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Louise Bourgeois

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The new Guggenheim Museum exhibit Louise Bourgeois fills the rotunda with seven decades of the French-born artist's lifetime of work.

Visitors can see Bourgeois's concepts sketched out on paper displayed next to the sculptures and installations, and follow her career as an American artist through the ...

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Domino Sugar Sign Remains as Williamsburg Landmark

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Domino Sugar sign will be saved. That is what the developer of the Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is promising.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved a proposal to turn the refinery into apartments.

The commission rejected an earlier design. This time, the developer reduced ...

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Comptroller Audit Critical of Buildings Dept.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An audit by the city comptroller says the Department of Buildings fails to follow up after it finds hazardous violations at properties.

Out of a sample of about 1,500 violations, the audit determined that inspectors failed to get access to the properties 20 percent of the ...

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Clinton Makes Emotional Return to the Senate

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An emotional return for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate today.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Clinton was warmly received by her fellow Democrats at their weekly luncheon.

Majority Leader Harry Reid called it one of the most "emotional caucuses I've ever attended." Clinton pledged to work ...

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Budget Rift Widens Between Council, Mayor

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

With just a week to go before the city's budget deadline, frustrated council budget makers say they are at an impasse with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over what to do next year.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The council budget-makers went home in protest today. Assistant Majority Leader ...

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Councilman Calls for Canal Street Traffic Plan After Bus Tragedy

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Manhattan city councilman is renewing calls for a Canal Street traffic management plan after the death of a 57-year-old woman on Monday.

The woman was killed when a dump truck crashed into a Chinatown bus at the corner of Canal and Bowery. According to Councilman ...

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State Eases Natural Gas Drilling Rules

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just before the end of session in Albany, the legislature passed a bill to make it easier for energy companies to drill for natural gas.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

No one knows for sure how much gas is buried in the shale deep beneath New York. ...

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In Surprise Turn, Bruno Won't Seek Re-election

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One of the "three men in a room" who run Albany won't be running for re-election. Joseph Bruno, the state's senate majority leader and the state's highest-ranking Republican made the announcement yesterday, surprising many in the state capitol. And joining us now to talk about ...

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Opponents Attempt to Block Recognition of Gay Marriage

Monday, June 23, 2008

Opponents of gay marriage told a state appellate court today that state and county elected official have no authority to recognize same-sex unions from other states and foreign countries.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Gov. David Paterson announced the order this month, and a legal challenge ...

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Art on the Lower East Side

Monday, June 23, 2008

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently added the Lower East Side to a list of "endangered places." For local artists and arts organizations, there's a sense they feel endangered too – but some have found strategies for survival. Brigid Bergin has this report.

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Frank Powers, Seeking House Seat, Dies

Monday, June 23, 2008

A retired Wall Street executive who had been endorsed by Republican leaders as their candidate for the congressional seat being vacated by Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella has died.

Relatives say Frank Powers died in his sleep of natural causes yesterday at his Staten Island home. ...

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Clinton to Appear with Obama in New Hampshire

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is set to make her first campaign appearance with Sen. Barak Obama this Friday in New Hampshire. They'll hold a rally in a town called Unity, where the Senators won 107 votes each in the primary.

Clinton's state-wide victory in New Hampshire was ...

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Atlantic Yards Suit

Monday, June 23, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit aimed at halting the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

The justices rejected an appeal by 11 property owners and tenants who stand to have their homes and businesses bulldozed to make way for a basketball arena and ...

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Bad HIV Test Results Prompt Procedure Changes

Monday, June 23, 2008

The city's health department has changed its HIV testing procedure after a slight uptick in false positives from rapid response tests using saliva samples.

Now the department has switched to only using blood samples for the rapid response tests.

The department says from October to April false ...

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Death of S.I. Republican Throws Party into Turmoil

Monday, June 23, 2008

The death of 67-year-old Frank Powers, the Republican candidate for Congress on Staten Island, has thrown the party into turmoil.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

The GOP was hoping Powers could keep the seat in Republican hands, after Congressman Vito Fossella decided against running for re-election.

Party leaders ...

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Hundreds Given Incorrect HIV Diagnoses at City Clinics

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More than 200 people who took HIV tests at New York City clinics were incorrectly told they tested positive for the virus, according to health officials quoted by the New York Post. They say the 213 people who took a rapid mouth-swab HIV test between ...

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Clinton Makes First Appearance After Ending Campaign

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hillary Clinton is set to make her first public appearance in the city since she suspended her presidential campaign. The New York Senator will be in the Bronx Sunday to attend a high school graduation ceremony at the Pelham Preparatory Academy. Clinton plans to meet ...

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More Questions Face Horse Racing Industry

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Off Track Betting in New York City got a reprieve last Monday, as Mayor Bloomberg and authorities in Albany agreed on a state takeover. But, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, all is not resolved in the world of horse racing.

REPORTER: A feeling of crisis prompted ...

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Firefighters Call for Higher Safety Standards at Construction Sites

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The father of a New York City firefighter killed in last summer's blaze at the former Deutsche Bank Building is leading an effort to raise fire safety standards at construction sites.

Joseph Graffagnino Sr. joined more than 100 people Saturday for a march from ground zero ...

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Clinton Makes First Appearance Since Ending Campaign

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton returned to the public eye today, with her first appearance since she conceded the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama earlier this month.

REPORTER: Clinton attended the high school graduation of Aleathea Williams, a friend and campaign volunteer who attended Pelham Preparatory Academy ...

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