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Jenna Flanagan

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Paterson Seeks Wage Freeze from Public Workers

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Asks public employees to forego a 4% raise, which takes effect today.

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Floodwaters Begin to Recede in Northeast

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Amtrak service between New York City and Boston was still suspended on Thursday. It's resumed--with delays--on Friday.

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March Showers Halt Northeast Train Service

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's not raining, but travelers coming in and out of New York are still being hampered by the weather. Amtrak has suspended its Northeast Regional services between Boston and New York because of high water along the tracks east of Providence, Rhode Island. Service on ...

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Harrison, a New Jersey Town with Deep Soccer Roots, Welcomes Red Bulls

Saturday, March 20, 2010

When Giants Stadium in New Jersey was torn down, three teams lost their home field. The New York Giants and Jets will simply move to the adjacent Meadowlands Stadium, their new home for the 2010 season. And the New York Red Bulls will move ten ...

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NYC Health Dept. Weighs Grading System for Restaurants

Friday, December 18, 2009

The city's health department wants to grade restaurants on their sanitary inspections and require them to prominently display their grade of A, B, or C. But Robert Bookman, an attorney for the New York State Restaurant Association, calls the grading system a bad idea.

"They need ...

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Fed Judge Orders NYPD to Release RNC Intelligence Documents

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A federal judge says NYPD intelligence documents must be turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents cover the 18 months leading up to the 2004 Republican National Convention. Chris Dunn, spokesman for the NYCLU, says the Police Department's investigative tactics will ...

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Main Street NYC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In their Main Streets Project, the WNYC Newsroom is following six blocks over an entire year to track how the economic downturn is being felt at street level. Main Streets editor Karen Frillman is joined by reporters Jenna Flanagan, Lisa Chow, Richard Yeh, Brigid Bergin, and Ailsa Chang to discuss ...

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NY Lawmakers Could Spend Thanksgiving in Albany

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Governor Paterson says lawmakers can't continue to avoid the state's $3.2 billion budget deficit. He says New York is quickly running out of money, and without deep cuts in education and healthcare, the state will end up paying huge late fees on its debts. Paterson ...

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500 Public School Aides Lose Jobs

Friday, November 13, 2009

500 public school aides are losing their jobs today, after weeks of litigation between the city and their union. Suprina Willliams, who works at P-S 223 in Jamaica, says that as a single parent with a mortgage, she's the sole wage earner, and worries there ...

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City Buys 7 Acres for New Coney Park

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The city is now set to buy nearly seven acres of land at Coney Island from a Manhattan development firm, for more than $95-million.

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Bowery Mission Celebrates 100 Years

Friday, November 06, 2009

While the Yankees toasted their 27th World Series, there was another celebration on the Bowery. Today is the 100th anniversary of The Bowery Mission chapel. The privately funded social service organization offers meals, shelter and rehab programs to homeless men and women.

The Homeless Services Commissioner, ...

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Republican Rob Astorino Unseats Spano in Westchester

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Westchester County's executive-elect, Republican Rob Astorino, says his upset of three-term Democratic incumbent Andrew Spano, was a referendum on government spending.

ASTORINO: This is a very big message to Albany that they cannot keep taxing and spending the way they are.

REPORTER: Astorino, a relative unknown, beat ...

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Olympic Marathon Runner Comes to NY

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ING New York City Marathon 2007

ING New York City Marathon 2007


The 40th running of the ING-New York City Marathon is this Sunday, and Ryan Hall hopes to be the first American male to win ...

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Paterson Administration Avoids Kennedy Leak Investigation

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New York State's ethics commission has decided it will not formally investigate Governor Paterson's administration for leaks of Caroline Kennedy's confidential information. The Commission on Public Integrity made its announcement in a letter to three government watchdog groups that had requested the probe. Dick Dadey ...

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Main Street NYC Returns to Grove Street, Jersey City

Monday, October 26, 2009

Walking down Jersey City’s Grove Street you could forget there's an economic crisis. On any given weekend, people happily mingle in the Grove Point courtyard at Grove Street’s Path Station, and crowd the sidewalks as they move in and out of local stores.

And if you ...

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Return to Main Street: First Stop, Jersey City

Friday, October 23, 2009

This week WNYC returns to our Main Street NYC series, visiting a block in each of New York City's boroughs (and one in New Jersey) to see how the economic downturn is playing out at the street level.


Jenna Flanagan has this report from Jersey City:
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Food Stamp Enrollments Increase by 30 Percent

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The number of New York City food stamp recipients has increased by almost 30 percent since January of last year to 1.6 million. That's an all time high according to the City's Independent Budget Office (the previous record was 1.46 million people in April 1995).

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Elected Officials Condemn Alleged Bias Attack

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The alleged bias attack against a gay man in Queens is drawing expressions of disappointment and exasperation from local politicians. Police say two suspects attacked 49-year old Jack Price, as he was walking home. Manhattan State Senator Tom Duane says he's saddened such an attack ...

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Zagat's Latest Survey Finds Fewer Diners in Restaurants

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tim Zagat and his wife Nina, co-founders of Zagat Survey (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Tim Zagat and his wife Nina, co-founders of Zagat Survey (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nina Zagat, co-founder of the annual Survey tells of her latest findings:

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Walk This Way

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Walkway over the Hudson is finally open to visitors. The project to turn a 120-year old freight bridge into a paved public walkway connecting Highland, New York on the west bank to Poughkeepsie, New York on the east. It's approximately 212 feet above the water surface and 1.25 miles long or 6,767 feet.

Standing at the halfway point on the bridge you look down on the Mid-Hudson Bridge and get a new appreciation for just how wide the river is.

(by Jenna Flanagan)

(by Jenna Flanagan)


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