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Reassurance From Edwards - It's Not Over

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REPORTER: Campaign manager David Bonior says the race remains open even though Edwards can't match the funds of his 2 rivals, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

BONIOR: Despite what they say in the media, this is still a 3-way race and that's just the facts. The Democratic nomination is not ...

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Carnival Comes Early in Southeast Queens

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The days before Ash Wednesday mark February’s internationally known celebrations in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. But wintertime hasn’t tamped down anticipation in New York neighborhoods like Richmond Hill. Corey Takahashi found that this year, Carnival came early to southeast Queens.

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Citigroup Announces Major Job Cuts in Wake of Financial Losses

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Growing concerns that the U.S. is headed toward recession sent Wall Street plunging today. The Dow Jones industrials fell 277 points to close at 12,501.

REPORTER: And Citigroup announced plans to cut thousands jobs after a disastrous 4th quarter. Mayor Bloomberg says he believes most of the job loss will be ...

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Spitzer Announces Changes to Juvenile Detention System

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The tragic death last year of a Bronx teenager in a residential juvenile facility upstate brought fresh scrutiny to how New York deals with its young offenders. And here's what we learned: 70 percent of the 2000 children committed to state facilities are from New York City. They are overwhelmingly ...

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National Housing Slowdown Touches New York

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The housing market slowdown has finally touched New York. The city's annual assessment roll, considered the most authoritative account of city property values, showed market values increased by just 1.4 percent last year, compared to 19 percent in 2006.

REPORTER: Finance Commissioner Martha Stark says she's not surprised that the city ...

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Bloomberg Ranks Near Top of Donor List

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A new ranking shows Mayor Bloomberg donated $205 million to 1,100 nonprofits last year. That's an increase of tens of millions of dollars from previous years.

The billionaire mayor ranked 7th on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2007 list of the country's Top 50 donors. In 2006, he was 10th.

Bloomberg's spokesman says ...

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New Deputy Mayor Takes The Helm

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One of Dan Doctoroff's last official acts as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development was to open the city's first street-side public toilet last week.

Doctoroff has now moved on to the executive washrooms of the private sector. Taking his place at City Hall is Robert Lieber.

He's a former Lehman Brothers executive ...

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State Law Enforcement Forces Web Site to be Safer for Kids

Monday, January 14, 2008

MySpace, a popular social networking site for teenagers, and young adults has agreed to take measures aimed at weeding out sexual predators.

REPORTER: Several attorney's general were in New York announcing MySpace's cooperation with them. The measures include making it more difficult to access the profiles of teenagers under 18. Myspace ...

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Changes to FDNY Inspections

Monday, January 14, 2008

The changes come after the deadly blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building in lower Manhattan.

Under the revised plan, the Fire Department says it's requiring buildings less than 75 feet tall be inspected every 30 days, while taller buildings would remain on the current 15 day schedule.

A spokesman says the ...

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Record Breaking Year for City Visits

Monday, January 14, 2008

A rising number of international travelers chose New York City as their destination in 2007, spurring a record-setting year.

WNYC's Brian Zumhagen reports.

With a final count still pending, the city's tourism office says an estimated 46 million people visited the city in 2007 - that's up 5% from the year before.

Those ...

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Performers Named in Steriod Probe

Monday, January 14, 2008

In addition to baseball players Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, some big-name entertainers are among the thousands of people whose names are turning up in an investigation into steroids and human growth hormone.

According The Times Union of Albany, entertainers Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean and Timbaland have all ...

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Another Construction Workers Falls to His Death

Monday, January 14, 2008

A worker fell to his death at a Trump hotel and condominium tower under construction in SoHo. Police say the worker fell at lest 30 stories to his death from scaffolding that may have been compromised by a crane.

REPORTER: The Trump tower has been controversial from the start, and Manhattan ...

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Sen. Clinton Talks About MLK in Midtown

Monday, January 14, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to New York today, and spoke about the legacy of Martin Luther King at a union event in Midtown.

REPORTER: Her appearance comes as Clinton engages in a week-long, back-and-forth debate with rival Barak Obama over questions of racial sensitivity. Clinton took a conciliatory ...

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Plans to Change the Way we Fly in and out of the NYC Region

Monday, January 14, 2008

Local officials say a new federal plan to ease flight delays nationwide is only a short term solution to a larger problem. The U-S Transportation Secretary was in New York to announce some new rules for airlines. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: Currently when a plane lands its charged a fee ...

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Disabled Demand Improved Accessibility

Monday, January 14, 2008

REPORTER: Councilman Eric Gioia, the chair of the City Council's Investigations Committee, outlined recommendations for the subways and buses, commuter rail lines, taxis, and the Access-A-Ride paratransit system.

GIOIA: Every single Acces-A-Ride should have GPS. It shouldn't take you 4 hours to get from the Bronx to downtown New York for ...

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No Show for Winter Storm

Monday, January 14, 2008

REPORTER: The big snow storm never materialized for the city.

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service said that the city could get 5-8 inches of snow. But this morning, there's just rain in the city.

John Christantello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says yesterday's mid-40 temperatures were expected to ...

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The Art of Small Things

Monday, January 14, 2008

With Super Tuesday just around the corner, culture critic Claudia La Rocco discusses two performances that mix the personal with the political.

Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People at DTW

Sharon Hayes at the New Museum

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Ethanol Faulted for High Milk Prices

Monday, January 14, 2008

Senator Schumer's office surveyed 90 grocery stores across the city and in Long Island and found that milk is 35% more expensive than it was a year ago.

The biggest jump was in Brooklyn, where a gallon costs $4.34 - that's a $1.23 more than it was last January.

Schumer says the ...

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Mike Bloomberg, the Non-Candidate

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's still an open question - will he or won't he run for president?

Aides to Mayor Bloomberg have been quietly laying the groundwork for an Independent bid, while in public the mayor continues to deny he's running. Here's his latest denial, given to reporters just after last week's State of ...

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Tankleff's Lawyer Confident There Won't Be a Retrial

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A defense lawyer for Martin Tankleff says he's confident that a new investigation won't lead to a retrial for the Long Island man who served 17 years in prison for his parents' murder before his conviction was overturned last month.

All charges against Tankleff were expected to be dropped by the ...

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