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Two Queens Hospital Close

Monday, March 02, 2009

Two Queens hospitals are closed as of today, and the mayor says these probably won't be the last.

BLOOMBERG: We're just going to all have to do more with less, and whether it's less hospitals or less of anything, we're just going to have to adjust ...

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Clash of Charter and Traditional Schools

Monday, March 02, 2009

Some Harlem parents want the city to stop moving charter schools into traditional public school buildings. The Community Education Council for District 5 has drafted a resolution saying charters create a distraction when they have to share space with regular schools. The Council has advisory ...

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NYC to Open 42 Schools Next Fall

Monday, March 02, 2009

The mayor and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein were in Sunset Park yesterday at one of 42 new schools that will be open this fall. According to Klein, the schools include a new Cinema School in the Bronx and other schools for struggling students, as well ...

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Beloved Coney Island Butcher Shop Closes After 77 Years

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Customers who've come to know Major Prime Meat Market in Coney Island are mourning the loss of the store they've come to rely on.

REPORTER: The butcher shop first opened 77 years ago and not much has changed in that time. The sawdust covers the floor ...

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Sucuzhanay Murder Suspect Claims Self-Defense

Sunday, March 01, 2009

One of the two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in an alleged hate says he acted in self-defense. Keith Phoenix has not entered a plea to a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime. Co-defendant Hakim Scott has pleaded not guilty to ...

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Hudson River Tunnel Gets Negative Reviews

Sunday, March 01, 2009

One of the nation's largest construction projects being touted as "shovel ready" is getting negative reviews from representatives of a Manhattan community that will be heavily impacted. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The passenger rail tunnel that has been years in the planning will run ...

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Morgenthau Says Enough is Enough

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Manhattan's longtime District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is stepping down after 35 years of service.

REPORTER: Morgenthau, who was elected to the office in 1974, says he wanted to create a job opening.

MORGENTHAU: I'm in good shape and I could continue my job but I just think ...

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Carrion Leaving the Bronx for Washington

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Adolfo Carrion has served his last day as Bronx Borough President. He's joining the Obama Administration as Urban Policy Director. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: Carrion's departure is expected to unleash a competitive battle over who will be the next Bronx Borough president. So far, Assemblyman ...

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New Jersey Mayor Taking UN Post on Status of Women

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Highland Park, New Jersey Mayor Meryl Frank has been sworn in as the United States representative to the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women. Frank confirmed the appointment, made by President Barack Obama, on Saturday. The three-term mayor still needs Senate approval to ...

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2nd Arrest in Hate Crime Killing

Friday, February 27, 2009

City officials have announced a second arrest in the killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

28-year-old Keith Phoenix may be charged with second degree murder as a hate crime in the killing of Jose Sucuzhanay last December.

Sucuzhanay and his brother were walking arm-in-arm in the Bushwick section ...

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Brooklyn DA Honors Manhattan DA Morgenthau

Friday, February 27, 2009

Eighty nine year old Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is expected to announce he will not seek re-election this year, after serving for more than three decades in the post.

His longevity and reputation as D.A. has been lauded by many including fellow District Attorney in ...

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NYPD Hunts for Suspect in Immigrant's Death

Friday, February 27, 2009

Police are searching for a second suspect in the fatal attack of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Brooklyn in December. They've released a video of 28-year-old Keith Phoenix, who was filmed as he paid a toll at the RFK Triborough Bridge 20 minutes after Jose Sucuzhanay ...

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Charging Drivers Who Cross East and Harlem Rivers

Friday, February 27, 2009

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is defending his proposal to add tolls on the East and Harlem River bridges, saying it would keep cars off the road.

He called the MTA the "life blood of the down-state economy" and called on drivers to help keep it ...

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Feds Reaches Deal with Citigroup

Friday, February 27, 2009

The government has closed a deal to significantly boost its ownership stake in Citigroup. Negotiations were said to center on government demands that changes be made on the troubled banking giant's board and other conditions in return for further government help.

According to sources before the ...

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Second Man Arrested in Immigrant's Death

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Brooklyn district attorney's office says a second arrest has been made in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

The arrest was made early this morning in Yonkers.

New York City police had released a video of the suspect, 28-year-old Keith Phoenix, and had offered ...

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Repairing Public Housing with Stimulus Cash

Friday, February 27, 2009

The cash-strapped New York City Housing Authority will soon receive $423 million to make much-needed repairs in public housing.

The housing authority runs 343 public housing developments and for the last few years it's put off about $400 million worth of building repairs, so the money ...

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Portions of Broadway Becomes Car-Free

Friday, February 27, 2009

Starting in May, the city will test a pilot program to ease congestion and reduce traffic fatalities by closing seven blocks of Broadway to vehicles.

Former Department of Transportation Commissioner Sam Schwartz, also known as "Gridlock Sam", says he tried to implement a similar plan when ...

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Non-Profits and the Financial Crisis

Friday, February 27, 2009

Earlier today, Amy Eddings spoke to WNYC's president Laura Walker and asked her how she makes plans for a non-profic organization like WNYC, since she never knows if the station is going to meet its donation targets.

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NY AG Issues Subpoena After BofA CEO Fails to Give Names

Friday, February 27, 2009

The New York attorney general's office has subpoenaed Bank of America Corps seeking the names of Merrill Lynch executives who received more than $3 billion dollars in year-end bonuses.

Chief Executive Ken Lewis failed to provide those details during a lengthy deposition last evening.

Attorney General Andrew ...

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DA Decides Not to Seek Re-Election

Friday, February 27, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has decided not to run for re-election this year.

An aide says the longtime prosecutor could announce his decision this afternoon.

The 89-year-old Morgenthau has served as a prosecutor in New York City since the Kennedy administration, when he was appointed as ...

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