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Bloomberg Attends Prayer Service for Mumbai Victims

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A somber prayer service was held at a Hindu temple in Queens for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

More than 300 men, women and children packed into an auditorium today at the Hindu Temple Society of North America to chant mantras.

Mayor Bloomberg and council speaker Christine Quinn addressed ...

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Problem Children

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A film series devoted to demonic children – just in time for the holidays. That’s what the Film Society of Lincoln Center has on tap for this Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a series called "Problem Child" and it features films like The Exorcist, The Omen and some lesser known thrillers. Soterios ...

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Schumer Calls For Food Aid

Thursday, November 27, 2008

While it's Thanksgiving, not everyone is feasting today. Local food banks say they ran low on provisions this week. As the economy continues to sink, more people are requesting help and fewer are making donations.

REPORTER: Senator Charles Schumer says the stimulus package Congress is drafting should address rising hunger and ...

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New Yorkers React to Mumbai Attack

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hundreds of Indian-Americans crowded into a Hindu temple in Queens for a prayer service for those killed or wounded by Islamic extremists in Mumbai.

One worshipper, Ram Mohan had some hard words for the Indian government, saying officials there needed to get their priorities straight in fighting terrorism.

MOHAN: They have been ...

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Economy Means Fewer Holiday Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Yorkers may be having an easier time getting out of town by plane and train for the Thanksgiving weekend. Officials say fewer people bought tickets because of the bad economy.

REPORTER: But the lines for the buses in Chinatown are running long. And Brooklyn's Farid Gazzi says they can't find ...

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411: Doubleday Doubles Down, Random House Reduces

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How New York Publishers are coping with the financial turmoil.

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What Milk Means to the Media

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The movie "Milk" is set to open in theaters today. It's the story of Harvey Milk, a gay rights advocate who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country. He first rose to prominence in his fight against ...

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Providers at Food Pantries Look to State for Aid

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Emergency food providers say they're still holding out hope that Gov. Paterson will increase welfare benefits as more people show up hungry. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

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NJ Officials Scramble With Spike in Foreclosures

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In New Jersey, the spike in foreclosures has officials scrambling to deal with what often comes next - abandonment and worse. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Paterson Mayor Jose Torres says having well over 2,000 properties in foreclosure undermines his city in several ways.

TORRES: Increase of homelessness, increase in the reserve ...

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NYers Shop for Food at Union Square Market

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Yorkers flocked to the Union Square market today to gather provisions for the big day.

REPORTER: Jan Sweeney brought her own shopping bag and was filling it on her way to work.

SWEENEY: Bought a turkey, I bought 4 pies, I bought broccoli .... we're having thanksgiving tonight.

REPORTER: And the shopping ...

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Judge Settles Bronx Democratic Party Fight

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The new leaders of the Democratic Party in the Bronx say they're looking forward to moving beyond a bitter dispute, now that a state supreme court has ruled in their favor.

The judge says Assemblyman Carl Heastie legitimately became chair of the Bronx Democratic party during a committee vote in September. ...

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Congressional Committee Investigates Spitzer Case

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It had been the stuff of Internet conspiracy theories, but now a congressional committee is looking into whether former Governor Eliot Spitzer may have been targeted by federal agents in the prostitution investigation that forced his resignation. WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson has more.

REPORTER: Members of the House Financial Services Committee say ...

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NYS Comptroller: 2008 Among the Worst

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The financial crisis gripping Wall Street and the global economy could cost New York State 225,000 jobs over the next two years. That's according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli who released his gloomiest report yet on the state's fiscal outlook.

DINAPOLI: We're confirming what everybody knows, '08 is gonna go down ...

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NY Food Pantries See Increase in Hungry

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The number of New Yorkers seeking food at pantries and soup kitchens jumped 28 percent this year, compared to last year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The group says this uptick was a further increase from last year's survey, which found a 20 percent hike in ...

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Reduced Police Force Concerns Councilmembers

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Midyear budget cuts will leave the NYPD with just under 36,000 officers, the smallest force since the early 1990s. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly laid out his budget-cutting plans for the city council's public safety committee yesterday, and committee chair Peter Vallone Jr. was concerned that it's a bad time to ...

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Paterson Questions Senate Republican Plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Governor Paterson is questioning the plan by State Senate Republicans to offer committee chairmen more funding and power. The plan could help lure Democrats who haven't pledged support for a new Senate Majority Leader.

PATERSON: Is this reform of government where we would try to diminish the powers of the leaders, ...

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AIG Eliminates Some Top Executive Bonuses

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

AIG's CEO will only get a one dollar salary this year and next and the troubled insurer's seven top executives won't get bonuses, after New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asked for details on executive pay packages in light of the $150 billion AIG is getting in taxpayer bailout money. ...

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MTA Text Service Alerts Commuters to Delays

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Right now, 145,000 subscribers receive messages under an earlier system.

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NJ Introduces Program to Prevent Foreclosure

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

As the foreclosure rate in New Jersey continues to rise, local state and federal lawmakers introduced a new federal program aimed at saving struggling communities. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Senator Robert Menendez and Governor Jon Corzine were in Paterson, New Jersey to introduce a new federal program to help ...

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Cuomo Applauds AIG Pay Cuts, Fed Announces an $800 Billion Debt Package

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the self-appointed cop of troubled insurer AIG, announced today that Edward Liddy, AIG's chief executive, is taking a pay cut. He'll make $1 a year henceforth, and other executives will have their salaries frozen. US taxpayers own a more than 80 percent stake in ...

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