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1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.

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Google Searching for Gas Leaks on Staten Island

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WNYC

In an experiment aimed at combating climate change, Google's 3-D camera cars have been outfitted with methane sensors. Their maps of gas leaks on Staten Island could be a tool in reducing pollution.

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De Blasio's Lobby Group Has Major Union Backing

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

Three unions gave $800,000 to Campaign for One New York, the lobby group supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's agenda.

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Cuomo Far Outpaces Astorino in Campaign Fundraising

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign war chest grew by just $2 million since January, but he enjoys a massive lead over his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, according to new financial reports released Tuesday.

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NY Attorney General: Data Breaches on the Rise

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

According to the attorney general's office, nearly 23 million personal records were exposed as a result of data breaches in 2013.

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Bridgegate Committee Can't Call Any More Major Witnesses

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Could this spell the end of the state legislative committee investigating Bridgegate?

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Uncertain Fate for Children Covered by CHIP

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nearly a half million of New York's low-income children stand to lose their federally-funded health coverage, unless Congress re-authorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, a longstanding insurance program that is set to expire.

Some of those covered by CHIP could instead get coverage from Medicaid, according to Joan ...

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Rail Strike Could Cost Economy $50 Million a Day

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Businesses across New York City and Long Island are preparing for a potential Long Island Rail Road strike that could prevent 300,000 people a day from riding the rails into the city.

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Change Is Gonna Come

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The March on Washington Film Festival celebrates the civil rights movement of the 1960s through film and music.

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New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an NJ Spotlight/WNYC investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.

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National Pro-Choice Group Backs Four NY Senate Candidates

Monday, July 14, 2014

WNYC

Emily's List, the powerhouse D.C. political action committee, is throwing its weight behind three incumbents and one challenger — all women — to help Democrats take control of the state senate. The early money could lead to the senate's first female majority leader. 

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Author Nadine Gordimer, Fierce Opponent of Apartheid, Dies

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Nobel Prize-winning writer has died at the age of 90 in South Africa. In this interview from 2002 Gordimer told WNYC's Leonard Lopate South Africa's democracy was a work in progress. But seeing black and white children playing together in the streets gave her hope for the country's future.

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Families Weigh Trips to Israel Amid Violence

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's the time of year that thousands of young Jewish Americans, many of them from the New York City area, head to Israel.

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An Apartment Building That's a Gallery — for Now

Sunday, July 13, 2014

WNYC

There's a place in Harlem that is neither a museum nor a gallery —it's an affordable housing development. Yet right now, it is filled with two floors of art.

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Seeger Fest: A Time to Remember, a Time to Celebrate

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A farewell to Pete Seeger combines music and activism.

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This Week in Politics: The de Blasios' Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WNYC

As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.

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Will LeBron’s Decision Push Carmelo to Join the Bulls?

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

The Knicks and Anthony had a better chance against an aging Heat roster. Instead a young and talented Cavaliers team stands in their way.

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In Conversations On Mid-East Violence, NY Jews Struggle for Right Words

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

Across dinner tables and in synagogues, many families have been reflecting on the cost to both sides. Some can't bring themselves to talk about it at all.

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Fiscal and Repair Challenges Await New NYCHA Head

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shola Olatoye, 39, must now contend with crumbling buildings, lack of revenue and spikes in crime in the nation's largest public housing authority.

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Coming Jan 2015: NYC Municipal ID Card

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WNYC

The card, dubbed NYC ID, is intended to help people access city services and enter city buildings Officials are also negotiating with banks, stores, restaurants and cultural institutions to also recognize the ID.

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