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Defense and Security in Pakistan

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brian Lehrer spoke with Ikram Sehgal, managing editor of Defence Journal, Pakistan's leading monthly magazine focused on defense and security issues.

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The Sludge Boat...Soon Will Be Making Another Run

Thursday, April 02, 2009

8,000,000 New Yorkers generate a whole lot of sewage, and on any given day some of that sewage - more than 2,000,000 gallons - is being shipped around on the city's waterways. I was treated to a ride on the city's fancy new sludge boat, dubbed the Red Hook.
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The Wheels on the B23 Go 'Round and 'Round -- But for How Much Longer?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

by Ailsa Chang

If the MTA doesn’t get its bailout package from Albany, the B23 bus line in Brooklyn may get cut.

>>B23 Faces the Axe in MTA Crisis

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NYC Housing Prices Take Another Hit

Thursday, April 02, 2009

housingThe New York real estate market took another dive during the first quarter of 2009 and sales are slogging, but what else is new?

Apartment prices fell by more than 20 percent and co-op prices were down 27 percent ...

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Today in History: Lindbergh Ransom

Thursday, April 02, 2009

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On April 2, 1932, aviator Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for his infant son Charles Lindbergh Junior. Kidnappers said the baby was in a boat off the Massachusetts coast. Neither the boat or child was found, until a ...

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Sneak Peek: Yankee Stadium

Thursday, April 02, 2009




The New York Yankees hosted a special preview tour of the new stadium on April 1. Here New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost offers highlights of the venue, from the comfy chairs and gourmet cuisine to multimedia historical touches:

The structure: "We've readopted the gates from 1923: two, four, six and eight."

Capacity: "The capacity is 52,325 but there is also standing room within that."

Comfort: "Every seat has a five-inch cushion. Every seat on the field level will be covered when the team is on the road with tarps."

Kids keep score: "The auxiliary scoreboards you can see in right center and left center are to be operated by hand, we will have children operate them."

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Still No Budget from Albany

Thursday, April 02, 2009

New York's state senate has yet to pass the budget that was due yesterday, as Republican senators proposed numerous amendments, and one Democratic senator returned to the hospital. But even once it's passed, the state comptroller is doubtful the budget proposal will be enough to ...

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Paterson Defends Budget to Business

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Governor Paterson defended his budget in front a ballroom full of business people this morning, many of whom will be paying an 8.97 percent state income tax.

Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York, he called the $132-billion budget balanced ...

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Council Pushes City Labor Unions for Concessions to Help Balance Budget

Thursday, April 02, 2009

With the City's tax revenues continuing to slide, pressure is building for concessions from City labor unions to avoid layoffs. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The City Council and the Independent Budget Office are forecasting that since the Mayor's release of his proposed budget in ...

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New York Housing Prices Slump Again in First Quarter

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Those looking for bottom in the New York housing market will have to wait a little longer. The city's biggest real estate brokers released their first quarter figures today, and the vital signs do not look good.

Brown Harris Stevens recorded a $15,000 drop in the ...

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Brooklyn DA Hynes Indicts 43 in Drug Ring

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes has indicted 43 people involved in what he calls a $2 million drug ring. The 26-year-old accused of running the sophisticated drug operation, Eric "Fat Eddy" Rodriguez, was arrested on March 20th when he was heard on a phone tap ...

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Councilman de Blasio: NYC Stimulus Transparency Needed

Thursday, April 02, 2009

In an effort to encourage transparency and accountability, Councilman Bill de Blasio has introduced legislation that would require all New York City recipients of federal stimulus funds to report exactly how the money will be spent, and what impact it will have on the economy.

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SCOTUS: The EPA Can Consider Cost of Upgrades to Nuclear Power Plants

Thursday, April 02, 2009

For years, environmentalists have worked to close down two aging nuclear plants near New York City. But they had two setbacks yesterday. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Forty miles north of New York City, there's the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. The group Riverkeeper says the ...

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Open Spaces in NYS Get Funding

Thursday, April 02, 2009

New York State is funding some $81 million in bike paths and public spaces. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

BERNSTEIN: A greenway in the south Bronx, a riverfront bike path in Brooklyn and a plaza in Queens are among nine projects to get about $20 million ...

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London Calling

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Topshop and the G20 Summit. NPR’s Laura Conaway interviews Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute.

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Department of Labor Educates Workers on Labor Laws

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Department of Labor is using immigrant groups and labor unions to educate workers and employers about state labor laws. Alex Lazaro from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union says his group will cover the lower and upper east side as well as Harlem:

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New Yorkers Frolic As Spring Arrives

Thursday, April 02, 2009

On this gorgeous spring day, students from the Waldorf School in Brooklyn are using today's good weather to stretch their legs and shed their winter gear. Six-year-old kindergartener Zisi Blades drew an airplane in the dirt in Fort Greene Park. He says he was saving ...

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Paterson Pledges to Stop MTA Fare Hike

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Governor Paterson is threatening to force state legislators to approve a plan to avert the MTA fare hikes that are scheduled to go into effect at the end of May. But WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports he isn't giving them a firm deadline. Addressing business leaders ...

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Quinn: City Revenues Falling

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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With the city's economic outlook getting worse, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the city needs an even tighter budget than the one Mayor Bloomberg proposed in January. Quinn predicts that the city revenues will be $438 million less ...

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Report Reveals Bias in NYC Restaurants

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

kitchenThere's a big difference in the workforce in the front and back of the city's restaurants. A new report says that workers of color make up about two thirds of behind the scenes restaurant jobs. White employees hold 68 percent ...

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