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Jim O'Grady

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

MTA Chief: More Sandy-Related Subway Tunnel Closures Are Coming

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WNYC

UPDATE Subway riders should expect significant shut-downs of lines that use tubes to move in and out of Manhattan--but not as bad as the current 14-month closure of the R train tunnel under New York harbor. That's the warning from MTA chairman Tom Prendergast.

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After 65 Years, MTA's Oldest Worker Calls It Quits

Monday, September 16, 2013

WNYC

When 91 year-old Thomas Merrick began working at the MTA in 1948, the subway fare was a nickel and the Dodgers played in Brooklyn. On Monday, the MTA held a ceremony at its headquarters to celebrate Merrick's 65-year career.

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MTA Buying Hundreds of New Commuter Rail Cars

Monday, September 16, 2013

The MTA has voted to spend $1.8 billion to buy up to 676 commuter railroad cars from the Kawasaki Rail Car company. The cars will be built in Yonkers and are scheduled to be placed into service from 2017 to 2019.

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With Filters And Fundraising, Some New Yorkers Are Trying To Bring Back The River Pool

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WNYC

For 60 years, beginning in 1870, the Hudson and East Rivers were lined with floating pools full of New Yorkers swimming safely in the currents. But in the 1930s, water pollution closed them down. Now some people in our area are working to revive the tradition of the river pool.

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Joe Lhota Is Running To Be "The Man" In NYC

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

"Be a man!" That's what Joe Lhota barked at an MTA board member at a public meeting last September, back when Lhota was reaching the end of his one-year tenure as authority chairman. Lhota later (sort of) apologized for the outburst, blaming it on his Bronx upbringing. But before that, he seemed to view it as his prerogative as an executive — that is, as the guy in the room who tells everyone else how things are going to be.

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What Do Law Enforcement Officials Think About Stop-and-Frisk?

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Jim O'Grady went to Jeremy's Ale House to hear what people in law enforcement think about NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy now that a federal court has ruled it unconstitutional.

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In Bloomberg's New York, The Poor Move Further Out, Lengthening Commutes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC

Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are traveling within or between the outer boroughs to get to work, often using a Manhattan-centric transportation system that is not well suited to getting them where they need to go.

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Prendergast Confirmed As Chairman and CEO of NY MTA

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WNYC

The New York State Senate has confirmed Tom Prendergast as chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Prendergast, 60, told senators at his confirmation hearing "I can't think of a better job to be in."

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Why the L Train Broke Monday... And Why It Might Keep Happening

Monday, June 17, 2013

WNYC

A sight you do not want to see in the morning as you're walking down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn toward the L train subway stop is a long line of commuters outside the local livery cab dispatch station. It can only mean one thing: the trains aren't moving. That's what happened Monday morning. Now the question is: will it keep happening? 

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Driver, Fleeing Police, Kills Child In New York

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

A 17-year-old boy is under arrest, charged with manslaughter, after the car he was driving struck and killed a girl and injured her grandmother on the Upper West Side. The crash occurred on Wednesday morning in a residential neighborhood at a time when many children were walking to school.

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Room Service To End At Midtown Hilton

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

The Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan will stop offering room service in August - which means more than a loss of eggs at 1 a.m.

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With A Line Service Restored, NYC Subway Is Whole Again

Thursday, May 30, 2013

WNYC

The A train is back in the Rockaways after Storm Sandy knocked it out for seven months. With its return, the last empty space on the subway map has been restored, post-flood.

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More Moms Than Ever Earn More Than Dad

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WNYC

A new Pew study found that a record 40 percent of households with children are relying on mom to be the breadwinner. That's up from 11 percent in 1960. The study says the change is being driven by more women in the workplace.

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Bernie Kerik, Disgraced Ex-Commish, Leaves Prison

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WNYC

Bernard Kerik arrived home Tuesday in Franklin Lakes, N.J., after serving a three-year stint in a Maryland prison.

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The Jersey Shore On Memorial Day: Scarred But Open For Business

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WNYC

This Memorial Day weekend is when many beach-goers have been getting their first glimpses of the Jersey Shore since Sandy. In Asbury Park, it's a mixed scene: boarded-up shops next to bustling restaurants serving brunch crowds under umbrellas in the sun. (See slide show below.)

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Lack Of Investment By CT Makes It Harder To Recover From Derailment

Monday, May 20, 2013

WNYC

The state of Connecticut has been scrambling for a decade to make up for years of failing to invest in Metro-North Railroad. That's part of why the railroad has been finding it so hard to get service up and running on the New Haven Line after Friday's derailment.

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After Sandy, Homeowner Asks What Next?

Friday, May 17, 2013

WNYC

VIDEO. The latest on Stephen Drimalas, the Staten Islander in Ocean Breeze whose ups and downs we've been following since Sandy swamped his home, nearly drove him from New York, and left him wondering about his future.

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New York's MTA Takes First Steps Toward Hardening Subway Against Future Storms

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

Here's part of the MTA's problem in post-Sandy world: six subway stations are located in the Lower Manhattan flood zone, and those stations have 540 openings -- manholes, stairways, elevators, hatches and vents -- that could allow water to flow underground. As the authority prepares for future storms, it needs to figure out how to secure each one of those openings.

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Driving Is Dropping In The U.S.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

America's "driving boom" is over. So says a study by U.S. Public Interest Group, which found that after six decades of steady increases in drivership, the trend has reversed.

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Coders Hunker In Brooklyn Bunker To Come Up With The Next Great MTA App

Sunday, May 05, 2013

WNYC

UPDATE May 6: 05 p.m.: See below for a bit more detail on the winners with links.

About 300 software developers spent the weekend together in a large room on the NYU-Polytechnic campus in downtown Brooklyn, all competing for three prizes in an MTA app contest.

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