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Argentine Triathlete Dies in NYC Competition

Monday, July 21, 2008

An autopsy will take place today on a 32-year-old man who died during the New York City triathlon yesterday. It's the first death in the event's eight-year history. The police identified the man as Estaban Neiva from Buenos Aires. Race director Bill Burke says other ...

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Governor Supports Low-Interest Loans

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is supporting a plan to create low-interest student loans for public and private universities in New York. The state Commission on Higher Education proposed the subsidized loan program, which would be financed through tax-exempt bonds, in a 105-page report released Monday.

Education advocates ...

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Subway Delays gets Worse: MTA

Monday, July 21, 2008

Subway delays have been steadily getting worse since the heyday of 2003, when 97 out of every 100 trains ran on time. Now that number has fallen to 91. But after years of complaining that they are being caused by track improvements, transit officials have ...

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MTA 2 TXT U

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is about to unveil a new service that will alert riders to unplanned service disruptions, by e-mail or text message. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: The MTA already has an email and texting service, but that only works for planned disruptions, ...

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Fake Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Monday, July 21, 2008

One third of the Brooklyn Museum's Coptic art collection is fake. And the museum plans to highlight that fact in an exhibition early next year. But critic Lee Rosenbaum says that could be good news for museums and museum patrons.


Lee Rosenbaum's ...

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Latin American Food Carts Set Up at Brooklyn Park

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Latin food vendors are back at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn.

After months of trying to meet Health Department regulations and coming up with thousands of dollars to buy food trucks and equipment, six vendors returned over the weekend. Four more vendors are expected to ...

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Heat Brings Air Quality Alert to City

Friday, July 18, 2008

The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert till 10 o'clock tonight, urging residents to limit strenuous activities because of added pollutants in the air.

The city has opened cooling centers to help New Yorkers weather the heat, but Danny Taft, says he was ...

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Gov. Paterson Warns Americans Against Complacency on Race

Friday, July 18, 2008

In what has been an historic presidential election cycle, Governor Paterson warned all Americans not to become too complacent about the advancements the country has made in civil rights and race relations.

REPORTER: Speaking on National Public Radio's, "Tell Me More," Paterson says there are several ...

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Rangel Invites Ethics Probe of His Fundraising

Friday, July 18, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel defended his fund-raising efforts for a new academic center at City College that will bear his name. And he urged the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether he's done anything wrong, for two reasons.

RANGEL: One is to make it clear to every ...

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Broadway Bids Farewell to Passing Strange

Friday, July 18, 2008

The musical Passing Strange will close at the Belasco Theater this Sunday, after a run of only 5 months. The filmmaker Spike Lee is making a film version. So what's it take to stay open on Broadway these days? Charles Isherwood is a theater critic ...

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Burger King and McDonalds Post Calorie Counts

Friday, July 18, 2008

Several big fast food chains say they have finally begun obeying a new rule requiring some local restaurants to post calorie counts on the menu.

Burger King and McDonalds were among the chains that began changing their menu boards today after months of resistance. A health ...

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Low Income Tenants Get Hotline to Report Discrimination

Friday, July 18, 2008

A new hotline is taking calls from low income tenants experiencing housing discrimination because they don't have a lot of money. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: A new law requires all but the smallest landlords to accept Section 8 and other government programs from low income ...

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Fab Pre-Fab Buildings

Friday, July 18, 2008

With all the anxiety about mortgages and foreclosures, you might forget another part of the housing crisis: The need for affordable new housing in many parts of the country. A new exhibition at MoMA shows how some architects are working with prefabricated housing to come ...

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New Yorkers Visit Local Parks Hosting Outdoor Performances

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Yorkers are discovering there is more than one green space in the city to catch an outdoor art performance. The Joyce Theater celebrates its 25th year by collaborating with the City Parks Foundation to bring three solo dance performances to each borough this week.

The ...

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A Tour of MTA's East Side Access Tunnels

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's East Side Access project reached its first goal post a couple of weeks ago: giant boring machines finished burrowing their way from 63rd Street and Second Avenue all the way to Grand Central Terminal. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman takes us on a ...

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Citigroup Announces $2.5B in Losses

Friday, July 18, 2008

Citigroup released its second quarter earnings this morning saying it lost $2.5 billion over the past three months. It also laid off 6,000 workers.

REPORTER: Citigroup president Vikram Pandit described the loss as progress citing that last quarter the bank lost $5.1 billion. Citigroup's announcement ends ...

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Merrill Lynch Posts 2Q Loss; Sells Bloomberg Stake

Friday, July 18, 2008

Merrill Lynch continues to get a thumbs down from investors, as the firm tries to manage the fallout after reporting its fourth consecutive quarterly loss. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: On a conference call after the market closed Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain said the ...

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More Charges Expected Against Bear Stearns Investors

Friday, July 18, 2008

Prosecutors say they expect to bring more criminal charges against two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers already charged with lying to investors about the collapse of the subprime mortgage market.

At a hearing in Brooklyn federal court today, prosecutor Patrick Sinclair said Ralph Cioffi and ...

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MTA's East Side Project Makes Progress

Thursday, July 17, 2008

To shed light on one of it's deepest darkest projects, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took reporters on a tour of their East Side Access project; the underground tunnels that will link the Long Island Rail Road with Grand Central Terminal.

So far, the MTA has awarded ...

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Automakers Offer Hybrids For NYC Taxi Fleet

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The city's plan to convert its entire fleet of yellow cabs to hybrids in four years is moving forward. Three automakers have guaranteed to set aside 300 hybrids per month to meet the growing demand. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: In October, new regulations require ...

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