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City's Calorie Posting Rule Takes Effect Monday

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The city's calorie-posting rule is slated to take effect Monday. A federal judge last week rejected a challenge by a state restaurant trade group, and also refused to impose a temporary restraining order while an appeal is filed.

But the judge did delay the city's ability ...

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Pope Visits Ground Zero

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI visited the World Trade Center site Sunday, offering prayers for those killed on 9/11, and for rescue and cleanup workers who have become ill since the attacks. The pontiff invited 24 people with ties to ground zero to join him, including survivors, ...

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Bronx Little League Team Hopes to Compete

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Little league games are starting this month. Teams in the Fordham-Bedford league in the Bronx are having their opening day next Saturday. One team that hopes to play this year doesn't know if it can take part, because its coach is still struggling to fill ...

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Isaiah Thomas Fired After Two Losing Seasons

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New York Knicks officials say they want a new coach in place in time for the NBA draft in late June.

REPORTER: The team fired coach Isiah Thomas yesterday. The Knicks finished their 23-59 season Wednesday, matching the franchise record for losses. But it wasn't just ...

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Street Closures Continue During Pope's Visit

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The pontiff will be traveling up 5th Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral to 72nd street in the "Popemobile." Most of the area will be shut down as people line Benedict's travel route. Traffic will not be allowed between 6th and Park Ave from 47th to ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Welcomes Pope at St. Patrick's

Saturday, April 19, 2008

As crowds lined 5th Avenue awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, Mayor Bloomberg welcomed some 3,000 people who came to hear the pontiff say mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

REPORTER: Bloomberg said the pope couldn't have picked a better time to come to the city.

BLOOMBERG: ...

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A Processional for the Pope

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tomorrow, Pope Benedict the Sixteenth will become the first pope ever to celebrate mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. But as he enters and approaches the altar, it will be the second time a piece of processional music has been played for a pontiff here in ...

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Crane Collapse Building Did Not Meet Zoning Rules

Friday, April 18, 2008

The city should never have approved the building where the crane collapsed last month because it didn't meet zoning regulations.

That's what the head of the city's Buildings Department, Patricia Lancaster told a City Council committee yesterday. The disclosure came during questioning by Councilmember Jessica Lappin ...

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Small Upper East Side Parish Prepares to Welcome Pope

Friday, April 18, 2008

As Pope Benedict makes his way to spend the weekend New York City, last-minute preparations are being made for his arrival. His packed schedule includes visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a synagogue, a seminary and Yankee Stadium, as well as a parade up Fifth Avenue.

He's ...

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Council Questions How Slush Funds Slipped by Comptroller

Friday, April 18, 2008

City Council members are asking why the City's fiscal watchdog, Comptroller Bill Thompson, failed to detect the use of phony non-profits by council leadership to hide millions of dollars. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

REPORTER: At face value it would be like finding a needle ...

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Corzine Eyes New Nuclear Energy Plant

Friday, April 18, 2008

Governor Corzine continues his efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey. But his latest proposal to help reach that goal is sparking much debate.

Corzine's office has released a proposal that calls for a review of the siting, permitting, financing, and waste disposal issues ...

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Dominican Immigrants in Pennsylvania, By Way of New York

Friday, April 18, 2008

Some of the Pennsylvanians attending political rallies or meet-and-greets before Tuesday's primary are New Yorkers. They're not volunteers from the city, there to twist arms; they're recent transplants from the Dominican Republic to New York to Reading, Pennsylvania - two hours inland. WNYC's Marianne McCune ...

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Niblack Named Council Finance Director

Friday, April 18, 2008

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has appointed Preston Niblack as finance director for the New York City Council, effective May 5. He comes to the Council from the city's Independent Budget Office, where he has served as Deputy Director for the past eight years. He's ...

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Bronx Nuns Donate Hosts for Pope's Yankee Stadium Mass

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sixty thousand communion wafers will be dispensed at the Pope's Mass at Yankee Stadium Sunday. The wafers are a donation from the Corpus Christi Monastery in the South Bronx. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: A magnolia tree is in full bloom in front of the 119-year-old ...

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Seattle Police Lures NYPD Recruits

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Seattle Police Department's aggressive efforts to draw officers and recruits from New York is off to a very impressive start. The Seattle PD paid for a large billboard on the West Side Highway, and spokesman Mark Jamison said all 700-plus seats at an entrance ...

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Church of St. Joseph's of Yorkville

Friday, April 18, 2008

As Pope Benedict makes his way to spend the weekend New York City, last-minute preparations are being made for his arrival later this morning. His packed schedule includes visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral, a synagogue, a seminary, Yankee Stadium, as well as a parade up ...

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Congestion Pricing Not Dead, City Says

Friday, April 18, 2008

Congestion pricing may not be dead yet.

City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke at a conference sponsored by the non-profit Regional Plan Association, says the proposals defeated two weeks ago was not the last word.

SADIK-KHAN: I really don't think that we should be in the business ...

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Pope's Visit Causes Elation, Gridlock

Friday, April 18, 2008

The pope's visit to the city has some people elated but others fed up with some of the street closures and gridlock - especially on the east side of Manhattan where the pontiff has been spending the day.

Cabbie Figaro Chodry says it’s more challenging than ...

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Con Ed Probes Manhole Blast

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Con Edison is investigating what prompted low-voltage cables beneath a Midtown manhole to smolder, prompting a fire, and an explosion of the manhole cover.

No one was hurt in the early morning incident, but 33 residents at five small apartment buildings were forced out of their ...

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National Library Week Makes Noise at City Hall

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A City Hall celebration for National Library Week was anything but quiet.

Staff members from libraries around the city, set-up tables in City Hall Park and invited passersby to sign up for library cards... and a band of Brooklyn librarians called "Lost in the Stacks" entertained ...

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