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All My Sons Opens on Broadway

Thursday, October 16, 2008

All My Sons was Arthur Miller's first hit play. He wrote it 1945, when he was just 30 years old. It’s about an American family that is harboring a dark secret from World War II. Now, "All My Sons" is being revived on Broadway, in ...

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Market Volatility Forces MTA to Revise Bond Issue

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The turmoil in the bond market has forced the MTA to rethink a half-billion dollar bond issue.

The transit agency delayed selling the bonds for two days because of weak demand. This morning, it got into the market, but reduced the amount it wanted to borrow ...

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Natural Gas Drilling Benefits Touted at Albany Hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New York State sits atop huge reserves of natural gas, and energy companies want to start drilling as soon as possible. Yesterday supporters and opponents of drilling testified in Albany. WNYC's Ilya Marritz was there.

It's not every day that the legislature holds a hearing, and ...

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Public Hearing on Term Limits Today

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For weeks now the debate over Mayor Bloomberg's Council bill to overturn term limits has been dominated by politicians and wealthy power brokers. Today it's the public's turn. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The term limits bill, and the alternatives under review, fall under the jurisdiction ...

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Bricks and Mortar

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We hear how a Brooklyn contractor sees the financial crisis.

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New Yorkers Assess Final Debate

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Yorkers from across region are playing the role of pundit, assessing the performance of both presidential candidates in last night's third and final debate.

A group of veterans watched the debate at a midtown saloon. Mike Brophy is a Naval Academy graduate and John McCain ...

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Debating in the Bronx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The presidential candidates held their last debate last night in Long Island and neither one had many surprises for the viewing public. One group of mostly second generation Dominicans and Puerto Rican 20-somethings gathered around the TV on the northwestern edge of the Bronx, hoping ...

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'Calder’s Circus' Opens at Whitney Museum

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting today, “Calder’s Circus” will be on display as part of the new exhibition: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years.” The show includes wire portraits, caricatures, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus.

Curator ...

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NJ Governor Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saying the nation and New Jersey are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Governor Jon Corzine has presented an economic stimulus plan to a joint session of the legislature. Corzine called for putting $500 million of state funds into community banks to ...

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Public Crowds City Hall for Term Limits Hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

There are hundreds of New Yorkers at City Hall waiting to weigh in on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bill to repeal term limits. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is there.

Today's hearing was supposed to be reserved for the general public to voice their opinion on term limits. But ...

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City Diverts AIDS Outreach Money to Homeless Housing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The city has decided to end five contracts with nonprofits that provide more than $2 million in outreach services to homeless people with AIDS.

The Department of Health has decided instead to use that money to operate more than 300 new apartments being built for homeless ...

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Presidential Debate Night Schedule

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate moderated by Bob Schieffer

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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NYC Helps Small Businesses Hit by Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For several weeks now the story of the global credit crisis has been dominated by the names of the world's biggest banks and insurance giants. Many of those companies are based in New York, but half of the city's workforce is actually employed by small ...

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Bottoms Up: Brooklyn Brews Hop Obama Ale

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Are you ready for tonight's debate? Many are getting ready.

FEY: Oh and for those Joe Packs out there playing a drinking game at home, maverick!

That of course was Tina Fey doing her infamous impression of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

People really are playing drinking games ...

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City Lends Small Businesses a Hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As the federal government pumps billions in capital into New York's largest banks, the city is taking steps to make sure the little guy has access to financing, too.

Mayor Bloomberg and the city's Department of Small Business Services have announced new partnerships between the five ...

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Higher NYC Job Loss Forecast

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New York City could lose as many as 165,000 jobs over the next two years as the financial meltdown ripples beyond Wall Street. That's according to a new economic forecast from City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

The job loss projection is nearly double the 85,000 forecast in ...

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Term Limit Debate Heats Up Ahead of Public Hearing

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Whether or not to extend term limits will come down to a few votes in the City Council. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on efforts to sway the undecided council members.

REPORTER: Opponents of the mayor's term limit repeal say they now have 19 members rejecting ...

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New York City High Schoolers Vs. The US Military

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The military will now get student contact information directly from the Department of Education, instead of going through each high school individually.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says even colleges and employers don't get that kind of access.

STRINGER: This is a list exclusive for the military. ...

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Commercial New York City

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You've heard of the 42nd Street subway shuttle, being covered in ads? Well, how about garbage trucks and street sweepers?

It's something Council Speaker Christine Quinn is proposing, as a way of raising more money for the city to bridge upcoming budget gaps.

Quinn told members of ...

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Andrea Bernstein at the Hofstra Debate

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain meet for their third and final debate at Hofstra University, in Nassau County. They come to the contest with the latest polls showing Obama pulling ahead of McCain, even in some key swing states. Fresh from one of ...

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