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Ron Burgess (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Meet The Man Who Operates The ‘I Lift NY Super Crane’

The New Rochelle man who operates the “I Lift NY Super Crane” has been at it since he was 12 years old.


The Tappan Zee High School football team (courtesy of Tappan Zee High School)

Stories From Main Street: Tappan Zee High School Teams Stress Character

While a New Jersey high school is making headlines for a hazing scandal, one school in Rockland County is making character a priority.


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Stories From Main Street: At 96, Hartsdale Yoga Instructor Still Going Strong

A nearly 100-year-old Hartsdale yoga instructor is proving age is all in your mind.


President Barack Obama (R) talks with Elana Simon of New York about her genetic discovery in her liver cancer research during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, DC, May 27, 2014.  (Photo:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Manhattan Teen Honored For Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Some scientists have spent their entire careers trying to decode cancer, but 18-year-old Elana Simon achieved a major breakthrough while still in high school.


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Stories From Main Street: Devo Returns To Their Roots At CBGB Music & Film Festival

Nearly 40 years later, they’re back for the CBGB Music & Film Festival with a documentary and a concert Sunday featuring early material.


A banner warning against distracted driving is seen in the town of New Castle. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester Town Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

New Castle has launched an aggressive local campaign called “Hands Off The Phone And On The Wheel.”


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Stories From Main Street: New Exhibit Tunes Into USS Intrepid Radio

Bill D’Antico’s old tapes from the early 1960s are now part of an exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum that sheds light on the day-to-day lives of the men who served aboard the historic warship.


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Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Teaches Students To Be Money Savvy

A retired businessman from Westchester County is on a mission to help high school and college students become money savvy.


The Morro Castle monument in Asbury Park, NJ. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Remembering The Morro Castle & New Era Maritime Disasters

The Asbury Park Historical Society is holding its annual ceremony Monday in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Morro Castle maritime disaster, but this year’s event is taking on a more significant meaning.


The lobby of the  Rosebud Theater in Westwood, NJ. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: NJ Movie House Showcases Films From Hollywood’s Golden Age

A visit to the Rosebud Theater in Westwood is like a trip down memory lane.



Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Kids Get Ready For School With Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America is trying to get thousands of children living in homeless shelters across New York City ready for school with Operation Backpack.


One of the cats rescued from a hoarder house by the New Rochelle Humane Society. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Dozens Of Cats Rescued From Hoarder House In Need Of Homes

The New Rochelle Humane Society is trying to find homes for dozens of cats and kittens that were rescued from a hoarder house in White Plains.


A sign posted in New Rochelle by Habitat for Humanity of Westchester asking drivers to slow down. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Head Of Westchester’s Habitat For Humanity Wants Drivers To Slow Down

Habitat for Humanity not only rebuilds neighborhoods, it’s trying to make them safer.


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Stories From Main Street: Aspiring Kindness

A charity in honor of one of three students killed in a fire at a Seton Hall University dorm 14 years ago is looking to make a difference and prevent other catastrophes.


The book "Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim" helps teach kids about water safety. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Stew Leonard Family Turns Tragedy Into Mission For Water Safety

Summertime water safety is a serious matter for Stew Leonard, Jr. and his family, who have turned their personal loss into something positive.