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95% Property Tax Break Paid for by You, Enjoyed by Billionaires

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WNYC
The blue, steel residential tower on 57th street has given a property tax break a bad name.

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The Man Who Made Books Portable

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new exhibit celebrates Aldus Manutius, a Venetian printer who died 500 years ago and was the first to print classics in thin volumes.

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Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica Bay

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The massive recreation and residential area on the Atlantic got soaked from Sandy. It will cost more than $2 billion to prevent it from happening again.

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Big Deal Ethics Plan May Be No Deal at All

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WNYC
Cuomo and Heastie praise their ethics package. Skelos says not so fast.

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Three Men Plead Guilty in Staten Island Convent Fire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The blaze had injured 2 nuns and exposed ongoing problems with the city’s 911 system, according to a WNYC investigation.

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Empire: The ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Over the Top’ Music Drama with a Heart

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Empire has been an unprecedented success, growing week to week in ratings and buzz.

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Sex Offender Housing Restrictions Could be Counterproductive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Restrictions on where registered sex offenders live after prison could make it harder for them to safely and successfully reenter society.

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FEGS Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WNYC
A venerable Manhattan nonprofit files for Chapter 11.

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Report: Low-Wage Workers Face Longest Commutes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When commuting time is added, New Yorkers have the longest work week of people in other major cities. And the less you're paid, the longer your travel time is.

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Cleaning Up More Than 100 Years of Spilled Oil in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Between the Bayway and Bayonne refineries, 600 different contaminants have been found in the soil. But ExxonMobil might just pave over the marshes and walk away.

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Photos: Historic St. Patrick's Day Parade Brings Out Celebrants — and Controversy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An openly gay group marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade — a first in the event’s more than 250-year history.

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Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Alley Ene was 17 when a basketball scout brought him to the U.S. Ene dreamed of earning a college scholarship; two years later, he was off the court and homeless. This is his story.

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Jewish Americans Watch Israeli Election Closely

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jewish Americans on the right and the left will be watching to see what kind of government is formed after the election, set to be held Tuesday.

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Premier NYC Non-Profit Went from Blue Chip to Sinking Ship?

Monday, March 16, 2015

City and state regulators failed to foresee the financial troubles of a city non-profit that serves more than 100,000 residents a year.

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NYPD Now Has Ears To Go With Eyes in the Sky

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Police are trying out a gunshot detection system, again.

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Abortion Provision is Removed from Women's Equality Act

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawmakers are moving ahead with approving other portions of Gov. Cuomo’s package of measures for women's rights.

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Real Estate Scion and Suspected Killer Arrested After Documentary

Monday, March 16, 2015

Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with murder on Saturday, just one day before the finale of an HBO series in which he appeared to confess to killing.

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Lone Female Legislative Leader Left Out in the Cold

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo seems to be snubbing Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins during private talks as the April 1st deadline to pass the state budget draws near.

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Teddy Roosevelt Goes Digital!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt is considered one of the great presidents, but he doesn’t have a presidential library. His papers are scattered, so a group of scholars are creating a virtual one.

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Vote on Lynch for Attorney General Faces More Delays

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he may not hold a vote unless a dispute over a human trafficking bill is resolved.

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