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Rockefeller Ice Rink Open

Monday, October 13, 2008

It may feel like a late-summer day but it's ice skating season. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened for business today. Pam Simpson from Aberdeen declared the ice was "absolutely brilliant."

SIMPSON: I'm just so excited to be on Rockefeller Center and skating, because I've come all the way from Scotland ...

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Mayor Commends Quinn on Term Limit Decision

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg today praised the City Council speaker for supporting his bid to change the term limits law and run for a third term. After keeping her cards close to the vest for weeks, Christine Quinn announced yesterday her endorsement of the mayor's proposal. She said it would offer the ...

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Quinn Backs Bloomberg's Effort to Change Term Limit Law

Sunday, October 12, 2008

City Council speaker Christine Quinn is backing Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's term limit law.

REPORTER: Quinn, who has mayoral ambitions of her own, told reporters at City Hall that she made the decision she did because she fears that the effects of the global economic crisis will become ...

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Clinton Stumps for Obama in Pennsylvania

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New York Senator Hillary Clinton is stumping for the Obama-Biden ticket in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania for the first time Sunday. Monday Clinton is scheduled to make stops tomorrow in Philadelphia, where a strong turnout is seen as essential if the Democrats want to take the Keystone State's ...

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New York's 21st Century Explorers

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In Latin America, October 12 is called "El Día de la Raza," Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Many of the estimated 300,000 people of Mexican descent living in New York have indigenous roots. Artist Felipe Galindo, a regular illustrator for The New Yorker magazine, imagines these immigrants discovering New York and remaking ...

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Children's Fiction Tackles Economic Uncertainty

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Children's author Erica S. Perl tells WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about how kids' books dealt with tough times in the '70s, which authors have taken on the topic in recent years, and why children don't need to be protected from harsh economic realities.

Great kids' books about financial ...

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New Yorkers React to Connecticut Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now that Connecticut has legalized same sex marriage, New Yorkers are wondering if the Empire State could be next.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson has said he'd sign a gay marriage bill if the legislature sends him one. And with Democrats close to gaining control of the legislature in the November election, such ...

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Chelsea Fire Kills 5 Members of One Family

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life, after a Manhattan fire killed his parents and three young siblings in just minutes.

REPORTER: The boy is in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. Autopsies are to be performed today on those killed when fire swept through their seventh-floor apartment ...

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Patersons Prepares for 2010 Reelection

Friday, October 10, 2008

Governor Paterson has taken more steps this week toward an official campaign for a full term as governor.

REPORTER: He launched a web site called PatersonForNY.com with a link for campaign contributions. But he didn't make a formal announcement about seeking a full term.

While Paterson says he's focusing on steering New ...

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Blurring the Lines of Portraiture

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portraits ranging from Napoleon to grunge music icon Kurt Cobain – these are the obsessions of painter Elizabeth Peyton.

Today, the first ever survey of the work of the New York based artist opens at the New Museum. Peyton is best known for paintings that blur the lines between pop culture ...

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Governors Island Demolition

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials are on Governors Island to begin the demolition of several buildings.

New York is knocking down 10 buildings that were built in 1988 as Coast Guard housing, to make way for new recreation space.

More than eight acres of new open space will then be available ...

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NY is Northeast's Wind Capital

Friday, October 10, 2008

America’s wind energy boom has largely bypassed the densely populated Northeast. But the region’s trying to catch up. Recently, Maine issued more wind project permits than the rest of New England combined. Rhode Island’s getting in the game with a vow to generate 15 percent of its electricity from wind ...

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About that $700 billion…

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lisa Chow explains the asset manager BlackRock, the most important New York company you’ve never heard of.

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Wigging Out and Having a Ball

Friday, October 10, 2008

The new show "Wig Out!" is the story of two rival drag houses on the night of a competitive "ball" in New York – telling multiple love stories, and including reflections on history and family. It aspires to be both a play and a drag show, incorporating disparate elements such ...

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Bronx Plant Must Reduce Odors

Friday, October 10, 2008

A fertilizer company in the Bronx is finding out what happens when a community group called Mothers on the Move gets moving. State environmental conservation officials have ordered the New York Organic Fertilizer Company to take measures to reduce odors at its Hunts Point plant. The order comes after residents ...

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Moment of Reckoning for Leading Asset Management Firm

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Treasury Department is working quickly to hire companies to help manage the toxic assets crippling the U.S. financial system. Only a handful are capable of taking on such an enormous task. One of the leading contenders is the company BlackRock. WNYC’s Lisa Chow took a trip to its headquarters ...

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Connecticut Overturns Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticut now joins Massachusetts and California as the only states to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today 4-3 that same-sex couples have the right to marry there, saying Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples, in violation ...

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Dishonest Doctors May be Behind Excessive LIRR Pensions

Friday, October 10, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer says the high number of Long Island Rail Road employees collecting disability payments may be due to dishonest doctors.

With four separate investigations underway into such payments to LIRR retirees, Schumer and Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop met privately today in the city with members of the Railroad ...

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Mayor Evasive on Term Limits

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to distance himself from the effort he set in motion to repeal term limits through the City Council. When asked directly by reporters when he first came to the decision to try and override the term limits twice endorsed by voters, the mayor was evasive.

BLOOMBERG: I ...

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New York Sees New Voters Rush to Register Before Deadline

Thursday, October 09, 2008

This is the last week that New York residents will be able to register to vote. Advocacy groups say New Yorkers are just as excited as the rest of the country about participating in this year's presidential election. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: For nearly 90 years, the League of Women ...

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