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Cuomo Sets May 5th Special Election to Replace Grimm

Friday, February 20, 2015

WNYC
Former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm recently stepped down after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion.

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National Flood Insurance Was Once Just Broke; Now It Looks Broken

Friday, February 20, 2015

Homeowners say they've been systematically cheated — the government promises reform.

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August Wilson, the American Shakespeare

Friday, February 20, 2015

“His body of work really covers the whole 20th century of American history,” said filmmaker Sam Pollard.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Blazing Take on New York, the Revolution, and Alexander Hamilton

Friday, February 20, 2015

This is American history as seen through a New York lens.

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Is Fashion Week Even About the Clothes?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yes and no. As the fall collections wrap up, New York Magazine's Stella Bugbee reflects on what they meant, what draws her to a designer and how critical those models really are. 

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Does Christie's 'Don't Raise Taxes' Pledge Include the Gas Tax?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. We hear ya, gov. But about the gas tax? Are you pledging, or negotiating?

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Deep Freeze Forces NJ's Cape May/Lewes Ferry to Cancel Trips

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No more ferry trips between Lewes, Del., and Cape May today, as icy waters and high winds force the ferry to cancel several crossings through Friday morning.

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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
The criminal case against one of the state's most powerful politicians is moving forward.

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Fashion Week. It Never Ends.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Okay, it technically ends tonight. But Fashion Week will live on into eternity in the space most people actually experience it: social media. Stella Bugbee on mastering Snapchat.

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NY Officials Announce Task Force to Fight Tenant Harassment

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mayor de  Blasio and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plan to target landlords who use disruptive construction projects to force tenants out of rent-regulated apartments.

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DA Says No Politics in Police Prosecutions

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.

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Raid on Engineering Firm Suspected of Undercutting Sandy Homeowners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Investigators for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman raided the headquarters of a Long Island firm that allegedly falsified damage assessments for homes flooded by Sandy.

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In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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State Threatens to Oust Hempstead School Officials Over Waitlists

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WNYC
New York's Board of Education and the Attorney General's office say at least eight students are still waiting to be admitted to class.

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50 Shades of Runway Music

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The music models strut to at Fashion Week can be just as memorable as the clothes. This season, we've heard the "50 Shades of Grey" soundtrack, rap, and a bit of Captain Beefheart.

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Lawsuit Says UPS Transported Millions of Contraband Cigarettes into New York

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A parcel delivery service is accused of abetting trade in illegal smokes.

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On the Line at the Westminster Kennel Club

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'It's an extreme sport for the audience as much as for the dogs."

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NYC Transportation Chief Says Vision Zero Is Not 'a War' on Bus Drivers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WNYC
An arrest in Brooklyn has bus drivers wondering why they're not exempt.

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Panel Looks Farther into Future, Sees Even More Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seas could rise as much as 6 feet by 2100, the NYC Panel on Climate Change projects.

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New Royalty Debuts at the Central Park Zoo

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Central Park Zoo says the first king penguin chick ever hatched in the city is debuting at its Polar Circle exhibit. The chick, for reference, is the fluffy brown one.

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