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Why Bloomberg Wants to Run Again

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the term limits law changed so he can have a third term and shepherd New York through the financial crisis. WNYC's Bob Hennelly speaks to Dan Blumberg about the ramifications of Bloomberg's move.

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New Yorkers React to V.P. Debate

Friday, October 03, 2008

People gathered in groups large and small to watch the Palin-Biden showdown last night.

Twenty-six-year-old Paul Banister thought Sarah Palin held her own.

PALIN: I actually think she didn't have a lot of specifics but she didn't fail. I had a lot of people texting me, saying, ...

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Ready or Not, 9/11 Memorial to Open by 10th Anniversary

Friday, October 03, 2008

The new schedule for the World Trade Center's redevelopment calls for the memorial to be open on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks - September 11, 2011. But that doesn't mean it'll be open after that date. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.

REPORTER: Gov. David Paterson ...

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NHL Season Preview

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Mets collapsed. The Yankees never came together and for the first time in more than a decade there is no baseball in New York this October. That means fans here may focus on other sports a little earlier than usual this year: basketball, football, ...

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New York City Parents Sound Off on Crowded Classrooms

Friday, October 03, 2008

Autumn in New York brings cooler days and a new school year. But it also brings angry parents who say the city's public schools suffer from chronic overcrowding.

The city council's education committee held a hearing about crowded schools today. Parent Irene Kaufman says that's why ...

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Finding Opera in New York

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere.

WNYC’s ...

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Wall Street's Reaction to the $700 Billion Rescue Plan

Friday, October 03, 2008

Stocks turned lower and credit markets remained strained after the House approved a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

Here with a reaction to the markets and the House rescue measure is Robert Shroeder, a reporter at Market Watch.

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Small Opera Companies Appear in Unusual Places

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere. ...

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Manhattan Real Estate Prices Flatten: Report

Friday, October 03, 2008

As the rest of the country saw falling housing prices, Manhattan's kept going up. Not anymore. Real estate prices are starting to flatten, according to reports by three big real estate firms. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The price of a typical apartment this summer was ...

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New Jersey Congressman Explains Why He Changed His Bailout Vote

Friday, October 03, 2008

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Congressmembers put that adage into action and passed the financial industry bailout plan in a vote of 263 to 171, a reversal of Monday's stunning defeat.

Among those who changed their minds is New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell, ...

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New York's Governor Asks Lawmakers to Cut Deeper into the State Budget

Friday, October 03, 2008

A frustrated and desperate-sounding Governor Paterson met with state leaders to try to come up with a plan to address the state's growing budget short fall.

He says he'll also call them in for another special session in November.

Paterson warned that the volatility and bank failures ...

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Affordable Housing Slows Down

Friday, October 03, 2008

A local nonprofit says the credit crisis created a slow down in the number of subsidized apartments bought by developers and converted into market rate apartments.

Each year the Community Service Society puts out an annual tally of how many low rent subsidized apartments were lost. ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Ready for Third Term

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In announcing his push for a third term, a somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is motivated by a looming global financial meltdown that could have dire consequences for New York City.

He said the pending 700 billion dollar Wall Street bailout bill was no silver ...

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New Schedule for WTC Redevelopment

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After years of setting deadlines and pushing them back, a new definitive construction schedule for the World Trade Center redevelopment will come out later this morning. It will replace one devised by Governors Pataki and Spitzer that Governor Paterson has called too optimistic.

A Port Authority ...

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Subway Cars Covered in Advertising... Literally

Thursday, October 02, 2008

One shuttle on the 42nd street line has been covered from top to bottom in ads for a show on the History Channel. Ads will also start appearing on turnstiles, stairs and inside train tunnels.

MTA Chief Elliot Sander says it's a way to help fill ...

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USS Intrepid Back in Manhattan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After nearly two years away, the USS Intrepid is coming home today and taking its old spot off Manhattan's West Side.

The historic aircraft carrier, fresh from a 22 month, $120 million restoration, will be towed up New York Harbor and slotted into its familiar Hudson ...

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Bailout Plan: From Wall Street to Main Street

Thursday, October 02, 2008

As Congress continues to debate a $700 billion financial industry bailout, a fundamental question that's been raised is how the plan will save businesses and consumers on Main Street and not just bail out Wall Street firms. Some analysts believe the Bush administration has failed ...

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Port Authority Releases New Budget & Time Table on WTC Site

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says he is giving priority to the 8 acre memorial.

In fact, he says the authority will absorb $75 million in extra costs to enable at least part of the memorial plaza to open by the 10th anniversary of the ...

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Police Lieutenant Involved in Taser Death Found Dead

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The police lieutenant who ordered the use of a Taser stun gun that led to the death of a Brooklyn man last week is dead of an apparent suicide.

Lieutenant Michael Pigott was found at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn early this morning dead of an ...

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Local Senators Vote in Favor of Bailout Plan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

All 6 senators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout plan that passed the Senate last night.

New York Senator Charles Schumer told CNN after the vote that he thinks Americans are starting to understand that the ...

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