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Businesses Object to Proposed Willets Point Development

Friday, November 30, 2007

The city's proposed redevelopment of Willets Point would bring housing, a hotel and a convention center to the Queens neighborhood. But the businesses already there told the City Council it's a raw deal. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: The issue of eminent domain dominated the council oversight hearing. Several council ...

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Clinton on Healthcare in N.H.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Of all the major issues confronting voters, arguably the most personal is healthcare - even if it's sometimes the most difficult to understand. Democratic primary voters tend to rank it higher than Republicans, and most Democratic candidates have responded with detailed policy proposals. WNYC's Fred Mogul traveled to New Hampshire ...

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Giuliani's Expenses Come Under Scrutiny

Friday, November 30, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's campaign says the Police Department reimbursed little-known city departments for personal travel expenses for the former mayor's security detail.

REPORTER: A published report said the expenses were charged to departments like the NYC Committee for the United Nations. The expenses for travel to Long Island coincided with the beginning ...

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Questions Raised About Giuliani Security

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is denying a report that he billed tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses to little-known city departments for trips to the Hamptons. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The report on politico.com was based on documents and American Express statements obtained under the ...

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Council Passes Green Legislation

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The city's air might get a little easier to breathe. The City Council has unanimously passed the "New York City Climate Protection Act." Sponsored by Councilman James Gennaro, the legislation calls for a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. It also requires a 30% reduction in the city ...

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Trash on the Tracks: Recycling in NYC's Subways

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Recycling is the law of the state, and New Yorkers are used to seeing blue and green bins in their communities and at public agencies. But not in the subway system. New York City Transit has a completely different way of sorting its trash. WNYC has learned that Governor Eliot ...

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Long-Term Effects of Broadway Strike

Thursday, November 29, 2007

For more now on the end of the Broadway stagehands strike, we're joined by Adam Feldman. He's a theater critic for Time Out New York and President of the New York Drama Critics Circle.

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The New Museum Opens Downtown

Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Hell Yes!" That's the message that blazes in rainbow stripes across the front of the spanking new New Museum which opens tomorrow on the Bowery. The building looks like a stack of 6 shimmering aluminum boxes, stacked on top of each other, slightly off-kilter, this way and that. It’s the ...

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WTC Health Registry Hosts Meeting

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More than 500 people attended the 2nd annual World Trade Center Health Registry meeting last night. They sought answers about their health since the 9/11 attacks.

REPORTER: One of the attendees, Emma, would only give her first name. She and her daughter moved out of state after September 11th. She wants ...

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Broadway Gets Ready to Re-Open Tonight

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The streets of Broadway are buzzing again and most productions that were closed because of the strike are working hard to get ready for shows tonight.

REPORTER: The Little Mermaid - was supposed to open on December 6th but delayed their opening now until after the new year. Director Franchesca Zambello ...

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Attorney General, EPA Face Off

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New York's Attorney General's office says it will sue the EPA for repealing regulations that forced companies to publicly disclose the amount and type of chemicals they use, store and release into the environment.

REPORTER: New York, part of a coalition of 11 states, wants the reporting requirements reinstated. Special Deputy ...

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Children Die in City Shelters

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Twenty children died while staying in city shelters over a recent 3 year period, that's according to a report by the Public Advocate's Office.

REPORTER: The leading cause of death was infants sleeping with adults or in other unsafe positions. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum says a new law requires shelters to ...

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Downtown Kids Suffer Health Problems

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Many children exposed to World Trade Center dust developed breathing problems after September 11th. That's one finding from the city’s first research report on the health effects of the disaster on children. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

According to the report, children less than 5 years old have asthma at twice ...

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Hearing Held for Fox-Owned Station

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Federal Communications Commission held a public hearing last night in Newark on whether to renew the broadcasting license for WWOR-TV, or Channel 9. Community groups and Senator Frank Lautenberg are concerned that the station isn't living up to its licensing agreement to serve North Jersey.

REPORTER: At last night's hearing, ...

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African Americans Underrepresented in Construction Industry

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A report released today shows blacks especially native born ones remain under represented in the construction industry and earn about 60 percent of what whites earn.

REPORTER: Dr. Dennis Darryck from the Milano Graduate School helped author the report. He says local trade unions should be monitored to make sure blacks ...

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Tweed Courthouse Construction Woes

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Some of the work done on the high profile restoration of Lower Manhattan's Tweed Courthouse - just a few years ago - has evidently not stood the test of time. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

This past summer, a city Buildings Department employee with an eye for detail spotted ornamental ...

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Broadway Strike Ends

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Curtains up. Broadway theaters are racing to reopen after stagehands and theater producers reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a crippling strike that kept more than 2 dozen shows dark for 19 days.

Most plays and musicals that were shut during the walkout are expected to be up and running this ...

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School Recycling Lags Behind City Recycling

Thursday, November 29, 2007

As we head into the homestretch of 2007, New York City looks like it will quietly miss an environmental goal it set for itself last year, in its solid waste management plan -- to recycle 25 percent of the garbage generated by its residents and institutions. Right now, our diversion, ...

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Barack Obama in Harlem

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Barack Obama speaks about "a politics of change" at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Bill Richardson on Immigrants' Rights

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Presidential candidate Bill Richardson addresses immigrants rights at the International Immigrants Foundation Building in Midtown Manhattan. He calls for humane treatment of Immigrants.

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