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.

08/30/2013

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.

05/24/2013

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.

05/08/2013

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.

02/20/2013

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.

02/05/2013

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.

10/17/2012

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.

10/02/2012

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.

04/18/2012

High-Bridge_Photographer_Malcolm-Pinckney

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.

12/19/2011

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.

07/19/2011

Inside look at the new Roosevelt Island Tram (credit: CBS 2)

State-Of-The-Art Roosevelt Island Tram Wows At Debut

It’s a unique way to get to and from Manhattan. After a nine-month overhaul the new Roosevelt Island Tramway debuted Tuesday.

11/30/2010

One of the new Roosevelt Island trams is seen in winter 2009 - Photo: Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Roosevelt Island Tram To Reopen Tuesday Morning

The East River aerial cable car system that links Manhattan and Roosevelt Island is set to reopen following a nine-month overhaul.

11/29/2010

Scene from Spider-Man

Spider-Man’s Movie Guide To The Real New York City

The life of nerdy high-school loser Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) takes a super-heroic turn after getting bitten by a radioactive spider during a class field trip.

07/27/2010