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Jim O'Grady

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

Guts! Glory! Fakery! Why Football Loves The Pre-Game Speech

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

Hear how legendary football coaches have used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory.

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MTA's Biggest Projects Over Budget and Behind Schedule

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been drawing negative headlines and scrutiny because of recent performance problems, including last Thursday's evening rush hour power failure and last December's fatal derailment. But that's not all.

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Federal Funds To Help Sandy-Swamped Subways

Friday, January 24, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's latest pot of Sandy relief and recovery aid comes to $886 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The majority of it — $535 million — will be used to repair flood damage to under-river subway tubes used by the R, G and 7 trains.

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In Embattled Mayoralty Of John Lindsay, Lessons For de Blasio

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WNYC

Bill de Blasio isn't the first strikingly tall liberal whom New Yorkers have elected to succeed a three-term mayor. So what lessons can de Blasio learn from the mayoralty of John Lindsay?

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Five Neighborhoods Living 'Life in the Middle'

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Jim O'Grady and Stephen Nessen, WNYC Reporters, and Jenny Ye, WNYC data news producer, discuss WNYC's series "Life in the Middle," which is exploring five NYC neighborhoods where the median income reflects the city's median income.

 

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Gov Cuomo Supports New Metro-North Train Line Through Bronx

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo used his State of the State speech on Wednesday to express support for an MTA plan to send Metro-North trains through neighborhoods in the East Bronx.

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The Staten Island Neighborhood Where Making It Means Three Dogs, Not One

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

Economically speaking, Grasmere's plainness is part of its appeal. More than 60 percent of Grasmere residents have arrived since 2000. Many of the newcomers are immigrant families who either aspire to the middle class or have newly reached it. They don't need fancy. They need relatively cheap.

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De Blasio Picks Trottenberg to be NYC Transportation Commissioner

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

The city’s new commissioner of the Department of Transportation is Polly Trottenberg, whom Mayor-elect de Blasio called "a true and patriotic New Yorker" while announcing her appointment at a press conference on Tuesday.

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After Derailment, MTA Struggles To Find Right Mix Of Human Skill + Technology

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

The MTA is speeding up its plan to install an advanced safety technology on its commuter rail lines. But there's no magic bullet when it comes to preventing train crashes.

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More Tax Breaks for the Yankees?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Yankees and the British soccer team Manchester City are in talks with the city to bring a 28,000-seat soccer stadium to the Bronx in exchange for tax breaks. WNYC reporter, Jim O'Grady, explains what kind of deal the Yankees and Manchester City are hoping to get, and why it includes a bailout for a bankrupt parking garage. 

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MTA: Floodproofing South Ferry Station Will Mean Building On Parkland

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

More than 13 months after Storm Sandy flooded South Ferry subway station with 14 million gallons of contaminated water, the MTA has come up with a plan to repair it. But straphangers shouldn't expect to use the station until late 2016 at the earliest.

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Yankees Want Tax Perks to Put Soccer Stadium Where Parking Garages Failed

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to build a soccer stadium. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns 11 parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium - garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.

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Transit Agencies Ready For Super Bowl, Starting With Cool Map

Monday, December 09, 2013

WNYC

Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.

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Cuomo To NYC Toll Reform Advocates: Drop Dead

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't getting behind a new push to change the city's tolling system. At least for now.

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NYC's Bike Share Stuck At Its Current Size

Friday, November 22, 2013

WNYC

Citi Bike will not be growing any time soon. Six months after the launch of the popular bike sharing program, the New York City Department of Transportation isn't saying when a promised expansion into parts of Brooklyn and Queens will happen. 

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Select Bus Service Debuts in Brooklyn, Not Without Kinks

Monday, November 18, 2013

WNYC

Select Bus Service debuted in Brooklyn today. But the B 44's roll-out had some kinks. 

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Conflict Flares Again At Long Island College Hospital

Thursday, November 07, 2013

WNYC

SUNY spokesman David Doyle said Long Island College Hospital turned away ambulances Wednesday night because of "a shortage of medical specialists." But he said the hospital expects to resume accepting ambulances and admitting new patients tomorrow.

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With Casino Question Before Voters, What Tale Does Aqueduct Have to Tell?

Monday, November 04, 2013

If New York voters approve the casino ballot initiative, what kind of revenue might it generate? And what impact could there be on local businesses?

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NYC Marathon Roars Back

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Marathon charged back to life on Sunday as more than 48,000 runners streamed across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the race's start. About 21,000 of them were holdovers from last year's race, which was cancelled because of Sandy.

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NY State Lands $1.6 Billion Loan For New Tappan Zee Bridge ... But Who Will Pay It Back?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Federal dollars flowed today toward building a new Tappan Zee Bridge. But much of that money may ultimately be paid back by drivers.

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