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FILE -- The sphere from the original World Trade Center (Credit: Getty Images)

Calls Mount To Return Sphere Sculpture To World Trade Center Site

After years of controversy, there still has been no decision made on what to do with a popular sculpture that stood on the plaza at the old World Trade Center.

07/07/2014

Interior secretary Sally Jewell announces study of LGBT sites. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Announces Effort To Mark LGBT Historical Sites

The park service is convening a panel of 18 scholars who will be charged with exploring the LGBT movement’s story in areas such as law, religion, media, civil rights and the arts.

05/30/2014

Evacuation Day celebration, Nov. 25, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

George Washington Statue Rededicated On 230th Anniversary Of Evacuation Day

For more than a century, Evacuation Day was celebrated each Nov. 25, marking the day British troops left New York City through the Battery in 1783. It was one of the city’s biggest holidays.

11/25/2013

Ellis Island reopens to the public, Oct. 28, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ellis Island Reopens One Year After Superstorm Sandy’s Floods

The halls and buildings of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopened to the public Monday morning, almost exactly a year after the storm.

10/28/2013

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is set to reopen Oct. 28, 2013 for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: National Park Service)

Ellis Island To Reopen To The Public On Monday

Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point.

10/24/2013

Statue of Liberty reopens

Statue Of Liberty Reopens, Ending Wait For Tourists

Lady Liberty reopened Sunday, a relief to many tourists who had their hearts set on visiting the statue while they were in New York.

10/13/2013

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Federal Officials Reach Deal To Reopen Statue Of Liberty

New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island. They’ve been shut since Oct. 1 because of the partial federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Talks To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Government Shutdown

The official said the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors’ destination in New York Harbor.

10/11/2013

New York City Marathon sign (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Continuing Government Shutdown Could Impact NYC Marathon

The staging area is slated to be at the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they’re working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues.

10/11/2013

Parks officials are using goats to eradicate poison ivy in New Jersey. (Photo: CBS 2)

In The Battle Against Poison Ivy, N.J. Town Has The Great Equalizer — Goats

It is the season of outdoor adventures, but you have to be careful to avoid natural dangers like poison ivy. One place has found a novel way of eradicating the nuisance plant without using chemicals.

07/24/2013

Swinburne Island is seen from Chopper 880 - July 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Check It Out: NYC’s Abandoned Swinburne Island

New York City is full of little nuggets of history long abandoned. Among them is the small, artificial Swinburne Island, located in New York Bay east of Staten Island.

07/10/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Officials Call Off Plans To Move Security Screening For Statue Of Liberty

In a statement announced late Monday afternoon. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government will not go forward with plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands.

06/03/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly & Sen. Charles Schumer on May 27, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Officials Say New Statue Of Liberty Security Plan Is Risky

The National Park Service has decided to move security screening to Ellis Island.

05/27/2013

The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Kelly Voices ‘Concern’ Over New Statue Of Liberty Security Procedures

Federal officials said visitors will now be screened on Ellis Island. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the only way to protect the statue is to screen passengers before they get on the ferries.

05/15/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

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