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Bloomberg to Catch 'Xanadu,' Not Palin

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

All eyes will be on presumptive Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin as she makes her big speech at the Republican national convention tonight. But not Mayor Bloomberg. He says he’s got other plans.

BLOOMBERG: I actually am going to the theater tonight. To see Whoopi Goldberg ...

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New York GOP Delegates Talk Party Future

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New York's Republican delegates may be in St. Paul to support Sen. John McCain for president, but Albany politics are still on their minds. Long Island Congressman Peter King addressed the group yesterday saying they should use this convention to brainstorm ways to revamp the ...

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Steel Raised for 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Nine days before the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, construction workers raised the first piece of steel for the Sept. 11 memorial.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman was there.

REPORTER: For a milestone at Ground Zero, this one had less pomp and ...

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NY Delegates Subdued at RNC

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Local delegates at the Republican Convention say it's been an emotional roller-coaster as they alternate between concern for the residents of the Gulf Coast area and pleasure at having an opportunity to gather and cheer on the candidacy of John McCain.

Convention-goers were generally reserved Monday ...

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Lawmakers Push Bloomberg to Answer Term Limits Question

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

While preparing to celebrate yesterday's West Indian American Day Parade, City Comptroller Bill Thompson tried to get Mayor Bloomberg to answer once and for all if he would indeed support a change in law allowing elected officials to serve a third term.

Thompson accused the mayor ...

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City Kids Head Back to School

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Class is back in session for more than a million New York City public school students. Atara James is among the thousands of parents who dropped their children off at school for the first day today.

Standing with her two children outside of P.S. 62 in ...

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Bloomberg Supporters Push for Mayoral Control of Schools

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Allies of Mayor Michael Bloomberg are hoping to renew a 2002 state law that gave the mayor control of the city's public schools. The law is set to expire next June.

The New York Times reports that the mayor's supporters have founded a group to raise ...

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Delegates React to Republican Party Platform

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

There was little or no controversy surrounding the adoption of the party platform at yesterday’s opening session of the Republican National Convention. Although it’s not new, the renewal of the GOP's opposition to all abortions, with no exceptions for saving the life of the mother, ...

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Local Police Arrest RNC Protestors

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

After several thousand peaceful protesters marched from Minnesota's state capital to the site of the Republican National Convention, small gangs of young people went on a rampage.

The cat and mouse game between self-styled young anarchists and police first started as the massive peace march of ...

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King Attacks Obama at Breakfast

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Long Island Congressman Peter King addressed the New York State delegation breakfast.

He says Sen. John McCain's support of key anti-terror legislation helped keep New Yorkers safe from another attack.

KING: If Barack Obama had been in there, there ...

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Work Begins on September 11 Memorial

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The first steel column for the September 11 memorial will be put into place this afternoon, according to officials.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, as the complex is officially known, is one of several building projects at Ground Zero ...

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New York Delegates Worry About Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

New York’s delegation mingled at a low key reception in St. Paul. But like everyone else, they were preoccupied with news of Hurricane Gustav and what it might mean for their political gathering.

New York Delegates like those from the rest of the nation were subdued ...

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Thompson Seeks Answers on Mayor's Term Limits Plan

Monday, September 01, 2008

City Comptroller Bill Thompson is demanding that Mayor Bloomberg tell voters whether he plans to seek a change in the city's term limits law and seek a third term.

THOMPSON: Nothing has been on the record and the mayor has sidestepped the issue.

REPORTER: Thompson is a ...

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Republicans Scale Back Convention Plans in Wake of Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

The GOP convention is finally underway and off to a muted start, as a result of Hurricane Gustav. Convention delegates are on the floor of the XCel Energy Center going over the official business required at these conventions — nominating their candidates, and approving a ...

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West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 01, 2008

Today the 41st annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade will make its way from Utica Avenue to Grand Army Plaza along Eastern Parkway.

This year's theme is "One Caribbean, Many Cultures." The lineup includes 70 floats and thousands of marchers in costume. Olympic athletes from ...

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It's Wait-and-See for GOP

Monday, September 01, 2008

Republican delegates gathered for their national convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, are in a wait-and-see mode, as party officials monitor the hurricane pounding the Gulf Coast. New Jersey's delegation has turned its hospitality hotel suite into a donation center for hurricane victims. Meanwhile, other delegates ...

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Caribbean Culture Celebrated in Brooklyn Parade

Monday, September 01, 2008

The 41st annual West Indian American Day Parade is making its way down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn this afternoon. Thousands of people are in the parade, wearing lavish costumes and riding colorful floats. One of them is Dwaine Wilson, a Harlem resident and a native ...

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N.Y. Delegates Ready to Enjoy Convention

Monday, September 01, 2008

New York delegates at the Republican National Convention are finding things to do in Minnesota other than convention business. RNC officials curtailed today's schedule because of Hurricane Gustav's threat to the Gulf Coast. Rochester delegate Mike Snowdon says he's been waiting all his life to ...

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Fannie and Freddie Pull Out of New York State

Monday, September 01, 2008

A new law takes effect in New York today that aims to prevent another home loans crisis.

Lots of states have passed measures in response to the subprime crisis. But only New York's law has prompted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retaliate.

The government-sponsored lenders say ...

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Private Donations Up to Department of Transportation

Monday, September 01, 2008

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has attracted more than just attention since joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cabinet last May. She's also pulled in lots of private money.

Congestion pricing didn't work out, but Sadik-Khan has implemented numerous smaller innovations that transportation advocates had been pushing for ...

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