Jenna Flanagan appears in the following:
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Asks public employees to forego a 4% raise, which takes effect today.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Amtrak service between New York City and Boston was still suspended on Thursday. It's resumed--with delays--on Friday.
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 the Acela Express is also ...
Saturday, March 20, 2010
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 to go into a more ...
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 be revealed.
DUNN: What we will ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
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 says he won't let that ...
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 are few other job options.
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.
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, Robert Hess, says the Mission ...
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 Spano, even though Democrats have ...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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 ...
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 is the executive director of ...
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 want an outdoor table at ...
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:
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).
IBO analyst Paul Lapato says city ...
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 would take place just before ...
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Nina Zagat, co-founder of the annual Survey tells of her latest findings:
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.