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Paterson Apologizes for Vacillating on Senate Appointment

Saturday, January 24, 2009

After weeks of vacillating in the media, Governor Paterson has appointed upstate and Hudson Valley Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the US Senate Seat vacated by now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

REPORTER: Appearing with Gillibrand Friday, the governor apologized to New Yorkers, admitting that he might ...

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McCarthy Blasts Gillibrand's Voting Record on Guns

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Governor Paterson is getting some blowback after naming upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to take the US Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

REPORTER: Long Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy says she's offended by the appointment of Gillibrand, a conservative Democrat from an upstate family ...

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What Does the Appointment of Gillibrand do for Paterson?

Friday, January 23, 2009

by Elaine Rivera

Today, Governor David Paterson selected Kirsten Gillibrand, a little known Congresswoman who represents parts of the Hudson Valley and upstate New York, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. His choice has drawn mixed reviews from around the state with liberal democrats expressing alarm at Gillibrand's conservative stances on some issues, like gun control. Among liberal Democrats there's an actual howl as one of the newspaper headlines put it.

Gillibrand changed her mind - it seems like overnight - on the issue of gay marriage which she says she now supports. And at today's news conference she extended an olive branch to Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy - whose husband was killed in the Long Island Railroad massacre and is one of the staunchest gun-control advocates in Congress. Gillibrand says she's looking forward to working with McCarthy on making sure illegal guns don't get in the hands of criminals. But a spokesman for McCarthy says they're not buying it. McCarthy says she's very disturbed by the selection and is considering a run against Gillibrand in 2010. The NRA has given a 100 percent approval rating to Gillibrand for her voting record on guns.

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Secretary of the Interior Visits Ellis Island

Friday, January 23, 2009

A window in one of dozens of unrestored Elis Island historic buildings

A window in one of dozens of unrestored Elis Island historic buildings

Deferred maintenance - a window into one of dozens of unrestored Ellis Island historic buildings. Just a handful of the 33 structures through which generations of immigrants passed have been preserved. The National Park site was visited by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Friday.

During his confirmation hearing he promised Senator Bob Menendez that he would come visit both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which are both under the jurisdiction of Salazar's Department. Menendez, Congressman Albio Sires of Hudson County and Congressman Anthony Weiner of Brooklyn also lobbied Salazar to reopen the crown of the Statue of Liberty to tourists. It has been closed since 9/11 over public safety concerns.

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Governor Paterson Picks Congresswoman Gillibrand for Clinton's Senate Seat

Friday, January 23, 2009

Screen-shot from CBS news

Screen-shot from CBS news

Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat. At the press conference announcing the governor's pick, take a look at who's right next to ...

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NYC Mayor Argues for Fair Share from State

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg got a cordial reception in Albany yesterday, but no financial commitments from anyone on the budget panels. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: It certainly was not the typical tin cup speech made by mayors coming to Albany on bended knee. Mayor Bloomberg was ...

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Federal Aid Expected for Unemployed

Friday, January 23, 2009

New York State's unemployment rate jumped to seven percent last month, the highest level in 14 years. In New York City, the rate grew to 7.4 percent. With numbers like that, unemployed New Yorkers are in for additional help. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Up until ...

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New Senator Named, Former Senator Indicted

Friday, January 23, 2009

It’s been a momentous day in Albany, Governor Paterson named upstate Congressman Kirsten Gillibrand as successor to former senator turned secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. And, former Senate Leader Joe Bruno was indicted on federal corruption charges.


More analysis on the news blog >>

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Kirsten, Meet Wall Street

Friday, January 23, 2009

Why New York’s new senator opposed the TARP.

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Upstate Congresswoman Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Friday, January 23, 2009

Governor David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Joining us now for more on Paterson's choice is Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio.

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Guards, Inmates Charged in Rikers Death

Friday, January 23, 2009

In a case that reads like a plot line on a cop show, three Rikers Island correction officers are to be arraigned today on charges they led a violent extortion organization that caused the death of an 18-year-old inmate. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The ...

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Economic Meltdown Hits Schools

Friday, January 23, 2009

The economy is leading many city parents to take a closer look at their local public schools. But parents aren’t the only ones trying to do more with less. Education funding is also facing major cutbacks. WNYC’s Beth Fertig visited the Upper West Side to ...

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Port Auth. Raises Interest Rate on Bonds

Friday, January 23, 2009

As governments struggled to borrow cash for long-term infrastructure projects, the Port Authority is taking steps to make its bonds more attractive to investors. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: In November, the government agency that operates New York's airports and Hudson River crossings couldn't find ...

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51 Things Barack Obama Can do for New York City

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jonathan Bowles and Tara Colton of the Center for an Urban Future discuss their new report on "51 Things the Obama Administration Should do for New York City."

What Do You Think Obama Can Do For NYC?

Look at the 51 Issues ...

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Jeanne Dielman: Minimalist Masterpiece

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Opening this weekend at Film Forum -- a movie that's been said to have changed European cinema forever. It was made in 1976 by then 25-year old director Chantal Akerman with an all-woman crew. Film critic Nathan Lee, a regular on WNYC, says this film ...

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Obama Burnout

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Barack Obama found early support for his presidential bid in Harlem, but not everyone there will be celebrating the inauguration. Proud as they are of the first African American president, some think it’s time to focus on more important things—like the morning after. Lara Pellegrinelli ...

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The Shipment

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"The Shipment" is a black identity-politics show written by a Korean American playwright, Young Jean Lee. It’s playing right now at the Kitchen. WNYC's regular performance critic Claudia La Rocco went to see the show. She told Soterios Johnson that it was a success.

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Unemployment Fund Could Run Out for NJ in 10 Weeks

Thursday, January 22, 2009

In another sign of the deteriorating economy, New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped significantly in just a month. W-N-Y-C's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: New Jersey's unemployment rate for last month hit 7.1 percent, a full point higher the month before. The latest jobless figures are on ...

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What Ever Happened to Atlantic Yards?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

By now the Atlantic Yards project was supposed to be well underway, and the Brooklyn Nets were supposed to be in the middle of their first season in their new arena. But developer Bruce Ratner hasn’t broken ground or even secured the financing. Instead, he's ...

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New Interactive Center to Welcome and Guide NYC Tourists

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First it was the city's revamped wedding bureau. Now the city's Tourism office in midtown is the latest to go high tech, with gleaming, interactive maps and more. WNYC's Arun Venugopal was at the opening.

REPORTER: The city will probably struggle to meet its goal of ...

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