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Dan Blumberg

Dan Blumberg appears in the following:

Teachers Give Bloomberg Contract Ultimatum

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

After working for more than two years without a contract, the city's public school teachers are giving Mayor Bloomberg until early October to offer them what they say is a fair contract. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The United Federation of Teachers is turning up the heat just as Mayor Bloomberg' ...

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Judges Ask Tough Questions in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Judges on a New York appellate court asked tough questions of an attorney who tried to convice them that marriage is a fundamental right that should be extended to same sex couples. WNYC's Dan Blumberg was there.

In February, a state judge ruled the city was violating the constitutional rights of ...

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William Weld to Run for Gov. of New York

Friday, August 19, 2005

Former Massachusets Governor William Weld met with New York's Republican party chairman today to say he will run for Governor of New York. The Long Island native currently works at a Midtown investment firm. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports

The liberal Republican won election in largely Democratic Massachusets in 1990 and 1994 ...

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New Jersey Bear Hunt Possible for December

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

New Jersey's Fish and Game Council has approved a six-day bear hunt, but one more hurdle remains before hunters can take to the woods.

The council says the bear population is growing too fast and so it's calling for a six day hunt this December. It's the third year in a ...

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MetroStars Plan Soccer Stadium

Friday, August 05, 2005

The MetroStars plan to build a new stadium near Newark that would give the Major League Soccer club a home of its own.

The team plans to leave the Meadowlands in favor of its own smaller, soccer-specific stadium. The 20-thousand seat arena, which will be built in Harrison, New Jersey is ...

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Changes Ahead for NJ Voters

Friday, July 08, 2005

A series of bills that will alter how and when New Jersey voters cast their ballots has been signed by Acting Governor Richard Codey.

The biggest change won't occur until 2008. That's when New Jersey's presidential primary will be bumped up from June to February. The Garden State is just the ...

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Potholes and Junk Yards; Now a Stadium?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Whether they want parkland or shopping or a new stadium, for the past seventy-five years, city planners have always had other plans for Willets Point, Queens. The latest, announced Sunday night by Mayor Bloomberg, calls for a retail center to be built adjacent to a new Shea Stadium and possibly ...

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States Sue EPA over Mercury

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and eight other states have filed a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over mercury emissions from power plants.

The suit challenges a plan rule that would allow some powerplants to emit more mercury than others by buying pollution credits from cleaner plants.

New Jersey Attorney ...

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Brooklyn's Tallest Turns Condo

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Williamsburg Savings Bank, Brooklyn's tallest building, will soon be home to those who can afford the view. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

The historic building's tower will host more than 200 condos. Current owner, HSBC, sold the landmark to a local developer and an investment firm that is partially controlled by ...

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Cable Giants Make Deal on Mets

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Mets' fans are now able to watch Mets' games on Time-Warner cable.

The season has had a cruel irony for many Mets fans. They finally had a team worth watching, a team with Pedro Martinez, a team with more wins than the Yankees, yet they couldn't watch from home.

Time Warner would ...

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Enticing Tourists to a Borough Far, Far Away

Monday, May 09, 2005

The nation's largest travel industry show was in town this week. It was an opportunity for international tour bookers to learn about American destinations.

And as WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports, New York has four destinations that bookers don't know very much about: the boroughs outside Manhattan.

REPORTER: Elskie Dutz works for one ...

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Hybrid Cars Could Grace City Fleet

Thursday, April 07, 2005

The Mayor's office and city councilmembers are trying to reach a deal on a series of bills that would transform the city's car and truck fleet, and improve the city's air. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

If approved, the bills would require all of the city's non-emergency vehicles to be as ...

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Disputed Zoning Plan Heads to Council

Monday, April 04, 2005

The controversial plan to rezone Greenpoint and Williamsburg for high density housing goes before the city council today. It's one of the final steps needed for approval.

The city's plan for Northwest Brooklyn would create 10,000 new housing units in a mix of high and low rise apartment buildings. About a ...

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Judge Orders Release of 9/11 Tapes

Friday, March 25, 2005

The City is devising a system to release hundreds of 911 calls, FDNY radio dispatches, and firefighter oral histories related to the attacks of September 11th. The move follows an order by the state's highest court resolving three years of litigation.

The New York Times requested the tapes and transcripts under ...

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NASCAR in New York?

Thursday, December 02, 2004

NASCAR powered into Times Square today giving hundreds of local fans a chance to see their favorite drivers up close and personal. And if race promoters have their way, those New York and New Jersey fans will have plenty more opportunities to see the races.

Plans for a track on Staten ...

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Selling The Subway

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of NYC's subway system in 2004, WNYC's Dan Blumberg focused on one of the more overlooked aspects of the transit system.

The average time spent on a subway train is 25 minutes. So what do you do to entertain yourself? You read ...

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Is New York Ready for NASCAR?

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

"Welcome to the Staten Island Motor Speedway." That's what NASCAR promoters hope they'll be saying soon. International Speedway Corporation has a tentative deal in place to purchase an industrial site near the Goethals Bridge . The plan is to build an 80,000 seat speedway and get millions of nearby residents ...

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