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Longtime NYC Councilman Herbert Berman Dies

Monday, July 07, 2014

A former New York City councilman who later served as Gov. George Pataki's ambassador to the city's Jewish community has died.

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Childrens' Book Heroine Madeline Turns 75

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The quintessential Parisian schoolgirl was born in New York City.

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Need a Crock Pot? Just Borrow It

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Neighbor Goods aims to be a Brooklyn lending library for infrequently-used household items.

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New Americans on the 4th of July

Friday, July 04, 2014

A video slideshow of the thoughts of immigrants who became U.S. citizens this week.

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Firework Show Returns to Brooklyn Bridge ... with a Bigger Bang

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

Fireworks are returning to the Brooklyn Bridge for the 4th of July holiday, but this time, the bang will be bigger with “over 5,000 custom-designed effects.”

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New York State Has Second-Lowest Painkiller Prescription Rate in the Country

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

But there may be unintended consequences— like more heroin use.

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Governors Cuomo, Christie Issue Thin Report on Port Authority Reform

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The governors of New York and New Jersey released a preliminary report detailing fixes for the besieged Port Authority. But it mostly restates problems already extensively aired in the wake of Bridgegate.

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Spiders Move Back into the Museum of Natural History

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

Get up close and personal with some exotic arachnids.

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Heads Up! Former U.S. Soccer Player Says Headers Are Bad for Kids

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

The U.S. may be out of the World Cup, but a former soccer pro is calling attention to concussion risks for kids.

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Nine Ways to Rebel On July 4th

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Celebrate the land of the free by being (somewhat) brave.

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Bus Terminal Commuters: "Can we Get a Fan, at Least?"

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

As the summer heats up, Port Authority staff has been brought in to better control the temperature at the bus terminal. But it's a old building, and many waiting areas don't have functioning AC.

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At Latino Church, Faith as an Investment Strategy

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Iglesia Universal teaches that the more money you give to God, the more God will give you back. 

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De Blasio and DC 37 Union Strike Deal

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's largest public workers union announced a tentative contract agreement.

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Sen. Libous and the Balance of Power in Albany

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News, explains how Libous' case could affect the balance of power in the Senate.

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Watchdog to NY: Don't Waste Your Windfall

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

BNP Paribas' settlement to resolve charges it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and Iran includes some $4 billion for New York state and its localities. And budget watchers warn the money should be invested — not used to plug budget holes.

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Pick Me, Carmelo! Pick Me!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

Several NBA teams are making lofty proposals to superstar player Carmelo Anthony in hopes of luring him to their franchise.

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Border Kids Fill Courts

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

The waves of unaccompanied immigrant children flooding across the Southwest border are lapping at our courthouse doors. These children, mainly from Central America, seek green cards under a special visa program — and often get them. 

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Newark's New Leader: "Yeah! We Need a Mayor That’s Radical!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

After U.S. Senator Cory Booker is booed at Ras Baraka's mayoral inauguration, the new Newark mayor promises to take on poverty and change the city.

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Working Without a Boss For Better Wages

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Low-wage workers in New York City are creating workplace cooperatives to battle exploitation and unjust wages. Does it work?

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The Changing Faces Around the Water Cooler

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows the office workforce in Manhattan is now less white, less black, and less female, than it was in 1990.

Stringer’s analysis, comparing 1990 and 2012, shows that women workers comprise a slightly smaller percent of the total workforce (48.2 percent ...

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