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Comptroller Audit Critical of Skyport

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New York City's comptroller is calling a marina and parking facility on the East River "an accident waiting to happen".

William Thompson, a potential candidate for mayor, says his auditors reported degraded piers, corroded steel, cracked concrete and other violations at a site leased by New ...

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What's on the Playlist at Midsummer Night's Swing

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Much of the Lincoln Center campus is hidden behind construction barriers and its central plaza is temporarily shut down for renovation. Midsummer Night's Swing has been relocated to Damrosch Park, behind the New York State Theater. And that's not the only change. This year, Midsummer ...

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New Plan Will Reduce City Emissions by 30 Percent

Monday, July 07, 2008

The city will make improvements to firehouses, police stations, city government offices and courthouses, as part of a new, long-term action plan aimed at reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next nine years.

BLOOMBERG: It will involve upgrades to lighting, heating, ...

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Parking Break For Brooklynites

Monday, July 07, 2008

Starting today, alternate side parking regulations will be temporarily suspended in several Brooklyn neighborhoods as the Department of Transportation installs over 2,000 signs with new and reduced regulations.

Street cleaning regulations will be suspended for the next six to eight weeks in parts of Boerum Hill, ...

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Health Dept. Launches Online Space for Teens

Monday, July 07, 2008

Teens that are depressed, stressed or involved in violent relationships have a new friend online -- the city Health Department.

Officials are launching a new Web site called "NYC Teen Mind Space." It features fictional characters, each with a page on the Web site MySpace.

They all ...

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N.J. Transportation Funding Looms Large

Monday, July 07, 2008

Now that New Jersey's wrapped up its state budget, state lawmakers are taking the summer off.

But for Gov. Jon Corzine, it's time to move on to other vital matters.

In the coming weeks, Corzine plans to unveil a revised proposal to fund transportation projects.

He won't comment ...

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$100 Fine For Subway Fare Evaders

Monday, July 07, 2008

Be ready to shell out a hundred bucks if you get caught sneaking a free ride on the subway system. The fine for fare evasion has gone up. It used to be $60.

The change was timed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to coincide with the ...

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Negotiations Resume in Concrete Strike

Monday, July 07, 2008

Negotiations between concrete producers and truck drivers resumed today after they broke down last week. In a joint statement, the concrete companies and the union said they "remain committed to reaching a fair and equitable agreement for all concerned."

More than 400 drivers, who are members ...

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Prayers For Gospel Singing Pastor

Monday, July 07, 2008

In an emotional funeral service yesterday, members of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center in Crown Heights prayed for their pastor Timothy Wright and mourned his wife, co-pastor Betty Wright, and her 14-year-old grandson D.J.

The family was in a head-on car crash in Pennsylvania.

Rev. Wright is a ...

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Serb Charged in Attack Explains Flight

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The lawyer of a Serb charged with beating a New York college classmate to near death says his client fled to his homeland because he doesn't believe in the U.S. justice system.

The case of basketball player Miladin Kovacevic is threatening to ignite a diplomatic crisis ...

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Million Dollar Record Collection Heads to Syracuse

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The estate of a prominent Manhattan record shop owner is donating 50 tons of old 78 rpm records to Syracuse University.

More than 200,000 records represent the entire inventory of Records Revisited, a landmark store that was owned by Morton Savada. He died in February at ...

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Statue Crown May Reopen to Tourists

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The federal government is considering the reopening of the Statue of Liberty’s crown for the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks.

Congressman Anthony Weiner calls the move a breakthrough. He says he wants to see the statue’s crown reopened with a year

WEINER: We hope this ...

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BAM Kicks Off Afro-Punk Festival

Friday, July 04, 2008

They used to be misfits, but now they're a flourishing cultural movement. A festival in Brooklyn showcases Afro-punk - the growing scene of mostly black young people who aren't afraid to rock out. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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Queens National Guard Remembered

Friday, July 04, 2008

A gathering at an auto repair shop on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn today may look like a typical Fourth of July celebration. There will be barbeque chicken, reggae music and dominos. But it's more than just an Independence Day party - it's a celebration of ...

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Parsing the Prostate

Friday, July 04, 2008

In the latest novel by Philip Roth, the main character grapples with the ravages of prostate cancer. The disease gives him incontinence and impotence -- and amplifies his reflections on aging. A prostate cancer group at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck gathered to discuss the ...

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Pit Bulls Get Bad Rap After Attacks

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Two separate, vicious attacks by pit bulls this week is again shining a harsh spotlight on the breed.

A 90-year-old Staten Island man remains in critical condition after he was attacked late Tuesday morning in his yard on John Street. And a three-year old Brooklyn boy ...

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Black Kids Who Aren't Afraid Rock Out

Thursday, July 03, 2008

They used to be misfits, but now they're a flourishing cultural movement. A festival in Brooklyn showcases Afropunk -- the growing scene of mostly black young people who aren't afraid to rock out. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports...

REPORTER: Whole Wheat Bread -- a punk band from ...

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Police Commish Warns of Illegal Fireworks

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Arrests for illegal fireworks are down, and so are injuries.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today attributed both to stronger enforcement of state law, which bans the possession of fireworks for personal use.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the NYPD has been staking out sales outlets in other states, ...

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Police Arrest Owner of Attacking Pit Bulls

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A Brooklyn man faces charges after one of his two pit bulls attacked a three-year-old boy yesterday.

Frantz Cesar allegedly let the dogs into his East New York apartment. One attacked Kamar Reynolds, who was visiting for the holiday weekend. He had surgery to re-attach his ...

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Holiday Travel Fills the Highways, and Railways

Thursday, July 03, 2008

High gas prices and traffic won't deter many New Yorkers who'll hit the road over this holiday weekend. That's according to the American Automobile Association. AAA says nearly 14,000 New York members made trip requests this week, about 8 percent more than this time last ...

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