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Rat Island (in the foreground) is seen from City Island - Bronx, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

You Can Own Your Own Private Island, Right Here In New York City

It lacks many basic amenities and has an off-putting name, but Rat Island can be your very own when it goes up for auction next week.

09/27/2011

Hamilton Grange - New York, NY (credit: National Park Service)

Stories From Main Street: Alexander Hamilton’s Home Moves In Harlem

Alexander Hamilton’s stately yellow and white federal style country estate has been refurbished and now stands at 141st Street and Saint Nicholas Park.

09/26/2011

(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Boomer And Craig Buying An Island

Craig was very excited when talking about the prospect of buying an island with Boomer. This was of course news to Boomer.

WFAN–09/22/2011

Three men rescued from a sinking sailboat in the Long Island Sound (credit: CBS 2)

3 Men Rescued From Sinking Sailboat In Long Island Sound

Three men were rescued last night after their newly purchased 30-foot sailboat began sinking amid gale-force winds and five- to six-foot waves about two miles off of Wildwood State Park in Wading River.

09/16/2011

Utility poles downed by Irene are seen in Hebron, CT - Aug 31, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Feds Pledge To Help Connecticut After Irene

Federal and state officials have promised to begin the hard work of cleaning up the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Connecticut’s shoreline.

09/05/2011

Then Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (file / credit: Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Former Gov. John Rowland Visits Conn. 9/11 Memorial

In the days after 9/11, Rowland says it became clear to him that making himself available to the families of victims was key to his role as governor.

09/01/2011

Wedding Cake (credit: clipart.com)

Hurricane Irene Disrupts Irene’s Wedding In Connecticut

Sunday is the big day for Irene, not the hurricane, but Irene Rios of West Haven, Connecticut. She was supposed to have her wedding at the Savin Rock Conference Center but not anymore.

08/26/2011

Yacht fire

$800,000 Yacht Goes Up In Flames, Sinks To Bottom Of Long Island Sound

An explosive rescue on Long Island Sound on Saturday has left a local man alive, but homeless. The inferno could be seen for miles.

08/15/2011

Long Island Sound - Mamaroneck, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Group Launches 2-Year Plan To Preserve Long Island Sound

Looking out on the Long Island Sound in Mamoreneck as boats sail by and ducks paddle by, it’s hard to believe that this is anything but perfect.

08/02/2011

Gathering of the Vibes stage - Bridgeport, CT - Jul 20, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gathering Of The Vibes Kicks Off Today In Bridgeport

Coolness over nearly 400 acres of Seaside Park will be strickly a state of mind and attitude at a music festival in Bridgeport.

07/21/2011

(credit: Saunders and Associates)

Part Of Hamptons Home’s Multi-Million Dollar Sale To Go To Charity

The owner of a seven-bedroom Hamptons estate will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

07/08/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

Living Large: Take A Tour Of A $12 Million Long Island Colonial Mansion

CBS 2′s Emily Smith got an all-access tour of a 1930′s Sands Point Colonial mansion that hit the market at $12 million.

07/07/2011

Long Island Sound (credit: AP)

Body Of Man Who Saved Stepson Recovered Near L.I. Beach

Riverhead police said Edwin Barahona’s body was found near the Wading River beach Saturday.

06/11/2011

Coast Guard Ship (credit: CBS 2)

Bellport Man Who Rescued Child From Long Island Sound Disappears

Police in Riverhead say 35-year-old Edwin Barahona of Bellport was last seen in chest-deep water Friday night, then slipped under the surface.

06/11/2011

Playland - Rye, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

As Rye Playland’s Gates Open, Redevelopment A Lingering Concern

Rye Playland is getting ready to open for the season this weekend, but it will cost more to go there. It’s not all fun and games for county leaders, as they try to deal with major debt.

05/13/2011

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