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New Yorkers Want a Say in Term Limit Vote

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Yorkers watching Mayor Bloomberg march by in the Columbus Day Parade greeted him with applause. But almost all say they oppose the Bloomberg's attempt to change the law that limits mayors to two terms. John Pizkatelli of Fresh Meadows, Queens, says the whole city ...

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Dr. Atomic Hits the Met

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's an opera about the atomic bomb and a single, tension-filled day that led up to the first nuclear test. Doctor Atomic opens tonight at The Metropolitan Opera. Created by Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars, Dr. Atomic is the story of ...

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Jewish Harvest Festival Begins

Monday, October 13, 2008

Traditional Jewish communities are getting ready to celebrate the autumn harvest festival of Sukkot, which begins at sundown. On Diamond Row in midtown, a sidewalk vendor was selling the palm fronds and other items that are part of an ancient seasonal ritual. Joseph Ghodis was ...

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Quinn Backs Bloomberg's Effort to Change Term Limit Law

Sunday, October 12, 2008

City Council speaker Christine Quinn is backing Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's term limit law.

REPORTER: Quinn, who has mayoral ambitions of her own, told reporters at City Hall that she made the decision she did because she fears that the effects of the ...

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Children's Fiction Tackles Economic Uncertainty

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Children's author Erica S. Perl tells WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about how kids' books dealt with tough times in the '70s, which authors have taken on the topic in recent years, and why children don't need to be protected from harsh economic realities.

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Clinton Stumps for Obama in Pennsylvania

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New York Senator Hillary Clinton is stumping for the Obama-Biden ticket in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania for the first time Sunday. Monday Clinton is scheduled to make stops tomorrow in Philadelphia, where a strong turnout is seen as essential if the Democrats want ...

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Chelsea Fire Kills 5 Members of One Family

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life, after a Manhattan fire killed his parents and three young siblings in just minutes.

REPORTER: The boy is in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. Autopsies are to be performed today on those killed when fire ...

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New Yorkers React to Connecticut Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now that Connecticut has legalized same sex marriage, New Yorkers are wondering if the Empire State could be next.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson has said he'd sign a gay marriage bill if the legislature sends him one. And with Democrats close to gaining control of the legislature ...

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New York's 21st Century Explorers

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In Latin America, October 12 is called "El Día de la Raza," Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Many of the estimated 300,000 people of Mexican descent living in New York have indigenous roots. Artist Felipe Galindo, a regular illustrator for The New Yorker magazine, imagines these immigrants ...

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Patersons Prepares for 2010 Reelection

Friday, October 10, 2008

Governor Paterson has taken more steps this week toward an official campaign for a full term as governor.

REPORTER: He launched a web site called PatersonForNY.com with a link for campaign contributions. But he didn't make a formal announcement about seeking a full term.

While Paterson says ...

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Blurring the Lines of Portraiture

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portraits ranging from Napoleon to grunge music icon Kurt Cobain – these are the obsessions of painter Elizabeth Peyton.

Today, the first ever survey of the work of the New York based artist opens at the New Museum. Peyton is best known for paintings that blur ...

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Connecticut Overturns Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticut now joins Massachusetts and California as the only states to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today 4-3 that same-sex couples have the right to marry there, saying Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights ...

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Governors Island Demolition

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials are on Governors Island to begin the demolition of several buildings.

New York is knocking down 10 buildings that were built in 1988 as Coast Guard housing, to make way for new recreation space.

More than eight acres of new open ...

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About that $700 billion…

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lisa Chow explains the asset manager BlackRock, the most important New York company you’ve never heard of.

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Bronx Plant Must Reduce Odors

Friday, October 10, 2008

A fertilizer company in the Bronx is finding out what happens when a community group called Mothers on the Move gets moving. State environmental conservation officials have ordered the New York Organic Fertilizer Company to take measures to reduce odors at its Hunts Point plant. ...

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Dishonest Doctors May be Behind Excessive LIRR Pensions

Friday, October 10, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer says the high number of Long Island Rail Road employees collecting disability payments may be due to dishonest doctors.

With four separate investigations underway into such payments to LIRR retirees, Schumer and Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop met privately today in the city ...

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Moment of Reckoning for Leading Asset Management Firm

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Treasury Department is working quickly to hire companies to help manage the toxic assets crippling the U.S. financial system. Only a handful are capable of taking on such an enormous task. One of the leading contenders is the company BlackRock. WNYC’s Lisa Chow took ...

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Wigging Out and Having a Ball

Friday, October 10, 2008

The new show "Wig Out!" is the story of two rival drag houses on the night of a competitive "ball" in New York – telling multiple love stories, and including reflections on history and family. It aspires to be both a play and a drag ...

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Mayor Evasive on Term Limits

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to distance himself from the effort he set in motion to repeal term limits through the City Council. When asked directly by reporters when he first came to the decision to try and override the term limits twice endorsed by voters, ...

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NY is Northeast's Wind Capital

Friday, October 10, 2008

America’s wind energy boom has largely bypassed the densely populated Northeast. But the region’s trying to catch up. Recently, Maine issued more wind project permits than the rest of New England combined. Rhode Island’s getting in the game with a vow to generate 15 percent ...

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