Richard Schwartz

General Sherman statue (credit: CBS 2)

Plan To Fix Up And ‘Pigeon Proof’ General Sherman Statue In The Works

Tourists visiting the famous General Sherman statue at Grand Army Plaza, near the Plaza Hotel, were shocked at the condition of the masterpiece by revered sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

02/14/2013

Storm damage in Carmel, NY on Friday, July 27, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Powerful Storms Leave Outages, Damage Across The Tri-State

Thousands of homes in the Tri-state area are without power Friday after intense thunderstorms moved through the region on Thursday.

07/27/2012

Richard Schwartz, an assistant New York State Attorney General, was killed Thursday, July 26, 2012 when scaffolding collapsed after lightning hit the Christ Church in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Assistant NY Attorney General Killed In Brooklyn After Church Hit By Lightning

A lightning strike sent the spire on the church tower crashing into the sanctuary, unleashing an avalanche of large rocks that crashed onto some scaffolding which then collapsed onto Richard Schwartz as he was walking by.

07/27/2012