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Harlem School Hosts Inaugural Watch

Sunday, January 18, 2009

More than 5,000 people are expected to fill the Harlem Armory for an inauguration watch party tomorrow. Most of them will be students from local public and private schools. The party was organized by a Harlem charter school because there was so much interest and ...

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Greetings from Washington

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Manifest Hope exhibition entrance, Georgetown

Manifest Hope exhibition entrance, Georgetown

Pulling into Washington, DC last night by my usual route - Bladensburg Road onto H Street NE - I saw little sign of anything other than a standard (if extra-cold) winter Friday evening in the imperial capital; at least not along the gas-station and fast-food arteries of Northeast, with their intimations of tumbleweed ghetto life in the streets behind. The tale-of-two-cities narrative is familiar and much-repeated in the District, with fairly acute poverty and dereliction stretching into the metaphoric shadow of the Capitol. There's high hope here that a president and first family who are non only African-American, but also longtime city folk, will invest themselves and encourage others to invest, economically and culturally, in these neighborhoods. For the moment, change is coming mostly through gentrification - the H Street corridor, a commercial thoroughfare of black DC before the 1968 riots, is starting to fill in with hipster taverns and yuppie markets - with all the complex issues that that raises.

Detail of an Obama celebration panel by Chicago

Detail of a panel by Chicago's Ray Noland

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Plane Debris Recovered

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Photo by NYPD Sgt. Kevin Hayes, DCPI

Photo by NYPD Sgt. Kevin Hayes, DCPI

The stern of an NYPD Harbor vessel is filled with parts of US AIR Flight 1549 that police officers recovered from the Hudson River on Thursday January 15, ...

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Flight 1549 First 911 Calls

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rescue workers assist a New York City Fire Department boat. (Getty)

Rescue workers assist a New York City Fire Department boat. (Getty)

WNYC's Bob Hennelly received audio and transcripts for US Air Flight 1549 911 calls:

January 15, 2009. Time: 15:29

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Madoff: A Jewish Reckoning

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Bernard Madoff walks out from Federal Court after a bail hearing in Manhattan January 5, 2009. (Getty)

On Thursday night, at the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, there was an overflow crowd for a talk entitled 'Madoff: A Jewish Reckoning'. For ...

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US Airways Jet to Be Hoisted out of Hudson

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Investigators encountered more treacherous conditions Saturday as they embarked on the delicate task of trying to hoist a US Airways jet from the Hudson River without damaging the airplane. National Safety Transportation Board member Kitty Higgins said the agency and salvage company officials are still ...

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New York National Guard Contributes to Inauguration Security Efforts

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Many New Yorkers are preparing to travel to the nation's capital for Tuesday's inauguration.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson has directed the state's National Guard to send more than 200 soldiers to help with security and crowd control. National Guard Spokesman Eric Durr says they leave Sunday:

DURR: So ...

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One Engine Still Attached to Plane in Hudson

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Federal investigators say that the right engine is still attached to the US Airways jet that landed in the Hudson river Thursday. That contradicts earlier statements that the engine broke off after the Flight 1549 hit the water. The National Transportation Safety Board says the ...

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Will the Madoff Scandal Fuel Anti-Semitism?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Madoff: a Jewish Reckoning." That was the title of a panel discussion that drew an overflow crowd at the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research Thursday night. Speakers with divergent views reflected on Bernie Madoff and his impact on Jewish people. It's been widely reported that ...

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"Are You There, Barack? It's Me, Artist."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Studio 360 asked some of their favorite artists what they wanted from our president-to-be. Listen to voicemail messages of their answers - no holds barred.

Cintra Wilson

Cintra Wilson

In this installment: David Harrington of the Kronos ...

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Passenger Recalls Crash Landing and Rescue

Friday, January 16, 2009

A U.S. Airways pilot is being praised for crash landing a plane in the Hudson River. The FAA says a flock of birds may have knocked out both engines. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez was at the site of the crash.

REPORTER: Dozens of fire trucks and emergency ...

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Help Converged on a Flowing Crash Site

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Hudson River landing apparently saved the lives of passengers and crews. But it also meant that the crash site was a continuously moving one. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman followed the plane as it floated down the Hudson.

REPORTER: It didn't take long before a fleet of ...

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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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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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A Divided Citi

Friday, January 16, 2009

What does the breakup of Citigroup mean for New York City?

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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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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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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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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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