We’re still counting down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 here at WCBS Newsradio 880 and, at number 2, we have something that doesn’t usually accompany the ghosts and goblins of Halloween weekend.
As we at WCBS Newsradio 880 count down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011, we move on to number 6 and the anniversary of an event that changed our world.
Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won men’s division in a course record time and Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia won the women’s race.
A concrete-testing laboratory faked results for a LaGuardia Airport control tower, the new Yankee Stadium, the Lincoln Tunnel, a hospital and more than a dozen other projects around New York City, according to an indictment.
Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.
Go outside and strap on some roller skates. A new roller rink opened next to the High Line this morning.
Water erupted from the ground of a 108-year-old, 36-inch water main at Jerome Avenue near the intersection of 177th Street, flooding the Avenue as far as 174th Street. The surging water rose up to the doors of several parked cars and buckled some roads.
While the all-time record of 106 degrees wasn’t reached, residents in the Tri-State were left sweating it out as the mercury soared.
The agency will substitute single-level rail cars with multilevel trains on the Meadowlands Rail Line to increase seating capacity by about 20 percent.
Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his first series of concerts at the new stadium. It is the start of his “On The Run” tour, which will also hit Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati.
There will be no charge for the tickets, but, for now, there will be a limit on how many people can go to the site at one time once it opens on September 12. But tickets are sold out and you’ll have to wait until at least September 15.
An arena is growing in the County of Kings. The Barclays Center is the biggest piece of the Atlantic Yards complex and is under construction right now in Brooklyn. And yes, we have the pictures to prove it.
In addition to laying a wreath at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers, President Obama met with first responders, police officers and family members of those killed.
It was news New Yorkers had been waiting almost 10 long years for: Osama bin Laden is dead.
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