Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings appears in the following:

City Settles 1983 Lawsuit Over Homeless Policy

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It started during Mayor Ed Koch’s administration…and ended today, under Mayor Bloomberg. The Legal Aid Society and the city announced a settlement that both sides are touting as a victory. The city says it will no longer be hampered by dozens of court orders that often didn't make sense, while ...


Paterson Defends Push for AIG Bailout

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York's governor, David Paterson, says his conscience is "clear" over his push to have the federal government bail out insurance giant AIG. He says AIG's demise would have had "unpredictable" consequences for the economy, from hedge funds to life insurance. WNYC's Brian Lehrer asked the governor if that means ...


State and City Economies Will Feel Effects of Wall Street Turmoil

Monday, September 15, 2008

The job losses that are likely to come from the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America will affect the economies of New York City and New York State.

REPORTER: But Greg David, editor in chief of Crain's New York Business, tells WNYC's Brian ...


Seven Years after 9/11 - Where Did $21 Billion Go?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York City received $21 billion in federal aid after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman joins Amy Eddings on All Things Considered, and outlines what was spent - what hasn't - and how Lower Manhattan is doing today.


Rangel on Rental Income Tax: I Didn't Know

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel -- chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax code -- says he didn't know he had to pay taxes on rental income from his vacation home.

REPORTER: He says he didn't think he had to, because the money was applied to his ...


Little-known Judicial Seats Face Primary Battles

Monday, September 08, 2008

It's primary day tomorrow and New York City voters will pick their parties' candidates for the November elections in the state legislature and the US Congress — and some judicial seats. Dirk Olin, editor of, outlines the big judicial political battles for WNYC’s Amy Eddings.


Primary is Key Battle in New York State

Monday, September 08, 2008

New Yorkers head to the polls tomorrow to select their parties' candidates for Congressional, State Assembly, and State Senate positions. In heavily Democratic New York, the primary is often where the key battle is, and not in November.

REPORTER: One race of interest is the re-election bid of Lower Manhattan Assemblyman ...


Thompson Seeks Answers on Mayor's Term Limits Plan

Monday, September 01, 2008

City Comptroller Bill Thompson is demanding that Mayor Bloomberg tell voters whether he plans to seek a change in the city's term limits law and seek a third term.

THOMPSON: Nothing has been on the record and the mayor has sidestepped the issue.

REPORTER: Thompson is a potential Democratic candidate for mayor ...


The Festive and Serious Sides of the Convention

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's been a raucous, event-filled week at the Democratic National Convention as thousands of delegates and other convention goers essentially have taken over downtown Denver. WNYC's Elaine Rivera joins me to talk about the conversations she's been having with delegates, from what parties to attend to more serious questions of ...


Paterson Casts Roll Call Vote for Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Democrats are getting ready for a pivotal moment tonight at their National Convention -- the roll call of states, where Hillary Clinton's name is to be formally entered into nomination along with Barack Obama's.

Gov. David Paterson, a Clinton supporter, was asked if he would be casting his superdelegate vote for ...


Paterson Bemoans Budget Woes

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton gets another chance to publicly — and prominently — urge her die-hard supporters to get behind Barack Obama. Clinton addresses delegates tonight in prime time.

Other New York politicians are getting their chance today in the convention spotlight. Gov. David Paterson is speaking later today.

Earlier this morning, at ...


Tentative Deal Give Raises to NYPD

Thursday, August 21, 2008

After years of bitter contract talks that have ended in arbitration, the union representing 23,000 police officers and the city have reached a tentative deal, the first negotiated agreement in nearly 15 years.

REPORTER: Pat Lynch is the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

LYNCH: We've worked together and come up with ...


New Jersey Congressman Wants More Answers on Anthrax Probe

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

With the suicide of bio-warfare expert Bruce Ivins last week, the Justice Department is preparing to close its investigation into the 2001 anthrax attack that killed five people and sickened 17 others.

A spokesperson for the DOJ tells WNYC that, later this week, the FBI plans to unseal and release evidence ...


Theft of City’s Metal Recyclables on Rise

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Recycling in New York City has always taken two different paths: the official one, where the city picks up the metal cans, plastic bottles, glass containers and paper you've set on the curb...and the unofficial one, where fellow New Yorkers grab material before the sanitation truck rumbles by.

Well, that unofficial ...


State Official Responds to WNYC/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A joint WNYC/ProPublica investigation has found New York State officials scrambling to prepare for an expected boom in gas drilling upstate. You may have heard Ilya Marritz' report on Morning Edition.

Our investigation found state environmental officials vouching for the safety of a drilling procedure that has been linked to water ...


New Plan Will Reduce City Emissions by 30 Percent

Monday, July 07, 2008

The city will make improvements to firehouses, police stations, city government offices and courthouses, as part of a new, long-term action plan aimed at reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next nine years.

BLOOMBERG: It will involve upgrades to lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigerator ...


When Sex Stories Trump Real News

Thursday, July 03, 2008

As the presidential campaign heats up and the economy continues to cool, the cover story on all of the New York area tabloids is sex. The intimate details of Christie Brinkley's divorce - and the allegations that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is headed in the same direction - can make ...


Mayor's Property Tax Cut in Jeopardy

Friday, June 13, 2008

A seven percent property tax cut that Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed extending for another year may be in jeopardy. On his weekly radio show on WOR, the mayor hinted it may be lost, due to the continued economic downturn, and a recent state arbitrator's decision to award 10 percent retroactive ...


Strahan Retires from Giants After 15 Years

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says he decided to end his pro football career because he didn't have it in him to get ready for another season.

STRAHAN: After 15 years I just don't feel, I feel it takes just a toll to get to that point. I've done ...


Giants' Michael Strahan Retiring

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Giants' defensive end, Michael Strahan, is retiring, after fifteen years in the NFL.

The 36-year-old Strahan informed the front office this morning without telling his coaches and teammates.

Coach Tom Coughlin, reached by reporters after a team workout, said he was just finding out about it.

Strahan helped bring the Giants a ...