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Corzine Urges N.J. Delegates to Back Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to release her delegates later today.

Even after last night's speech, questions still remain about whether her delegates will ultimately support Sen. Barack Obama. During the primaries, Clinton received overwhelming support from New Jersey's delegation, including Gov. Jon Corzine. But now, ...

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From Sacramento, a New Charter School for Harlem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York City has 18 new charter schools, each with a distinct personality. But only one has a story that spans almost 3,000 miles, from Sacramento, Calif., to 134th Street in Harlem. This charter school's story includes sports, politics, the historic Boys Choir of Harlem, ...

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New Path Opens in Highbridge Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of community activists were on hand this morning in Upper Manhattan to cut a green ribbon on a bike and pedestrian path in Highbridge Park.

The three-quarter mile paved route leads to the High Bridge, a former aqueduct over the Harlem ...

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Denver Spotlight Eludes N.J. Pols, For Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So far, no one from New Jersey is scheduled to address Democrats in Denver. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, Garden State delegates are making a push to get Sen. Robert Menendez to the podium.

Menendez boosters are making the case to DNC planners and ...

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Paterson Bemoans Budget Woes

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton gets another chance to publicly — and prominently — urge her die-hard supporters to get behind Barack Obama. Clinton addresses delegates tonight in prime time.

Other New York politicians are getting their chance today in the convention spotlight. Gov. David Paterson is speaking ...

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Jazzmobile Arrives in Newark

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newark, New Jersey used to be a hotbed for jazz -- it was the birthplace of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan and hosted swinging clubs along its piers. But the Newark riots destroyed all that.

This summer, jazz returned to the city through Jazzmobile -- a program ...

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Concerns Over Elevators Remain After Boy's Death

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's been a week since a five-year-old boy died after falling down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn public housing complex, but residents in other buildings are still concerned about the safety of their elevators. Several of them lit candles for the boy in front ...

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High Emotions at First Night of DNC

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On the first night of their national convention, Democrats rallied for Sen. Edward Kennedy, and they were introduced to a softer side of Michelle Obama. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly was there and he joins us now.

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City Eyes Car-Free Prospect Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A car-free Prospect Park in Brooklyn? Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he'll ask his transportation commissioner to look into the idea, a perennial one proposed by the group, Transportation Alternatives. It wants the city to try closing the park to traffic for three months next summer. ...

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World Class Tennis Underway at Open Tournament

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tennis enthusiasts of all stripes are flocking to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens over the next two weeks. Many fans say they're looking forward to a re-match between Roger Federer and top seed Rafael Nadal, who met at last month's Wimbledon final. But ...

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Designation May Inject Aid to Newtown Creek

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newtown Creek, which separates Brooklyn and Queens, may become a federal Superfund site. That's according to Congress members Nydia Velazquez and Anthony Weiner.

In response to pressure from the two legislators, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to test Newtown Creek to see if its pollutants ...

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Sen. Clinton Delivers Message of Unity

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention, New York Senator Hillary Clinton has delivered a call for unity behind Barack Obama. And it was a poignant moment for New York delegates who heard her speak yesterday. Karen DeWitt reports from Denver.

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City Airports Lose Flight Routes

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York City is losing nonstop airplane connections to 25 domestic and international destinations this fall.

One of them is Daytona Beach, where the Continental flights into Newark Liberty regularly traveled at 85 to 90 percent capacity, according to Stephen Cooke, the director of business development ...

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Local Businesses Look for Olympic Gold

Monday, August 25, 2008

Athletes weren't the only ones seeking gold at the 29th Olympiad. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, some small New York-area businesses also had a stake in the games.

Think of a corporate brand you associate with the Olympics: McDonald's, Coke, Visa.

"Win" sports detergent?

ADVERTISEMENT: Reaching your goal. ...

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Flight Cutbacks Put in Context

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fewer flights will be taking off from New York's airports this fall, with some cities losing direct service entirely, according to research first reported in Crain's New York Business.

Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com, which analyzed fall flight schedules, says high fuel costs are the main ...

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Tennis Takes Center Stage

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympic torch is barely out and while swimmers and track stars may be relaxing and enjoying their first cheeseburger in months, the world's best tennis players have another big tournament to play. The U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing, Queens, today — with many ...

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Public Housing Residents Worry About Elevator Safety

Monday, August 25, 2008

A week after a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy died falling into a public housing elevator, residents are asking questions about the safety of elevators in their public housing buildings.

Anne Washington says it's hard to keep track of the elevator breakdowns in her complex — the Grant ...

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Clinton Blasts McCain Ad

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is denouncing a new campaign ad for John McCain that uses her words from the primary season.

CLINTON: Senator Obama's campaign has become increasingly negative.

ANNOUNCER: The truth hurt, and Obama didn't like it.

REPORTER: Clinton mentioned the ad when she spoke to ...

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Dems Convene in Denver, Seeking Unity

Monday, August 25, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, New York’s top politicians gather for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen Dewitt reports.

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Clinton Pushes Unity Message to N.Y. Delegation

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton received a rousing ovation from New York State Delegation as she told them that the Democratic Party is united and she will make every effort to help her former rival Barack Obama get to the White House.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports from Denver:

REPORTER: ...

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