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Paterson Gives Moynihan Another Shot

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is giving the proposed Moynihan Station in West Midtown one last shot. He wants the Port Authority, which he controls along with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, to take over the sputtering transit project.

PATERSON: Moynihan Station is going to need more tracks, ...

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9/11 Families Meet President Clinton

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, got to bend former President Bill Clinton's ear about a scholarship fund that he helped set up... but which they say isn't working. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

So far, nearly 1,000 students have gotten awards, and ...

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Official: Water Supply Safe From Natural Gas

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York State's top environmental official says the city's water supply will not be threatened by drilling for natural gas upstate.

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Grannis spoke yesterday at a City Council hearing to allay fears about chemical contamination in the water and the need for ...

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Cabbies Wary of Hybrid Taxis

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is the city pushing its yellow cabs to make the switch to green too fast?

Many in the industry say requiring new cabs to get 25 miles to the gallon by Oct. 1 is unrealistic.

Drivers complain hybrid taxis haven't been road tested long enough to make ...

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Council Eyes New Radio Rating System

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New technology aimed at better gauging a radio station's listenership is drawing fire from some minority run stations who say it undercuts their ratings. They say the new "People Meters," made by the company Arbitron, aren't given to enough minorities.

In testimony before the City Council, ...

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City Marks Anniversary of Attacks with Silence, Song

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It began with a moment of silence, to mark the time the first plane hit the North Tower, and ended with a chorus singing "I Will Remember You."

REPORTER: The seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was marked with solemn remembrance ...

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New Jersey Looks Back on September 11th

Thursday, September 11, 2008

While New York City was truly Ground Zero for the September 11th attacks the impact radiated across the Hudson to New Jersey and throughout the metro region. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report on the view from New Jersey seven years later.

REPORTER: For many New ...

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Politicians Mark 7th Anniversary of Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2008

BLOOMBERG: Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken.

REPORTER: Those were the words Mayor Bloomberg used at the start of the annual reading of the names of those who died in the World Trade Center when terrorists struck in 2001.

Family members, ...

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Seven Years after 9/11 - Where Did $21 Billion Go?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York City received $21 billion in federal aid after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman joins Amy Eddings on All Things Considered, and outlines what was spent - what hasn't - and how Lower Manhattan is doing today.

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Reflections on 'Man on Wire'

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Twin Towers are on the minds of many New Yorkers today. But they made such a strong impact on one man, Phillipe Petit, that in 1974 he illegally strung a wire between the World Trade Towers. Then, for 45 minutes in the early morning ...

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NYPD Releases New Data on Shootings by Officers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

City police officers are using their weapons less.

Incidents in which police fired last year were the fewest since the department began recording the statistic three decades ago.

According to an NYPD report, in 2007 there were 111 incidents in which firearms were discharged, including shots fired ...

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Giuliani Addresses Crowd at Ground Zero

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The names of the dead from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks reverberated through Lower Manhattan today. Family members, and students from the 92 countries that lost citizens in those attacks read the names.

REPORTER: They were interrupted by four moments of silence marking when the ...

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Looking Back on 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Family members and loved ones of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, gathered yesterday to get an update on the memorial, learn about the latest in DNA identification efforts, and find out about treatment programs for those who remain sick from the aftermath of ...

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Obama, McCain Make First Joint Appearance

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tonight, Barack Obama and John McCain will make their first appearance on the same stage, since formally winning their party's nominations. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The two campaigns say they're suspending campaigning for the day to focus on "service" and "putting country first." But today's ...

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Picks New Leader

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It was one of the most closely watched job searches in the art world -- but the choice has been made. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen Thomas Campbell to be its new Director and CEO.

Campbell currently serves as the Met's Curator ...

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Plans for Performing Arts Center at WTC Inch Along

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

As the re-development of the World Trade Center inches along, plans for a Performing Arts Center at the site have all but stopped.

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation allocated $60 million for a theatre complex. So far, $5 million of that has been spent on ...

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Rangel on Rental Income Tax: I Didn't Know

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel -- chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax code -- says he didn't know he had to pay taxes on rental income from his vacation home.

REPORTER: He says he didn't think he had to, because the ...

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Primary Results Roundup

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Returns are in from yesterday's primary elections, and several Democratic incumbents fended off challenges for their party's nomination.

Thirteen-term Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns trounced activist Kevin Powell.

Also in Brooklyn, Senator Kevin Parker more narrowly won his race against two term-limited city councilmen who ran for his ...

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Bloomberg Says WTC Redevelopment is Too Slow

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says the redevelopment of the World Trade Center is going too slowly...and he's asking Governor Paterson to dismantle the Lower Manhattan Development Authority, and give its tasks to the city.

He says the LMDC may have been a good idea at the time....

BLOOMBERG: And ...

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Campbell to Take Over at Met

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's own curators will succeed its long-time director. Thomas Campbell has been tapped to take over from Philippe de Montebello, who has headed the Met for 31 years. Campbell, currently the curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, recalled ...

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