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(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's 'Sharknado' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: New Yorkers Weigh In On ‘Sharknado 2′

I couldn’t have done it without Toni-Roni, Raji, Mohamed and Mike.

20 hours ago

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Swamp Thing

It was a slow news day, during a slow news month and we needed a story with legs. Well, we got what we were wishing for.

06/06/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: How ‘Long’ Will Sea Bright Be?

Sea Bright is beautiful. But how long will Sea Bright even be?

05/23/2014

Citi Bike (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Cycle And The City

New York is now a cycling city.

05/09/2014

Andrew Jarzyk, 27, had been missing since March 30. (Credit: Hoboken Police)

Radio Free Montone: Rest In Peace, Andrew

“In the midst of life, we are in death.”

05/02/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: A Trip Down Memory Lane Via The Pulaski Skyway

When I was a kid and my parents packed my brother and me into our ‘63 Dodge Dart with the push button transmission for a trip down the shore, the Skyway loomed large like a giant rusting Erector set.

04/18/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Play Ball!

In North America opening day was a night game. On the morning of the Mets opener at CitiField it was snowing. It was also still March.

04/04/2014

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Radio Free Montone: He’s A ‘Gun Kid’

“Pretty big gun for a pretty small man,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

03/28/2014

Gabila's Old Fashioned Coney Island Square Knish (credit: Handout)

Radio Free Montone: Just When You Think You Know Your Audience

Just when you think you know your audience. Well, think again.

02/28/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Pitchers And Catchers

Three magic words will melt these massive mountains of snow: Pitchers and catchers

02/14/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Not So ‘Super’ Bowls

The Super Bowl or The Big Game if you are not an official sponsor has been around for XLVIII of my LX years.

01/31/2014

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Radio Free Montone: November 22, 1963

Six seconds in Dallas. A half century later

11/22/2013

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‘Radio Free’ Montone: I Love Sports, Players Not So Much

Puig’s bat-tossing, finger-pointing self-adulation after his line drive to right field in game 3 of the NLCS crystallized the rise of the individual over the team — in team sports.

10/18/2013

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Radio Free Montone: This Blog Is ‘Shocking’

It confounds me to hear trite phrases or hyperbolic headlines in news stories. The other day an online headline read, “Tom Hanks Reveals Startling Health News.” He’s dying, I thought. Oh, no not Tom Hanks! I love him.

10/11/2013

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‘Radio Free’ Montone: This Sound, ‘Nat’ Sound

TV has pictures. Radio has sound. One morning many years ago I decided to emphasize sound where there wasn’t any.

09/27/2013