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To Sweeten Congestion Pricing, Parking Permits

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A new city program gives neighborhood residents parking permits in hopes of discouraging "park and ride" commuters from other areas.

Janette Sadik-Khan is the commissioner of the Department of Transportation. She says people won't try to park in already congested neighborhoods to avoid the congestion fee.

SADIK-KHAN: But to allay that fear ...

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Nixzmary Brown Trial Winds Down

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A prosecutor confronted the defendant as she gave her closing argument yesterday.

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

Ama Dwimoh pointed her finger and glared at Rodriguez as she stood directly in front of the defense table. She called him a murderer and with the photos of Nixzmary's emaciated and badly beaten body in ...

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Red Hook Vendors Get Permits

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This preserves what's become a weekend tradition of sidewalk snacking for soccer players, spectators and foodies.

Ed Levine, founder of seriouseats.com, says Red Hook's fields are a great place to sample goat tacos, ceviche and huaraches - cornmeal dough piled high with vegetables and meat.

But, Levine says it's not just about ...

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In Albany, Pressure for Spitzer to Step Down

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This week, both the Senate and Assembly plan on rolling forward with their proposed versions of the state's difficult budget.

State Senator Bill Perkins, who represents Harlem, says Gov. Eliot Spitzer's current status is untenable.

PERKINS: For the sake of the people in my district and throughout the state who are really ...

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Indian Point Hearing Continues

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The hearings this week are all about determining the scope of Indian Point's re-licensing review.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has its plans for examining the safety of the nuclear plant.

But today, the environmental group Riverkeeper will tell the NRC it should look more closely at corrosion to the plant's infrastructure.

Indian Point's ...

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Closing Arguments Given in Nixzmary Brown Trial

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Closing Arguments have begun in the trial of Cesar Rodriguez, who stands accused of murdering his 7-year-old step daughter, Nixzmary Brown. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has more.

The defenses case is based on the theory that while Cesar Rodriguez might be a child abuser, it was his wife who is the murderer.

Attorney ...

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New York's New Governor David Paterson

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

As we continue to wait this morning for word from Gov. Eliot Spitzer, we take a look at the man who may replace him.

Lt. Gov. David Paterson would become New York's first African-American governor if Eliot Spitzer resigns. He would also be the nation's first legally blind governor.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera ...

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Paterson Prepares For A New Administration

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

With the announcement of Governor Spitzer's resignation, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson starts a five-day transition into the state's top job. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

Paterson will be sworn in on Monday.

He's already beginning to make decisions about staffing. As lieutenant governor he had an executive staff of five people. As governor, ...

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David Paterson to Become Governor, Following Spitzer Resignation

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

On Monday David Paterson will be sworn in as New York's 55th governor. The headlines note he'll be the state's first black governor and the nation's first legally blind governor. But what is David Paterson all about? WNYC's Elaine Rivera talks with All Things Considered host Amy Eddings.

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Questions Over Harlem Building Collapse

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Two months ago, city officials tried to alert the owner of a Harlem building of structural problems. That building collapsed last week, snarling Metro-North traffic for hours.

But how the warning was delivered has raised questions about the way the Buildings Department contacts property owners in emergencies. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The ...

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Photos, Videos Submitted in Bell Trial

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The trial of three New York City detectives charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell continues in State Supreme Court in Queens.

Yesterday, two Port Authority police officers testified that they were almost hit by a stray bullet when it struck an AirTrain station one block from the shooting.

Prosecutors also ...

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Spitzer Steps Down, Paterson Becomes Governor

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

David Paterson will be the next governor of New York, effective next Monday.

Eliot Spitzer announced this morning he would step down. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

With his black state car trailed by news helicopters on a 40-block downtown ride, Eliot Spitzer entered his offices and appeared before the press just ...

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Citizens' Groups Raise Doubts About Indian Point Safety

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Today was the third day of hearings in Westchester over the future of the Indian Point nuclear power station. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Earlier this week, the judges of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board heard from New York State, Connecticut, and nearby towns.

Today, it was the turn of citizens' groups ...

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First Nixzmary Trial Winds Down

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of Cesar Rodriguez.

The 29-year old is charged with abusing and murdering his 7-year-old stepdaughter, Nixzmary Brown.

Yesterday, defense attorneys had hoped to get testimony from a psychologist who'd examined Rodriguez's wife following her arrest in the same case, but a judge denied that ...

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Spitzer To Resign

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WNYC has confirmed that Governor Eliot Spitzer will resign from office today. According to two separate administration sources, the resignation will occur sometime today. Stay tuned to WNYC for the latest news.

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Fallout from Spitzer Scandal

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The New York political world wakes up to a new reality this morning. After being linked to a high-priced prostitution ring, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is facing calls for him to resign. WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein joins us to discuss the fall out.

The fallout from Gov. ...

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Spitzer Huddles at Home as Pressure to Resign Mounts

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

All day Tuesday the governor remained huddled with his family and close advisers in his Fifth Avenue apartment. Even some top aides were not informed of his plans.

But shortly before the business day ended his communications director issued a tersely worded e-mail "nothing today." No reason was given for the ...

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McCain Holds NYC Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

John McCain visits Hillary Clinton's turf tonight to try to fill his campaign coffers.

The Republican presidential nominee holds a fundraiser in the city tonight, one of a string of fundraisers around the US this week. McCain is trying to catch up with Clinton and Barack Obama, who've both out-raised him ...

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Assembly GOP Leaders Threaten Impeachment

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The leader of the Republicans in the Assembly says he wants to start impeachment proceedings if Gov. Eliot Spitzer does not resign in the next couple of days. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

James Tedisco says if the governor does not resign in the next day or so, he wants to ...

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Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring, Weighs Resignation

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

At a news conference yesterday, a glassy-eyed Spitzer apologized in front of a stunned press corps. WNYC's Elaine Rivera was there.

Spitzer had the packed press room wait for nearly an hour before he made a brief appearance at his midtown Manhattan executive offices.

With his wife Silda, at his side, Spitzer's ...

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