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Revolutionary War

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

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6 Places To Find The Revolutionary War In NYC

History buffs, listen up. We know Philadelphia and Boston often hog the historical spotlight when it comes to the Revolutionary War, but New York City has its share of significant sites. Honor the fallen and contemplate democracy by paying a visit to one of them.

07/02/2013

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Battlefields With A View: Top 5 N.Y. Wartime Heritage Adventures

Much of America’s story was forged on domestic battlefields. Honor those who died for our freedom with a wartime heritage site visit.

07/01/2013

Fireworks explode over the Hudson River on July 4, 2011 in New York City. The United States celebrated its 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Toni On! New York: A Revolutionary Look At The Big Apple

You can catch up with Toni on her blog, and loyal Toni On! followers can score a sweet VIP deal by friending the show on Facebook, and following our Toni On! Tweets on Twitter.

06/29/2013

Columbia Trail in High Bridge, N.J. (credit: Wayne Cabot / WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: The Columbia Trail In High Bridge, N.J.

If you’re looking for great natural scenery, small town charm, and a maybe a bit of exercise, our latest One Tank Trips installment is for you.

06/12/2013

"Trenton Makes, The World Takes" (photo via Trenton Mayor Tony Mack on Facebook)

U.S. Navy To Name Ship After Trenton

Sen. Frank Lautenberg is praising the Navy for its plans to name a new ship after New Jersey’s capital city.

04/11/2013

This artillery piece was given as a gift to NYC back during the Civil War, but when workers recently removed the concrete that had sealed the 230-year-old cannon, they found that it was loaded with a cannonball and gun powder. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

A dangerous and historic discovery was made in Central Park on Friday afternoon. Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished.

01/11/2013

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) (file/credit: holt.house.gov)

Rep. Rush Holt Proposes New Jersey Battlefield Preservation Act

Some of the historic spots that would benefit from the funding include George Washington’s camp in Morristown and the British campground in Middletown.

09/13/2012

Rudy Giuliani (file / credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Rudy Giuliani Reflects On 9/11 Ahead Of 11th Anniversary

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York at the time, says we have to remain vigilant.

09/10/2012

Franklin Inn - Franklin Township, NJ (credit: Preservation New Jersey)

Preservation New Jersey Lists State’s Most Endangered Historic Places

Some of New Jersey’s historic sites are on the verge of withering away. So a group has come up with a list to draw attention to them, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney reported.

05/17/2012

New Hope Christian Church - Monsey, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Boy Restoring Historic Monsey Cemetery As Part Of Eagle Scout Project

Brian Negrin’s Eagle Scout project shows respect for those who came long before he did.

07/11/2011

Renovation work at City Hall - New York, NY - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Extensive Renovations And Restorations Continue At City Hall

It’s the oldest working city hall in the United States and all of that work and the passage of time have taken their toll.

06/03/2011

George Washington (credit: Clipart)

Hundreds Gather For Washington’s Delaware River Crossing

The 58th annual re-enactment of Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river — the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War — was staged Saturday on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border.

12/25/2010