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Public Housing Elevators Consistently Fail Inspections

Friday, September 26, 2008

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says his office began looking into safety issues after a 5-year-old boy fell to his death while trying to leave a stalled elevator at a Housing Authority development.

STRINGER: We looked at 87,000 records in total and what we found was ...

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Stocks Up but Credit Still Down

Friday, September 26, 2008

After being down most of the trading session stocks turned higher into the close as investors nervously wait for some kind of resolution on the government's proposed financial bailout. The Dow closed up 121 points -- just over one percent. The NASDAQ was down just ...

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City's Hypertension Rates Lower Than Rest of U.S.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Despite New York City’s reputation as a pressure cooker, its residents have less hypertension than the rest of the country. That’s according to a new study published by the Health Department. But as WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports, officials say the study also highlights the need ...

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Lawmakers Reach Agreement in Principle on Wall Street Bailout

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some of the provisions they've agreed on include oversight by Congress, limits on executives' pay, and an installment plan for $700 billion.

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney sits on the House Financial Services Committee. She says the money Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is requesting is a ...

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Brooklyn Community Leaders React to Taser Death

Thursday, September 25, 2008

State Sen. Eric Adams is a frequent critic of the NYPD.

He says it's one thing to discipline individual police officers but the problem of how to interact with the mentally ill is system-wide.

ADAMS: We don't have an effective policy in the city and state of ...

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Transcript: President Bush's Address to the Nation on the Economy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Good evening. This is an extraordinary period for America's economy. Over the past few weeks, many Americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future. I understand their worry and their frustration. We've seen triple-digit swings in the stock market. Major financial institutions have ...

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Bidding Deadline Looms for Starrett City

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Unless a last minute offer comes in today, there are two potential buyers for Brooklyn's Starrett City. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has on the sale of the largest subsidized housing complex in the country.

REPORTER: The first time owners attempted to sell the property the winning bid ...

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Debate Night Schedule

Thursday, September 25, 2008

7PM on AM 820 The Next President

7PM on 93.9 FM "Our Lenny" Festival

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

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate with Jim Lehrer

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special plus a live national call-in

11PM on 93.9 FM New ...

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Photographer Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photographer Catherine Opie is known for high personal photographs of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans. But a mid-career retrospective of her work also includes a large number of landscape photographs. Opie explains for how all of the work is connected.

OPIE: Even though sometimes with certain ...

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Largest Gathering of Poets in the Nation

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival is a diverse, dizzying array of verse that draws thousands of people to western New Jersey. Jim Haba, poet, professor and director of the four-day festival says being a poet in America can be a lonely enterprise, but that ...

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Council Members Concerned With New Cuts in Police and Education

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wall Street's slide has prompted the Bloomberg Administration's call for hundreds of millions of dollars in mid-year spending cuts. So far the City Council is most concerned about the impact cuts would have on the Police Department and public schools. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

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Another Volatile Day on Wall Street

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It was another volatile day on the stock market, with the Dow Industrial Average closing a half hour ago down 29 points, or 0.3 percent. The NASDAQ composite index increased 2.35, or 0.1 percent, to 2,155.68, led by a rally in chipmakers.

In Washington, DC, Federal ...

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New York Film Festival Kicks Off Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The New York Film Festival is a curated, boutique festival showing 28 films from 18 countries. Film critic Nathan Lee joined Richard Hake to discuss what's hot this year.

More from Nathan Lee on Art.Cult

More on the New York ...

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Local Governments Feel the Budget Pinch

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wall Street's woes are hitting New York City and New York State budgets hard. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the toll on smaller local governments is every bit as serious.

REPORTER: Local towns and school districts throughout the state depend on property taxes. So the ...

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Indictments of Traffickers Gets Weapons off Street

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Five men accused of selling thousands of dollars of illegal weapons to undercover NYPD detectives are under indictment.

Queens District Attorney Robert Browne says the indictments will ultimately make New York safer.

BROWNE: Illegal hand guns exact a deadly toll. Last year for example in Queens, 60% ...

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Armory Show Explores 'Democracy in America'

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Democracy in America" — it's a big agenda and it's also the title of a show up this week at the Park Avenue Armory. There's work from more than 40 artists — taking on the political issues of our time. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter checked it ...

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Landing Pads for Company Executives Flourish

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Laid off Wall Street executives don't just stand in line at the unemployment office. Their employers sometimes include "transition services" as part of a severance package. As WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, the companies behind these services have flourished as the economy has worsened.

REPORTER: These high-end ...

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Homeless Reduction Falls Short of City's Goal

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Bloomberg administration is coming under pressure for failing to meet its goal of reducing homelessness by more than 60 percent by 2009. So far, shelter numbers have dropped 9 percent - that's less than 4,000 people. During a hearing yesterday, City Councilman Bill de ...

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Corzine to Introduce Ethics Reforms

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine wants to reduce the influence of money on the state's political system. Today he plans to announce a broad package of ethics reforms, some of which would be done through executive order, while others would need legislative approval. This is ...

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MTA Says No More Free Passes On Bridges And Tunnels

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The authority's full board approved a measure revoking the practice of giving government agencies and departments free EZ-Passes.

The MTA says it will bring in $10 million it can use to plug its budget deficit. But Mark Page, one of Mayor Bloomberg's representatives to the MTA ...

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