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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Mayor Bloomberg Says He's Best Suited to Lead City Through Fiscal Crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michael Bloomberg would like the opportunity to run for re-election for a third, four year term, citing his past Wall Street experience and his business acumen.

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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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Council Speaker Quinn is OK With Changing Term Limit Law

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is introducing a bill in the City Council to extend term limits for another four years. He announced his intentions during a packed news conference in the City Hall Blue Room today.

If passed, the measure would also extend the terms of city council ...

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Dance Performance Debuets On Performance Center

Thursday, October 02, 2008

LaFrance is known for dance performances she's staged in unique places around New York City, like a 12 story stairwell, a parking garage and even in the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.

The new dance, called 'Rapture,' places five performers on Bard's sleek, metallic building, ...

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Coalition Prepares to Fight Proposed Changes to Term Limits

Thursday, October 02, 2008

In anticipation of Mayor Bloomberg's expected announcement that he wants to overturn term limits so he can run for four more years in office, a coalition opposing the move is gaining steam.

The head of the good government group Citizen's Union says he is working to ...

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New Bike Racks on Astor Place

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bike riders have a new place to park in the city. On Astor Place, officials have installed 10 colorful and geometric bike racks to encourage more cycling. Paul Steely White from Transportation Alternatives praised the effort.

STEELY WHITE: These new racks, particularly if they're installed in ...

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GAO Says FAA Can't Auction Flight Slots

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Congressional investigators say federal aviation officials have no legal authority to auction off flight slots, a scheme the government devised to try to cut crippling traffic jams at major airports including Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark.

The report from the Government Accountability Office comes amid a legal ...

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Local Politicians Weigh in on Term Limits

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's reported plans to extend term limits and run again are getting mixed reviews from the people hoping to take his place. Queens Councilman Tony Avella calls the idea shameful. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz says he may step out of the mayor's race ...

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Young People Going Back to the Farm

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kaycee Wimbish discovered her love of farming when she moved to New York City.

WIMBISH: I got increasingly interested in food and where the food was coming from....loved the green markets, shopped at the farmer's markets all the time, joined a CSA for the first time.

REPORTER: ...

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Financial Rescue Plan: Bailout or Investment?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Bush administration is searching for a new way to sell its financial rescue plan after acknowledging some blunders and missteps in presenting it the first time around. One big change: insist it's not a Wall Street "bailout."

The focus has switched away from financial institutions, ...

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How Relevant Is The Stock Market During Financial Crisis

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Many of us are probably watching the stock market to track the financial crisis. But economists often look at more obscure numbers - to assess the confidence among banks and investors.

WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

There's the interest rates on US Treasuries which have been near zero. ...

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Paterson Calls for Privatizion of State Assets

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Governor Paterson wants proposals for private contractors to lease state assets like highways, bridges and the lottery. He says it could trim costs and generate revenue.

Carol Kellerman, president of the citizens budget commission, says it's a good plan, especially if it works like the city's ...

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Artists Talk Funding Alternatives

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

While lawmakers try to find a solution for Wall Street's financial crisis,local artists are bracing for a dip in the corporate dollars that support some of their work.

REPORTER: The non-profit arts advocacy group The Field hosted close to 100 local artists at Joe's Pub for ...

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A New Approach for Dealing with Teenage Prostitutes

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New York is taking a new approach to dealing with teenage prostitutes. Governor Paterson has signed a bill that requires them to be treated as sexually exploited youths rather than criminals.

The new law goes into effect in 2010. It requires law enforcement officials to offer ...

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VP Debate Night Schedule

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Vice Presidential Debate moderated by Gwen Ifill

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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Financial History vs. Reality

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wall Street zigzagged through a relatively calm session, closing with modest losses as financial markets uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the government's banking sector bailout.

Columbia University's Professor Sharyn O'Halloran is a political economist. She explains how today's situation is NOT like the Great Depression.

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Bloomberg Expected to Seek a Third Term

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In a move that promises to alter the city's political landscape, Mayor Bloomberg is expected to go for a third term. After dangling the possibility before the media for months now, people who've been briefed by the mayor say he'll make his intentions known tomorrow. ...

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NJ Governor Corzine Questions Proposed Toll Hikes

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Governor Corzine says he doesn't want potential toll hikes to be as high as what's been proposed.

Corzine says he's open to approving toll increases to fund transportation improvements, but he is ordering the Turnpike Authority to first pare down its $480 million operating budget.

The governor ...

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Mixed Reaction Over Bailout in New York City

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New York City's financial industry witnessed yet another historic day. As the U.S. House rejected a $700 billion plan to rescue Wall Street, stocks plunged. The Dow lost more than 770 points, its biggest one-day point-drop ever, and New Yorkers felt conflicted about the outcome. ...

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Bloomberg Wants Cigarette Tax Enforced

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The city is suing to stop the illegal sale of tax-free cigarettes by members of Native American tribes in New York. The city's top lawyer says Indian-owned businesses on Long Island have been selling millions of packs a year to non-tribe customers, who are not ...

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