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Brian Zumhagen

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

In Wake of Queens Fire, Business Owners and Politicians Ask City to Keep Firehouses Open

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crews are demolishing a building destroyed in Saturday's fire in Jackson Heights, Queens. Local business owners joined elected officials at the fire's scene today, calling on the Bloomberg administration to spare fire companies from budget cuts.

Alex Chin of Kelly's Cleaners says he's open for business ...

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White House Rethinking Site for 9/11 Trials Amid Public Outcry

Monday, February 01, 2010

There have been more and more indications in recent days that the Obama administration is reconsidering its plan to try self-proclaimed 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohamed and four alleged co-conspirators in Lower Manhattan. WNYC’s Brian Zumhagen has been following this story.

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Paterson to Cuomo: Declare Yourself

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says there's "no time like the present" for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to let New Yorkers know whether he plans to run for Paterson's job.

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Paterson: Cuomo Should Declare His Intentions

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says there's "no time like the present" for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to let New Yorkers know whether he plans to run for Paterson's job.

"I don't think anyone should be floating that they're gonna be a candidate and then go into the ...

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New Yorkers Rally for Haiti Relief

Monday, January 25, 2010

The nation's largest health-care union is donating $1 million for humanitarian efforts in Haiti. The union, 1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers East, which has many members of Haitian descent, raised the funds for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Caryl Stern, president of U.S. Fund for ...

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Balancing the Needs of New York's Financial Sector with the National Interest

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg is blasting Obama's call for new regulations on the financial sector and banks deemed "too big to fail." As WNYC's Bob Hennelly tells Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen, such conflicts are as old as New York itself.

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Maintenance Work Will Disrupt Service on No. 7 Subway Line

Friday, January 22, 2010

Subway riders on the No. 7 line are about to see big service disruptions. A section of the line in Long Island City will be closed for seven weekends starting January 29. The neighborhood's new councilman, Jimmy Van Bramer, says the 7 is the lifeblood ...

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Haitians Warned to Avoid TPS Scams

Friday, January 22, 2010

Undocumented Haitians in New York are being warned to watch out for scam artists when applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The federal government conferred TPS for 18 months on qualified Haitian nationals who have been in the U.S. since the day of the earthquake, ...

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Love Takes Flight After Hudson River Crash

Friday, January 15, 2010

One year ago today, they were ferried to safety from their disabled airplane, which had landed in the Hudson River. This afternoon, passengers and crew members of US Airways Flight 1549 took ferries back to the watery site where the "Miracle on the Hudson" took ...

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Brooklyn Officials Bristle as MTA Considers Service Cuts

Monday, January 11, 2010

As the MTA considers making deep service cuts to deal with a nearly $400 million budget gap, elected officials from South Brooklyn are pushing back. Bay Ridge councilman Vincent Gentile wants the commuter tax reinstated.

"The transit authority cannot cut four bus lines, reducing service on ...

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"Under the Radar" Festival Bigger than Ever

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Public Theater's "Under the Radar" series returns with 20 shows over 12 days. Culture critic Claudia La Rocco talks with WNYC Weekend Edition Host about whether bigger is better when it comes to New York arts festivals.

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Breaking: Trains Down

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Updates from WNYC's Brian Zumhagen and listeners on the snarled Amtrak system do to a "low voltage problem" throughout the Northeast.

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Court Halts Broadway Triangle Rezoning Plan

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Less than 24 hours after the City Council approved the rezoning of Brooklyn's Broadway Triangle, the project is on hold.

Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Emily Goodman granted a temporary restraining order until a March hearing for opponents who claim the city planning process illegally favored ...

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NYPD Cadets Attend Multicultural Immersion Training

Monday, December 21, 2009

"Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect" is the New York Police Deaprtment's motto, but too many officers fail to live up to it during encounters with blacks and Latinos. That was the message from a group of community representatives to the police academy's December graduates at Harlem's Apollo ...

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Romeo and Juliet Get Their Stars Crossed Again

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Romeo and Juliet -- The bard's most famous lovers have gotten treatments on stage, film, movies. But there’s more to be mined with the star crossed teenagers and a new production underway at The Kitchen is trying to do just that. The group Nature Theater ...

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Bloomberg: MTA Needs New Funding Sources

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The MTA board has approved an austerity plan to close a nearly $400-million funding gap by eliminating the W and Z subway lines, and more than 20 bus routes.

Mayor Bloomberg says it probably won't be the last doomsday budget for the state-run transit agency. He ...

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Construction Starts on New Police Academy in Queens

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

City officials have broken ground for a new 30-acre police academy in College Point, Queens. The project will consolidate training facilities that are currently spread out across the city. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the current academy on East 20th Street in Manhattan has become ...

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Newtown Creek: Going the Way of the Gowanus

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

(by Stephen Nessen)

(by Stephen Nessen)

The Newtown Creek that forms part of the border between Brooklyn and Queens is filled with toxins from a century and a half of industrial activity. An underground oil spill there has been causing problems in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for ...

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Cleaning Up Newtown Creek

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Newtown Creek, which forms part of the border between Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the nation’s most polluted waterways. It’s filled with toxins from a century and a half of industrial activity. It’s the site of a huge underground oil spill that’s been ...

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Biofuel Facility Coming to Newtown Creek in Greenpoint

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The nation's largest biofuel production facility is coming to Brooklyn next spring. Metro Fuel, based in Greenpoint, says its plant on Newtown Creek will go on line in March, converting various waste products into renewable fuel. Queens councilman James Gennaro, who chairs the committee on ...

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