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Study: Higher Asthma in WTC-Area Children

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The first study of children from the World Trade Center Health Registry suggests more of them have asthma than children elsewhere in the nation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The parents of 3,200 children were asked whether health professionals had ever told them they had ...

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A Band-Aid for Rite Aid

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Why delisting from stock exchanges is threatening household-name chains.

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Advocates Say NO to South Street Seaport High Rise

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Preservation groups are speaking out against a development plan to dismantle and move the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan, saying the 42-story hotel and apartment tower in the proposed complex would overwhelm the low-scale historic district. Simeon Bankoff is executive director of an ...

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Dog Days for Gray's Recession Special

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Manhattan hot dog chain "Gray's Papaya" has been offering its popular "recession special" for years so it's a bit ironic, now that we're probably in one, the price of two dogs and a drink has gone up nearly a buck - from $3.50 to ...

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Budget and Staff to Be Slashed at LI College Hospital in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The medical staff at one of Brooklyn’s oldest hospitals is in a fight with the hospital’s owners. Continuum Health Partners announced plans to trim operations and shrink Long Island College Hospital to half its current size. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Continuum, which also runs ...

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Special Election?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When the mayor's bill to extend term limits comes up, Council Members David Yassky, Gail Brewer, and Alan Gerson will announce an amendment to bring the decision before voters next year.

Council member Yassky says the amendment will address who should have the power to decide ...

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Term Limits Showdown Vote Scheduled

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has scheduled a vote tomorrow on Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits for both himself and the city council. Its fate lies in the hands of about a dozen undecided council members. The latest lawmaker to come off the ...

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Two Officers Survive Queens Subway Shooting

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two police officers were shot late yesterday afternoon with one of their own guns as they tried to arrest a man for trying to use a student metrocard at the 21st Street Queensbridge F station in Long Island City. Officers Shane Farina and Jason Maass ...

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Delivery Workers Vindicated with $4 Million in Damages

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dozens of delivery workers celebrated their recent court victory and award of more than $4 million outside the upper west side restaurant - Saigon Grill yesterday. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more: REPORTER: The delivery worker-plaintiffs, 36 in all, say they weren't paid minimum wage, which ...

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Powerful Healthcare Union Backs Referendum

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Even though a formal date has not been set for the final City Council vote on Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits, the battle over the measure continues to intensify. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: Queens councilman and state senate candidate Hiram Monserrate ...

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City Council Set to Vote on Term Limits This Week

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to overhaul the city's term limits law has been put on the fast track for a vote Thursday before the City Council, just three weeks after he announced he'd like to try and run again.

Among those criticizing the timing of the vote ...

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Famed Queens Film Studio Expands

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ELMO: Hi everybody, I'm so excited for Elmo's neighborhood Sesame Street to grow.

REPORTER: Sesame Street's Elmo yesterday helped Mayor Bloomberg break ground on a 40,000-foot expansion of the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. City and state officials say a 35 percent tax credit for film ...

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Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Commissioner Ray Kelly praised the eight men for their service and offered condolences to their families.

Among those honored was Detective James Zadroga, who died in January of 2006. Zadroga became a symbol of ailing ground zero workers, after a coroner in the New Jersey town ...

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Term Limits Vote

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The city council will vote on term limits on Thursday.

Speaker Christine Quinn placed it on the calendar, even as the momentum in the council appears to be shifting against Mayor Bloomberg's bill to change term limits so he can run for a third term next ...

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A Music Marathon, Literally

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Consider CMJ to be a ramping up of a normal week of music in NYC. Rather than have to decide between two intriguing shows on any given night, now you'll have to consider five shows or more, some stuffed with four or more bands worth ...

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Kims Video

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kim’s Video Underground it's closing its doors on Saint Marks Place, and getting rid of its rental collection too.

Kim’s is one of the last independent movie rental places in the city, and a familiar haunt for film students and cinephiles alike.

The store is moving to ...

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30 Years of Artistic Leadership

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Worlds collide at the Metropolitan Museum. In a tribute exhibition to outgoing director Phillipe de Montebello, art works by artists ranging from Rubens to Rothko sit side by side in the Met’s galleries. Organized to highlight some of the most important acquisitions from de Montebello’s ...

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WFP Presses Lawmakers Undecided Over Term Limits

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some City Council members may find their phones ringing off the hook today. The Working Families Party is targeting lawmakers undecided on term limits by blanketing their districts with posters that show their phone numbers.

Jeff Posner was walking in Council member Jessica Lappin's Upper East ...

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The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Poor school districts fare far worse than more affluent ones. The Center for New York City Affairs authored the report and held a panel discussion on the issue.

Principal Luis Torres from PS 55 in the Bronx participated on the panel. He says students miss school ...

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In Danger of a Referendum

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Despite a new Quinnipiac poll that found a vast majority of New Yorkers want to settle the issue of term limits by public referendum.

Mayor Bloomberg says having a special election would only result in prolonged litigation. And the city has enough on its plate.

BLOOMBERG: I ...

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