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Teen Girls Released on Terror Charges

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is criticizing the FBI and immigration officials after the government said it would not charge two teenage girls-- who were labeled as potential suicide bombers and detained for six weeks --with plotting terrorist acts.

The council says the case suggests that ...

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Feet In Two Worlds

Monday, May 09, 2005

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Enticing Tourists to a Borough Far, Far Away

Monday, May 09, 2005

The nation's largest travel industry show was in town this week. It was an opportunity for international tour bookers to learn about American destinations.

And as WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports, New York has four destinations that bookers don't know very much about: the boroughs outside Manhattan.

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Fire Chief Disputes Mayor's Emergency Plan

Monday, May 09, 2005

Today the City Council will hear from a top fire department chief who has been sharply critical of Mayor Bloomberg's new emergency response plan.

FDNY Chief of Operations Peter Hayden has said the plan which puts police in command of a suspected hazardous materials emergency is ...

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Commentary: Redevelopment Bickering Has Deep Roots

Saturday, May 07, 2005

It’s been an ugly week in the Lower Manhattan redevelopment process, with the Freedom Tower design scuttled by security concerns and finger-pointing over who was to blame.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer says it’s a new story with some old roots.

In their new book, 102 Minutes: The Fight ...

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4,000-Year-Old Game Played in Queens

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Last weekend a tournament involving a game said to be played for the last four thousand years old took place. Drummers, singers and crowds gathered in Queens.

Arun Venugopal reports on the festivities.

REPORTER: It’s springtime, and if you’re Punjabi, you’re the sporting type and you live ...

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Last Day for Public Comment on WTC Site Plans

Friday, May 06, 2005

Today is the last day for public comment on the plans for the memorial at the World Trade Center. WNYC's Bob Hennelly spoke to commuters in Lower Manhattan this morning after a week when plans for the site were in flux.

There was no consensus at ...

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Rare Woodpecker Sighted in NY

Friday, May 06, 2005

The New York Historical Society has taken a nearly two-hundred year old watercolor out of storage to honor a woodpecker that, as it turns out, is no loner extinct.

Scientists have confirmed that the ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be extinct for sixty years, is alive and ...

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Party at Damaged British Consulate

Friday, May 06, 2005

There was a party last night at the British consulate on Third Avenue, just hours after the explosions yesterday morning. WNYC's Judith Kampfner reports that attendees were relaxed as they celebrated Tony Blair's winning of a historic third term as prime minister.

Although police guided guests ...

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NYers Take Consulate Blast in Stride

Friday, May 06, 2005

The NYPD has been stopping cars and pedestrians on Third Avenue this morning, looking for more information on yesterday's blasts in front of the British Consulate building.

Surveillance tapes show a cyclist, a taxi, and a jogger passed by the building shortly before the explosion. Yesterday ...

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Manhattan Bridge Closed During Rush Hour

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Manhattan Bridge was closed for about an hour this morning after police received a report of a suspicious package there. The black and red bag was found on the Manhattan side, on the lower bridge. Police spokeswoman Annette Markowski says the bridge was closed ...

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Mayor Meets Council Half Way on Budget

Friday, May 06, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a fifty billion dollar budget plan that includes a sales tax cut, funding for education and economic development in areas like downtown Brooklyn. City Council Speaker Gifford Miller says the mayor has met the council half way on its demands, but ...

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Feet in Two Worlds

Thursday, May 05, 2005

» Slideshow: Feet in Two Worlds
» Bios, links, and segment summaries

For generations, immigrants who came to the US were forced to make a clean break with home. Today, many find themselves in constant contact with their home countries, and ...

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Freedom Tower Gets New Design

Thursday, May 05, 2005

There will be a new design for the Freedom Tower. Governor Pataki issued word late yesterday that he'd convened a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg and redevelopment officials and they'd agreed to draw up new plans.

The announcement came after weeks of criticism that the Governor and ...

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Bloomberg Says the City is Safe

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Two small explosions went off in a large cement planter outside a building housing the British Consulate on Third Avenue in Manhattan early today, causing some property damage but no injuries.

The police were called to the scene, at 845 Third Avenue, between 51st and 52nd ...

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Jets Air Rights Decision Delayed

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The New York Jets won't get the air rights to the MTA's Hudson Rail Yards until at least June 2, a judge said today.

REPORTER: In a Manhattan courtroom this morning, three sets of lawyers opposing the west side stadium argued for a judge to stop ...

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Video May Show Gernade's Arc

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says a surveillance video of this morning's blasts in front of the British Consulate may show one of the grenades arc-ing across the street toward the building.

Commissioner Kelly says the video is fuzzy and its in the process of being enhanced ...

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Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Sales Tax

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a 50 billion-dollar budget plan today that includes a sales tax cut and new funding for education and economic development.

The mayor says the economy has improved greatly since its post-9/11 slump, but he says it's no time for reckless spending.

The budget ...

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Re-drawing the Freedom Tower

Thursday, May 05, 2005

There will be a new design for the Freedom Tower. Governor Pataki issued word late yesterday that he'd convened a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg and redevelopment officials and they'd agreed to draw up new plans.

The announcement came after weeks of criticism that the Governor and ...

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Saxes From Differend Worlds

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Three shows at the Asia Society this week will feature a new collaboration between two alto saxophonists from very different worlds. WNYC’s Alicia Zuckerman has that story.

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