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Earth Day Volunteers At Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on April 22, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Earth Day Volunteers Do Their Part To Protect The Environment

For some, Earth Day took on a special meaning this year in parts of the Tri-State Area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.

04/22/2013

Ellis Island is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Ellis Island Not Expected To Reopen This Year

The collection of artifacts at the Ellis Island museum was unharmed by superstorm Sandy, but had to be moved because it wasn’t possible to maintain the climate-controlled environment necessary for preservation.

03/24/2013

Statue of Liberty (file/credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Feds Announce Statue Of Liberty To Reopen In Time For July 4 Holiday

Visitors will once again be welcomed to the Statue of Liberty by July 4, 2013, following the completion of repairs needed after superstorm Sandy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced.

03/19/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

Statue Of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty Stands Sad And Lonely Amid Destruction

The Statue of Liberty survived Sandy unscathed, but the island she lives on was so severely ravaged that it remains unsafe for visitors more than a month later.

12/04/2012

A sailboat sails past the Statue of Liberty on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island Will Not Reopen To Visitors In 2012

Superstorm Sandy is to thank for the extended closing of two of New York’s most popular tourist attractions.

11/21/2012

A sailboat sails past the Statue of Liberty on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty To Shine For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy

For the first time since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Tri-State Area last week, the Statue of Liberty will once again shine through the darkness of New York Harbor.

11/09/2012

General Grant National Memorial - New York, NY - Aug 21, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Grant’s Tomb Reducing Days Open To The Public

The site on Manhattan’s West Side is currently open seven days a week. But after Oct. 2, it will be open five days a week.

09/02/2012

Endangered Egg (Credit: CBS 2)

Trespasser Accused Of Destroying Piping Plovers’ Endangered Eggs In Breezy Point

Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.

07/20/2012

9/11 Memorial - New York, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

9/11 Families Call For Feds To Take Over Memorial, Museum

Some 9/11 victims’ family members want to have the National Park Service run the museum and memorial the World Trade Center site, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

06/12/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Governor's Office), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Gov.'s Flickr Page)

Cuomo, Christie Call On National Park Service To Take Major Role In Managing Sept. 11 Museum

The governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the National Park Service to take a role in funding and managing the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site.

06/02/2012

Statue Of Liberty (credit: Getty Images)

Statue of Liberty Celebrates 125 Years In New York Harbor

Lady Liberty was dedicated in New York harbor on October 28, 1886.

10/28/2011

Made in USA (credit: AP)

Rep. Steve Israel Wants National Parks To Sell Only Items Made In The U.S.A.

Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island says that one way to slow the sale of made in China products here in America is to prevent them from being sold in our national parks.

10/20/2011

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

Big Party Planned For Statue of Liberty’s 125th Anniversary

There will be a fireworks show, a flotilla of ships up New York harbor, a naturalization ceremony, a cake and much more to celebrate the statue’s 125th anniversary.

10/15/2011

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

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