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Lighting Ceremony for Newtown Creek Sewage

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

There's beauty in wastewater. At least the city thinks so. Last night it flicked on special bluish lights on eight stainless steel wastewater digesters in the Newtown Creek plant.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd says the digesters are sometimes called eggs because of their shape.

LLOYD: The digester eggs are ...

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Clinton Supporters Want Joint Ticket With Obama

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hillary Clinton supporters are shifting their focus now that Barack Obama has enough delegates to win the nomination. At Clinton's speech in Manhattan last night, several top aides and members of Congress, including New York Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, said Clinton would make a great vice president.

VELAZQUEZ: The main goal here ...

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What's Next For Hillary?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

What exactly does Sen. Hillary Clinton want, now that Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination? She didn't drop out last night, but she gave what sounded like a farewell speech at Baruch College. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was there and she joins us now.

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Queens Teen Gets to Hang with Top Cop

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, stepped aside temporarily to welcome this year's winner of the Police Athletic Leagues annual "Police Commissioner for a Day" essay contest.

Gianna Lankenauth, 14, of Queens, will get to accompany Kelly on some of his official duties. Kelly says it's important for kids to see all aspects ...

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Smokers Dig Deeper Into Their Pockets

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

If you're a smoker, get ready for some sticker shock today. The cost of a pack of cigarettes is going up by $1.25, thanks to a state tax hike. That means the cost of a pack of cigarettes will be around $8.50.

Robin Gross of Long Island says that's news to ...

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Court Rules Family can Evict Rent-Stabilized Tenants to Make Building a Private Home

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The state's highest court ruled today that a family can convert a rent-stabilized building into a private house.

The Court of Appeals said state law does not set a limit on the number of rent-stabilized apartments they can take over for their own personal use.

Alistair and Catherine Economakis bought the six-story ...

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Bloomberg Mum on His Presidential Pick

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

For months Mayor Michael Bloomberg let speculation build about a possible independent bid for the presidency.

Now he is back at building suspense but this time it was about which candidate he might support in the fall.

BLOOMBERG: We all pick our candidates based on instinct as much as anything else. You ...

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Clinton 'open' to VP spot

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate. According to news reports, earlier this afternoon, while speaking to local elected officials by conference call, Clinton answered a question about being on a ticket with Obama by saying, "I am open to it."

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Clinton Returns Home as Primary Season Winds Down

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hillary Clinton is back in New York at her home in Chappaqua. Tonight she will be in Manhattan as the returns come in from the final two primaries in South Dakota and Montana. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein is also back in New York -- she was in South Dakota -- and ...

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New Grocery Puts Focus on Local and Sustainable Food

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Urban Rustic Grocery -- across from McCarren Park in Williamsburg – is a label reader's paradise. Its focus is local, traceable and sustainable. The owners milled their own wood for the floorboards; the café’s to-go forks and spoons are made of potato starch; and the shelves are dotted with labels ...

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Clinton Continues Popular Vote Argument

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is back in New York today, huddling in Chappaqua with Bill. Yesterday she said she'd be making her claim to the superdelegates in the next days. At her final rally in Sioux Falls, SD, one pillar of her argument would be that she's the winner of the ...

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No Trial For Georgia Gun Dealer

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration, in its ongoing campaign to limit the number of illegal guns entering the city, claimed another legal victory. As arguments were to begin in a Brooklyn federal court today, a Georgia gun dealer opted out of a trial. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: Adventure Outdoors, located just ...

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Elected Officials Praise Efforts to Keep Starrett City Affordable

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A new agreement at Starrett City will guarantee that its 5,800 apartments stay affordable for another 20 years.

Elected officials announced yesterday that the owners have agreed to require the buyer of the property to stay in government programs that will make sure residents pay no more than 30 percent of ...

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Crane Victims Remembered

Monday, June 02, 2008

About 200 family members and friends gathered at a wake on Staten Island to remember one of the two men killed in Friday's crane collapse.

Thirty-year-old crane operator Donald Leo was engaged to be married later this month. A high school friend tells the New York Times that Leo was "the ...

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Coming Up With The Cash To Rebuild Fiterman Hall

Monday, June 02, 2008

Building damaged in 9/11 Attacks will cost more to replace the orginally thought.

The Bloomberg Administration and the City University of New York are in behind the scenes talks to resolve a dispute over how to pay for the reconstruction of a college building adjacent to the World Trade Center ...

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Hillary Clinton Prepares For Her Last Primaries

Monday, June 02, 2008

As the Democratic nominating process winds down, Clinton started her day with a meet and greet at Tally's restaurant in Rapid City, SD.

Hillary Clinton was due to speak at 10:30, but some women came at 7, eating pancakes and sipping coffee from tall brown pots on their tables.

WOMAN: Congratulations ...

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Corzine's Proposed Copay Criticized

Monday, June 02, 2008

Advocates for the mentally ill and disabled will be at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton today.

They're fighting a proposal that would require co-payments from low-income residents for prescription drugs and some emergency room visits. The advocates will tout research showing that co-payments in other states hurt patients and limit ...

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City Smokers Prepare for New State Tax

Monday, June 02, 2008

Gotta light...? If you need one for a cigarette, be prepared to see more of your money go 'up in smoke.' The state's new tax on cigarettes goes into effect tomorrow and a pack of smokes will go from $1.50 to $2.75 a pack. That means a pack will cost ...

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Clinton to Return to NY for "Final Party"

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to New York City tomorrow night for the final election night party of the primary season. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.
Read Bernstein's blog about the end of the primary season

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Clinton and Daughter Criss-Cross South Dakota

Monday, June 02, 2008

Well the last day of campaigning for the two Democratic candidates for president has finally arrived. Now eyes are on Montana and South Dakota and on any clues as to what will happen next, especially as it regards Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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