Showing posts with label CBS NEWS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CBS NEWS. Show all posts

Thursday, November 19, 2015


James Edstrom On CBS 2 News

We did a interview today on the illegal renting of affordable apartments in New York City On Air BNB websites and others.  Doing this harms all New Yorkers. It raises the rents in our buildings and takes away our housing stock. 

When you do this, you put other tenants in your building at risk. You have no idea who you are really renting to and having transients in and out of a building is dangerous to other tenants. If you know of anyone doing this, call 311. This effects all New Yorkers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Bob Simon

NEW YORK CITY -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City.

The CBS reporter died when the Lincoln Town Car he was riding in crashed with a Mercedes and then lost control and plowed into a pedestrian expansion near 30th Street at about 7 p.m., according to sources.

The driver of the Mercedes said the livery driver was driving erratically.

“He swerved into me,” the driver said. “He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.”

Simon was taken to St.Luke’s where he died. The award-winning newsman was 73.

Simon's five-decade career took him through most major overseas conflicts spanning from the late 1960s to the present. He joined CBS News in 1967 as a New York-based reporter and assignment editor, covering campus unrest and inner city riots. Simon also worked in CBS News' Tel Aviv bureau from 1977-81, and worked in Washington D.C. as the network's State Department correspondent.

But Simon's career in war reporting was extensive, beginning in Vietnam. While based in Saigon from 1971-72, his reports on the war -- and particularly the Hanoi 1972 spring offensive -- won an Overseas Press Club award award for the Best Radio Spot News for coverage of the end of the conflict. Simon was there for the end of the conflict and was aboard one of the last helicopters out of Saigon in 1975.

He also reported on the violence in Northern Ireland in from 1969-71 and also from war zones in Portugal, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, the Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia and American military actions in Grenada, Somalia and Haiti.

Simon's most-recent piece for "60 Minutes" aired this past weekend, his conversation with Ava DuVernay, the director of the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma."

Monday, December 08, 2014


‘Collaborating for a Cure’

Photos By: James Edstrom

Ziggy Marley

Ruth Finley And Chris Wragge

Carly Cushnie And Michelle Ochs

Bettina And Spencer Waxman

Elin And Michael Nierenberg

Marion Waxman And Dr. Samuel Waxman

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ Benefit Dinner and Auction, honoring fashion designers Cushnie et Ochs, and featuring a special musical performance by six-time Grammy award winner Ziggy Marley, on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street. The annual event, now in its seventeenth year, raised $2.5 million to support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer.

Robert Kantor And Spencer Waxman
Notable guest attendees included Dr. Samuel Waxman (Founder and CEO of Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Michael and Elin Nierenberg (17th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Hosts), Chris Wragge (Co-Anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning), Carly Cushnie (Honoree; Fashion Designer and Co-founder of Cushnie et Ochs), Michelle Ochs (Honoree; Fashion Designer and Co-founder of Cushnie et Ochs), Ziggy Marley (Special Musical Guest), Robert Kantor (President of SWCRF), Hugh Hildesley (Executive Vice President & Auctioneer of Sotheby’s), Spencer Waxman (Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors), Mary Kantor (Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honorary Board Member), James Frankel (Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors), and Ruth Finley (Founder of Fashion Calendar).

The event was attended by more than 750 corporate executives, board members, and their guests. The money raised will support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.

Sotheby's Hugh Hildesley
SWCRF Collaborating for a Cure host Michael Nierenberg gave his opening remarks, welcoming guests to the Dinner & Auction and thanking the SWCRF’s many supporters for their continued efforts to raise funds for cancer research. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies Chris Wragge then took the stage to introduce Dr. Samuel Waxman whose remarks highlighted the importance of investing in cancer research and developing less toxic therapies for cancer patients of all ages, particularly senior citizens who are unable to tolerate the intensity of chemotherapy. After dinner, Wragge welcomed honorees Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs to the stage. Carly Cushnie said she and Michelle were “thankful to support a cause close to so many hearts.” She described the privilege they had of visiting Dr. Waxman’s laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and gaining a better understanding of his work, which she described as “mind-blowing.”

Chris Wragge

The evening’s exciting live auction, led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House, offered guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as two black Labrador puppies which received winning bids of $9,000 and $8,000. Guests were able to bid on an exclusive opportunity to meet Ziggy Marley and receive a guitar autographed by the reggae superstar, which sold to the highest bidder for $23,000. The highest bid of the night, $100,000, went to a luxurious five-night cruise in the Bahamas aboard an M/Y Serque private yacht. Other packages included an Official F1 Opus Champions Grand Prix Experience, which sold for $40,000; an America’s Cup Yacht Race experience captained by former America’s Cup Team Members, sold three times for $11,000 each; a Golf Outing at Hamptons Hills Country Club in Westhampton Beach for 24 People including lunch, 18-holes and a post-golf cocktail party, sold for $13,000; a painting by Peter Lik sold for $15,000; and a one-of-a-kind abstract painting by Harold Garde titled “Drimmed” sold for $20,000. Online auction items – including a 5-night stay in a 3-bedroom residence in Aspen next to The Little Nell and Aspen mountain; a 4-night stay in an ocean view room at Hilton Los Cabos & Golf Resort with airfare for 2; and a 5-night Rome Getaway at St. Regis Grand Hotel with airfare for two – will be available for bidding online at until December 10, 2014. After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive, live performance by Ziggy Marley.