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Bloomberg Throws Bash for Clinton

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the guest of honor tonight at Gracie Mansion, at a party Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing her to celebrate her historic Democratic presidential campaign.

BLOOMBERG: She has worked very hard on everything that I have pointed out is a New York ...

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Riverside Church Chooses a New Leader

Monday, August 04, 2008

Riverside Church in Manhattan has selected a new leader to replace its outgoing senior minister. A search committee unanimously chose the Rev. Brad Braxton as the successor to the pulpit.

The 39-year-old Braxton is the son of a Baptist pastor from Salem, Va., and studied as ...

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Port Authority Moves Against Feds' Flight Auction Plan

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Port Authority is trying to block the federal government from auctioning off landing and departure slots at New York's three major airports.

The agency, which owns and operates LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty, formally proposed rules that would not allow any flights if they got ...

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Councilmen Float Rules for Abandoned Barges

Monday, August 04, 2008

City councilmembers say a construction company has been using New York Harbor as a dumping ground for old barges, and they're proposing legislation requiring companies to register and label their barges.

An investigation by Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky found 180 abandoned barges in the city's waters ...

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NYCLU Wants Cop Shooting Stats

Monday, August 04, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says the New York Police Department is refusing to release any statical data on the race of people shot by its officers.

The group filed a lawsuit today demanding the police change their policy.

It claims the NYPD used to release ...

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A Call for Stricter Brownfield Regulations

Monday, August 04, 2008

New York environmental groups are warning that even after clean up brownfield sites or abandoned, polluted industrial land, may not be truly safe for new development.

A new survey of the nation found that the federal government and other states often have stricter cleanup standards for ...

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American Teen, Is It 4Real

Monday, August 04, 2008

We say good bye to Liza Weisberg, our summer intern today. Before taking off for College we had her review the new movie American Teen.

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Stealing the Sunshine to Light Up the Stage

Monday, August 04, 2008

On 23rd St, between the FDR Drive and the East river, sits a small unassuming building, about the size of a one bedroom loft, with a patio out back that doubles as a stage. The Solar 1 Arts and Education center, presents dance troupes, comedians, ...

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New Jersey Lawmaker Blames FBI for "Unscientific" Anthrax Investigation

Monday, August 04, 2008

The New Jersey congressman whose central Jersey district was the Ground Zero for the anthrax letter attacks says the FBI needs to be held accountable for a poorly run investigation into the case.

However fruitless their attempts, Congressman Rush Holt has for years joined dozens of ...

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Dragon Boat Festival Draws Crowds to Queens

Monday, August 04, 2008

Beijing has the 2008 summer Olympics, but New York has the dragon boat festival. The 18th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival and Races were held in Corona Park, Queens over the weekend. Over 150 teams participated in the two-day event - the highest turnout ...

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Queens Soldier Honored

Friday, August 01, 2008

The life of Staff Sergeant Alex Jimenez is being celebrated in Corona, Queens, where he grew up. Jimenez was kidnapped in Iraq with two other soldiers when his unit - the Second Brigade, Tenth Mountain Division - was ambushed. Yesterday mourners lined the streets of ...

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City Tries Closing Tunnel Lanes to Ease Accidents

Friday, August 01, 2008

If you can't get people to stop crossing against the light, then stop the cars from driving there instead.

That's the approach the city Department of Transportation will try out at the Park Avenue tunnel in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood.

The intersection of Park and 33rd Street ...

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Judges to Review Nuclear Plant Safety

Friday, August 01, 2008

Opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power station have scored a victory. A panel of judges has agreed to review some of their concerns about the plant's safety. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Months from now, the three judges of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board ...

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Mothers Rail for Breastfeeding Rights

Friday, August 01, 2008

A band of mothers boarded the A train today with children and strollers in tow -- then began breastfeeding their infants and toddlers. The women were calling attention to what they say is a mother's right to nurse her baby when and where she wants ...

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City Set Energy Record in July, Con Ed Says

Friday, August 01, 2008

Con Ed says its customers set a record for monthly energy use in July. The utility supplied more than 6-million megawatt hours of electricity over its power grid last month.

That's nearly 1 percent more than the previous mark set in August 2005.

Con Ed says its ...

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City Restaurants Comply with Calorie Count Rules

Friday, August 01, 2008

Most city restaurants are complying with new rules requiring them to list calorie counts on their menus, according to state health officials.

City inspectors cited just nine restaurants for failing to post calorie counts in the first week after they began enforcing the rule on July ...

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Evicted Brooklyn Businesses Suffer

Friday, August 01, 2008

The 2004 rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn is finally having an impact, but for 57 percent of the small businesses it's not a good one. That's the finding of a survey by the Urban Justice Center and a grassroots group called FUREE. They say the wig ...

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A District Swings in New Jersey

Friday, August 01, 2008

The 7th Congressional District in New Jersey used to be reliably Republican. But with New Yorkers moving in along the I-78 corridor, it's now considered up for grabs. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been keeping an eye on that race and reports that in the last ...

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Youth Cricket League Underway in NYC

Friday, August 01, 2008

The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd are familiar sounds of summer, but on a field in Brooklyn, teenage boys are gathering to play a game that might not be so familiar: cricket.

The police department has organized a citywide youth league ...

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Economic Cabinet to Hold Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Heads of 20 top state agencies will hold a town hall meeting in Queens this evening to get input from the public on how the sagging economy is affecting their lives.

The officials, part of state's Economic Security Cabinet, will hear from families, advocates, employers and ...

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