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People watch fireworks light up the sky over New York City on July 4, 2013 in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Communities Across Tri-State Ready For Fourth Of July Celebrations

Communities across the Tri-State area are getting ready for July Fourth festivities, but the threat of wet weather has forced some to alter their plans.

07/03/2014

Rye Playland's Dragon Coaster (Photo courtesy Kid Trotters blog)

Westchester County Goes Back To Drawing Board After Rye Playland Plan Scratched

Two years after reaching an agreement that was supposed to turn its money-losing Playland amusement park into a profitable enterprise, Westchester County has scrapped the plan.

06/11/2014

Westchester County exec, other officials on hand for reopening of Rye Playland boardwalk, April 10, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Questions About Rye Playland’s Future Persist At Boardwalk Grand Reopening

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is hopeful county legislatures will vote on his proposed makeover that’s been dubbed a reinvention.

04/10/2014

Rye Playland's Dragon Coaster (Photo courtesy Kid Trotters blog)

Rye Playland Future Uncertain After Company Picked To Reimagine Park Backs Out Of Review Process

A nonprofit group that has proposed revamping the historic Rye Playland amusement park says it’s bowing out of the process at least temporarily.

04/01/2014

The new Rye Playland boardwalk (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy-Ravaged Rye Playland Reopens

Rye Playland opened for the season Saturday, more than six months after Superstorm Sandy nearly destroyed it.

05/11/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino cuts the ribbon for the new Rye Playland boardwalk on April 10, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rye Playland Boardwalk Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

Superstorm Sandy ripped parts of Rye Playland from shore, sending the famed boardwalk floating eerily in the Long Island Sound, with benches and lampposts still attached.

05/10/2013

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Westchester County Legislator Says Not So Fast On Playland Deal

There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.

04/05/2013

Repairs at hurricane-ravaged Rye Playland will not be completed by the amusement park's May 11 opening, officials said on March 21, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Officials: Repairs At Sandy-Damaged Rye Playland Will Not Be Completed By Opening

Spring has started with a dose of anxiety for a summer tradition. Repairs have now been delayed at storm-damaged Rye Playland in Westchester County only weeks from the season opening.

03/21/2013

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Westchester County To Sell Bonds For Repairs At Rye Playland

Westchester County lawmakers Monday approved two bond acts aimed at funding critical repairs at Rye Playland amusement park, which was damaged severely by Superstorm Sandy.

01/28/2013

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Sandy Causes Millions Of Dollars In Damage To Historic Rye Playland

The jumble of floating lumber up against the seawall at Playland used to be a boardwalk. Part of it was floating eerily just off-shore Friday, complete with lamp posts and benches as if waiting for someone to take a seat.

11/16/2012

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5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In New York

Share quality time as a family before the hustle and bustle of studying and school activities begins. Check out these perfect places for end-of-summer outings.

08/30/2012

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

Future Of Playland’s Funding Up In The Air As Park Keeps Losing Money

For Westchester County, losing $3 to $5 million a year on Rye Playland is no longer going to be an option, according to County Executive Rob Astorino.

07/31/2012

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Ban On Headscarves Leads To Scuffle, Arrests At Rye Playland Amusement Park

Some 3,000 people were part of a Muslim tour group who went to the park Tuesday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Things started to go south, however, when women wearing headscarves wanted to get on some of the rides. Any sort of head covering is banned on the rides for safety reasons.

08/31/2011

Rye Playland, which opened in 1928 in Westchester County, N.Y., is one of the few government-run amusement parks in the United States.

Thousands Expected At Annual Rye Playland With Disabilities Day

Westchester County is hosting the event on August 30. County Executive Rob Astorino says the park will first be open only to those with disabilities and then to the general public.

08/21/2011

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

Rye Playland Open For 83rd Season

As the band played Saturday morning, Westchester County executive Rob Astorino cut the ribbon and adults and children of all ages walked through the gates.

05/14/2011

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