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All 155 Passengers and Crew Survive River Crash Landing

Friday, January 16, 2009

It was just after 3:30 yesterday afternoon when an Airbus A-320 plunged into the Hudson River near 48th Street. The U.S. Airways flight to Charlotte had only been in the air for a few minutes when the pilot reported a double bird strike and told ...

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Crash Pilot Receives Key to the City

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is among those calling Captain Chesley Sullenberger a hero, for safely landing a US Airways passenger jet in the Hudson River yesterday. At a ceremony at the Blue Room in City Hall, Bloomberg held up a Key to the City.

BLOOMBERG: And I’m going ...

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More Bonds to go to Yankees’ Stadium

Friday, January 16, 2009

City officials overwhelmingly voted to approve an additional $370 million in tax-exempt bonds today for the Yankees' new baseball stadium. The bonds will pay for extra features, such as a better sound system and an enclosed press box. It will also pay fees to accelerate ...

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Certificates of Appreciation Go to Rescuers

Friday, January 16, 2009

At City Hall, Mayor Bloomberg presented certificates of appreciation to those who came to the aid of the 155 people on board the plane that made an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Among them: NYPD diver Detective Robert Rodriguez, who helped rescue a woman ...

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Keeping Birds Away From Airports

Friday, January 16, 2009

Yesterday's plane crash highlighted the danger birds constantly pose to aircraft. But less known is how hard scientists work to prevent bird-related crashes. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: A big priority right now for investigators is to find out what kind of bird brought the ...

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Ferry Captains Tell of Swift River Rescue

Friday, January 16, 2009

Luckily for those aboard the U.S. Airways Airbus 320, the entire New York Waterway Ferry staff on duty had no trouble switching gears from rush-hour commuter service to rescue. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: As soon as Flight 1549 hit the water, New York Waterway ...

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Aviation Expert Praises Pilot of Crashed Flight

Friday, January 16, 2009

Among those praising the actions of US Airways pilot Chesney Sullenberger is aviation expert, William Voss. He is a licensed pilot and President of the Flight Safety Foundation, a research and advocacy group.

He says Sullenberger likely had seconds to decide to land the plane in ...

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NYPD Divers Rescue Crash Victims

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The NYPD press conference (Photo by Bob Hennelly)

The NYPD press conference (Photo by Bob Hennelly)

NYPD Spokesman Paul Browne gave the following account in an e-mail message to WNYC' s Bob Hennelly:

'Just after the plane hit the water, NYPD Harbor ...

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Plane Crashes in Hudson River

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats.
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William Duckworth and his wife Nora Farrell saw the plane go down ...

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Inauguration Day Schedule

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Join us on Inauguration Day for coverage of the ceremony, cultural analysis, live music and all the familiar voices you've come to trust: John Hockenberry and Adoara Udoji, Brian Lehrer, Leonard Lopate, Andrea Bernstein, Jon Schaefer and Terrance McKnight. Highlights include an early start to the Brian Lehrer Show, a ...

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NYC to Buy Over 100 Foreclosed Houses

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The city has announced a plan to buy up foreclosed homes, fix them up and resell them. The new program is one of 18 measures made possible by $24 million in federal funds. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the city is fortunate to have ...

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Filing Deadline For 2009 Candidates

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We'll soon find out who's running for which public offices this year, as a record number of candidates face today's deadline with the city's Campaign Finance Board. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The CFB is expecting disclosure forms from 200 candidates vying for 51 council ...

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Officials: Birds to Blame for Plane Crash

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The FAA says that all passengers on US Airways Flight 1549 are off the plane and safe after it crashed into the Hudson River this afternoon shortly after taking off from Laguardia airport. The crash landing of the Airbus 320 sent 150 passengers on board ...

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New Diploma Considered for Special Ed Students

Thursday, January 15, 2009

For the first time in 25 years, New York State is considering a new type of diploma for special education students who aren't able to earn a regular one. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: Students with serious learning or physical disabilities are allowed to earn ...

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Long Island Trumps NYC Schools in Intel Contest

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Long Island high school has edged out Manhattan's elite Stuyvesant High School in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, about 60 miles from Manhattan, had 11 seniors named as semifinalists in the prestigious science research contest.

They edged out Stuyvesant ...

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Personalities Clash at Yankees Bonds Hearing

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Yankees are asking the city to authorize another $370 million in tax-exempt bonds so the team can complete its stadium in time for opening day. A hearing yesterday on the subject got heated as officials from the Yankees and the Bloomberg administration verbally attacked ...

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Emotions Run High at MTA Hearing

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How do you bridge a more than one billion dollar budget deficit? That's the question the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was attempting to answer last night at the first of eight public hearings. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The cold weather sure didn't ...

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Bloomberg to Reveal New Jobs Plan in Annual Address

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today, Mayor Bloomberg will layout a plan for how the City can pull itself out of the worst recession in generations. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this preview of today's state of the city address.

REPORTER: The mayor will stress self-reliance and unveil a nine point plan ...

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New Leader Named for City Opera

Thursday, January 15, 2009

After a tumultuous search process, New York City Opera has chosen their new artistic director and general manager.

The company's hovered near financial collapse and they were unceremoniously rejected by their first choice for the top job. Now, they've picked George Steel, who's known to some ...

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Gay Marching Band to Join Inaugural Parade

Thursday, January 15, 2009

For the first time in history a lesbian, gay, and transgendered marching band has been chosen to perform in the presidential inaugural parade. The Lesbian and Gay Band Association has assembled nearly 180 members from all over the country to play. 40 of them are ...

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