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New York Delegates Worry About Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

New York’s delegation mingled at a low key reception in St. Paul. But like everyone else, they were preoccupied with news of Hurricane Gustav and what it might mean for their political gathering.

New York Delegates like those from the rest of the nation were subdued ...

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Republicans Scale Back Convention Plans in Wake of Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

The GOP convention is finally underway and off to a muted start, as a result of Hurricane Gustav. Convention delegates are on the floor of the XCel Energy Center going over the official business required at these conventions — nominating their candidates, and approving a ...

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West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 01, 2008

Today the 41st annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade will make its way from Utica Avenue to Grand Army Plaza along Eastern Parkway.

This year's theme is "One Caribbean, Many Cultures." The lineup includes 70 floats and thousands of marchers in costume. Olympic athletes from ...

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Caribbean Culture Celebrated in Brooklyn Parade

Monday, September 01, 2008

The 41st annual West Indian American Day Parade is making its way down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn this afternoon. Thousands of people are in the parade, wearing lavish costumes and riding colorful floats. One of them is Dwaine Wilson, a Harlem resident and a native ...

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N.Y. Delegates Ready to Enjoy Convention

Monday, September 01, 2008

New York delegates at the Republican National Convention are finding things to do in Minnesota other than convention business. RNC officials curtailed today's schedule because of Hurricane Gustav's threat to the Gulf Coast. Rochester delegate Mike Snowdon says he's been waiting all his life to ...

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Jersey Shore Eyed for Federal Offshore Wind Energy Project

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Offshore wind energy is coming, and the federal government has the New York region's coastal waters in its sights. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Any project more than three miles offshore needs approval from the Department of the Interior. Last week, Interior's Maureen Bornholdt came ...

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RNC Protesters Face Raids from Police in Twin Cities

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Republican National Convention does not get underway until Monday, but police in St. Paul and Minneapolis were busy over the weekend raiding several homes allegedly linked to people the police said were going to disrupt the event. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more from St. ...

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New Yorkers React to Palin Pick

Saturday, August 30, 2008

John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is being met with skepticism from some New Yorkers.

REPORTER: Brooklyn resident Martha Llamas says she's "ticked off" by the GOP nominee's selection of a 44-year-old woman; she cals it an act of "oneupmanship" ...

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Critical Mass Riders and NYPD Continue Cat-and-Mouse Game

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The standoff between the NYPD and cyclists in the monthly Critical Mass ride has been going on for years. WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks to Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about how riders and police interacted during the August ride.

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Port Authority Vows to Keep Fighting Airport Slot Auctions

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Port Authority officials say they'll fight tooth and nail to prevent the auction of takeoff and landing spots at the region's airports.

REPORTER: The Federal Aviation Administration decided this week to hold off on a planned auction at Newark Airport, until an independent FAA office looks ...

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Statewide Emergency Network Has Serious Problems, Officials Say

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The company building a $2 billion statewide emergency radio network has been told that 19 flaws found in a two-county test must be corrected within 45 days or the state could end the contract.

The state's Office for Technology notes that M/A-COM, a division of Tyco ...

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NY Ambulances on Their Way to Gulf Coast

Friday, August 29, 2008

New York City paramedics are on the way to Louisiana to help out if Tropical Storm Gustav makes landfall there.

Warren Golden, Chief Operating Officer of Citywide Mobile Response, says his company sent five ambulances and 10 EMTs with all the equipment they might need.

GOLDEN: We're ...

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Newark Mayor Responds to Obama Speech

Friday, August 29, 2008

Metro area elected officials are reacting to last night's acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Newark Mayor Cory Booker was at Mile High Stadium last night. He says the importance of Obama's speech went beyond a single election.

BOOKER: This is not just about ...

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In New York, It's Hard Out There For Republicans

Friday, August 29, 2008

Democrats are so dominant in New York that the McCain campaign doesn't have headquarters here. Still, McCain's chairman in New York is optimistic about swaying Democrats to vote Republican.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Not long ago, the governor and New York City mayor were Republicans. Now, ...

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Major Layoffs Expected at Lehman Brothers

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lehman Brothers is set to lay off over 1,000 employees — it's the fourth round of layoffs this year.

The struggling investment bank lost $2.8 billion last quarter because of write downs of mortgage related assets, and it's rumored to be shopping around some of its ...

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New Yorkers React to McCain VP Choice

Friday, August 29, 2008

The news that John McCain has named Sarah Palin - the 44 year old conservative Governor of Alaska as his choice for vice president is being met with skepticism by some in the city.

Brooklyn's Martha Llamas she's ticked off by the "oneupmanship" of McCain's selection.

LLAMAS: ...

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FAA Puts Newark Flight Auction on Hold

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will hold off on a planned auction of a take-off and landing slot at Newark Airport.

The FAA says the auctions would reduce air congestion, but the agency agreed to put them on hold until an independent FAA office looks ...

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More Layoffs at Lehman Brothers

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lehman Brothers is preparing to cut more than 1,000 jobs. It's the company's fourth round of layoffs this year. The beleaguered brokerage house continues to be rocked by the deterioration of the mortgage market, especially in commercial and residential real estate markets. Next week marks ...

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Obama Supporters Unmoved by McCain Pick

Friday, August 29, 2008

Republican John McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate may get some Independents and even Democrats to look again at his candidacy.

But many New Yorkers who support Barack Obama say their vote won't change. Connie Johnson, an African-American bank ...

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Kids at Y Get to Swim With Phelps

Friday, August 29, 2008

A few dozen New York City kids got the chance to swim with 14-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Thursday. The star athlete was in Manhattan promoting a swimming program at the YMCA in Chelsea. Phelps is on a mission to make swimming more accessible ...

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