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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announces restoration of Harlem fire watchtower, August 28, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Landmarked 19th Century Fire Watchtower To Undergo $4 Million Facelift

The cast iron Mount Morris Fire Watchtower went up in 1857 and was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as a city landmark in 1967.

08/28/2013

Rendering of the LG building rising above the tree line of the Palisades (credit: Scenic Hudson via Protect the Palisades)

Former N.J. Governors Join Fight To Save Palisades From LG Headquarters

When Michele Byers, head of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, asked four governors to implore LG Electronics not to build a tower that would soar above the tree line in Englewood Cliffs and mar the vista, they didn’t even blink.

06/07/2013

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

Tentative Deal Reached For Playland’s Next 10 Years

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that the money-losing Playland park in Rye could be taken over on Oct. 1 by Sustainable Playland Inc.

04/04/2013

238-year-old headstone of Elizabeth Schenck at Monfort Cemetery (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

238-Year-Old Headstone Returned To Historic Long Island Cemetery

The headstone of a little girl who died in 1774 was put back in a historic cemetery on Long Island. The headstone of Elizabeth Schenck, who was just two years old when she died, had been taken from Monfort Cemetery in Port Washington decades ago.

08/29/2012

Marion Carll Farm - Commack, NY (file / credit: Facebook)

Family Wants Land Back From Commack After School District Doesn’t Develop It

Carll deeded the land so it could be used for a historical museum and educational farm, but that never happened.

04/24/2012

Zabriskie House - Paramus, NJ - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

End Near For Zabriskie House In Paramus

The story of 273 Dunkerhook Road in Paramus spans more than two centuries. It’s nearly as old as the U.S. Constitution.

06/28/2011

Great Beds Lighthouse (file / credit: United States Coast Guard)

Great Beds And Romer Shoal Lighthouses For Sale Off New Jersey

There are two real estate listings you should know about, but they’re not the average homes for sale.

05/11/2011