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Dan Blumberg

Dan Blumberg appears in the following:

Reinventing Grand Army Plaza

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cars didn't exist when Grand Army Plaza was designed 141 years ago. Now they've overrun it and the city is working on ways to bring some balance back at the entrance to Prospect Park. Now the public has a chance to vote for its favorite overhaul idea. WNYC's Dan Blumberg ...

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More Layoffs at Lehman Brothers

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lehman Brothers is preparing to cut more than 1,000 jobs. It's the company's fourth round of layoffs this year. The beleaguered brokerage house continues to be rocked by the deterioration of the mortgage market, especially in commercial and residential real estate markets. Next week marks the end of the third ...

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Tennis Takes Center Stage

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympic torch is barely out and while swimmers and track stars may be relaxing and enjoying their first cheeseburger in months, the world's best tennis players have another big tournament to play. The U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing, Queens, today — with many of the players fresh from ...

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Pakistani Americans React to the Resignation of Pervez Musharraf

Monday, August 18, 2008

The news of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation is being felt here in New York. Many were up at 3 am this morning to hear Musharraf's hour-long resignation speech. Mohsin Zaheer is the editor of Sada-e-Pakistan, a weekly newspaper for the 200,000 Pakistani Americans in the tri-state area. He spoke ...

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Sports Museum Opens in New York

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Belmont Park, Arthur Ashe Stadium. Those are just a few of New York's sports meccas. Well, a new museum near Wall Street hopes there's room for another. WNYC's Dan Blumberg takes us on a tour of the Sports Museum of America.

See Billie ...

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City Cuts Back on Parking Permits for Its Workers

Thursday, May 01, 2008

25,000 city employees are losing their parking perks.

Following through on a promise to cut the number of parking placards, the Mayor has slashed the total number by 32 percent, so that there are now about 55,000 city employees who can park without penalty on city streets.

The police department gave up ...

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Mets, Yankees Begin Seasons

Monday, March 31, 2008

Baseball returns to Yankee Stadium today for one more year, as the Yankees open their season against the Blue Jays. The Mets start 2008 on the road in Florida.

Both teams begin this season with something to prove.

WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The Yankees come into this season with new leadership, both ...

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Bicyclist Still Sought in Times Square Bombing

Friday, March 07, 2008

Police are still looking for a bicyclist who may have been responsible for yesterday's small bomb blast in Times Square.

Meanwhile, letters sent to many members of Congress with the phrase "we did it" turn out to be completely unrelated. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

It's just a very strange coincidence that ...

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Reaction to Steroids in Sports Hearings

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WNYC reporter Dan Blumberg reports on the testimonies of Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee.

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Clemens Testifies Before Congress

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Whether Roger Clemens ends up in the Hall of Fame or a jail cell could be decided today when he tells Congress, under oath, that he never used performance enhancing drugs. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The 7-time Cy Young Award winner was the highest profile player named in baseball's Mitchell ...

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Giants Face Packers in NFC Championship

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The New York Giants will go to the Super Bowl if they can beat the Packers in Green Bay in Saturday night's NFC championship game. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

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Giants Try to End Patriots' Dream of a Perfect Season

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Giants take on the Patriots tonight in a bid to keep New England from finishing a perfect season. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has a preview:

REPORTER: The Giants have already clinched the playoffs, so the debate all week has centered around whether they should play their starters and risk injury or ...

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Ski Conditions Mixed on the East Coast

Friday, December 21, 2007

The good news is that this has been one of the best Decembers in a long time. Conditions are WAY better than they were last Christmas when record warmth had some wondering if East Coast skiing would soon be extinct thanks to Global Warming.

It’s a 180 degree difference Jay Rand ...

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Former Mets and Yankees Named in Report Steroid Use

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Among those named in the Mitchell report on drug use in baseball are several current and former Mets and Yankees. WNYC’s Dan Blumberg has more.

Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite are the two most prominent names in the report by former Senator George Mitchell. The report says the two got steroids ...

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State Considers Forcing Insurers to Rate Doctors

Monday, November 26, 2007

State legislators have thrown their support behind Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's doctor ranking model.

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno say they will pass legislation to ensure that the model is used by all insurance companies who do business in New York.

Cuomo says the ranking model balances ...

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After 12 Years, Torre Leaves Yankees

Friday, October 19, 2007

Twelve years, twelve postseason appearances and four World Series wins. That's what Joe Torre gave the Yankees, and that's it. Next year the Yankees will have a new manager. Yesterday, Torre turned down an offer to manage next season. WNYC's Dan Blumberg talked with ESPN the Magazine writer Buster Olney, ...

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U.S. Open Round Up with NY Times' Liz Robbins

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The U.S. Open lost two fan favorites last night. Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are both gone. Tonight another favorite may say goodbye: Andy Roddick is facing the world’s number one player Roger Federer and he hasn't fared well against the Swiss champion. WNYC talks with New York Times reporter ...

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Former NBA Ref Pleads Guilty

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty today to betting on games that he officiated. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

Donaghy turned himself in at a Brooklyn federal court and pleaded guilty to two felony charges -- one for conspiracy and the other for gambling. The judge in the case says Donaghy ...

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Reporter Shares Memories of Phil Rizzuto

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

HOST: Phil Rizzuto's most famous home run call was for Roger Maris's record breaking 61st in a season. The Yankees paid tribute to their longtime broadcaster and Hall of Fame shortstop last night by putting his number 10 on their sleeves. There were also two number 10's painted on the ...

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Yankees Legend Phil Rizzuto Dead at 89

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yankees legend Phil Rizzuto has died at the age of 89. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more on the shortstop's hall of fame career and his four decades in the broadcast booth.

The Scooter played 13 seasons with the Yankees, winning the World Series seven times. Rizzuto played from 1941 and to ...

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