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St. Patrick's Day Parade Street Closures

Monday, March 17, 2008

The St. Patrick's Day Parade gets under way at 11 this morning.

Fifth Avenue will be closed to traffic between 44th and 90th Streets from around 10 am until about 5:30 this afternoon.

Also closed to traffic will be the parade staging area between 44th and 48th Streets from Sixth to Park ...

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Protestors, Police Clash at Chinese Consulate

Monday, March 17, 2008

Police and protesters say they suffered injuries after a rally outside the Chinese Consulate in Manhattan turned violent this weekend.

Protests are taking place all over the world - from Washington to Brussels - over a crackdown by Chinese troops on rioting Buddhist monks in Tibet.

After some of the picketers started ...

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Search of Rubble Continues Following Crane Collapse

Monday, March 17, 2008

The accident left four construction workers dead and dozens injured.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

The city had issued 13 violations over the last couple years to the construction site and according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, there's nothing unusual about that.

BLOOMBERG: The violations had nothing to do with this, and every large ...

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Bear Stearns Buyout Makes Some NYers Anxious

Monday, March 17, 2008

News of the fed-assisted buyout of Bear Stearns has helped put the stock market on a losing track, and is making some New Yorkers anxious:

GREEN: I feel really bad for all the people that worked at Bear Stearns for 20-plus years and it's scary to see things happening right now ...

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David Paterson Prepares to Take Office

Monday, March 17, 2008

One week after the astonishing downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, his lieutenant governor - David Paterson - will be sworn in as New York's 55th governor.

Paterson has a tough road ahead. Spitzer's first year in office was marked by divisive partisan squabbling and the budget deadline looms on April 1, ...

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Bodies of Missing Recovered in Crane Wreckage

Monday, March 17, 2008

The bodies of all three of the people missing since the fatal crane accident on Saturday were found today. Two of them are construction workers: Santino Gallone and Clifford Canzona.

A number of construction workers from across the city showed up in hardhats near the site of the accident. One of ...

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Coney Island Opens for 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

One sign that spring is on its way is yesterday's opening of Astroland on Coney Island.

Lovers of the old-school amusement park worried that the 2007 season would be its last, with plans to redevelop the beach front property looming.

Though Astroland's fate is still up in the air, it's back for ...

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Argentinean Club Music Hits New York

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The music that plays as part of a popular underground party scene in Buenos Aires has been making its way around the world – and it’s landing in NY on Monday night. Carolina Gonzalez shares her thoughts on the newest twist on an old latin rhythm.

REPORTER: The club party, called ...

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120-Year-Old Cabrini Med Center to Close

Friday, March 14, 2008

A 120-year-old Manhattan hospital that was once built to serve Italian immigrants will soon be the latest to shut its doors.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Cabrini Medical Center is one of dozens of hospitals and nursing homes around New York recommended for closure last year by a panel appointed by previous ...

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Spitzer's Legal Troubles Take on a Life of Their Own

Friday, March 14, 2008

Even though Gov. Eliot Spitzer is leaving office his legal troubles have taken on a life of their own. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

None of the four defendants who were arrested for their alleged role in the prostitution ring have yet to be actually indicted.

Legal experts say the period between ...

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Deliberations Continue in Nixzmary Brown Case

Friday, March 14, 2008

Still no verdict in the murder trial of Cesar Rodriguez, the man accused of murdering his 7-year-old step-daughter, Nixzmary Brown.

Jurors have been deliberating for about a day and half. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

The trial lasted for more than 10 weeks and now the predominantly female jury must decide Rodriguez's fate.

Among ...

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Lt. Gov. Paterson Addresses Press

Friday, March 14, 2008

On Monday, he replaces Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after being linked to a prostitution ring.

At his first press conference after Spitzer's announcement, Lt. Gov. David Paterson spoke of plans for moving ahead with campaign finance reform in Albany.

PATERSON: We want to not dictate campaign finance. We want to really ...

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Tenants Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, March 14, 2008

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the new legislation lends tenants more muscle in housing court.

Advocate Benjamin Dulchin says the new law addresses new housing problems.

DULCHIN: What you have now is not landlords who buy buildings with out understand the social contract, which is, yeah you buy a building in ...

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Albany Scrambles for Paterson Inauguration

Friday, March 14, 2008

Albany is scrambling to put together Monday's inauguration during which David Paterson will be sworn in as New York's 55th governor.

Staffers for Eliot Spitzer have been working with the lieutenant governor's staff in organizing the 40-minute swearing in ceremony. The event, to take place in front of the joint session ...

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Famed Food Scientist Teaches in NYC

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why does mango irritate some peoples' skin?

How many different ways can you sear a steak?

Why is acid necessary to poach an egg?

And what exactly does it mean to sous-vide?

To answer those questions and thousands more, curious cooks have been consulting the quintessential reference book "On Food and Cooking" for more ...

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Bloody Gun Introduced at Bell Trial

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Rev. Al Sharpton made a rare appearance at the trial of the three officers charged with Sean Bell's death.

Sharpton said he was disturbed by testimony from a crime scene investigator, who said the gun of undercover detective Gescard Isnora had dried blood on it.

SHARPTON: I know that there's usually ...

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Taxi Drivers Drop Suit Against City

Friday, March 14, 2008

The TV monitors, credit card machines and GPS systems that many drivers worried would be an invasion of privacy are now permanent.

A spokesperson for the city's Law Department says, "This is a complete victory for the city and it will allow all taxi passengers to enjoy the benefits of these ...

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Asian Art Week in Full Swing

Friday, March 14, 2008

Jonathan Stone works with Asian art at Christie's, where viewing has opened for a series of important sales. He says the collection several exceptional pieces.

STONE: There's a really spectacular 12th century Buddha - a Japanese Buddha - from the Kamakura period. A wooden piece, which if you look at the ...

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The Changing Face of Prostitution

Friday, March 14, 2008

The fall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer placed a spotlight on the world of prostitution.

Times have changed - the red light district is virtual and arrangements are made via email and telephone.

But the stories of the prostitutes, what they make, the social stigma and the danger they face hasn't really changed.

Joining ...

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David Paterson Rushes to Prepare Transition

Friday, March 14, 2008

David Paterson's humor was on display yesterday when he held his first press conference since the Spitzer scandal made him the the governor-to-be.

Here's how he responded when asked by a reporter if he'd ever patronized a prostitute.

PATERSON: Only the lobbyists...

REPORTER: That was just one of the quips Paterson tossed out ...

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