino was in New York city, greeting supporters in Queens.