Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Newark Mayor Cory Booker says a report by a City Council task force that says the city is spending beyond its means is telling him what he already knows. Booker is accusing the police union of being selfish, saying that its leaders refuse to negotiate with his administration, while other unions are making sacrifices.
Friday, September 24, 2010
At least 11 new musicals are scheduled to open on Broadway this year. Some critics say this will be the fall of the has-been and the rehashed. But others say that's true only if you stick to Broadway plays.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Hundreds of people have turned out in Binghamton for the federal Environmental Protection Agency's final hearings on the natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The memorial observance is taking place in Zuccotti Park, kitty corner from the World Trade Center site. This past year, the site has gone through a dramatic transformation as structures have finally started emerging from the ground. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the latest on the progress of the rebuilding.
Friday, August 20, 2010
When art blogger Andrew Russeth stepped on a mosaic of famed 1960's Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park, he stepped right into a 45-year-old controversy involving pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. The story of Warhol's connection to Moses, the World's Fair and the 1998 mosaic that links them together is a plot studded with big names and big question marks—eat your heart out, Da Vinci Code.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
New York's beaches have the seventh worst water quality in the nation because of pollution from storm runoff and sewer overflows, according to the annual beach report from the Natural Resources Defence Council.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
When it comes to meeting federal clean water standards, New York and other older cities like Boston and Albany are decades behind. One reason is all the human waste that’s discharged every time a storm overwhelms the capacity of 19th century combined sewer systems, which collect rain and sewage in the same pipes. Now New York is looking to another old East Coast city, Philadelphia, for new ideas.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Concerned that oil from the BP spill could reach the East Coast, a group of U.S. Senators from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other eastern states want to coordinate preparedness among state and federal officials.
REPORTER: New York Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer along with 20 colleagues have written ...
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Think you can spot a Yankee fan a mile away? Assume you know where the average Mets fan lives? Well, fan stereotypes aren't always so clear cut. And what about women? Wall Street Journal reporter Sophia Hollander did a somewhat scientific survey of female fans of the Yankees and the ...
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Every five years, the PS 1 Contemporary Art Center assembles a group of artists working in and around the city for its "Greater New York" show. Art critic Carolina Miranda got a preview of the show and talks with WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about what's new this time around.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Police found what they call an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking SUV last night on a block of Broadway theaters and restaurants teeming with tourists. They then cleared the area so they could dismantle the device. Police removed the car early this morning, and streets have been ...
Friday, April 30, 2010
This morning's closure of bankrupt St. Vincent's Hospital, a 160-year institution in Greenwich Village, has people in the area expressing sadness and uncertainty about the future.
The head of St. Vincent's department of emergency medicine, Dr. Eric Legome, was in the middle of spelling his name for reporters when he began ...
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Albany regulators say they'll now make it extremely difficult for energy companies to drill for natural gas in sensitive areas near New York City's drinking water reservoirs. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz tells Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen, Friday's decision came as a bit of a surprise.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with Monday's attack on a Mexican immigrant in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Police are still looking for a fourth suspect.
The three 17-year-old men face assault and hate crime charges after allegedly beating Rodulfo Olmedo just outside his home. Police officials say Rodulfo Olmedo ...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New York City may have to eliminate 8,500 teaching positions next year if proposed doomsday budget cuts go through in Albany.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New York City may have to eliminate 8,500 teaching positions next year if proposed doomsday budget cuts go through in Albany. That was Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's message today to the City Council's Education Committee.
After he testified before the committee, Klein said officials need to look for more ways to ...
Friday, March 19, 2010
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on health-care legislation this weekend, and here in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he needs to see what lawmakers pass before he can say how it will impact the city and its own health-care expenses.
"We have a billion-dollar deficit for Health ...
Friday, March 12, 2010
Former city councilman David Yassky will replace Matthew Daus as head of the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking this morning on his weekly radio show on WOR, explained why he nominated Yassky for the position. "He led the way in introducing hybrid taxis to the city, that ...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Port Authority officials hope to reduce the amount of air pollution generated by the hundreds of trucks that haul cargo to and from the city's ports.
"Our proposal today is to replace older trucks that serve our port and we’re going to be providing incentives for truck drivers to replace those ...
Monday, February 15, 2010
While crews demolished a building destroyed in Saturday's fire in Jackson Heights, Queens, local business owners joined elected officials on Monday to ask the Bloomberg administration to spare fire companies from budget cuts.