Bloomberg Makes Announcement At Annual Holiday Party

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a moment to give out a special gift during the annual holiday party Tuesday night at Gracie Mansion.

Bloomberg announced that “Radio Room 9,” where radio reporters work at City Hall, will be renamed in honor of 1010 WINS Senior Correspondent Stan Brooks.

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“While some claim that Stan started covering City Hall before the five boroughs came together, my understanding is that is not true, he started two weeks later,” Bloomberg quipped.

Brooks’ two sons and four grandchildren were in attendance to accept the honor.

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“Your father and grandfather means a great deal to his colleagues…he’s even liked and respected by a particularly difficult group, and I’m talking about all the former mayors that he covered,” Bloomberg said as he presented the honor.

Brooks, who was with 1010 WINS even before the station went “all news” in 1965, is the longest-serving member of “Room 9.”

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