Roosevelt Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg attend a groundbreaking ceremony on June 16, 2015, for Cornell Tech's campus on Roosevelt Island. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cornell Tech Breaks Ground On Roosevelt Island Campus

Bloomberg Philanthropies is donating $100 million to a Cornell University graduate school for a new high-tech New York City campus breaking ground Tuesday.


Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosts a small business forum with members of the business and lending communities at Bike Tech bicycle shop on May 19, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Preparations Underway On Roosevelt Island For Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Speech

Preparations are underway on Roosevelt Island as Hillary Clinton makes what is being seen as her first major presidential campaign speech this weekend.


Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton To Make First Major Speech At Roosevelt Island

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, will hold a rally and deliver her first major policy speech of her candidacy next weekend on Roosevelt Island.


Newtown Creek (credit: CBS 2)

Boat Club Members Paddle Through Pollution On Newtown Creek

Club members regularly paddle through the creek which winds its way between Brooklyn and Queens, under the Pulaski Bridge, and ebbs in and out of the East River south of Roosevelt Island.


Con Ed workers

Con Ed Asks Customers On Roosevelt Island To Conserve Power

Crews have implemented an 8 percent voltage reduction on Roosevelt Island and several other areas in Manhattan.


Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

City Council Green-Lights Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus

The $2 billion Cornell University Roosevelt Island Technology Campus and Office Complex project is slated to break ground next year.


NYPD tram rescue drill (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: An Up-Close Look At How The NYPD Trains For A Tram Rescue

With straps and harnesses ready to go, a New York Police Department Emergency Service Unit took a short ride to their drill destination — 300 feet above Roosevelt Island.


Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue

Worker Rescued After Being Stuck On Top Of Roosevelt Island Tram

The ironworker doing the maintenance high up at the top of the Roosevelt Island tower somehow got his foot stuck between a cable and a wheel.


A general view of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park dedication ceremony on Oct. 17, 2012. (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

At Long Last, FDR Memorial Park Dedicated On Roosevelt Island

After 40 years, and many starts and stops, a new memorial park in honor of America’s 32nd president will soon be open to the public.


Cornell Tech Rendering

New Cornell Campus On Roosevelt Island Promises To Turn NYC Into Tech Hub

The newly updated plans have been called the technology future for New York City. Housed on Roosevelt Island, Cornell Tech will be part graduate school, part office park for tech companies on the cutting edge.

CBS 2–10/15/2012

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

Officials Announce Plan To Speed Innovation And Business Development At Cornell’s Graduate Tech Program

At a news conference, government leaders and representatives from the Ivy League university announced plans to have a patent officer stationed at CornellNYC Tech’s graduate school campus to help students and others more easily capitalize on their ideas.


Base of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost in Queens (courtesy: Judith Berdy)

Base Of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost Found In Queens

On the Manhattan side of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, there is a giant bronze lamppost. There used to be two, but one of them mysteriously disappeared decades ago.



New York City’s 4 Best Little-Known Parks

Sure, Central Park is not to be missed. But what about New York City’s hundreds of other precious green gems?

CBS New York–04/17/2012

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

Mayor Bloomberg: New York City Ready To Declare War On Silicon Valley

Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Technology of Israel have been selected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help build a Roosevelt Island Science Center into a rival of California’s Silicon Valley.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall - New York, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

New York City Challenges Silicon Valley On High Tech Front

Silicon Valley might be the high tech capital of the world, but New York wants to change that.