Rich Lamb

rich lamb Rich LambRich Lamb is an award-winning reporter, who has been on the air at WCBS for nearly three decades.

His reporting has been cited numerous times, including awards by the Overseas Press Club, The Associated Press, UPI, The New York Press Club, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Archdiocese of New York and a host of other organizations.

He started at WCBS in February of 1978, and covered the 88-day newspaper strike of that year. He was one of the station’s mainstays in the transit strikes of both 1980 and 2005. He covered the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the destruction and aftermath of 9/11. He has covered four major plane crashes, all of the mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential elections since 1978, murders, fires, blackouts, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, West Indian Day and ticker tape parades. He traveled to Rome for the consistory creating Archbishop John J. O’Connor a Cardinal, and covered the prelate’s dramatic missions to Central America and Northern Ireland. He also traveled to Rome to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Over the years, he’d flown on the Pope’s plane during John Paul’s 1995 U.S. visit, covered the Pope’s trek to Cuba in 1998, and the Holy Father’s visit to New York in 1979. Lamb traveled to Saudi Arabia to witness the buildup to the Gulf War in 1990.

Lamb is a Connecticut native, born in Hartford. He graduated from the University of Detroit, and started his broadcasting career in Michigan in 1970. He worked as an anchor and reporter at WEXL, Royal Oak, WNIC, Dearborn, and at WOMC, Detroit . He arrived at WCBS from New York City rock station WXLO, 99X, where he had been the “sidekick” of morning man Jay Thomas.

First Joined WCBS880: 1978
First Story: Brooklyn Polar Bear group takes icy dip in Feb, 1978
Most Memorable Story or Interview: Flying on the Pope’s plane
Role Model: Steve Flanders
Why I’m A Journalist: It’s not boring
Alma Mater: University of Detroit
Hometown: Hartford, CT
Family: Married, one brother
Pets: Negative… allergies rule
Hobbies: Presidential trivia
Favorite Food: Hot dogs, hamburgers
Favorite Musician: Pavarotti
Favorite Author: Dickens
Favorite Book: Bleak House
Favorite Destination: Home
Favorite Actor: Peter Ustinov
Hidden Talent: whistling
Favorite Links: Google

New York Botanical Garden - Bronx, NY (file / credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

New York Botanical Garden Needs Help Getting Back In Shape

New York Botanical Garden president Gregory Long says their fifty acres of first growth forest – a native forest that has never been harvested – took a real pounding in the freak October snowstorm.

11/03/2011

The George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

George Washington Bridge Turns 80

It is a very special day for the world’s busiest bridge.

10/24/2011

Outgoing Port Authority Exec. Dir. Won’t Rule Out Run For NYC Mayor

There is chatter that Chris Ward, the outgoing executive director of the Port Authority, might run for mayor of New York City.

10/21/2011

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Opposes Making All Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.

10/20/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Poll: Mayor Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Falls

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a majority of New York City voters believe Bloomberg lost his focus during his third term.

10/19/2011

Deal Struck To Rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Church Near WTC Site

It took a decade, but a deal has finally been struck to rebuild a New York City church destroyed on 9/11.

10/14/2011

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Target JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon — Who Is Overseas

The group said it was protesting because it was upset about the expiration of New York state’s “millionaire’s tax” in December.

10/12/2011

United Nations headquarters - New York, NY (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Announces Plan With U.N. To Complete Manhattan Greenway

The last major gap runs from 38th to 60th streets on the East Side.

10/06/2011

Members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit keep watch at United Nations headquarters - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC’s Top Business Leaders Beg Congress Not To Cut Security Funding

Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.

10/04/2011

The 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Ferry Tickets Include Pass To 9/11 Memorial; Foundation Cracks Down On Markups

Are people paying to cut the line for visiting the 9/11 Memorial?

10/03/2011

Protestors Continue ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Demonstration In Zuccotti Park

Zuccotti Park is protest city. Demonstrators have been pouring in since the “Occupy Wall Street” began over a week ago.

09/29/2011

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NYPD Loosening Up On Marijuana Arrests

New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

09/28/2011

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Poll: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Leads In Race For NYC Mayor

The poll shows Quinn getting 20 percent of the vote; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, 16 percent; former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, 12 percent; and Comptroller John Liu 10 percent.

09/27/2011

Sen. Daniel Squadron Wants Crackdown On Chinatown Curbside Street Ponding

You’ve probably stepped in a curbside street pond, but didn’t know it had a name.

09/23/2011

New York Stock Exchange - New York, NY - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Mayor Bloomberg Weighs In On Wall Street, Says Markets ‘Spooked’

U.S. stocks are mixed Friday after a week of brutal selling pushed them to new yearly lows.

09/23/2011

New York Public Library Extends Amnesty Program

If you’re under 18-years-old and have an overdue or missing book borrowed from a branch of the New York Public Library, there is some good news for you.

09/22/2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg chat as Bloomberg gives Sarkozy a tour of the Statue of Liberty - New York, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Sarkozy, Bloomberg Celebrate Lady Liberty’s Birthday Early

The Statue of Liberty is celebrating her 125th birthday a little early this year so French president Nicholas Sarkozy could be there.

09/22/2011

Smog over Lower Manhattan is seen from the Empire State Building - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Push To Clear The Air After Report On Tri-State Area Smog

The advocacy organization Environment New York says the New York City, Newark, and Bridgeport statistical area no. 5 among the regions in the nation for the most hazardous air days so far this year.

09/22/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg cuts the ribbon at the Century 21 store near Lincoln Center - New York, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon On New Uptown Century 21 Store

The Upper West Side store brings with it 376 new jobs and Century 21 is also expanding its original Lower Manhattan site, adding another 300 jobs there.

09/21/2011

Wreath Laid For First Responders At 9/11 Memorial

City officials gathered at the 9/11 memorial to recognize first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

09/20/2011

Bloomberg Says Returning Squeegee Men Will Be Wiped Away

Most folks consider them a nuisance. They come ambling up to your car and start wiping down your windshield, whether you want them to or not.

09/20/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office, NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Calls President’s Deficit Plan ‘Class Warfare’

Saying “We can’t just cut our way out of this hole,” President Barack Obama is calling for $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion.

09/19/2011

Pearson logo (credit: Pearson Education)

Pearson Moving 600 Jobs To New York City, 700 To Hoboken

The expansion includes the relocation of employees from Upper Saddle River, N.J., and White Plains, N.Y.

09/19/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office, Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Sounds Off On President Obama And Israel

President Barack Obama has been a controversial figure for many reasons – including his position on Israel and the Middle East.

09/16/2011

A woman smoked in the Times Square pedestrian plaza - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York City Smoking Rate Down To 14 Percent

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that there are 450,000 fewer adult smokers in New York City than there were nine years ago.

09/15/2011

Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Eric Ulrich (file / credit: City Council Photos)

Four New York City Council Members To Let You Decide How Money Is Spent

There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.

09/15/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears with workers at Terrafina - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Tries To Give Small Businesses A Boost With Grants

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared that small business is going to get us out of this economic slump.

09/14/2011

New York, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

New York City Gets Back To Normal, But 9/11 Threat Still Exists

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD’s 12-hour shifts had been pulled and there are fewer checkpoints around the city than over the weekend.

09/13/2011

The Twin Towers are seen from an NYPD helicopter - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: AP Photo/NYPD, via ABC News, Det.Greg Semendinger)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Michael O’Brien – Survivor Of The South Tower

Michael O’Brien was sitting at his desk at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on the 88th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center when American Airlines flight 11 slammed into the north tower.

09/09/2011

One World Trade Center rises over Ground Zero - New York, NY - Sep 7, 2011 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll On 9/11 Anniversary: Many Believe NYC Will Be Attacked Again

The poll finds that ten years after 9/11, there is a strong belief among Americans that New York City will be attacked by terrorists again and that there will be another significant loss of life.

09/08/2011

Daniel Libeskind (file / credit: SEBASTIAN WIDMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Daniel Libeskind, Original Architect For New WTC, Speaks Out About The Development Of The Site

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Daniel Libeskind, the original architect for the new World Trade Center, is seeing his vision come to life.

09/07/2011

The waterfall operates at the south tower footprint at the 9/11 Memorial - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: The Design Of The 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial design centers on the acre-size reflecting pools set within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood.

09/07/2011

The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Rudy Giuliani Recalls Collapse Of South Tower, Worry Of More Attacks

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11, those who were in charge on that day are looking back.

09/06/2011

Former FDNY Commissioner Tom Von Essen is sworn-in before the 9/11 Commission - Washington, DC (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Former FDNY Commissioner Tom Von Essen Recalls 9/11

Ten years later, Tom Von Essen retains a crystal clear image of a moment on 9/11/01.

09/05/2011

Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Schools Nationwide Struggle To Teach The Story Of 9/11

It’s etched forever in the minds of their teachers, but for the majority of school children, Sept. 11, 2001, is a day of infamy they don’t remember.

09/02/2011

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani reads a poem at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2010 (credit: Peter Foley-Pool/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Rudy Giuliani On The Pain Of Remembering 9/11

In the days following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, then New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani became known as “America’s Mayor.”

09/02/2011

The sun sets on the World Trade Center site after Irene has passed - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Survives Hurricane Irene

Port Authority executive director Chris Ward says the new World Trade Center dodged a bullet in the Hurricane Irene.

08/31/2011

WTC Health Registry Launches Third Health Survey To Study Effects Of 9/11 Dust Cloud

Dr. Mark Farfel, Director of the WTC Health Registry, told 1010 WINS on Wednesday that the survey was very important because it provided another significant measure of the health effects.

08/17/2011

Muni-meter

NYC Drivers May Soon Be Able To Pay The Meter Using New App

How would you like to feed the meter without going outside?

08/16/2011

Brooklyn Municipal Building - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Department of Citywide Administrative Services)

Brooklyn Municipal Building Making Room For Restaurant, Shops

Three floors of the western side of the imposing Brooklyn Municipal Building are being converted to a restaurant and shops.

08/16/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears in Albany, NY - Aug 9, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bests Christie, Bloomberg, Obama In New Poll

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been riding a wave of popularity in the Empire State, but now a new poll pits him against other leaders.

08/10/2011

Christine Quinn Furious Over City’s Proposed 12-Story Homeless Shelter

Council speaker Christine Quinn, usually a staunch Bloomberg ally, is furious at the administration’s court attempt to knock down a city law limiting the size of homeless shelters to 200 beds.

07/28/2011

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2011 (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Among Those Frustrated By Debt Ceiling Stalemate

The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.

07/26/2011

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Peter King Speaks Out On Debt Ceiling Talks

Republican Rep. Peter King of Long Island says if President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner don’t come back together to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling, then, in his words the House will reach its own agreement with the Senate.

07/25/2011

MTA Chairman Jay Walder Announces Resignation

Jay Walder is resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective Oct. 21.

07/21/2011

Groups Trying To Organize Walk For 9/11 Anniversary

A number of interfaith and secular groups are trying to organize a walk toward Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary as a symbol of reversing what happened that dark day.

07/01/2011

A Staten Island Ferry makes its ways north from Staten Island to Manhattan with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Michael Grimm Wants Feds To Remove Ammo From Near Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The 1,500 rounds of ammo, a three-inch projectile, and cartridges were discovered in the waters near the Brooklyn tower of the bridge last October.

06/30/2011

Gas Pump (file / credit: clipart.com)

New York Inspector General Finds State Gas Pumps Ripe For Theft

An investigation reveals the temptation to steal gas from New York’s state-owned fuel pumps has apparently been too great for some workers.

06/30/2011

City Hall - New York, NY - File / Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NYC Wants $600 Million From Tech Giant In CityTime Payroll System Scandal

Federal prosecutors have said that nearly the entire sum the city spent on the project was tainted by an epic fraud that involved hundreds of contractors, systemic overbilling and an international money-laundering conspiracy.

06/30/2011

NYC Water (credit: NYC Department of Environmental Protection)

NYC DEP Launches Water-On-The-Go

Public water stations will be set up in outdoor spaces throughout the city.

06/29/2011

Ad About Terrorists And Guns (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Mayor Bloomberg Behind National TV Ad Urging Closure Of Gun Loophole

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.

06/29/2011

‘The Bard’ Comes To Brooklyn With Groundbreaking Of New Theater

A groundbreaking Friday for a new theater in Brooklyn will become the theatrical home for Shakespeare and other classics.

06/24/2011

Walmart (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Women’s Groups Undeterred By Supreme Court Walmart Class Action Rulings

Holding signs saying “Walmart Always Discriminates” and “Merchant of Shame,” women’s groups, unions, and elected officials including a number of councilwomen gathered on the City Hall steps.

06/21/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mother, Charlotte, Dead At 102

Bloomberg remembered his mother as a woman of “unimpeachable integrity” who offered “constant love.”

06/19/2011

NYC Libraries Warn Of Consequences From $90 Million Funding Cut

NYPL President Paul LeClerc said that school children would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts.

06/17/2011

Two Men Charged With Criminal Trespass For Trying To Climb Williamsburg Bridge

Both 22-year-old James Stafford, of Woodstock, Conn., and 25-year-old Brice Farrell, of Damsascus, MD were arrested early Wednesday morning.

06/15/2011

Bloomberg Cracks Joke But Stays Neutral About ‘Weinergate’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to stay neutral when it comes to “Weinergate,” staying very far away from saying what action he thinks Anthony Weiner should take in the wake of a sexting scandal.

06/15/2011

UBS building on Park Avenue - New York, NY (file / credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Would Love To Have UBS Headquarters Back In New York City

There is talk of the big Swiss bank UBS moving its North American headquarters from Stamford, Connecticut back to New York City.

06/10/2011

20 NYC Parks To Get Free Wi-Fi Service

The service has already started in three locations: Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.

06/09/2011

Flames (file / credit: Woohae Cho/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Crackdown On Fire-Prone Illegal Subdivisions

The Bloomberg administration is mounting a new crackdown on firetraps – illegally divided apartments packed with people living on the cheap.

06/08/2011

The 9/11 Memorial is seen under construction from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - May 5, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

NYPD Prepares To Deploy World Trade Center Unit

The 9/11 memorial is set to open on the 10th anniversary of the deadly attacks and a special NYPD unit will be there to protect it.

06/07/2011

Lower Manhattan is seen behind the Brooklyn Bridge (file / credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Intelligence Official Warns NYC Still Top Terrorist Target

Retired CIA Deputy Director Stephen Kappes called the killing of Osama Bin Laden a significant and powerful step in the struggle against terrorism, but says Al-Qaeda still has New York City in its crosshairs.

06/06/2011

Renovation work at City Hall - New York, NY - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Extensive Renovations And Restorations Continue At City Hall

It’s the oldest working city hall in the United States and all of that work and the passage of time have taken their toll.

06/03/2011

Scott Pelley Starts On CBS Evening News On Monday

A new era begins at CBS News on Monday, June 6, 2011.

06/03/2011

DUMBO Wi-Fi, Free Wireless Internet Access, Unveiled In Brooklyn

A new Wi-Fi network is being unveiled in Brooklyn. It’s designed to provide free wireless access to the Internet between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. It’s named Dumbo Wi-Fi, reflecting the name of the neighborhood.

06/02/2011

Prosecutors, Lawmakers: No-Fault Car Crashes Costing New Yorkers Money

Trying to make a buck off your car insurance by faking a crash could now cost you.

06/02/2011

Bronx classroom

City Council Officials Working To Prevent NYC Teacher Layoffs

Speaker Christine Quinn says she will do everything in her power to prevent teacher layoffs planned by the Bloomberg administration.

06/02/2011

NY Waterway Bringing New Ferry Service To East River

A new commuting option is coming for anyone tired of the East River bridges, tunnels, and subways.

06/01/2011

All NYC Beaches, Pools Covered By Lifeguards

Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.

05/28/2011

Governors Island Opens For The 2011 Season

If you’re not a fan of the beach and are looking for a different waterfront experience then you’re in luck.

05/27/2011

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Temporary Age Limit Hike For FDNY Entrance Exam

A federal court order froze hiring at the FDNY and now many who took the test in 2007 are too old to take it again and sign up to be one of New York’s Bravest.

05/27/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over a bill signing - May 24, 2011 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Obama’s Position On Israel Could Cost Him Support Of Mayor Bloomberg

With former mayor Ed Koch saying he cannot vote to re-elect Obama unless the president changes his recent stands on Israel, Bloomberg was asked whether it was a litmus test for him as well.

05/25/2011

One World Trade Center is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - May 5, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Report: Conde Nast Finalizes One World Trade Center Lease

An official said magazine publisher Conde Nast’s lease to move into a million square feet of the signature skyscraper at the World Trade Center site will be a 25-year, $2 billion lease.

05/25/2011

A car boot - Chicago, IL - Aug 1, 2002 (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

NYC To Test New Tire-Locking Clamp

New York City plans to test a tire-locking clamp that scofflaws could unlock themselves with a code after paying their fine over the phone.

05/24/2011

Rep. Carolyn Maloney holds a news conference about the Equal Rights Amendment - Washington, DC - Jan 6, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Continues Push For Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment passed Congress in 1972, but fell three states short of the 38 necessary for ratification.

05/23/2011

FDNY Hiring Roadblock Means Firefighters Working Overtime

FDNY overtime costs are skyrocketing because a federal judge has barred the fire department from hiring a new class of recruits after finding the department’s test is prejudiced against blacks and Hispanics.

05/20/2011

Brooklyn Borough President ‘Furious’ With Possible Closure Of Eight Fire Companies

It looks like Brooklyn has the biggest share of fire house closings due to New York City budget cuts and the outspoken borough president isn’t happy about the news.

05/19/2011

One World Trade Center is seen under construction at Ground Zero - New York, NY - Mar 9, 2011 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Conde Nast To Become New Tenant At One World Trade Center

Magazine publisher Conde Nast plans to occupy 1 million square feet at the rebuilt World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper.

05/18/2011

Prosecutors To Take More Time To Prepare Case In Alleged Synagogue Plot

Prosecutors are going to take more time to bring the case to a grand jury, so Mohamed Mamdouh’s next appearance in court won’t be until June 2.

05/17/2011

NYC Joins Facebook, Foursquare; Bloomberg Plans ‘Hackathon’ To Redesign City Web Site

The initiative includes a redesign of the city’s website with the ultimate goal of enhancing social media to make it easier and faster for New Yorkers to engage with the city government.

05/16/2011

Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island

Rep. King Says No Cuts For Homeland Security

A local congressman is fuming over a plan from house Republicans to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

05/15/2011

New York City Taxi Cab

City Council Bill Hikes Fines On Taxi Drivers Who Refuse Passengers

New York City taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped with increased fines. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that increases those penalties.

05/12/2011

NYC Gearing Up For New Nissan Taxi Fleet

As New York City preps to take on its new taxis, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is welcoming its new partner in Nissan.

05/08/2011

Bloomberg’s Budget Could Close 20 Fire Companies

In addition to cutting more than 6,000 teaching jobs from New York City’s public schools, Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $67 billion spending plan could force 20 fire companies to close.

05/07/2011

Cops On Alert At Tri-State Rail Stations After Al Qaeda Vows Revenge For Bin Laden Killing

The world’s most wanted man is dead, but concerns over retaliation have commuters and police on guard at Penn Station and rail stations across the country.

05/06/2011

President Obama Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims At Ground Zero

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.

05/05/2011

President Obama To Meet 9/11 Families, Lay Wreath At Ground Zero Thursday

President Barack Obama will be meeting with a small, handpicked group of September 11 families at ground zero Thursday.

05/04/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Reveals ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’

Get ready for a new sight on New York City streets: the “Taxi of Tomorrow” is being developed by Nissan.

05/03/2011

NYC Maintains Heightened Security After Bin Laden Death

While Mayor Bloomberg says there’s no specific threat against the Big Apple after the death of Osama bin Laden, the NYPD was taking no chances.

05/03/2011

Faisal Shahzad - AP Photo/Orkut.com

Kelly: ‘We Were Lucky’ After Attempted Times Square Bombing

It’s been a year since Faisal Shahzad parked his explosives-laden SUV in the heart of the crowded theater district, intending to kill as many people as possible.

05/01/2011

Outerbirdge Crossing

Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle

An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.

04/27/2011

Christians Reflect On Good Friday In Anticipation Of Easter’s Hope And Joy

There was a sense of moving from the darkness of Good Friday to the light of Easter morning during a three hour service inside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

04/22/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC To Build Solar Power Plants On Capped Landfills

This is part of PlaNYC, which Mayor Bloomberg launched four years ago, on Earth Day 2007.

04/21/2011

General Richard Montgomery Monument at St. Paul's Chapel - New York, NY (file / credit: Wikipedia)

General Richard Montgomery Monument At St. Paul’s Chapel To Be Restored

What is said to be America’s first national monument is getting a much-needed facelift.

04/20/2011

Archibishop Timothy Dolan is seen in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Calls Confluence Of Holy Week, Passover ‘Providential’

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls this year’s confluence of Passover and Holy Week providential, saying it creates “a magnificent atmosphere.”

04/19/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg participates in the groundbreaking at a vacant lot in Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 18, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground On Brownfield Cleanup Site In Williamsburg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has broken ground on the cleanup of a polluted lot that is being readied for development under a city-run program.

04/19/2011

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is seen at P.S. 10 in Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 15, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Walcott’s Excitement Shines As He Preps To Take Over

In his last day before becoming the official schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott spent Friday serving kids at P.S. 10 in Park Slope his healthy soymilk-based banana-flavored waffles.

04/17/2011

Officials Want To Keep Tourists Near 9/11 Memorial Without Tour Buses

As the opening of the 9/11 Memorial approaches, city officials and community members are anticipating what effect the tourist crowd will have on Lower Manhattan.

04/16/2011

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Addresses Catholic School Seniors At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Dolan told the graduating Catholic school seniors their education prepares them for this life and the next.

04/14/2011

A police car is seen in a pedestrian plaza at Times Square - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Touts Times Square Air Quality, With President Clinton In Tow

Rather than budget cuts, a blizzard fiasco and the need to dump his schools chancellor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had good news on Wednesday: he said the air is cleaner in Times Square since he banned cars.

04/13/2011

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