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City Council Wraps Up Term Limit Hearings

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The city council's term limits hearings have concluded, after two long days, and hundreds of speakers offering testimony - both for and against a bill that would allow the mayor and council members to run for a third term.

REPORTER: Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced ...

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Mayor Says Willets Point Landowners Holding Up Redevelopment

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Bloomberg administration says landowners at Willets Point, Queens, are intentionally stalling negotiations to sell their property.

REPORTER: At a city council hearing Friday, Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber said opponents postponed closing their deals this week to make it look as if the city had not ...

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Climate Change at the Museum of Natural History

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If the global economic crisis seems like its heading toward recovery, you can always keep worrying about that other major global crisis, climate change. A new exhibition on global climate change opens this Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History.

The exhibition explains the science ...

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Fossella Convicted of Drunk Driving

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella has been convicted of drunken driving in suburban Virginia. After a daylong trial at Alexandria General District Court Friday, a judge found Fossella guilty of driving under the influence shortly after midnight on May 1st. The arrest led to revelations ...

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Candidates Trade Punches for Laughs at Smith Dinner

Friday, October 17, 2008

New York's political elite joined presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama at the Waldorf-Astoria last night for the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner.

The event is traditionally a chance for candidates to leave the campaign trail behind and show their lighter side. Senators Hillary Clinton ...

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Retailers Try Creative Strategies

Friday, October 17, 2008

As Americans cut back on spending, retailers have to compete more intensely for fewer dollars. In Greenwich Village, clothing boutique Hoos is trying to rebrand itself by redecorating its storefront with fake dollar bills. John Medeiros Jr. says they want to make the case that ...

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Bloomberg's State of Mind

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg didn't start out as mayor thinking that city officials should be allowed to serve three terms instead of just two. In fact, it was quite the opposite. With the help of WNYC's archivist Andy Lanset, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman dug through our old tapes ...

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The ABC’s of AIG

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Andrew Cuomo is emerging as the leading watchdog of the government-owned insurer.

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Foreclosure Up Across NYC

Friday, October 17, 2008

Foreclosure filings this summer were up across all five boroughs, as much as 60 percent in Manhattan, compared to last summer, according to city records.

Shaun Donovan is the city's housing commissioner. He says in New York City, the foreclosure crisis affects more than just homeowners.

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One Step Closer to Development at Willets Point

Friday, October 17, 2008

The city has convinced three more landowners to sell or trade their land at Willets Point, Queens, to make way for a massive redevelopment of the area. Deputy mayor Bob Lieber said at a City Council hearing today, there are more deals in the works.

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Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground's NYC Connection

Friday, October 17, 2008

It was more than 40 years ago, but the turmoil of the 1960s remains a lightening rod in this year's presidential campaign. Once again, in Wednesday night's debate, Senator John McCain questioned Senator Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, former member of the left-wing radical ...

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Term Limits Testimony Continues in Council

Friday, October 17, 2008

A second day of heated testimony and debate continues at City Hall over Mayor Bloomberg's proposed legislation to change the city's term limits law. Elected officials from across the city have been appearing before the council since 10 this morning to offer their views and ...

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Debating in the Bronx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The presidential candidates held their last debate last night in Long Island and neither one had many surprises for the viewing public. One group of mostly second generation Dominicans and Puerto Rican 20-somethings gathered around the TV on the northwestern edge of the Bronx, hoping ...

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Natural Gas Drilling Benefits Touted at Albany Hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New York State sits atop huge reserves of natural gas, and energy companies want to start drilling as soon as possible. Yesterday supporters and opponents of drilling testified in Albany. WNYC's Ilya Marritz was there.

It's not every day that the legislature holds a hearing, and ...

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All My Sons Opens on Broadway

Thursday, October 16, 2008

All My Sons was Arthur Miller's first hit play. He wrote it 1945, when he was just 30 years old. It’s about an American family that is harboring a dark secret from World War II. Now, "All My Sons" is being revived on Broadway, in ...

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City Diverts AIDS Outreach Money to Homeless Housing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The city has decided to end five contracts with nonprofits that provide more than $2 million in outreach services to homeless people with AIDS.

The Department of Health has decided instead to use that money to operate more than 300 new apartments being built for homeless ...

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Public Crowds City Hall for Term Limits Hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2008

There are hundreds of New Yorkers at City Hall waiting to weigh in on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bill to repeal term limits. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is there.

Today's hearing was supposed to be reserved for the general public to voice their opinion on term limits. But ...

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NJ Governor Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saying the nation and New Jersey are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Governor Jon Corzine has presented an economic stimulus plan to a joint session of the legislature. Corzine called for putting $500 million of state funds into community banks to ...

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New Yorkers Assess Final Debate

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Yorkers from across region are playing the role of pundit, assessing the performance of both presidential candidates in last night's third and final debate.

A group of veterans watched the debate at a midtown saloon. Mike Brophy is a Naval Academy graduate and John McCain ...

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'Calder’s Circus' Opens at Whitney Museum

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting today, “Calder’s Circus” will be on display as part of the new exhibition: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years.” The show includes wire portraits, caricatures, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus.

Curator ...

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