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Quinn Backs Bloomberg's Effort to Change Term Limit Law

Sunday, October 12, 2008

City Council speaker Christine Quinn is backing Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's term limit law.

REPORTER: Quinn, who has mayoral ambitions of her own, told reporters at City Hall that she made the decision she did because she fears that the effects of the ...

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Governors Island Demolition

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials are on Governors Island to begin the demolition of several buildings.

New York is knocking down 10 buildings that were built in 1988 as Coast Guard housing, to make way for new recreation space.

More than eight acres of new open ...

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Blurring the Lines of Portraiture

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portraits ranging from Napoleon to grunge music icon Kurt Cobain – these are the obsessions of painter Elizabeth Peyton.

Today, the first ever survey of the work of the New York based artist opens at the New Museum. Peyton is best known for paintings that blur ...

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Mayor Evasive on Term Limits

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to distance himself from the effort he set in motion to repeal term limits through the City Council. When asked directly by reporters when he first came to the decision to try and override the term limits twice endorsed by voters, ...

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Bronx Plant Must Reduce Odors

Friday, October 10, 2008

A fertilizer company in the Bronx is finding out what happens when a community group called Mothers on the Move gets moving. State environmental conservation officials have ordered the New York Organic Fertilizer Company to take measures to reduce odors at its Hunts Point plant. ...

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Moment of Reckoning for Leading Asset Management Firm

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Treasury Department is working quickly to hire companies to help manage the toxic assets crippling the U.S. financial system. Only a handful are capable of taking on such an enormous task. One of the leading contenders is the company BlackRock. WNYC’s Lisa Chow took ...

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Dishonest Doctors May be Behind Excessive LIRR Pensions

Friday, October 10, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer says the high number of Long Island Rail Road employees collecting disability payments may be due to dishonest doctors.

With four separate investigations underway into such payments to LIRR retirees, Schumer and Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop met privately today in the city ...

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Wigging Out and Having a Ball

Friday, October 10, 2008

The new show "Wig Out!" is the story of two rival drag houses on the night of a competitive "ball" in New York – telling multiple love stories, and including reflections on history and family. It aspires to be both a play and a drag ...

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NY is Northeast's Wind Capital

Friday, October 10, 2008

America’s wind energy boom has largely bypassed the densely populated Northeast. But the region’s trying to catch up. Recently, Maine issued more wind project permits than the rest of New England combined. Rhode Island’s getting in the game with a vow to generate 15 percent ...

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Patersons Prepares for 2010 Reelection

Friday, October 10, 2008

Governor Paterson has taken more steps this week toward an official campaign for a full term as governor.

REPORTER: He launched a web site called PatersonForNY.com with a link for campaign contributions. But he didn't make a formal announcement about seeking a full term.

While Paterson says ...

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Connecticut Overturns Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticut now joins Massachusetts and California as the only states to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today 4-3 that same-sex couples have the right to marry there, saying Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights ...

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About that $700 billion…

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lisa Chow explains the asset manager BlackRock, the most important New York company you’ve never heard of.

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NYCLU: Student Arrests Illegal

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says peace officers aren't helping in city public schools. They say the NYPD's own records demonstrate that the city's schools are over-policed. NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman says examination of arrest records found police detained more than 300 students ...

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3rd Term Battle

Thursday, October 09, 2008

At first the conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term limits.

But now it appears a much broader war has been joined, with battle lines up ...

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Upstate Players Enter Term Limits Debate

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The battle over Mayor Bloomberg's third-term gambit has now gone statewide. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: The conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term ...

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New York Sees New Voters Rush to Register Before Deadline

Thursday, October 09, 2008

This is the last week that New York residents will be able to register to vote. Advocacy groups say New Yorkers are just as excited as the rest of the country about participating in this year's presidential election. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: For nearly 90 ...

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Auctioning Off Airport and Landing Slots

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In final rules issued today, the U.S. Department of Transportation says it will auction off the first 58 or 59 slots, or 1 1/2% of the total on January 12th, 2009.

Over the next five years, the department will sell off about 10% of the total ...

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Bats Out of Brooklyn

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Okay, here's a question. What mammal in New York City is among the most important to the balance and health of our environment? Sally Herships discovered the answer on a trip to Prospect Park.

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Time to Buy the Bank?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Markets tumble again as the federal government considers whether to deploy the stock injection option and become a major shareholder in US banks.

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New Yorker Named One of Three Winners of Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dr. Martin Chalfie helped isolate GFP -- Green Fluorescent Protein, a substance that makes certain jellyfish glow. It can be used to explore human cells.

CHALFIE: If you’re interested in trying to understand the basis of infection, and you want to know when a mouse is ...

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