Joel Rose

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Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.


In The Face Of Disaster, Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban Designs Solutions

Monday, March 24, 2014

The winner of this year's architecture prize has designed museums, homes and concert halls. But he's best known for the temporary structures he's built for refugees and evacuees all over the world.


Between Mayor And Governor, Trace A Democratic Party Fault Line

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are Democrats, but they've clashed on several issues. It may be evidence of a rift between populists and centrists within the Democratic Party.


Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.


Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

College Station, Texas, is losing countless companies to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.


FCC To Fine TV Companies For Misuse Of Emergency Alert System

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines of nearly $2 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal for broadcasting an ad that misuses the warning sounds of the emergency system.


Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Friday, November 08, 2013

Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is going to settle the debate. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.

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NYC Race Focuses On Income Gap, But How Much Can A Mayor Do?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Democrat Bill de Blasio is poised to become the next mayor of New York, in part because he made income inequality the central issue of his campaign. His "tale of two cities" narrative has resonated with voters. But there's debate about what he could do as mayor to narrow the income gap.


Judge Halts Parts Of NYPD Stop And Frisk Policy

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's ruling curtailing some aspects of the New York City police department's "stop and frisk" policy. The court also ruled that Judge Shira Scheindlin should be removed from the case because she "ran afoul" of the judicial code of conduct.


Art Or Act? New Yorkers Give Banksy Residency Mixed Reviews

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As part of a monthlong, outdoor exhibition, the secretive British street artist has been placing graffiti-inspired paintings and installations all around New York. Now that the month is almost over, NPR's Joel Rose asks fans and critics to assess Banksy's work.


The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

A year after the storm, some families in New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods have managed to rebuild their homes and their lives. Some are waiting to find out more about new building codes and flood insurance rates. And others are ready to sell their flood-damaged properties and move on.


How A Portland Cook Became A 'Proud Copycat' Of Thai Food

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Andy Ricker spent years eating in roadside restaurants, noodle stands and home kitchens across Thailand before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Ore. But he avoids using words like "traditional" and "authentic" when talking about this food. He'd rather call it "accurate."


Gay Couples Tie Knot In New Jersey As Christie Backs Down

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Jersey became the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage Monday when gay couples began marrying just after midnight. A state judge forced the state to recognize same-sex marriages. Initially, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed that ruling. But he dropped that appeal Monday, saying the New Jersey Supreme Court had already made clear how it would rule.


Taking Back 'Funkytown': Songwriters Prepare For A Custody Battle

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Steven Greenberg of the disco group Lipps, Inc. joins Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Loretta Lynn among artists currently trying to reclaim ownership of their work from labels, per a 1976 revision of copyright law. But the record industry is expected to put up a legal fight to retain the rights.


NYC Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push Before Primary

Monday, September 09, 2013

The candidates for New York City mayor were out in force on Monday, one day before primary voters go the polls to choose candidates for the general election.


Primary Election For NYC Comptroller Heats Up

Friday, September 06, 2013

When disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer jumped into the race for New York City comptroller, no one seemed more surprised than the other Democrat in the race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. But Stringer didn't back down, and now polls show the primary race is too close to call.


Early Leader Christine Quinn Falls Back In NYC Mayoral Race

Friday, August 30, 2013

With just over a week before the New York City mayoral primary, polls show New York public advocate Bill de Blasio with a widening lead over his Democratic opponents. And they show the early frontrunner, city council speaker Christine Quinn, fading to a distant second.


Yet Another Democrat Takes The Lead In NYC Mayor Race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio has surged to a commanding lead among Democratic primary voters. De Blasio's timing couldn't be better. In less than two weeks, those voters will go the polls to begin choosing the successor to Michael Bloomberg.


Atheists Take Old Hymns Out Of The Chapel And Into The Streets

Sunday, August 25, 2013

For 40 years, the Renaissance Street Singers have given free public performances of sacred music. But they insist that their mission is not religious in nature.


New York City Council To Vote On Tough Police Oversight Laws

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday's vote comes just weeks after a federal judge ruled the NYPD violated the civil rights of minorities. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg refuses to back down. He's appealing the judge's ruling, and working to block the council bills as well.