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Bloomberg Vetoes Section 8 Bill

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has vetoed a bill that would have forced private landlords to accept the federally funded housing voucher known as Section 8.

REPORTER: The legislation would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on the source of income they use for rent. The bill's prime sponsor, councilman ...

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Graffiti Artist James Top Hits the Galleries

Saturday, March 01, 2008

In 1973, the graffiti throughout New York City was becoming bolder, more vibrant, more daring. It was also the year that James Cade began practicing graffiti in Brooklyn. Soon, he became one of the most recognizable artists in the early days of hip hop art. Now, more than 30 years ...

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Graffiti Artist James Top Opens Gallery Show Downtown

Saturday, March 01, 2008

More than 30 years after James Top started writing graffiti on NYC subways, he's opened his first solo art show at a downtown gallery. Dorian Merina reports on his path from the street to the studio.

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Commodities Prices and the Pizza-Subway Connection

Saturday, March 01, 2008

As the value of the dollar slides, more and more investors are putting their money in commodities. That's raised the price of many goods, and that affects New Yorkers in all kinds of ways, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Gold, platinum, even sugar. They all cost more - a lot ...

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Livery Cab Driver Arrested in Abandonment of Baby

Saturday, March 01, 2008

A livery cab driver who claimed that a stranger abandoned a baby in his car was arrested Saturday and charged with making the tale up. Police say driver Klever Sailema was part of a scheme by an overwhelmed Bronx family to abandon the child, who had been born to a ...

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Kelly Says Al Qaeda Again Poses a Threat Inside US

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Despite years of combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq, intelligence experts say Al Qaeda has reconstituted itself sufficiently to pose a threat within the United States. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says thanks to the safe haven of the unincorporated Pakistani frontier, Al Qaeda has been ...

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Arrests in Case of Abandoned Baby

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Police say they've made several arrests in connection with the abandonment of a baby in a New York City livery cab earlier this week.

The girl, believed to be about six months old, was dropped off at a Queens fire station Thursday by a cab driver who said the baby had ...

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Congestion Pricing Opponents Present New Plan

Friday, February 29, 2008

REPORTER: Thirty state and city lawmakers who oppose congestion pricing have introduced their own plan. They say it would raise almost as much money for the transit system as Mayor Bloomberg's original plan.

Instead of an $8 fee to drive into central Manhattan, the alternative would add a $4 surcharge for ...

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Turf May Be Unsafe

Friday, February 29, 2008

REPORTER: Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks, Christian DiPalermo, says artificial turf contains black pellets made from recycled tires, which are potentially harmful.

DIPALERMO: There are health risks, just alone with the synthetic turf. There's concern about runoff into our water system, and also, they can get extremely hot.

REPORTER: DiPalermo ...

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Police Testimony Could Harm Detectives' Case

Friday, February 29, 2008

A police lieutenant gave testimony that could harm the cases of three detectives on trial in connection with the shooting death of Sean Bell.

Under questioning from a prosecutor Lieutenant Gary Napoli said that he could not recall seeing shields on two detectives nor did he hear anyone call out police ...

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Hunters Take Aim at Canada Geese

Friday, February 29, 2008

A hunt for Canada Geese starts tomorrow in 25 counties in upstate New York.

REPORTER: The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which approved the hunt, says the population of the geese has swelled to more than two hundred thousand. Spokeswoman Maureen Wren says those geese are creating a public nuisance with ...

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Clinton Ad Called "Fear-Mongering"

Friday, February 29, 2008

A new ad released by Senator Hillary Clinton in Texas and Ohio is drawing charges of fear-mongering from Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama.

REPORTER: The ad has images of sleeping children, and an an anxious parent and the sound of a ringing phone, ringing in the middle of the night at ...

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Fines for Cell Phone Users in NJ

Friday, February 29, 2008

Starting tomorrow, police can slap drivers with a $100 fine for talking or text messaging on hand-held devices.

New Jersey joins 4 other states, including New York, where talking on a hand-held cell phone is reason enough to get pulled over.

New Jersey also becomes the 1st state where text messaging on ...

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Spitzer Backs Away From Land Sale

Friday, February 29, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn had criticized the sale because it would preclude any significant expansion of the Javits.

Pat Foye, Spitzer's top economic development aide, told a state senate panel that he's forming a task force to find another spot for a convention center.

FOYE: The future of ...

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No Tips Yet in Case of Abandoned Infant

Friday, February 29, 2008

There are no leads yet on the case of a six-month-old baby girl abandoned in Queens yesterday, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly:

KELLY: We've only had one call to our tips hot line. The baby if you recall was left in a livery cab at 83rd Street and Northern Blvd. ...

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Baby Girl Abandoned in Livery Cab

Friday, February 29, 2008

A livery driver is being called a hero after he brought a baby girl abandoned in the back of his car to a nearby firehouse.

Police say Klever Sailema picked up a passenger in Queens. Several blocks later, the man asked the driver to stop so he could make a phone ...

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Nurses Protest Contract Negotiations

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yesterday, outside St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, nurses conducted “informational picketing” to tell their side of the story.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

St. Vincent’s nurses say in order to help the hospital get through bankruptcy proceedings 3 years ago, they settled for smaller raises. Now they want to make up ...

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Weill Cornell Receives Major Gift

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Revlon cosmetics magnate Ronald Perelman has donated $50 million to enhance heart care and reproductive research at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.

The gift establishes the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Care Institute. It's being billed as a "medical town square," with a resource center focusing on heart disease, ...

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Really, Bloomberg Isn't a Candidate

Thursday, February 28, 2008

After months of deflection and coy answers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has finally, definitively, disavowed any intention to launch an independent presidential bid.

REPORTER: He says he'll use New York City as a bully pulpit to get current candidates to talk about non-partisan solutions to global warming, education, gun control and other ...

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Judge Rules in Surveillance Case

Thursday, February 28, 2008

REPORTER: A federal judge has ruled in support of a 23-year-old consent decree that sets guidelines for Police Department conduct, specifically when it's investigating groups or individuals engaged in political activity.

Attorney Jethro Eisenstein says the ruling re-affirms the so-called Handschu Guidelines, named for a plaintiff in the case that goes ...

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