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Paterson Offers Nanotech Funding

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is promising IBM $140 million in tax breaks and grants to expand its nanotechnology operations--that is, the creation of extremely small electronic devices that function on a molecular level.

Under the Pataki administration, the state committed close to one billion dollars to make ...

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Baseball Fans Cheer All-Stars on Parade

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baseball fans enjoyed seeing their favorite players from past and present along sixth avenue at the parade celebrating the All-Star game tonight.

People began lining up early this morning to get a prime spot to see players like Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson and Alex Rodriguez.

Ten year ...

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New Yorker Cover Draws Protest

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fall out over the cover of the July issue of The New Yorker magazine continues.

The magazine's editor, David Remnick, says the caricatures of Barack and Michelle Obama were meant to satirize the racist attacks and misinformation against the couple.

But State Senator Bill Perkins says he ...

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Schumer Defends Comments on IndyMac Collapse

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer is defending himself against claims by regulators that he's partly to blame for the collapse of IndyMac Bancorp.

The regulators say Schumer caused a run on the bank by releasing a letter about the possible risk of IndyMac failing.

The New York Democrat says ...

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Corzine will Organize to Continue Drilling Ban

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine says there's little support among East Coast governors to lift the ban on oil drilling along the continental shelf - a proposal President Bush made today.

Corzine says that's not the way to address the energy crisis and the high cost ...

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West Side Development May Stall Over Security

Monday, July 14, 2008

A key part of the redevelopment of Manhattan's Far West Side has hit a road block. A private developer may not be able to build an apartment complex because of security requirements imposed by the Port Authority. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: An 800-unit apartment ...

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Rape Kits Will Collect Evidence from Suspects, Too

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rape kits are typically used on sexual assault victims, to collect physical evidence for law enforcement officials to use to get convictions. Now, rape kits will also be used on rape suspects, to document bite marks, bruises, and DNA.

REPORTER: It's part of an expansion of ...

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City Sets Formal Film Permit Rules

Monday, July 14, 2008

After years of relying on vague guidelines, filmmakers and photographers who shoot on New York City streets now have a clear set of rules.

Under the new rules, productions must have permits and at least $1 million in insurance if they plan to take over a ...

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Thurman Munson Jersey Sells for $75,000

Monday, July 14, 2008

The last home jersey of the late Yankee Thurman Munson went for a winning bid of $75,000 today at the DHL All-Star Fan Fest auction in the Javits Center. The event was attended by hundreds of baseball fans in town for tomorrow night's All Star ...

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City Council Wades into Religious Feud

Monday, July 14, 2008

The City Council has waded into a longstanding feud between factions of the city’s largest Hasidic group.

A group called UJ-CARE, a newcomer to community service in Williamsburg, was allocated $200,000 for the new fiscal year. The relatively large figure is angering a rival, the veteran ...

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Bloomberg Calls For New Poverty Measures

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration is calling on the federal government to change the way it measures poverty. Under the city's new method the percentage of New Yorkers considered poor would actually rise. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: The new approach is meant to update a method ...

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Baseball Exhibit Opens in Time for All-Star Game

Friday, July 11, 2008

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is next Tuesday, and today, the New York Public Library opens a new exhibit devoted to classic, musical baseball memorabilia.

It includes the earliest recording of the baseball anthem -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" -- which was written ...

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No Charges for Cop Who Shot Unarmed Motorist

Friday, July 11, 2008

An off-duty New York police officer who shot a driver to death in a road rage confrontation will not face criminal charges.

A grand jury voted not to file charges against Officer Sean Sawyer in the shooting death of Jason Tirado after hearing testimony from police, ...

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Rangel Deal Irks Harlem Residents

Friday, July 11, 2008

The disclosure that Congressman Charles Rangel has four rent-controlled apartments hit a sensitive nerve among New Yorkers. In Harlem, residents were divided about Rangel's living accommodations.

At a press conference outside of Rangel's Harlem apartment complex, fellow resident Lance Smith challenged the congressman saying he failed ...

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No Charges in Killing for Road Rage Cop

Friday, July 11, 2008

A city police officer who last October shot and killed a fellow motorist will not face charges even though the officer did not report the incident for 19 hours. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The grand jury took "no affirmative action" in the case of 35-year-old ...

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Rangel: Nothing Wrong with Rent Breaks

Friday, July 11, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel says there's nothing wrong with paying about half the market rate for four rent-stabilized apartments at a prestigious Harlem address.

RANGEL: I don't see anything unfair about it and I didn't even know it was a deal.

Rangel, speaking at a news conference outside ...

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Tough Times for Lehman Bros.

Friday, July 11, 2008

On Wall street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 11,000 for the first time in two years, before recovering slightly. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports on one investment bank trying to weather the storm, Lehman Brothers.

The share price of the Midtown-based firm briefly hit a ...

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Cement Strike Ends

Friday, July 11, 2008

A 10-day strike by cement truck drivers who work at some of the city's biggest construction sites has been settled.

A spokeswoman for Teamsters Local 282 says drivers would be back to work immediately.

The 400 drivers went on strike on July 1st. The strike has stalled ...

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James Brown Memorabilia up for Auction

Friday, July 11, 2008

An auction of more than 1,000 personal items owned by "the hardest working man in show business" - aka James Brown — is set to hit the auction block at Christie's next week.

Everything from handwritten lyrics, awards, home furnishings and musical instruments will be available ...

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Officials Vow Better WTC Site Info

Friday, July 11, 2008

The World Trade Center Memorial and Museum will not be ready by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Instead a makeshift memorial will be in place. That's some of what Port Authority officials told Lower Manhattan residents at a community meeting last night. WNYC's ...

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