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A Year After the Deutsche Bank Fire, Abatement Continues

Friday, August 15, 2008

One year ago Monday, a fire broke out at the former Deutsche Bank building, right across the street from where the twin towers once stood. The building, also known as 130 Liberty Street, was in the process of being decontaminated and taken down piece by ...

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Court Threat Looms Over Top Buildings Post

Friday, August 15, 2008

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers is considering taking the city to court to block yesterday's decision to change the job requirements for the City's Building Commissioner.

The City Council approved a bill that would lift a requirement that the commissioner have a license ...

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The New York International Fringe Festival

Friday, August 15, 2008

The NY International Fringe Festival is underway -- 200 companies from all over the world..... performing in more than 13 hundred performances. Those are big numbers, but is really big really better?

Fringe Festival website

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Class Teaches Respect for Women to Batterers

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In New York City, police respond to more than 200,000 domestic violence calls a year. The majority of the perpetrators are by far men. Only a small fraction end up getting convicted for abusing their partners. An even smaller fraction serve jail time. The rest ...

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Bloomberg Calls for Feds to Boost Infrastructure Improvements

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York and other urban areas will have to curtail short-haul air travel and beef up inter-city train travel. A group of mayors met today to discuss infrastructure needs.

They want the federal government to overhaul the country’s roads, bridges, water systems ...

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Port Authority Ties Flight Auctions to Fed Money

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Port Authority says it's willing to support auctioning off airport slots, but only if the federal government invests more money in the air traffic control system.

Authority owns the region's three major airports and is battling the U.S. Department of Transportation over the best way ...

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Students Rally For Bill Aimed at Safety Officers

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Carrying signs calling for "Graduation Not Incarceration," over 100 High School Students joined City Council members on the steps of city hall to rally in support of the "Student Safety Act," a bill aimed at reducing altercations between school safety officers and students.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz ...

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New Goethals Bridge Design Revealed

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drawings of a new Goethals Bridge show a wider span with two more lanes connecting northern New Jersey and Staten Island. The Port Authority today released renderings of a proposed replacement for the 77-year-old span, which carries some 80,000 vehicles each day. Motorists have long ...

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Bill Would Require Alerts for Senior Center Closings

Thursday, August 14, 2008

As the city aims to modernize the more than 300 senior centers throughout the five boroughs - many elderly New Yorkers are worried it'll lead to the closure of the centers they rely on.

In response to these fears, a new City Council bill aims to ...

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Mets Ticket Prices Skyrocket

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tickets to see the Mets play at their new ballpark are going to cost you.

Tickets prices will increase 79 percent over this year, but executives say that is still a fraction of what you'll pay to see the Yankees.

The most expensive Mets tickets will cost ...

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New Ad Criticizes Paterson's Property Tax Plan

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Opponents of New York Governor David Paterson’s property tax cap plan are taking to the airwaves. They've created a TV ad that sharply criticizes the governor and his policies, just ahead of next week’s special legislative session. Karen Dewitt has this report.

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Meadowlands Cracks Down on Rowdy Fans

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Season ticketholders at the Meadowlands who get themselves tossed out for drunkenness will lose their season tickets under new regulations.

Tickets will be revoked even if they are being used by someone other than the owner, though the owner will get two warnings first.

New Jersey Senate ...

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Brooklyn Residents Protest New Homeless Facility

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Crown Heights residents packed a community board hearing in Brooklyn last night to protest the relocation of an intake center for homeless men to their neighborhood.

A deputy commissioner from the Department of Homeless Services tried to alleviate their concerns. But Brooklyn city councilwoman Latisha James ...

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McCain Campaign Makes a Stop in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It remains to be seen if Senator John McCain can carry New Jersey in the presidential race but based on the results of his fundraiser in Teaneck last night, his stop in New Jersey more than paid for itself.

About 500 people helped raise more than ...

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French Feminist Martyr Celebrated on Stage

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

She was a radical who starved herself to death in a French prison - protesting the Nazi treatment of Jews during World War 2. She was a philosopher, an activist and a lonely young woman.

Simone Weil is also the subject of a new oratorio which ...

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Bloomberg Yanks Free Parking for Council Members

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The reserved parking spaces for four City Council members are about to open up.

After the Daily News reported today that Helen Sears, Al Vann, David Yassky and Helen Foster each enjoy a free parking space in front of their district offices, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ...

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City Eyes Waterfront for Middle Class Enclave

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration made its pitch to the City Planning Commission for using public money to prepare and help build a new middle class enclave on land once envisioned for an Olympic Village.

The city is planning to enlist private developers to build 5,000 apartments on ...

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New Yorkers Respond to Planned WTC Security Zone

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Yorkers have mixed reactions to the NYPD's plan to create a tight security zone around the World Trade Center site. Under the plan, cars would have to pass through checkpoints and delivery trucks would have to gain clearance in an underground bomb screening center.

Gaspare ...

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Waterboarding as Art?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For years now we've heard about that controversy surrounding the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. One part of that controversy stems from concerns over the use of waterboarding, a technique that some have equated to torture that's allegedly used to gather information from detainees. It's ...

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Rock Hall of Fame Coming to SoHo

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Billy Joel was in SoHo to present some memorabilia to the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex that will open this fall.

The Annex is an extension of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame based in Cleveland, Ohio, and will feature musicians from ...

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