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City Makes it Easier to Ticket Box-Blockers

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't block that box. At noon today, the city made it much easier to ticket drivers who clog up intersections.

REPORTER: Earlier only police officers could hand out the $115 tickets, but over the summer the governor signed a law allowing all traffic enforcement agents to ...

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Remembering September 11th in 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WNYC is streaming the 2008 commemoration ceremony live from 8:40 AM to 12:30 PM, including reading of the names of the lost and words from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NY Governor David Paterson, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former New York Governor George Pataki and Homeland ...

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Plans for Performing Arts Center at WTC Inch Along

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

As the re-development of the World Trade Center inches along, plans for a Performing Arts Center at the site have all but stopped.

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation allocated $60 million for a theatre complex. So far, $5 million of that has been spent on ...

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Brooklyn Churches To Host Gun Buyback Program

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Six Brooklyn churches will host the 'No Questions Asked' gun buyback program this Saturday.

Organized by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, people with illegal guns in their possession can surrender them and receive a $200 bank card in exchange.

Father Patrick West of The Shrine Church of Our ...

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Heavy Security Expected For Candidates Appearances

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is still working out logistics for this Thursday's visit from presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. The candidates have pledged to suspend campaigning while they take part in September 11th ceremonies. The Mayor says that's a good idea.

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Pilot Program to Teach 9/11 History

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The foundation in charge of raising money for the Sept. 11 memorial has launched a program to help teachers instruct students on the terrorist attacks.

The lesson plans include a video of survivors and witnesses recounting their memories of that day.

Joe Daniel, President of The National ...

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Port Authority Fails to Finish Prep Work For Towers

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Some corners of the former World Trade Center location are showing progress, but others are not. The Port Authority is having trouble finishing preparatory work for one of the planned office towers.

SCHUERMAN: The Port Authority, which owns the site, was supposed to turn over the ...

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Primary Elections Unusually Competitive

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's primary day. New Yorkers head to the polls to select their party's candidates for State Senate, State Assembly, and Congress. WNYC's Isaac Davy-Aronson has more.

REPORTER: There's an unusual number of competitive primaries in the city this year, which some poll watchers expect could lead ...

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911 To Accept Crime Photos, Videos from Public

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The city's hoping that anyone who takes photos with a cell phone or camera will pitch in to fight crime and help with emergencies. Mayor Bloomberg today announced a new N.Y.P.D. program to accept images from callers through the 911 system. He says people should ...

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Camera Phones Give Tipsters New Ammo

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Potholes. Trash-filled vacant lots. Hit and run accidents. Crimes in progress. These are some of the things Mayor Bloomberg wants pedestrians to snap with their cell phones or cameras and send into the city, via the 311 and 911 systems. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

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Paterson Says GOP Uses Racial Coding

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says there may be more to those jokes Republicans have made at Barack Obama's expense where, they poked fun at his early work in Chicago's poor neighborhoods.

Paterson says he heard overtones of racial coding.

PATERSON: I think the Republican party is too smart ...

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Former Reality TV Star Courts Young Voters

Monday, September 08, 2008

New York voters are set to go to the polls in primary elections tomorrow. In Brooklyn, writer and activist Kevin Powell, who first made a name for himself on the MTV's The Real World, is running for Congress against Representative Ed Towns.

Campaigning in East New ...

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Speeches from the Conventions

Monday, September 08, 2008

Republican National Convention speeches McCain, Palin and more

Democratic National Convention speeches Obama, Biden and more

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The End of an Era for Coney Island

Monday, September 08, 2008

After nearly 50 years in Coney Island, Astroland Amusement Park has shut down, and more than 300 workers are now looking for new jobs. Owner Carol Hill Albert says last night's closing is permanent one. She says there were never any negotiations with the city ...

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Primary is Key Battle in New York State

Monday, September 08, 2008

New Yorkers head to the polls tomorrow to select their parties' candidates for Congressional, State Assembly, and State Senate positions. In heavily Democratic New York, the primary is often where the key battle is, and not in November.

REPORTER: One race of interest is the re-election ...

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Double-Decker Buses Are Back

Monday, September 08, 2008

Fifty years after double-decker commuter buses disappeared from the streets of Manhattan, a new model will start picking up passengers in Staten Island later this week. New York City Transit president Howard Roberts says the pilot run will give officials a chance to weight their ...

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No Show? No Problem For State Development Agency

Monday, September 08, 2008

When the Empire State Development Corporation held hearings last week on whether to declare property in West Harlem "blighted," no board members showed up. That's not unusual for the state authority, but it would be if another agency were in charge. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.

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Close Race in 25th District

Monday, September 08, 2008

In tomorrow's primary election, state Sen. Martin Connor, a 30-year Albany veteran who represents the 25th District, faces off against newcomer Daniel Squadron in one of the most closely watched legislative races in the city.

The district covers lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. ...

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Little-known Judicial Seats Face Primary Battles

Monday, September 08, 2008

It's primary day tomorrow and New York City voters will pick their parties' candidates for the November elections in the state legislature and the US Congress — and some judicial seats. Dirk Olin, editor of JudicialReports.com, outlines the big judicial political battles for WNYC’s Amy ...

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Gotbaum Wants Answers on Special Ed Placements

Saturday, September 06, 2008

City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum wants to know why hundreds of Bronx parents were unable to enroll their children in Special Ed classes this week.

REPORTER: Gotbaum joined a crowd of frustrated parents Friday, as they waited in a long line at the Fordham Plaza School ...

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