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Woyzeck Comes to BAM

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A new production of the German classic Woyzeck opens tonight at BAM. Woyzeck is a tragedy about a soldier who's driven to commit murder. The play was discovered in pieces in 1837, after its author, George Buckner, died at the age of 23 before finishing ...

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Commercial New York City

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You've heard of the 42nd Street subway shuttle, being covered in ads? Well, how about garbage trucks and street sweepers?

It's something Council Speaker Christine Quinn is proposing, as a way of raising more money for the city to bridge upcoming budget gaps.

Quinn told members of ...

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New York City High Schoolers Vs. The US Military

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The military will now get student contact information directly from the Department of Education, instead of going through each high school individually.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says even colleges and employers don't get that kind of access.

STRINGER: This is a list exclusive for the military. ...

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CFB Scrambles Over Term Limit Question

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Extending term limits excites the mayor and some council members, but it's terrifying to the city's Campaign Finance Board. The group, which gives money to candidates and regulates how much they can spend, doesn't know what to do if the law is changed. For instance, ...

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NYC Helps Small Businesses Hit by Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For several weeks now the story of the global credit crisis has been dominated by the names of the world's biggest banks and insurance giants. Many of those companies are based in New York, but half of the city's workforce is actually employed by small ...

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Rutgers Takes Pulse of Asian American Voters

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing segments of the national electorate and have a significant political presence in the New York-New Jersey area, according to a new Rutgers study.

The report's co-author Jane Junn says even though roughly 80 percent of the adults in ...

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Construction Boom Now Bust

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The group says that, by 2010, the city will lose a quarter of its construction jobs, because of the sagging economy and that's the best case scenario.

ANDERSON: The other scenario is there is a hard landing. Budgets are slashed and capital programs are stretched out. ...

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Many Council Members Undecided Over Term Limits

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Now that Council Speaker Christine Quinn has publicly announced her support for legislation that would repeal the city's term limits law, some good government groups are speaking out against her. Citizens Union director Dick Dadey says the legislation has tepid support in the council, as ...

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New Names Added to Police Memorial Wall

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Included in this most recent group are eight who died from 9-11 related illnesses.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says this is significant milestone because it acknowledges the sacrifice of those who worked in the rescue and recovery efforts after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Kelly: ...

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Hofstra Readies for Big Debate

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The final presidential debate takes place here in New York tomorrow night at Hofstra University on Long Island. Joining us now to talk about the preparations that have been underway for weeks now is Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz.

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Bonds, Municipal Bonds

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

As New York City and the MTA postpone issuing millions of dollars of new bonds, we look at how the once stable bond marketplace has been affected by swings in global markets.

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New York Banks Get Boost from Federal Dollars

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kathryn Wylde is president of the Partnership of New York City, a business organization.

She says the plan to buy equity stakes in large banks will have an immediate effect on the economy and keep more people employed.

WYLDE: Hopefully we can limit the losses to the ...

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NYC Sets Up Tourism Shop in Mumbai

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New York City is trying to get more tourists from developing countries. NYC And Company spokeswoman Kimberly Spell says the latest foreign office for the city's marketing and tourism office is in Mumbai, India.

SPELL: If we can extend the stay just by a few days, ...

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Got a Bloomberg Terminal?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Why you need one of Michael Bloomberg’s boxes to follow the market for credit default swaps. Also: as the Dow shatters 9,300, we explore the other indices that matter: the Libor and the TED spread.

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Mayor Commends Quinn on Term Limit Decision

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg today praised the City Council speaker for supporting his bid to change the term limits law and run for a third term. After keeping her cards close to the vest for weeks, Christine Quinn announced yesterday her endorsement of the mayor's proposal. She ...

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Rockefeller Ice Rink Open

Monday, October 13, 2008

It may feel like a late-summer day but it's ice skating season. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened for business today. Pam Simpson from Aberdeen declared the ice was "absolutely brilliant."

SIMPSON: I'm just so excited to be on Rockefeller Center and skating, because I've come ...

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Dr. Atomic Hits the Met

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's an opera about the atomic bomb and a single, tension-filled day that led up to the first nuclear test. Doctor Atomic opens tonight at The Metropolitan Opera. Created by Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars, Dr. Atomic is the story of ...

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Jewish Harvest Festival Begins

Monday, October 13, 2008

Traditional Jewish communities are getting ready to celebrate the autumn harvest festival of Sukkot, which begins at sundown. On Diamond Row in midtown, a sidewalk vendor was selling the palm fronds and other items that are part of an ancient seasonal ritual. Joseph Ghodis was ...

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New Yorkers Want a Say in Term Limit Vote

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Yorkers watching Mayor Bloomberg march by in the Columbus Day Parade greeted him with applause. But almost all say they oppose the Bloomberg's attempt to change the law that limits mayors to two terms. John Pizkatelli of Fresh Meadows, Queens, says the whole city ...

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Children's Fiction Tackles Economic Uncertainty

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Children's author Erica S. Perl tells WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about how kids' books dealt with tough times in the '70s, which authors have taken on the topic in recent years, and why children don't need to be protected from harsh economic realities.

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