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Jim O'Grady

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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NYC Transit Workers Approve Contract

Monday, May 19, 2014

After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.

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Map: More Subway Stations Go Wireless

Thursday, May 15, 2014

WNYC

While mobile device users with AT&T plans have lately lost some underground wireless connectivity, riders with the other big three phone carriers can now log on at more subway stations.

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Fatal NYC Intersection Gets Redesigned

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Officials have made changes to 96th Street and Broadway to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.

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Last Call for the Bar Car

Friday, May 09, 2014

Like so many venerable New York traditions, Metro North's bar car from Manhattan to Connecticut has gone the way of the Redbird.

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Governor Cuomo Wants Post-Sandy 'Reinvention' of NYC Transit

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WNYC

With the MTA's next long-range capital plan due in September, Governor Cuomo has weighed in to say it should focus heavily on coping with one factor: "a changing climate."

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The Hidden Racial History of 'My Old Kentucky Home'

Friday, May 02, 2014

WNYC

Often sung as an anthem of the Old South, composer Stephen Foster meant the song to be anti-slavery.

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My Old Kentucky Home: A Song with a Checkered Past

Friday, May 02, 2014

“My Old Kentucky Home” has a secret: its racist words were deleted to clean up the song for modern standards. But in writing about “darkies,” 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster was actually sympathetic to the plight of slaves, and the song carried an abolitionist message.

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Labor Deal for Bus and Subway Workers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNYC

After two years of occasionally rancorous negotiations, the MTA and the union representing 34,000 transit workers have announced a tentative deal to give the rank-and-file 2 percent raises in each of the next three years. That's on top of a retroactive 1 percent raise that covers the last two years.

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Public Advocate: Use City $ to Save Citi Bike

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WNYC

Could an option ruled out by the Mayor come back into play?

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Subway Ad Controversy Resurfaces, This Time Salaciously

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WNYC

For the second time in two years, the MTA is taking a fresh look at its advertising standards. The move follows an objection from the Cuomo Administration to subway ads for breast augmentation.

The first controversy occurred in late 2012, when a so-called "issue ad" by a political group equated ...

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Tom Finkelpearl Is NYC's New Cultural Commish

Monday, April 07, 2014

WNYC

In 12 years at Queens Museum, the director had a reputation for serving the community.

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Ghostly Rides Mark Cyclists' Deaths

Sunday, April 06, 2014

WNYC

An annual memorial on wheels marks city locations where fellow cyclists have been killed in traffic.

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2014 Baseball, and de Blasio, Debut at Citifield

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

Baseball began in New York this season at Citifield, where two long-held traditions were observed: a mayor threw out the first pitch and the Mets blew a lead in the 9th.

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Council Bill Would Require NYPD to Share Collision Reports

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

Family members say they want easy access to reports that contain the details of how their loved ones died.

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An 'Insult to Broken Hearts': Families Denied Traffic Crash Reports

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When someone dies in traffic in New York City, relatives and friends often want to know how it happened. But those official NYPD accounts are hard to come by - even for families of the victims.

 

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Tracking NYC's Traffic Deaths

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's the year of "Vision Zero" but in 2014 there have already been 46 traffic deaths, from bikers to pedestrians to drivers and passengers. WNYC reporters Jim O'Grady and Kat Aaron talk about the new Transportation Nation database, tracking these deaths, and Jim's reporting on one victim -- four-year-old Allison Liao, struck by a car in Flushing, Queens.

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Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.

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Past Transit Chief Pleads with MTA Board Against Toll Cut—in Vain

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

Richard Ravitch says the MTA is hurting for revenue—and giving some back might be against the law.

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Why Commuter Trains Aren't Getting Any Less Crowded

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

Short platforms, low tunnel ceilings and lack of train yards are three things that limit commuter rail service in our area, and keep it packed with riders.

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