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Dan Blumberg

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Topps Baseball Card Company Close to Being Sold

Monday, June 18, 2007

This weekend's subway series had all of New York talking baseball. Mets, Yankees, Clemens, Reyes. Here's one thing fans probably didn't talk much about: baseball cards. People just don't collect them the way they used to. And now Topps, one of the industry's icons and a New York institution, is ...

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Starrett City Sale Most Likely Blocked

Friday, March 02, 2007

Not so fast for the potential buyers of Brooklyn's Starrett City, federal housing officials will block their attempt to take over the nation's largest federally subsidized apartment complex. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

Alphonso Jackson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is not satisfied by the deal as it stands ...

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Spitzer: Freedom Tower is Best Alternative

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Governor Spitzer -- who once described the Freedom Tower as a "white elephant" -- now says it makes financial sense to move forward with its construction. He and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and Mayor Bloomberg signed off on the delayed, redesigned 1,776 foot tower. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

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NY State Minimum Wage Increases

Monday, January 01, 2007

Today 500,000 workers in New York State get a raise, as the state minimum wage goes up again. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports

REPORTER: The minimum wage will go up another 40 cents to $7.15 an hour. The state has been phasing in the wage increase over the last 3 years.

State legislators ...

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NY State's Minimum Wage Goes Up Again

Friday, December 29, 2006

Today 500,000 workers in New York State will get a raise, as the state minimum wage goes up again. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports

The minimum wage will go up another 40 cents to $7.15 an hour. The state has been phasing in the wage increase over the last 3 years. State ...

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Television Pioneer and Former President of CBS Dies

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A television pioneer has died. Frank Stanton helped lead CBS from the radio age to TV. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

60 minutes creator Don Hewitt said if broadcasting had a patron saint, it would be Frank Stanton. Stanton rose through the ranks at CBS and became president in 1946. Over ...

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Nascar Scraps Staten Island Racetrack

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

International Speedway Corporation has scrapped plans to build a track on Staten Island. Public opposition and complaints about traffic and environmental problems proved too much for the company to overcome.

The company still wants to bring racing to the New York metro area. International Speedway bought 676 acres on Staten Island ...

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Teachers Union Agrees to New Contract

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The teachers union and the city have agreed to a new contract... and they didn't even wait for the current one to expire before doing so. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

If it's ratified, the deal would boost salaries by 7.1 percent over two years. By the time it expires in ...

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Support Drops for Hevesi Among Politicians and Voters

Friday, October 27, 2006

Support for Alan Hevesi isn't just dropping in Albany a new poll shows the state comptroller is also losing ground among likely voters. Hevesi is accused of breaking the law by using a state employee as a chauffeur for his wife. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more on the scandal that ...

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Great Catch, But Mets Still Lose

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Mets got solid pitching and had one of the greatest catches in postseason history, but could not get that clutch hit last night. They lost to the Cardinals, 3-1 and will have to wait till next year. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

For all the worry about the Mets starting ...

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Mets Beat Cardinals 4-2

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Mets used pitching, defense, and speed to beat the Cardinals 4-2. The winner of tonight's game seven will play Detroit in the World Series.

Mets pitcher John Maine loaded the bases in the first inning, but managed to get out of the inning without giving up a run. Minutes later, ...

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NJ Truck Ban Not Taken Up by Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The US Supreme Court decided not to get involved in a New Jersey dispute over where large trucks should be allowed to drive. The state wants to keep them off local roads; truckers say relegating them to highways is unfair. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The ban was in place from ...

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Mets Pitcher Out for the Season and Postseason

Friday, September 29, 2006

Pedro Martinez will miss the rest of the season and postseason.

When he's healthy, the Mets pitcher is one of the most dominant starters in baseball. But Martinez has struggled with injuries all year... starting with a toe in Spring training, a hip midseason, and lately a strained right calf. So ...

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Clinton Challenger Fights Uphill Battle

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Senator Hillary Clinton faces a challenge from the left today. Meanwhile, two Republican candidates are vying for the right to challenge her.

Union organizer Jonathan Tasini has been fighting an uphill battle against one of the most well known politicians in the world. Just getting on the Democratic ballot was a ...

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Three New World Trade Center Building Designs Unveiled

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Plans were unveiled today for the remaining 3 towers being built at the world trade center site by developer Larry Silverstein.

Tower 2 will be 78-stories. It will have a roof sliced into four diamond shapes that that would light up lower Manhattan as well as the reflecting pool.

Tower 3 will ...

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US Open Starts Tonight With Agassi's Last Showing

Monday, August 28, 2006

The US Open gets underway today at Flushing Meadows. WNYC's Dan Blumberg lists a few things to look forward to during this year's tournament. Andre Agassi will play under the lights tonight in what he says will be his last US Open. The 36-year-old made it to the finals last ...

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Bloomberg Testifies at Homeland Security Committee

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Homeland Security officials will be grilled this morning on Capitol Hill over why they're giving significantly less money to New York and other large cities. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports

Today's hearing will be different from a similar hearing last week in two key respects -- Mayor Bloomberg will testify and he'll ...

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Yankees and Mets Go Head to Head at Shea

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Yankees will be in Shea Stadium tonight to take on the Mets and as WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports, there's a different vibe for this year's subway series.

For the first time since interleague play began, the Mets come into the series as a first place team. In past seasons the ...

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Fundraising Halted for WTC Memorial

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Fundraising for the World Trade Center memorial has been halted. Memorial Foundation board member Tom Johnson says "It's only fair to donors to be able to expressly say how their money will be used and how much the project will cost." WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

The non-profit's fundraising has already been ...

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Students Removing Art From Memorial Space

Monday, May 08, 2006

Brooklyn College art students are removing their thesis projects from a city-owned memorial space near the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon.

REPORTER: This comes after the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner decided Thursday that the art work was inappropriate and asked that it be removed. Mayor Bloomberg backed the decision.

BLOOMBERG: There has been an ...

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