Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Friday, October 25, 2013
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we check in with Jim O’Grady, a reporter for The Takeaway's partner WNYC, who has been covering stories of emotional trauma and resilience from Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, a community that lost more lives than any other during the hurricane.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
One of Sandy's less visible effects is the mental and emotional toll it continues to take on the people who lived through it. For a year, Jim O'Grady has been visiting neighborhoods in Staten Island that suffered the highest death rate from the storm. He talked to three people who, like thousands in our area, are still grappling with the trauma of that night.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for mayor, spent 2012 running the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the country's largest transportation system. How'd he do? And what kind of leadership style did he bring to the job?
Friday, October 04, 2013
Riders on the New Haven Line railroad could see full service restored by the Monday morning rush hour. An upgrade to a Metro-North substation that supplies electricity to the line's overheard wires is done, but must now be tested.
Friday, October 04, 2013
By the end of this month, riders in Manhattan will be able to use their phone to track buses approaching their stop. So say signs that have begun to appear in the subway.
Friday, September 27, 2013
An official with the MTA says that even if Con Ed succeeds in sending extra power to the crippled New Haven Line, riders shouldn't expect more than the bare-bones service they're getting now.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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.
Monday, September 16, 2013
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.
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.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
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.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
"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.
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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
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?
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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.
Monday, June 03, 2013
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.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
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.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Bernard Kerik arrived home Tuesday in Franklin Lakes, N.J., after serving a three-year stint in a Maryland prison.