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St. Vincent's Hospital Redevelopment Under Fire

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The landmarks preservation hearing over what to do with St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village was an all-day affair. It focused on the plans of the 159-year-old hospital to sell eight of its nine buildings to a private developer.

The money would help St. Vincent's build a new Level 1 trauma ...

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NY Drivers Respond to Congestion Pricing Vote

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Drivers are reacting with skepticism following the City Council's approval of congestion pricing.

REPORTER: John Cameron, a field engineer who drives from Manhattan to various parts around the region every day, said the $8 fee would not do much to improve traffic jams.

CAMERON: I don't believe it's going to change drivers’ ...

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Truckers Protest on N.J. Turnpike

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Truckers protesting high fuel prices clogged the New Jersey Turnpike this afternoon. A Turnpike spokesman says there were trucks "as far as the eye can see" driving about 20 mph and heading south near Exit 14 in Newark.

He says truckers are also chanting and protesting at the Vince Lombardi Service ...

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City Council to Vote on Congestion Pricing Today

Monday, March 31, 2008

The scheduled vote by the city council later this afternoon on congestion pricing suggests that the proposal to charge drivers to enter the busiest parts of Manhattan does have the support of a majority of council members, and even a majority of state lawmakers.

REPORTER: One factor for this turn around ...

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Lawmakers Approve Revised Congestion Plan

Monday, March 31, 2008

The state Senate passed a revised version of a congestion pricing bill during this weekend's budget negotiations.

It would require the Port Authority to contribute $1 billion to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan.

The bill would also require that low-income New Yorkers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit ...

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Bob Holman: Master of all things poetry

Monday, March 31, 2008

Poetry Czar, Dean of the Scene—Bob Holman has been dubbed with more poet titles than he can count on one hand. The award-winning, prolific re-creator of poetry already brought together all kinds of famed poets and personalities for the anthology United States of Poetry. Now he’s working on the World ...

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Bell Shooting Victim Takes the Stand

Monday, March 31, 2008

A star witness in the trial of the three officers who fatally shot Sean Bell took the stand today. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the testimony of Trent Benefield, who was shot three times that night.

Trent Benefield said he had no idea who walked up to the car he ...

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Mets, Yankees Begin Seasons

Monday, March 31, 2008

Baseball returns to Yankee Stadium today for one more year, as the Yankees open their season against the Blue Jays. The Mets start 2008 on the road in Florida.

Both teams begin this season with something to prove.

WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The Yankees come into this season with new leadership, both ...

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Senior Protest Service Cuts

Monday, March 31, 2008

A group of senior citizens seniors gathered in front of City Hall yesterday, calling on the city to delay its restructuring of elderly services.

Bobbie Sackman, of the Council of Senior Centers and Services, says the restructuring could result in some centers being closed.

SACKMAN: Seniors will lose access. They can walk ...

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The Ailey Marks 50 Years

Monday, March 31, 2008

It was 50 years ago yesterday that a group of dancers who eventually became the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took the stage for the first time.

Yesterday morning, Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church honored the anniversary. The choir sang as dancers from the congregation performed a selection from Ailey, titled “Revelations.”

Judith ...

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State Budget Goes Down to the Wire

Monday, March 31, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state lawmakers are racing toward the April 1 deadline for the state budget, printing bills and holding nearly round the clock meetings. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

Not all of the details in the new budget have been nailed down or publicly released. But it's expected to ...

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Preview of 2008 Baseball Season

Monday, March 31, 2008

For die-hard baseball fans, it's the time of year to say, "NCAA tournament - what NCAA tournament?"

That's because the 2008 baseball season has begun. Today, the Mets and Yankees kick off their seasons. The Yankees face the Blue Jays in the Bronx and the Mets are in Florida, taking on ...

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City Council Committee Approves Congestion Pricing Proposal

Monday, March 31, 2008

A city council committee has approved the mayor's proposal to charge drivers an 8 dollar fee to enter Manhattan below 60th Street, by a 6 to three vote. It now goes to the full council.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman is joining us live.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn says amendments added to the congestion ...

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The Latest from Albany...

Monday, March 31, 2008

After a seemingly endless stream of scandals divided Albany, state lawmakers spent the weekend working together towards compromise.

The state's budget deadline is midnight tonight and some say that achieving an on-time budget could give the new Paterson administration a boost.

Karen DeWitt joins us now from Albany to give us the ...

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Full City Council OK's Congestion Pricing

Monday, March 31, 2008

In one of the closest votes ever the city council okayed mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing proposal with 30 votes in favor and 20 opposed.

The vote represents a huge victory for the mayor, as well as his ally, council speaker Christine Quinn. But it is not the last word. The legislation ...

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N.J. Farmers Protest Gov. Corzine

Monday, March 31, 2008

New Jersey farmers are fighting Gov. Jon Corzine's proposal to get rid of the state's Agriculture Department.

The administration says the move would save the Garden State $4 million, but critics say it would chase away farmers.

They're planning a protest at the Statehouse tomorrow, featuring farm equipment and animals.

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Paul Simon at BAM

Monday, March 31, 2008

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Paul Simon has reinvented himself numerous times over the years. First he was half of a powerhouse, coffeehouse-style singing duo of Simon and Garfunkel. Then he was a singer of rhythmic world music. Later, he became a writer of tunes for Broadway. Today he kicks ...

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Bruno Reacts to DA's Report on Travel Document Scandal

Saturday, March 29, 2008

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says the Albany District Attorney's report on the release of his travel records is proof that Gov. Eliot Spitzer lied to the public and was obsessed with doing a "political hit job" on the Republican leader.

DA David Soares has decided not to indict the ...

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Lawmakers Work Weekend to Complete Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The state legislature is working through the weekend to try to get a budget done before the April 1 deadline. As Karen DeWitt reports, lawmakers have been distracted with the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the inauguration of a new governor.

Gov. David Paterson has been on the job for ...

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City Honors Female Garbage Collectors

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The women who help rid the city of its trash are being honored. Eighty-five women were honored at the ceremony Friday — both uniformed and civilian employees — including one who's worked there for for 45 years. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

When you think of a sanitation worker — riding ...

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