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NYPD Ordered to Turn 'Over Stop And Frisk' Data to NYCLU

Friday, May 30, 2008

A state judge has ruled that the NYPD must turn over a copy of the data base it amassed as part of its controversial "stop and frisk" program to the New York Civil Liberties Union. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The NYPD has documentation of the ...

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NJ Senate Candidates Spar at Debate

Friday, May 30, 2008

With just days to go before they face New Jersey voters, all three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate came head-to-head for the first time last night.

The radio call-in debate featured sharp exchanges between the 84-year-old Senator Frank Lautenberg and 50-year-old Congressman Rob Andrews over Lautenberg's ...

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Public Housing Hunts for Cash

Friday, May 30, 2008

The head of the New York City Housing Authority says real estate developers may one day build market-rate housing on parking lots in public housing complexes.

Tino Hernandez told the City Council that selling or leasing the land would be one way to balance the ...

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Harlem Community Meets to Discuss Gun Violence

Friday, May 30, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel and dozens of other elected officials are convening an "emergency" community meeting tonight in Harlem, to discuss the issues surrounding a recent increase in gun violence. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The Memorial Day shooting spree in Harlem that left six teens wounded, ...

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Playing the Building

Friday, May 30, 2008

At the tip of lower Manhattan, David Byrne has turned the inside of 19th century ferry terminal into a giant musical instrument. The former Talking Heads frontman has set up a retro-fitted, antique organ and wired it to the pipes, beams and plumbing of the ...

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New Lawsuit in Steam Pipe Blast

Friday, May 30, 2008

Con Edison has filed a lawsuit against the city and a private company over last year's midtown steam pipe explosion.

Con Ed says the city and Texas-based Team Industrial Services were negligent in maintaining sewer and water lines.

Queens Councilman Eric Gioia, an outspoken critic of ...

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GOP Fundraiser Draws Cheney, Giuliani

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney joined the state's top Republicans last night in a midtown hotel to rally around Sen. John McCain's presidential bid, and to raise money for his and other GOP campaigns.

Security was tight, and the applause was loud for Cheney, the keynote ...

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State Reaches Settlement with Bodies Exhibit

Thursday, May 29, 2008

If you went to see the South Street Seaport exhibit about human bodies and regretted it, you can get a refund for the price of the tickets.

That's the result of a settlement with New York's Attorney General, who's been investigating allegations that the cadavers used ...

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Paterson Orders State to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Only a man and a woman can wed in New York, but the state must recognize gay or lesbian marriages performed elsewhere, the governor said in a news conference today.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Paterson's order — which was issued a day before California's same-sex marriage ...

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Report: Vehicles Leading Cause of Accidential Death for City Kids

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Motor vehicles are the leading cause of accidental death among New York's children.

That's according to a new child fatality report just issued by the city.

According to Health Commissioner Tom Frieden, fires are the second leading cause of accidental death, especially in poor neighborhoods.

FRIEDEN: There is ...

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Is New York City Sustainable?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We all know that using mass transit would reduce your carbon footprint.

But, did you know that city dwellers have smaller carbon footprints than people in rural communities? So says a new report from the Brookings Institution.

With us now is one of the authors of that ...

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Seven Republicans Vie for NJ Congressional District

Thursday, May 29, 2008

REPORTER: So who do we have running for the Seventh District Republican designation?

WOOLEY: Who do we have not running? So the Republicans are all going for the brass ring. You have A.B. Amar, P. Kelly Hatfield, Leonard Lance, Martin Marks, Tom Roughineen, Kate Whitman, Darren ...

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Vice President Visits NYC

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney will join former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a fundraiser for New York State Republicans in midtown this evening.

The gathering comes as New York Republicans confront a bumpy few years - the defeat of Giuliani's presidential ambitions, Mayor Bloomberg's withdrawal from ...

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An Eye on Elections in Central District

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Next week, New Jersey voters will have to pick from 45 Congressional hopefuls vying for just 13 House seats.

Nowhere is the field more crowded than in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional district where the Republican incumbent, Mike Ferguson, is retiring.

Two years ago, Ferguson had ...

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World Science Festival Underway

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The first ever World Science Festival began yesterday with a summit for top scientists and leaders from the worlds of business and government.

Festival co-founder Brian Greene teaches physics at Columbia University. He says one goal of the festival is to acquaint policymakers and the ...

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State Agencies Told to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Thursday, May 29, 2008

With the first legal same-sex marriages in California set to be performed next month, Governor Paterson has told state agencies to start recognizing gay marriages performed in states and countries where they're allowed.

Paterson's legal counsel told agencies they could be violating state human rights ...

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Council Approves Overhaul of Fire Code

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The City Council has passed the first overhaul of the city's fire code in a century.

It adopts widely recognized regulations known as the International Fire Code. The new guidelines mandate new evacuation plans and private residential developments would be required to provide access roads ...

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Parents Protest Daycare Closings

Thursday, May 29, 2008

As that deadline looms, dozens of daycare workers, parents and elected officials rallied at City Hall yesterday to protest the closing of daycare centers.

They claim the Administration for Children Services does a poor job of tracking enrollment of spots at daycare centers, resulting them ...

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Gun Violence Could Be Bad News for Summer Jobs

Thursday, May 29, 2008

This recent spate of youth related gun violence has elected officials worried about the impact this summer of budget cuts to teen employment programs.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Since 2004 the Bloomberg Administration has increased the city's share of support for summer youth jobs by 50 ...

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Advocates Rally Against Market Closures

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Food commercial workers and city residents rallied at City Hall yesterday to protest the closings of supermarkets in their neighborhoods.

Bruce Both is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. He says the proposed closing of a Key Food in the Soundview section ...

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