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Community and City Government React to Brooklyn Hospital Death

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Many of us have seen the dramatic video released this week: A woman lying on the floor in an emergency room in Brooklyn who collapsed and died after staff members apparently ignored her for about an hour. The scene is captured by a security camera, ...

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Construction Workers Stay Home as Cement Truck Drivers Strike

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The strike by cement truck drivers has extended an already long holiday weekend for many in the construction trades.

Workers throughout the city have been told not to come to work because they can't do their job without cement deliveries.

Danny, who didn't want to give his ...

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A Breezy Commute

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A new ferry service for commuters to Manhattan started in Rockaway, Queens, in mid-May. It is the first of several ferry routes that Mayor Bloomberg has pledged to subsidize with city taxpayer funds. WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman looks at how it's been going.

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Knockoff Dealer Busted, DA Says

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Truckloads of knockoff high-end and everyday items are no longer available on the streets.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced the apprehension of an alleged operator of a $16 million smuggling and counterfeiting business.

Hynes says buyers should beware that when you purchase a knockoff from an ...

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NY Mag Founder Dead at 82

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The founder of New York magazine, Clay Felker, is dead. The magazine says the 82-year-old died with his wife, writer Gail Sheehy, at his side in their New York City home after a battle with throat cancer.

Felker is credited with revolutionizing the genre by ...

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Video Shows Woman Dying on Brooklyn Hospital Floor

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) -- Video from a surveillance camera at a Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital shows a woman dying on the floor of a psychiatric emergency-room while people nearby ignore her.

The video was released Monday by lawyers suing Kings County Hospital alleging neglect and abuse of ...

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N.Y. Governor, Senate Majority Leader Tackle High Property Taxes

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Gov. David Paterson had his first meeting with the new Senate Majority Leader, Dean Skelos. The two have agreed to aggressively tackle property taxes because, as the governor says, it's a top concern among voters.

PATERSON: As the new leader said, from Buffalo to Montauk, from ...

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Con Ed and Workers' Union Face Midnight Deadline

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Talks continue between Con Edison and its union. Some 9,000 workers with the Utility Workers of America Local 1-2 are threatening to strike at midnight if they can't reach a deal with the company.

REPORTER: A strike could negatively impact the city's already troubled construction industry, ...

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Board Votes For Willets Point Development

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Bloomberg administration's proposal to redevelop Willets Point cleared its first hurdle - but just barely. After almost 50 people spoke at a public hearing, and by a vote of 21 to 15, the local community board voted in favor after a six-and-a-half hour meeting ...

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Keep The Canoli, Drop The Trans Fat

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Your morning muffin might be dense or it might be fluffy, but starting today, it will have to be trans fat-free in New York City. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Since last year, deep-fat fryers have been required to be rid of the artery-clogging artificial ...

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Construction Industry Unveils Safety Initiative

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Fatal construction accidents, including two recent crane collapses have raised concerns about the safety at construction sites. As the city tries to crack down, construction companies and developers are planning to form their own safety council.

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: Big name companies such as Bovis ...

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Willets Point Redevelopment Crosses First Hurdle

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Queens community board narrowly voted in favor of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to redevelop Willets Point. The roll call was 21 to 15 and came after midnight this morning. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman was there to witness it. He joins us this morning.

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Council Approves $59.1B Budget

Monday, June 30, 2008

The City Council voted to approve a $59.1 billion city budget late last night, but the mood was grim at City Hall. Speaker Christine Quinn said poor revenues took a serious toll on the negotiations.

QUINN: We played the process of this budget out as long ...

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Pataki not attending RNC as McCain delegate

Monday, June 30, 2008

Former Gov. George Pataki will not act as a delegate for Sen. John McCain at the Republican Party's convention this summer.

A spokesperson for Pataki says the governor was bounced by New York Republican Party Chairman Joseph Mondello. Two years ago, Mondello was removed from the ...

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Willets Point Rezoning Faces Tough Vote

Monday, June 30, 2008

Scores of people are protesting a controversial plan backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to develop a 60-acre site in Queens into a new neighborhood of homes, shops, offices and entertainment.

Community Board 7 will cast its vote Monday night on the plan for the gritty area ...

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Manhattan Loses Quirky Diner Florent

Monday, June 30, 2008

A 24-hour French diner that helped transform Manhattan's meatpacking district into a destination with cachet enough to draw celebrities has closed.

Florent, on Gansevoort Street, dimmed its peach-neon window sign last night after 23 years in business.

The restaurant's closing came after weekly parties thrown by its ...

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Gay Revelers Celebrate Pride and Marriage Rights

Monday, June 30, 2008

Even a violent thunderstorm couldn't dampen the colorful celebration as tens of thousands of gay New Yorkers and their supporters marched down Fifth Avenue in yesterday's pride parade.

Parade-goers cheered Gov. David Paterson for his efforts in directing state agencies to fully recognize same sex marriages ...

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff For Three Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, Iraq

Monday, June 30, 2008

Gov. David Paterson has directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of two members of the New York Army National Guard who were killed in Afghanistan, and one Marine who was killed in Iraq.

Sergeant First Class ...

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New York AG Drops Case v. Tankleff

Monday, June 30, 2008

A man who spent 17 years in prison before a court said he might be innocent in the 1988 murder of his parents was told Monday that he will not have to face a second trial.

Martin Tankleff, 36, was convicted in 1990, but defense attorneys ...

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Port Authority Revising WTC Reconstruction Schedule, Calls Current Plan “Unrealistic”

Monday, June 30, 2008

After months of excavation delays and fines, the Port Authority finally conceded that its property, the World Trade Center site, is seriously behind schedule. So much so, that the agency is throwing out a schedule it announced less than two years ago.

At that time, the ...

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