Two hallmark projects received more than $118 million in property tax exemptions and tax abatements from the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) in the waning weeks of the Bloomberg Administration. If the projects had been on next month's agenda, after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is sworn in as New York city's Mayor, these projects might not have passed muster.
As New York's new first family prepares to pack up and move to Gracie Mansion, a fellow Park Sloper bids farewell and vows not to trash their house with a rager.
The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to bring a 28,000-seat soccer stadium to the Bronx. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns eleven parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium -- garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.
The Environmental Protection Agency will likely add a site in Queens to the federal Superfund list after finding higher-than-normal levels of radioactivity.
Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided.
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After a tumultuous year where students occupied the president's office for 65 days, Cooper Union is revising its student code of conduct. A draft of the proposal would define "disruption" and "obstruction" — and their negative consequences — for the first time.
This Thursday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birth anniversary of Frank Sinatra. We will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with a day-long celebration of his music.
Is the tree guy around the corner selling for half the price you paid? Tell us how much you shelled out, and whether you feel you got a fair price. And if you're still shopping - check out the results on our XMas tree map.
Vonnegut talks about his strange sci-fi tale of fraternal twins who are brilliant when they can interact with each other but only “dull normal” when separated. He reveals that his portrait of these fictional twins was based on his deep real-life bond with his only sister, Alice.
Hear Broken Bells -- the collaborative band of The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse -- play an acoustic version of a new song from its latest album, After The Disco, and an old favorite, in the Soundcheck studio.
Bre Pettis, founder of the innovative Brooklyn-based 3D printer company MakerBot and Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen host a festive show-and-tell with participants in our Holiday Ornament Challenge. Enter the challenge or come for music, drinks and good clean techie holiday fun!
Heat up this winter season by attending WNYC & WQXR's holiday mixer! Mix and mingle with single public radio fans of all ages and join us for a sing-along of holiday songs with some of your favorite hosts from WNYC & WQXR.
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks.
(Cash bar of beer and wine will also be available)
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