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Legislators Hammer Out Budget Deal

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The New York state Senate is back in session this morning to approve hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts agreed to by lawmakers and Gov. Paterson.

The governor called legislators back to Albany for a special session yesterday to deal with looming deficits projected ...

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Councilman: Corporate Sponsorships of Subway Stations OK

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A City Council Member thinks it would be worth it to let corporations pay the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put their logos on subway stations.

Joseph Addabbo, who is running for state Senate, says the idea is just one way to lessen the need for a ...

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City Settles with Anti-War Protesters

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The City of New York has agreed to pay $2 million to anti-war demonstrators arrested in April 2003 outside the Manhattan offices of a military contractor.

After four years of litigation, the city's law department and 52 demonstrators who argued they were unjustly arrested signed the ...

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State Legislators Work on Budget Cuts

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

State legislators are finally in session this afternoon, hammering out the details of hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera is at the state house in Albany, as the negotiations continue.

She says lawmakers, at work in the middle of their summer vacation, ...

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DJ Legend on a Dance Floor Mission

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

He's a legendary DJ from even before the days of disco. Now Brooklyn's own Nicky Siano has returned — on a mission — to bring the soul back to the dance floor. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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Pakistani Americans React to the Resignation of Pervez Musharraf

Monday, August 18, 2008

The news of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation is being felt here in New York. Many were up at 3 am this morning to hear Musharraf's hour-long resignation speech. Mohsin Zaheer is the editor of Sada-e-Pakistan, a weekly newspaper for the 200,000 Pakistani Americans in ...

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City Honors Firefighters Who Died in Deutsche Bank Fire

Monday, August 18, 2008

This morning's dedication of a plaque memorializing the two firefighters who died in Deutsche Bank fire was filled with sadness and anger.

REPORTER: The father of one of the victims, Joseph Graffagnino, said after the ceremony that he hoped the district attorney would treat the fire ...

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Gov. Paterson Wants $600 Million in Budget Cuts

Monday, August 18, 2008

The state legislature is set to hold a special session tomorrow to address New York's budget crisis. Governor Paterson hopes lawmakers will agree to $600 million in cuts to plug this year's growing deficit.

REPORTER: Some assembly members are fighting the cuts saying they will hurt ...

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Bloomberg's Name on Ballot in Virginia

Monday, August 18, 2008

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's public declaration last Spring that he was not running for President, die hard boosters have gotten his name on the November ballot in Virginia. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Virginia's Independent Green Party has taken up the 'draft Bloomberg' effort. Petitioners gathered 7O,OOO ...

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Candidates Reach Out to Latino Voters

Monday, August 18, 2008

In an election year when Latinos are being recognized for their voting power, candidates are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their outreach and marketing. As part of our occasional series, Feet in Two Worlds, Martina Guzman reports on how candidates are crafting their messaging toward Latinos ...

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Local Pakistani-Americans See Smooth Transition Following Resignation

Monday, August 18, 2008

Local Pakistani-Americans are discussing the country’s future, following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

REPORTER: The now ex-president has said he has no plans to leave Pakistan. But Brooklyn bodega manager Bobby Sheikh says he and family members back home believe the former Army general should go ...

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Morgenthau Could Seek Charges Over Deutsche Bank Fire

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau could seek charges against the city in connection with last year's deadly fire at the former Deutsche Bank building. That's according to sources close to the investigation quoted by the New York Times. They say the DA's office thinks negligence ...

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West Nile Virus Reappears in City

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A man and a woman have been diagnosed with New York City's first cases of West Nile Virus of the season. Both survived, but the city health department is urging people to take precautions like wearing bug spray while they are outdoors.

The victims ...

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Harlem Property Owner Faces Default

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Residents of a group of historic Harlem apartment buildings are wondering who their landlord will be in the future. WNYC's Ilya Marritz explains.

REPORTER: Like Stuyvesant Town on the East Side, Harlem's Riverton Apartments were built by the Met Life Corporation after World War II. In ...

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Baby's Condition Upgraded After Mother Killed

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The baby delivered after a pregnant New York City traffic agent was struck and killed by a van and a school bus will spend the next six to eight weeks in the hospital. Doctors say Sean Michael Justin Sanz' condition has been upgraded from stable ...

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A Year After the Deutsche Bank Fire, Abatement Continues

Friday, August 15, 2008

One year ago Monday, a fire broke out at the former Deutsche Bank building, right across the street from where the twin towers once stood. The building, also known as 130 Liberty Street, was in the process of being decontaminated and taken down piece by ...

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Harlem Apartments Owner Faces Default

Friday, August 15, 2008

The owner of a large group of mostly rent-controlled apartments in Harlem will likely go into mortgage default.

The Rockpoint Group and Stellar Management have warned creditors they can't make the September payment on the Riverton Apartments Complex near Madison Avenue and 135th Street.

Manus Clancy is ...

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State Finds Labor Issues at Car Washes

Friday, August 15, 2008

A probe by the New York State Labor Department has found widespread labor violations within the car wash industry.

A third of the car washes inspected were in New York City, and more than 78 percent of those failed to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Agency commissioner ...

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Port Authority Exec Says Infrastructure Improvements Needed

Friday, August 15, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says the region must find a new way to finance tens of billions in essential transportation infrastructure needs.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

Building costs are up and tax revenues are down. New York and New Jersey are already deep ...

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Bloomberg Has His Man for Buildings Dept.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A day after the City Council passed a bill to loosen the qualifications for the city's department of buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wants to make the acting commissioner Robert LiMandri official.

Speaking on his weekly show on WOR, Bloomberg says the Buildings Department ...

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