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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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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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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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City Makes it Easier to Ticket Box-Blockers

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't block that box. At noon today, the city made it much easier to ticket drivers who clog up intersections.

REPORTER: Earlier only police officers could hand out the $115 tickets, but over the summer the governor signed a law allowing all traffic enforcement agents to ...

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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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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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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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Remembering September 11th in 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WNYC is streaming the 2008 commemoration ceremony live from 8:40 AM to 12:30 PM, including reading of the names of the lost and words from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NY Governor David Paterson, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former New York Governor George Pataki and Homeland ...

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The Uneasy Mix of Art and Politics

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Politics are dominating conversations these days -- and the arts are not immune. Cultural Critic Claudia LaRocco discusses a handful of performances around town that mix art and politics.

More on the Obama ballet

More on Hugh Matkin's YouTube videos

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Port Authority Fails to Finish Prep Work For Towers

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Some corners of the former World Trade Center location are showing progress, but others are not. The Port Authority is having trouble finishing preparatory work for one of the planned office towers.

SCHUERMAN: The Port Authority, which owns the site, was supposed to turn over the ...

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Pilot Program to Teach 9/11 History

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The foundation in charge of raising money for the Sept. 11 memorial has launched a program to help teachers instruct students on the terrorist attacks.

The lesson plans include a video of survivors and witnesses recounting their memories of that day.

Joe Daniel, President of The National ...

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911 To Accept Crime Photos, Videos from Public

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The city's hoping that anyone who takes photos with a cell phone or camera will pitch in to fight crime and help with emergencies. Mayor Bloomberg today announced a new N.Y.P.D. program to accept images from callers through the 911 system. He says people should ...

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Primary Elections Unusually Competitive

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's primary day. New Yorkers head to the polls to select their party's candidates for State Senate, State Assembly, and Congress. WNYC's Isaac Davy-Aronson has more.

REPORTER: There's an unusual number of competitive primaries in the city this year, which some poll watchers expect could lead ...

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Paterson Says GOP Uses Racial Coding

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says there may be more to those jokes Republicans have made at Barack Obama's expense where, they poked fun at his early work in Chicago's poor neighborhoods.

Paterson says he heard overtones of racial coding.

PATERSON: I think the Republican party is too smart ...

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Camera Phones Give Tipsters New Ammo

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Potholes. Trash-filled vacant lots. Hit and run accidents. Crimes in progress. These are some of the things Mayor Bloomberg wants pedestrians to snap with their cell phones or cameras and send into the city, via the 311 and 911 systems. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

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Heavy Security Expected For Candidates Appearances

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is still working out logistics for this Thursday's visit from presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. The candidates have pledged to suspend campaigning while they take part in September 11th ceremonies. The Mayor says that's a good idea.

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Brooklyn Churches To Host Gun Buyback Program

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Six Brooklyn churches will host the 'No Questions Asked' gun buyback program this Saturday.

Organized by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, people with illegal guns in their possession can surrender them and receive a $200 bank card in exchange.

Father Patrick West of The Shrine Church of Our ...

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Close Race in 25th District

Monday, September 08, 2008

In tomorrow's primary election, state Sen. Martin Connor, a 30-year Albany veteran who represents the 25th District, faces off against newcomer Daniel Squadron in one of the most closely watched legislative races in the city.

The district covers lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. ...

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The End of an Era for Coney Island

Monday, September 08, 2008

After nearly 50 years in Coney Island, Astroland Amusement Park has shut down, and more than 300 workers are now looking for new jobs. Owner Carol Hill Albert says last night's closing is permanent one. She says there were never any negotiations with the city ...

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No Show? No Problem For State Development Agency

Monday, September 08, 2008

When the Empire State Development Corporation held hearings last week on whether to declare property in West Harlem "blighted," no board members showed up. That's not unusual for the state authority, but it would be if another agency were in charge. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.

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