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Famed Queens Film Studio Expands

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ELMO: Hi everybody, I'm so excited for Elmo's neighborhood Sesame Street to grow.

REPORTER: Sesame Street's Elmo yesterday helped Mayor Bloomberg break ground on a 40,000-foot expansion of the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. City and state officials say a 35 percent tax credit for film ...

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Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Commissioner Ray Kelly praised the eight men for their service and offered condolences to their families.

Among those honored was Detective James Zadroga, who died in January of 2006. Zadroga became a symbol of ailing ground zero workers, after a coroner in the New Jersey town ...

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Term Limits Vote

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The city council will vote on term limits on Thursday.

Speaker Christine Quinn placed it on the calendar, even as the momentum in the council appears to be shifting against Mayor Bloomberg's bill to change term limits so he can run for a third term next ...

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A Music Marathon, Literally

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Consider CMJ to be a ramping up of a normal week of music in NYC. Rather than have to decide between two intriguing shows on any given night, now you'll have to consider five shows or more, some stuffed with four or more bands worth ...

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30 Years of Artistic Leadership

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Worlds collide at the Metropolitan Museum. In a tribute exhibition to outgoing director Phillipe de Montebello, art works by artists ranging from Rubens to Rothko sit side by side in the Met’s galleries. Organized to highlight some of the most important acquisitions from de Montebello’s ...

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Lehman's Ghosts

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

After Lehman went under, investors were owed billions in insurance on bonds. The deadline to settle those accounts was today.

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Waterfalls Public Art a Boon to NYC Tourism

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration says the Waterfalls exhibit on the East River, which ran from June 26th to October 13th, had an even greater economic impact than anticipated.

REPORTER: Officials say the falls generated $69 million dollars in economic activity, exceeding the initial expectation of $55 million ...

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Kims Video

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kim’s Video Underground it's closing its doors on Saint Marks Place, and getting rid of its rental collection too.

Kim’s is one of the last independent movie rental places in the city, and a familiar haunt for film students and cinephiles alike.

The store is moving to ...

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Powerful Healthcare Union Backs Referendum

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Even though a formal date has not been set for the final City Council vote on Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits, the battle over the measure continues to intensify. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: Queens councilman and state senate candidate Hiram Monserrate ...

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New York City Makes More Room for Hollywood

Monday, October 20, 2008

Patricia Kaufman heads the governor's office for film and TV development.

She says the state's decision to increase its tax credit for production costs, from 10 to 30 percent, has resulted in a spike in productions seeking to film here.

KAUFMAN: So I think it's pretty safe ...

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Governor's 'Right Hand' Fails to Pay Taxes

Monday, October 20, 2008

Charles O' Byrne may have violated state ethics laws for failing to list his $200,000 in outstanding tax debt on his financial disclosure statements.

Paterson says O'Bryne admitted to his lapse in payment.

PATERSON: We're satisfied he had a debt and started addressing it and that he ...

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Thompson Canvasses Against Term Limits Extension

Monday, October 20, 2008

Our latest count has 17 city council members in favor of Mayor Bloomberg's bid for a term limits extension. Nineteen are against and 15 remain undecided. Opponents of the plan were out in full force this weekend, including Comptroller Bill Thompson, who's planning to run ...

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Dangerous Baseball Caps

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Consumer Affairs and Public Safety Committees held a joint hearing on the matter. Council member Peter Vallone Junior says the companies are exploiting a culture of violence for profit.

VALLONE: We have speak with our wallets, so we have to not buy the stuff number ...

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US, NY Probing Credit-Default Swap Market

Monday, October 20, 2008

Federal prosecutors and New York's attorney general are investigating the credit-default swap market. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced in a statement Monday that the office is working with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in the probe. Cuomo's office did the same. The announcements came after ...

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What Banks Want

Monday, October 20, 2008

Despite the recent meltdown, big financial institutions continue to lobby for less oversight and regulation.

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Vendy Picks Top Street Chef

Monday, October 20, 2008

A dessert category was added to the Vendy Awards held in at the Tobacco Factory in DUMBO this year. It was the fourth annual awards benefit judging the city’s best street food. The event raised $30 thousand for the advocacy group, the Street Vendor Project.

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Border Breaking Art in Queens

Monday, October 20, 2008

PS1 in Long Island City entertained museumgoers with a live DJ in the courtyard yesterday as it celebrated the opening of several new fall exhibitions. They include an exhibition of work Italian artist Gino De Dominicis. Dominicis was a mysterious artist who avoided press and ...

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The Campaign for a 3rd Term

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is denying accusations that he's abusing his power in order to drum up support for his bid to change term limits.

BLOOMBERG: We're out there, promoting, trying to rally people to support the administration's position. That's what we're supposed to do. But we do ...

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Fossella Convicted of Drunk Driving

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella has been convicted of drunken driving in suburban Virginia. After a daylong trial at Alexandria General District Court Friday, a judge found Fossella guilty of driving under the influence shortly after midnight on May 1st. The arrest led to revelations ...

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Climate Change at the Museum of Natural History

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If the global economic crisis seems like its heading toward recovery, you can always keep worrying about that other major global crisis, climate change. A new exhibition on global climate change opens this Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History.

The exhibition explains the science ...

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