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Broken Glass: Photographs of the South Bronx

Friday, November 21, 2008

In the early 80s, Ray Mortenson photographed the empty buildings that dominated landscape of the South Bronx. The images showed the social and economic devastation of the period. These photos are now on display at the Museum of the City of New York in a ...

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Department for the Aging Defends Modernization Plan

Friday, November 21, 2008

The City Council continues to hold budget hearings to hear about what different city agencies plan to do to reduce their spending.

But the city's Department for the Aging spent much of its testimony defending a proposal they say won't be a cut.

It's the planned "modernization" ...

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Mounting Anxiety and a Falling Market

Friday, November 21, 2008

It keeps on getting worse. As the Dow Jones tumbles lower and lower, individual investors face mounting confusion and anxiety. And that’s not an ideal state of mind for decision making -- as one firm is trying to remind its clients. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.

REPORTER: ...

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New York Red Bulls in Soccer Cup Final

Friday, November 21, 2008

The New York Red Bulls soccer team is in California getting ready to face the Columbus Crew on Sunday. It's the first time in history for both of these clubs to reach the Major League Soccer Cup final.

MLS spokesman Dan Courdemanche says that even though ...

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NJ Gov Proposes Delayed Pension Payments for Towns

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gov. Corzine says he will seek a delay of some municipal pension contributions as a way to help local communities cope with the faltering economy.

Corzine says without help, the communities may have to cut services or boost property taxes, which are already the highest in ...

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Day Traders React to Market Volatility

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maybe you’re checking the stock market every day, a few times a day, or never … particularly in a week like this. Investors saw another bottom yesterday, when the Dow closed at its lowest level in six years. WNYC’s Lisa Chow went to an office ...

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Mayor Aims to Curb Salt Intake

Thursday, November 20, 2008

First it was cigarettes. Then trans-fats. Now, Mayor Bloomberg is targeting salt shakers. Well, some of them. Speaking yesterday at a food policy conference presented by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the mayor said he and Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden are putting together a plan ...

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James Kwak's Financial Wrap

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stocks dropped through the floor today as Democrats chose to delay action on bailing out the auto industry. The Dow sunk even further below 8,000, down 445 point to 7552, a 5.5 percent drop. The Nasdaq also fell more than 5 percent down 70 points ...

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Downtown Dance Theatre Expands

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Baryshnikov Arts Center is expanding into a 299 seat theater it purchased right next to the space it currently occupies in Hell’s Kitchen.

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NYC Cuts Funds to 21 Day Care Centers

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The city's Administration for Children's Services faces a $62 million deficit and it says it has no choice but to begin cutting subsidized child care slots. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: ACS says over the past eight years child care costs have risen, while state and ...

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Increased Fares, Un-Fair to Riders

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The MTA says it needs to get 23% more money from tollbooths and fare boxes to break even next year. That's on top of numerous service cuts.

The agency wants to raise express bus fares from $5.00 to $7.50. But it hasn't worked out details on ...

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Dental Clinics Vs. Anti-Smoking Ads

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The City Council is fighting back over a proposal to eliminate dozens of public dental clinics for the poor, most of them based in schools.

In hearings today, Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden said the proposal was not as dire as it may sound, because the ...

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Jazz Legend Awarded at NYC Council

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One of New York's living jazz legends, Bill Lee, who's also the father of filmmaker Spike Lee, received a lifetime achievement award from the City Council for his contributions to the cultural life of the nation. The noted bassist and prolific composer says he's still ...

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Celebrating Obama Win

Thursday, November 20, 2008

MoveOn says its members raised $88 million towards Barack Obama's win.

Now it intends to maintain the momentum. MoveOn's executive director, Eli Pariser, says tonight's gatherings will help set the progressive agenda.

PARISER: The parties are going to be a launching pad for what we hope is ...

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Job Fair Offers Prospects and Training

Thursday, November 20, 2008

With the current economic crisis, job training fairs are getting popular for the unemployed or people looking to switch careers. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, more than 200 people came out for a job fair in Coney Island yesterday.

REPORTER: Not that things were great in ...

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NYPD and Federal Law Enforcement Duel Over Surveillance

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Since the 9/11 attacks the NYPD and federal law enforcement have made progress collaborating on counter-terrorism efforts. But with the changing of the guard in Washington, old tensions between police Commissioner Ray Kelly and homeland security officials are are re-emerging. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Kelly ...

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The Parking Meter Broke. Now What?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Parking is an obsession for New Yorkers for those who have cars and even for some who don't. The City Council passed a law yesterday that would ease restrictions on parking at a broken meter. Instead of just parking at the space for an hour, ...

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Paying More & Getting Less

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some of the highlights: fare and toll hikes of 23 percent, reductions in off-peak bus, subway and commuter train service, the elimination of the W and Z lines and the phasing out of 2,700 jobs. Sander, was almost apologetic during the presentation but he says ...

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Mayor Takes on New Vice: Salt

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First it was cigarettes. Then trans-fats. Now, Mayor Bloomberg is targeting salt shakers. Well, some of them. Speaking at a food policy conference at Columbia University today, the mayor says he and Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden are putting together a plan to reduce salt ...

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Influencers Change Their Tactics

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marketing companies love New York City because of the high concentration of so-called “influencers”. But with the downturn in the economy, some marketers who target the young and hip are revising their business plans. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz brings us this report from the liquor promotions ...

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