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Small Opera Companies Appear in Unusual Places

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere. ...

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Bailout Plan: From Wall Street to Main Street

Thursday, October 02, 2008

As Congress continues to debate a $700 billion financial industry bailout, a fundamental question that's been raised is how the plan will save businesses and consumers on Main Street and not just bail out Wall Street firms. Some analysts believe the Bush administration has failed ...

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USS Intrepid Back in Manhattan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After nearly two years away, the USS Intrepid is coming home today and taking its old spot off Manhattan's West Side.

The historic aircraft carrier, fresh from a 22 month, $120 million restoration, will be towed up New York Harbor and slotted into its familiar Hudson ...

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Council Speaker Quinn is OK With Changing Term Limit Law

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is introducing a bill in the City Council to extend term limits for another four years. He announced his intentions during a packed news conference in the City Hall Blue Room today.

If passed, the measure would also extend the terms of city council ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Ready for Third Term

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In announcing his push for a third term, a somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is motivated by a looming global financial meltdown that could have dire consequences for New York City.

He said the pending 700 billion dollar Wall Street bailout bill was no silver ...

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Poking Fun at Palin

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin arrives at the vice presidential debate tonight as a near-overnight celebrity. But with her interviews few and far between, a lot of what we know about her – or what we think about her – has been supplied by comedians. WNYC’s Siddhartha ...

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Local Senators Vote in Favor of Bailout Plan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

All 6 senators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout plan that passed the Senate last night.

New York Senator Charles Schumer told CNN after the vote that he thinks Americans are starting to understand that the ...

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Coalition Prepares to Fight Proposed Changes to Term Limits

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In anticipation of Mayor Bloomberg's expected announcement that he wants to overturn term limits so he can run for four more years in office, a coalition opposing the move is gaining steam.

The head of the good government group Citizen's Union says he is working to ...

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Anticipating the Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

There is a lot riding on the first and only vice presidential debate, especially for Republican candidate Sarah Palin.

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein is at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Mayor Bloomberg Says He's Best Suited to Lead City Through Fiscal Crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michael Bloomberg would like the opportunity to run for re-election for a third, four year term, citing his past Wall Street experience and his business acumen.

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The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, October 02, 2008

WNYC is taking part in a city-wide festival celebrating Leonard Bernstein. Soterios Johnson talks to music critic, Steve Smith, about the composer, musician and educator's legacy.

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WTC Redevelopment Moves Forward

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Port Authority will be announcing a new timetable this morning for the construction they're responsible for at the World Trade Center site. At the helm is the agency's Executive Director Chris Ward. Appointed by Governor Paterson, he's been tasked to revise and create a ...

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Dance Performance Debuets On Performance Center

Thursday, October 02, 2008

LaFrance is known for dance performances she's staged in unique places around New York City, like a 12 story stairwell, a parking garage and even in the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.

The new dance, called 'Rapture,' places five performers on Bard's sleek, metallic building, ...

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Port Authority Releases New Budget & Time Table on WTC Site

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says he is giving priority to the 8 acre memorial.

In fact, he says the authority will absorb $75 million in extra costs to enable at least part of the memorial plaza to open by the 10th anniversary of the ...

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New Schedule for WTC Redevelopment

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After years of setting deadlines and pushing them back, a new definitive construction schedule for the World Trade Center redevelopment will come out later this morning. It will replace one devised by Governors Pataki and Spitzer that Governor Paterson has called too optimistic.

A Port Authority ...

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Subway Cars Covered in Advertising... Literally

Thursday, October 02, 2008

One shuttle on the 42nd street line has been covered from top to bottom in ads for a show on the History Channel. Ads will also start appearing on turnstiles, stairs and inside train tunnels.

MTA Chief Elliot Sander says it's a way to help fill ...

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Police Lieutenant Involved in Taser Death Found Dead

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The police lieutenant who ordered the use of a Taser stun gun that led to the death of a Brooklyn man last week is dead of an apparent suicide.

Lieutenant Michael Pigott was found at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn early this morning dead of an ...

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Bloomberg Expected to Seek a Third Term

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In a move that promises to alter the city's political landscape, Mayor Bloomberg is expected to go for a third term. After dangling the possibility before the media for months now, people who've been briefed by the mayor say he'll make his intentions known tomorrow. ...

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New Bike Racks on Astor Place

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bike riders have a new place to park in the city. On Astor Place, officials have installed 10 colorful and geometric bike racks to encourage more cycling. Paul Steely White from Transportation Alternatives praised the effort.

STEELY WHITE: These new racks, particularly if they're installed in ...

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