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Port Authority Releases New Budget & Time Table on WTC Site

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says he is giving priority to the 8 acre memorial.

In fact, he says the authority will absorb $75 million in extra costs to enable at least part of the memorial plaza to open by the 10th anniversary of the ...

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Subway Cars Covered in Advertising... Literally

Thursday, October 02, 2008

One shuttle on the 42nd street line has been covered from top to bottom in ads for a show on the History Channel. Ads will also start appearing on turnstiles, stairs and inside train tunnels.

MTA Chief Elliot Sander says it's a way to help fill ...

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The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, October 02, 2008

WNYC is taking part in a city-wide festival celebrating Leonard Bernstein. Soterios Johnson talks to music critic, Steve Smith, about the composer, musician and educator's legacy.

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Mayor Bloomberg Says He's Best Suited to Lead City Through Fiscal Crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michael Bloomberg would like the opportunity to run for re-election for a third, four year term, citing his past Wall Street experience and his business acumen.

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Police Lieutenant Involved in Taser Death Found Dead

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The police lieutenant who ordered the use of a Taser stun gun that led to the death of a Brooklyn man last week is dead of an apparent suicide.

Lieutenant Michael Pigott was found at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn early this morning dead of an ...

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Anticipating the Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

There is a lot riding on the first and only vice presidential debate, especially for Republican candidate Sarah Palin.

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein is at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Coalition Prepares to Fight Proposed Changes to Term Limits

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In anticipation of Mayor Bloomberg's expected announcement that he wants to overturn term limits so he can run for four more years in office, a coalition opposing the move is gaining steam.

The head of the good government group Citizen's Union says he is working to ...

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Dance Performance Debuets On Performance Center

Thursday, October 02, 2008

LaFrance is known for dance performances she's staged in unique places around New York City, like a 12 story stairwell, a parking garage and even in the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.

The new dance, called 'Rapture,' places five performers on Bard's sleek, metallic building, ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Ready for Third Term

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In announcing his push for a third term, a somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is motivated by a looming global financial meltdown that could have dire consequences for New York City.

He said the pending 700 billion dollar Wall Street bailout bill was no silver ...

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New Schedule for WTC Redevelopment

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After years of setting deadlines and pushing them back, a new definitive construction schedule for the World Trade Center redevelopment will come out later this morning. It will replace one devised by Governors Pataki and Spitzer that Governor Paterson has called too optimistic.

A Port Authority ...

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Council Speaker Quinn is OK With Changing Term Limit Law

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is introducing a bill in the City Council to extend term limits for another four years. He announced his intentions during a packed news conference in the City Hall Blue Room today.

If passed, the measure would also extend the terms of city council ...

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Local Senators Vote in Favor of Bailout Plan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

All 6 senators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout plan that passed the Senate last night.

New York Senator Charles Schumer told CNN after the vote that he thinks Americans are starting to understand that the ...

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Paterson Calls for Privatizion of State Assets

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Governor Paterson wants proposals for private contractors to lease state assets like highways, bridges and the lottery. He says it could trim costs and generate revenue.

Carol Kellerman, president of the citizens budget commission, says it's a good plan, especially if it works like the city's ...

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Financial History vs. Reality

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wall Street zigzagged through a relatively calm session, closing with modest losses as financial markets uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the government's banking sector bailout.

Columbia University's Professor Sharyn O'Halloran is a political economist. She explains how today's situation is NOT like the Great Depression.

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Financial Rescue Plan: Bailout or Investment?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Bush administration is searching for a new way to sell its financial rescue plan after acknowledging some blunders and missteps in presenting it the first time around. One big change: insist it's not a Wall Street "bailout."

The focus has switched away from financial institutions, ...

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GAO Says FAA Can't Auction Flight Slots

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Congressional investigators say federal aviation officials have no legal authority to auction off flight slots, a scheme the government devised to try to cut crippling traffic jams at major airports including Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark.

The report from the Government Accountability Office comes amid a legal ...

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Young People Going Back to the Farm

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kaycee Wimbish discovered her love of farming when she moved to New York City.

WIMBISH: I got increasingly interested in food and where the food was coming from....loved the green markets, shopped at the farmer's markets all the time, joined a CSA for the first time.

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VP Debate Night Schedule

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Vice Presidential Debate moderated by Gwen Ifill

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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A New Approach for Dealing with Teenage Prostitutes

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New York is taking a new approach to dealing with teenage prostitutes. Governor Paterson has signed a bill that requires them to be treated as sexually exploited youths rather than criminals.

The new law goes into effect in 2010. It requires law enforcement officials to offer ...

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