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GOP Struggles in Staten Island Congressional Race

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Staten Island may be the last bastion of the Republican party within the five boroughs, but that just could change this year. The seat occupied by Congressman Vito Fossella will be up for grabs come November, and Democrats are well positioned to take it back ...

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City Explores Bike Share Program

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The city's plan to begin a bike sharing program is being met with enthusiasm by biking advocates.

The Department of Transportation has put out a request for expressions of interest for companies who can help initiate a program like one in Paris which has 20,000 public ...

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Obama, Clinton Raise Cash in City

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More than 2,000 Barack Obama campaign contributors jammed a ballroom at a Manhattan Hilton Hotel to hear their candidate, and his former rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton. They gave Clinton a standing ovation. The New York senator urged Democrats to unite behind Obama if they want ...

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TKTS booth opens in Brooklyn

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Yorkers no longer need to head into Manhattan to get cheap, day-of tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. A new TKTS booth opened today at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn.

HONG: I’m going to get tickets to Hairspary, hopefully. And now I can come to downtown ...

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Advocates Push for Law to Decriminalize Sex Trade for Teens

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Advocates hoping to decriminalize teen sex crimes are urging Gov. David Paterson to sign a bill that would offer young people assistance in getting out of the sex trade, instead of jail time.

The "Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act" would not hold children under age ...

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Ferrer Joins Willets Point Fight, For a Fee

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Former mayoral candidate Freddy Ferrer will join opponents of the Willets Point redevelopment plan at a public hearing in Queens this morning.

But his involvement comes with a catch: he will be getting paid for it. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

In the battle over these 60 ...

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Clinton and Obama Speak Before Mostly Female Audience

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This morning in Midtown Manhattan more than 2,000 mostly female Democratic supporters gave Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama a rousing welcome. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: Clinton urged the hometown audience to pull out all the stops in their effort to put Obama in ...

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Number of NYC Foster Children Living in Congregate Care Declining

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The city's been trying to place fewer foster kids in institutions, and their efforts appear to be working.

A report by the Center for New York City Affairs shows the number of kids sent to residential treatment centers and group homes went down from about 3,900 ...

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Third Man Scales NY Times Building Facade

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

It seems the police and the New York Times haven't figured out how to keep climbers from ascending the newspaper's Midtown building.

A man scaled a portion of the Times's 52-story headquarters early this morning, the third time in just over a month the facade of ...

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Economic Downturn Puts Damper on NYers Summer Plans

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

New Yorkers say they are used to hazy, hot and humid weather, like the kind we've been experiencing this week, but they're not used to a tough economy that is limiting many residents' summertime plans. Lisa Johnson of Brooklyn says last year she and her ...

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Free Concerts Call Attention to Parks in Need

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Johnny Pacheco performs in the Bronx tonight at Crotona Park as part of the free concert programs offered by the City Parks Foundation.

REPORTER: The foundation's director, David Rival, says the 110-year-old Crotona Park is a well kept secret in the Bronx that has come a ...

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Bloomberg: Don't Blame Energy Speculators

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it's a mistake to blame the global run up in energy prices on speculators. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: While Congress looks to put the brakes on energy speculators, Mayor Bloomberg says the government should push to cut oil consumption while ...

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Residents Sue Over Stench in South Bronx

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A group of residents in the South Bronx, fed up with the stench from two nearby sewage facilities, have sued to force the city and a private fertilizer company to take away the smell which neighbors describe as smelling like horse manure, rotten eggs or ...

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NAACP: Historical Audio Files

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

On the eve of the centennial convention, WNYC looked into its archives for some historical perspectives:

>> Marian Anderson on the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939American contralto Marian Anderson performs in front of 75,000 spectators. Finnish accompanist Kosti Vehanen is on the piano.

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City Offers Bucks for Fresh Produce

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Health Department is expanding its effort to get fresh fruits and vegetables into the hands of more New Yorkers.

They introduced $2 health bucks — vouchers worth $2.

The bucks will be made available for low income residents in the South Bronx, north and central Brooklyn ...

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Bloomberg Wants 9/11 Health Chief Rehired

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today joined the chorus of local leaders protesting last week's firing of Washington's point man on World Trade Center health issues.

Bloomberg praised John Howard for having a thorough knowledge of the situation - and for being an advocate for federal funding of ...

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Report: Complaints Against NYPD Unreciprocated

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The standoff between the Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NYPD over what constitutes police misconduct has new life. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Over the last four years the CCRB says fewer than 2O percent of the NYPD's officers accounted for 7O percent of the ...

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Haitian Groups Demand Justice in 'Toto' Trial

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Haitian activist groups rallied outside the State Supreme Court earlier today in protest of the trial of Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, the former leader of the Haitian government's paramilitary group, FRAPH, the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti.

They are accused of overseeing the torture ...

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Bloomberg Encourages New Yorkers to be Tourists in the City

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

As gas prices continue to rise and New Yorkers wonder, what can they do that's fun and interesting and new. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a suggestion: Go local!

He unveiled an ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to visit all five boroughs, and announced a new ...

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What's on the Playlist at Midsummer Night's Swing

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Much of the Lincoln Center campus is hidden behind construction barriers and its central plaza is temporarily shut down for renovation. Midsummer Night's Swing has been relocated to Damrosch Park, behind the New York State Theater. And that's not the only change. This year, Midsummer ...

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