Beth Fertig

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Con Edison After Jodie Lane

Saturday, January 15, 2005

One year ago this weekend, a thirty-year old woman was accidentally electrocuted while walking her two dogs in the East Village. Jodie Lane stepped on a metal service box that was not properly insulated by Con Edison. Lane was the first New Yorker killed by ...


Sri Lankans Send Help From New York

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The powerful underwater earthquake that destroyed so many coastal communities in southern Asia over the weekend also shook up many New Yorkers. Those most affected include the more than two thousand Sri Lankans living in New York City . About a third of them reside ...


Learning Through Comic Books

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Comic books are a rite of passage for most kids. But one local educator also thinks they have potential "superpowers" for learning. The Comic Book Project is an after school program that's trying to improve literacy by teaching kids to make their own comics. WNYC's ...

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The Fate of New York's Death Penalty

Thursday, December 16, 2004

The fate of New York’s death penalty is now in the hands of the State Assembly. The law was struck down in June on a technicality. Governor Pataki and Senate Republicans want to fix the law quickly so it's back on the books. But Assembly ...


New Yorkers Brace for MTA Fare Hikes

Monday, December 13, 2004

Commuters and subway riders are expected to get bad news this week. On Thursday, the MTA board will vote on plans to raise fares on the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, as well as bridges, tunnels and the city’s bus and subway system. If ...


City Schools Could Get State Funding Windfall

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

New York City’s schools could get an additional $5.6 billion a year in state aid, if a judge accepts the findings of a special panel. The panel released its recommendations today following eleven years of litigation by a group of parents and education advocates. Amy ...


Verrazano Bridge Turns 40

Sunday, November 21, 2004

When the Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened forty years ago this weekend, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. The Brooklyn Historical Society has mounted a new exhibit about the bridge. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more.

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On November 21st, 1964, nearly ...


Public Hearings Look into MTA's Fare Plans

Friday, November 12, 2004

We've been hearing a lot this week about the MTA's proposal to hike the cost of subways, buses and tolls. There were public hearings in New York City and in the suburbs. And Friday a State Assembly committee spent almost two hours grilling the executive ...


MTA Holds Public Hearings on Fare Hike

Monday, November 08, 2004

After weeks of headlines about a fare hike, the public finally gets a chance to weigh in during a series of MTA hearings, which begin today. The first one is on Staten Island . WNYC's Beth Fertig reports on what the authority is proposing, and ...


The New York "Conscience" Behind Kerry's Campaign

Friday, October 29, 2004

If John Kerry wins the presidential race next week, he may owe a big thanks to a certain New York political consultant. Bill Lynch is best known as the man who made David Dinkins New York 's first African American mayor. Now, Lynch is running ...


WNYC's Audio Nostalgia Train

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Transit Authority is celebrating the subway centennial with a "nostalgia train" of vintage cars. WNYC reporter Beth Fertig worked with archivist Andy Lanset and engineer Wayne Shulmister to create an "audio nostalgia" train, with recordings from our 80-year old archives.

The recordings ...


Shuttered Subway Station Opens for Historic Ride

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

» View photos of historic City Hall Station

It was one hundred years ago today that Mayor George McClellan rode the first New York subway train from City Hall to Harlem. Today, Mayor Bloomberg recreates that historic ...


Ancient Subway Infrastructure Still Chugging Along

Thursday, October 14, 2004

» NYC Subway Turns 100 on

Before the first New York City subway train took its historic ride in 1904, engineers and electricians had to plan the inner workings of the new transit system. The infrastructure they designed a ...


New Yorkers Head to the Swing States

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

New Yorkers who usually feel like they're living in the capital of the world may think they're in political Siberia , during this presidential race. With New York firmly in Democrat John Kerry's corner, the two candidates hardly ever visit – unless they're here for ...


Network of Pumps Strain to Keep Subways Dry

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

On two occasions earlier this month, floods shut down several subway lines, leaving many New Yorkers wondering how a few inches of rain could bring the system to a grinding halt. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more on where the water goes.

When Joe Joyce goes down ...


Network of Pumps Strain to Keep Subways Dry

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

On two occasions earlier this month, floods shut down several subway lines, leaving many New Yorkers wondering how a few inches of rain could bring the system to a grinding halt. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more on where the water goes.

When Joe Joyce goes down ...


NY Democrats Raise Big Cash for Kerry

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

John Kerry's fundraiser netted 4 million dollars last night, according to his campaign. Democrats say New York has contributed 52 million dollars to Kerry and their party. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Enthusiasm is the party line at political fundraisers. But with six weeks to ...


Interview with Chancellor Joel Klein

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

More than a million New York City students are back in school. Chancellor Joel Klein kicked off the first day of class by greeting students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, where he was joined by the mayor. Klein visited schools in all five ...


Two Seats Up for Grabs in the Bronx

Monday, September 13, 2004

Tuesday is Primary Day in New York. Voters in all parties will select candidates for the November general election. There are two Bronx Senate seats up for grabs. The senate is now controlled by Republicans, but Democrats believe they can chip away at that majority ...


The Convention and September 11th

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Even if they didn't watch the Republican National Convention last night, New Yorkers couldn't escape the obvious. On newspaper stands, the front page of the New York Post screamed, It's 9-11. Republicans say they're showing solidarity with the city by holding their convention here. WNYC's ...