From the south shore of Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy to the visit of Pope Francis to New York City – I’ve been lucky to cover big New York City stories from the street and from the studio over more than 20 years with WCBS Newsradio 880.80 .
I started my New York City radio career as a reporter in 1988. When I hear about a breaking news story usually my first thought involves someone we can call who would know whats going on…Or “how would I get there?”
I think that’s part of what makes WCBS Newsradio 880 a great place. When there is a big story our reporters and anchors do more than just talk about it!
I think that’s part of what makes WCBS Newsradio 880 a great place. When there is a big story our reporters and anchors do more than just talk about it!
We understand the background and context of New York news. Its not just that the train is down for the morning or afternoon commute;its the latest subway snafu or commuter train glitch-or it raises new questions about the need to invest in new Hudson tunnels…Or bridges…Or safety technology. We know what alternate subways or ferry connections will endure as a result. Or… Its not a call for new revenue to pay for something-its a possible tax increase on top of recent hikes.
When politician “a” says something about politician “b”…
Someone from WCBS has probably been in the room for the hilarious awkward events they both had to attend!
Most radio stations involve listening to someone talking in a room. Being part of WCBS Newsradio 880 means reporting, learning, and understanding things….Which is the best part of working here!
This could be the end of the line for the legendary H & H Bagels.
The state of Connecticut is lending $20 million to NBC Sports in a deal creating 450 jobs in the state as the sports entertainment company leaves New York.
Not so long ago an auto race in West New York and Weehawken would have been called the Dingy 500. But now it’s a whole new world along the Hudson River watefront.
No one in Libya was untouched by the tyranny of now late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad.
Connecticut’s biggest lake is on the verge of a major change.
Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Need a black car to pick you up? Just pick up your smartphone. GroundLink Car & Limo Service has a new app for Android and iPhone that you can use to book a reservation.
If you think you can use amusement tokens, a fistful or pennies, or some other trick to cheat your way through a Garden State Parkway cash lane, think again!
Two lights are on the roof of every yellow taxi in the Big Apple. Some passengers, especially visitors, have complained about this set-up, and repeatedly try to hail unavailable cabs.
The White House says New York desperately needs a new bridge. President Barack Obama issued an executive order Tuesday clearing the way for a long-awaited Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.
Consumer Affairs says 41 gas stations are found in Manhattan, primarily above 96th Street and along 10th and 11th Avenues.
Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.
Little Italy in Manhattan isn’t what it once was, but Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is still where you go to get your Italian fixings.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in the news lately for calling on CEOs to boycott donating to politicans. Today, he made news in New York City.
Dozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t changed his mind: He reaffirmed in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday that he’s not running for president.
Authorities have arrested 14 suspects ranging in age from 16 to 52-years-old in a major child pornography bust in New Jersey.
When the Yankees’ minor league team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre needed a temporary home, Riverfront Stadium in Newark seemed a perfect fit.
Officials say an audit will take a closer look at Port Authority employee compensation and why costs are rising to rebuild the World Trade Center.
Just three of twelve proposals for Rye Playland are called worthy of further consideration.
Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.
Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.
Linda McMahon is like many of her WWE fighters. She gets knocked down, but doesn’t stay down.
When Palisades Center opened in West Nyack, the nearby Nanuet Mall fell into its figurative shadows.
Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.
Rockland County is taking out an emergency loan to pay its bills.
Residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
At the Branchville train station in Ridgefield, a sound was heard this morning that hadn’t been heard since Saturday – a train’s horn.
About 370,000 utility customers in Connecticut remain without power, several days after Tropical Storm Irene blew through the Nutmeg State.
Gov. Dan Malloy says he is pressing the federal government to help Connecticut assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
Some commuters throughout the Tri-State area are still dealing with less than ideal mass transit service thanks to flooding and damage from Irene.
Two deaths in Connecticut were being attributed to Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power to more than 700,000 utility customers and swept some shorefront homes into the sea.
At the Cooper Union, physics professor Robert Uglesich and some very smart high schoolers are spending their summer on a variety of projects.
The Surface Transportation Program, which provides federal funding for road, bridge and public transportation projects, will expire on September 30.
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.
If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.
Terminal 8 at JFK has reopened after the bomb squad and canine units were brought in.
Coolness over nearly 400 acres of Seaside Park will be strickly a state of mind and attitude at a music festival in Bridgeport.
Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it’s a moment in history.
If you think you’re seeing fewer subway trains on the “1” and “6” lines, it’s not your imagination. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has quietly implemented service cuts this summer.
On 167th Street, even the the youngest in the spray from a sprinkler-capped hydrant say they know you shouldn’t open the hydrant full-blast in the heat.
Mileage ratings are a major concern for a lot of new car shoppers but can we trust claims of high gas-mileage?
Not only do offices have to worry about keeping bed bugs out of the workplace, they also have to try to keep employees from blaming each other for the problem.
It may not be Hollywood’s greatest effort, but some movie goers may enjoy the latest summer release – “Horrible Bosses” -which takes aim at the corner office. But what do you do when this gets real?
It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.
Food trucks could be off the menu in Midtown as vendors find themselves under new pressure to find a place to park.
Get on your swim trunks, bikinis, and one-pieces. New York City’s public pools are open for the season!
Democrats who control the state legislature argue that hiking taxes on the Garden State’s wealthiest, from 8.97 to almost 11-percent, would generate more than a $500 billion for suburban school districts that have experienced large budget cuts.
Are you hoping to hit the road for Independence Day weekend? There’s some good news for you!
In Jennifer Glussman’s home in Edgewater, New Jersey, you see a remarkable order for a place that’s home to a mom, a dad, two small children, and a Cocker Spaniel, too.
A year ago Friday, a tornado roared through Bridgeport, heavily damaging, among other things, the Barnum Museum. It still hasn’t reopened.
In New York area towns where prices and sales are showing a certain vitality – there’s a train station and a short trip to the city.
When the state of Florida nixed federal funding, nearly $1 billion was set aside for the New York area’s rail needs.
With mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bound for oblivion, many new players have come out out on to the field.
Why the Upper West Side location is closing is as big of a mystery as what is in the bagels. Everything from the owners lost their lease, to financial problems have been said to be the cause, but it didn’t matter on Tuesday.
It was a complicated morning for many commuters trying to make their way from New Jersey to the Big Apple.
At Prudential Connecticut in Greenwich, realtor Mark Pruner says sales activity, noticeable at the lower end of prices, has moved up the scale to properties priced at around $3 million.
In southeastern Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights, realtor Richard Gibbs says he wishes there was some way to wall off the short sales and foreclosures weighing on prices.
Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.
The outages began in Greenwich on Wednesday and once fixed, a line blew again and there was damage to additional circuits. CL&L is asking people to conserve energy.
It’s believed to contain his first written comments detailing his belief that Jews were a threat and should be removed.
A massive storm that prompted a tornado watch throughout the Tri-state area Wednesday, slammed into Massachusetts, spawning at least two late-afternoon tornadoes.
Dennis Schain at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection says drivers are being warned on the heels of sightings in the western half of the state.
In a 2006 New York divorce case, the ex-husband says the millions of dollars that went to his ex-wife came from a Bernard Madoff account that never really existed.
Locally, according to AAA, the average price for regular is $4.09 in New York, $3.81 in New Jersey, and $4.19 in Connecticut.
A court-appointed trustee says the owners of the Mets reaped profits from Bernard Madoff’s financial Ponzi scheme even as they went “shopping” for insurance to protect themselves in case the scam collapsed.
It was a tough winter for riders on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and the railroad is taking steps to avoid similar problems this coming winter.
Less than two weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden, authorities arrested two men allegedly plotting to blow up synagogues in the city.
Long Island Rail Road commuters faced another day of delays on Wednesday and the disruptions will continue for the evening rush.
A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.
As the PATH system resumed normal service, New York Waterway and NJ Transit buses were nonetheless adding additional service. NJ Transit was cross-honoring PATH tickets.
Of all the images seen of bin Laden in the days since his death, there is one that remains tightly under wraps and for many is the most sought after one.
NFL players urged a federal judge Wednesday to deny the league’s request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers were at stake. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, said owners were preparing for every contingency.
Files from Guantanamo Bay reveal terrorists were taught bridge destruction methods and that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told an underling to cut the cables on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.
A 36-year-old man, 40-year-old woman, and their 12-year-old son were trapped inside the building when the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday.
What wiffle ball players hoped would be their nice makeshift playing field turned into one of life’s sad little lessons when the town closed the field.
There have been so many applications for new liquor licenses in Williamsburg that some say it has to stop.
A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment, an official said Wednesday.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget plan counts on a billion dollars in union concessions per year over the next two years, and if talks break down, a billion dollar cut in municipal aid is possible.
The New Castle town board has okayed zoning changes that give townhouses, condos, affordable housing, and business a piece of the old Reader’s Digest site.
Well, those hazy crazy memories of music and sports events can be enshrined online.
Bullied teen Alye never says a single word, but her message is loud and clear.
The current cell tower, resembling a flag pole, would give way to a taller one adorned with fake evergreen.
City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. says Mayor Bloomberg’s pitch to honor Ed Koch came out of the blue and the Queensboro Bridge is part of the heritage and culture of Queens.
A doctors group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.
Medical students are getting intern and residency assignments, which means packing up and moving on, often far away from family and friends.
Flood watches are in effect across much of Connecticut and the Northeast as rain moves in and threatens to raise already swollen waterways out of their banks.
In Connecticut, Metro-North said it will take at least two weeks to replace the support under train tracks on the Danbury Line.
Not knowing where the next bus can be a frustrating part of commuting, but for NY Waterways riders, now they can know exactly when a bus will arrive.
Metro North is starting to roll out its new rail cars and these new cars have made many technological leaps.
This is the first time the guitar legend is offering up his amplifiers, so it’s a rare chance for fans to plug in as Clapton did.
Interference and underground reception issues are among the things preventing many of the radios used by street cops from working in the subways.
Having turned Times Square, Union Square and Herald Square into pedestrian malls, the plan would have turned the 34th Street plaza into a large pedestrian mall, with cars and trucks banned between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
It’s been a long time coming for Connecticut commuters. The first set of long-awaited new commuter rail cars have begun running on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad.
Rye Playland is a well-known local spot for summer fun, but it is not very profitable.
The high winds slowly diminished and temperatures started to tumble as Friday night turned into Saturday. Earlier in the day, the Tri-State Area was hammered by heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph.
Weston animal control officer Mark Harper says people need to be aware and take special care of their smaller pets.
Expert Jeff Cashman said additional coverage could be a good option in high-risk areas, where the cost could be significantly higher.
Some folks may still be feeling a bit foggy about the forecast. At a train station in White Plains, commuters could be seen wearing heavy winter coats and light jackets, sweaters and sweat shirts.