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Joel Rose

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Response To Volatile Wall Street Muted In Lower Manhattan

Monday, August 24, 2015

It was an erratic day on Wall Street Monday. But outside the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan, traders and tourists alike were taking the ups and downs in stride.

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Aging Tunnels Under Hudson River Threaten To Disrupt Transport, Commerce

Sunday, August 23, 2015

It's been 105 years since the rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey were built. But even as they show their wear and tear, politicians disagree on who should foot the bill to replace them.

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Ever Since The Great Recession, Zombie Houses Have Haunted New Jersey

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Years after the subprime mortgage crisis, New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of zombie homes — abandoned by their former owners but not yet through foreclosure. Some sit vacant for years.

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MEOWZA: You'll Never Guess These 5 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Online Cat Videos

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Yes, our headline is clickbait — but it can't compete with the king: the cat video. In a new exhibition, Museum of the Moving Image explores the, yes, fascinating history of feline online domination.

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Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A former steel mill in New Jersey is getting a new lease on life as an indoor farm. AeroFarms is betting it can turn a profit growing greens with lights, using far less water than a traditional farm.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Friday, July 31, 2015

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced the plan to replace LaGuardia airport with a new terminal, at a projected cost of $4 billion. Construction is expected to begin next year.

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Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

Friday, July 24, 2015

The state passed a tough gun law in 2013, but the people "have repealed it on their own. They're just ignoring the law," says the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

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New York City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement With Eric Garner Family

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New York City has reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after police placed him in a chokehold last year. Garner's family held a press conference on Tuesday with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem to talk about the settlement.

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How Harper Lee Went From Wannabe Writer To The Jane Austen Of Alabama

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lee once said she wanted to be the chronicler of "small-town, middle-class Southern life." Even without her highly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, many fans would say she succeeded.

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New York City To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The $18 million initiative allows judges to release suspects into court supervision, instead of requiring cash bail. That could keep many pretrial defendants out of the troubled Rikers Island jail.

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No One Can Drive New Jerseyans Away From Full-Service Gas

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

With Oregon moving toward allowing self-service, New Jersey will soon be the last state where you cannot legally pump your own gas. But most Garden State drivers seem to like it that way.

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Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.

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Shock, Forgiveness, Grief: A Profound Week For South Carolina

Saturday, June 27, 2015

South Carolina grieved this week for the 9 people murdered by an avowed white supremacist. But grief turned gradually to hope, as President Obama delivered a rousing eulogy for one of the deceased.

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Flag Controversy Puts S.C. Lawmakers At Odds With Many Constituents

Friday, June 26, 2015

The murder of state Senator Clementa Pinckney and eight others by an avowed white supremacist has led to a new push to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

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South Carolina State House Holds Viewing For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The body of Rev. Clementa Pinckney goes on public viewing Wednesday in the South Carolina State House. Pinckney — the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and a state senator — was fatally gunned down last week along with eight of his parishioners during a bible study at his church in Charleston.

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Ivory Crushed In Times Square To Raise Awareness Of Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, June 19, 2015

The U.S. government crushed one ton of ivory in New York's Times Square on Friday. The goal is to raise awareness of elephant poaching and the wildlife trafficking crisis.

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FCC Fines AT&T For False Data Plan Promises

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wireless carrier AT&T got hit with a $100 million fine — the largest ever proposed by regulators at the FCC. The company is accused of falsely promising "unlimited" data plans, which it disputes.

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Donald Trump Jumps Into GOP Presidential Race

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Billionaire and reality TV fixture Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is running for president. Trump has flirted with running before, but he is more serious this time.

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In Win For The FCC, Federal Judge Refuses To Block Net Neutrality Rules

Friday, June 12, 2015

A federal court on Thursday refused to block the Federal Communications Commission's new rules that regulate the Internet in a similar fashion to the way it regulates telephone service.

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