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Joel Rose

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies

Monday, August 19, 2013

Duke Ellington once described the influential writer and critic who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center as the "unsquarest person I know."

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Comptroller Compfusion: How Do You Pronounce It?

Monday, August 19, 2013

So which is it: "comptroller" or "controller?" As many of our listeners have pointed out, the correct pronunciation is controller. But that doesn't stop many New Yorkers โ€” including the current comptroller โ€” from saying it the other way.

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N.Y. Art Dealer Faces Charges In Forgery Case

Monday, August 19, 2013

Long Island art dealer Glafira Rosales is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of money laundering and wire fraud. Prosecutors say Rosales was involved in selling $80 million worth of counterfeit Modernist paintings that turned out to be the work of one anonymous painter.

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NYPD's 'Stop-And-Frisk' Deemed Unconstitutional

Monday, August 12, 2013

A federal judge in New York City ruled that the police department has been violating the civil rights of tens of thousands of minority New Yorkers with its practice of warrantless searches, better known as "stop-and-frisk." It's a rebuke for city officials have defended the tactic as an important crime-fighting tool. Judge Shira Scheindlin is appointing a federal monitor to oversee reforms at the department.

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For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card?

Monday, August 12, 2013

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped storm victims find documents, fill out forms, connect to the Internet and plan how to rebuild. There's a growing awareness of the important role libraries can play in disaster relief.

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Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Voters in New Jersey go to the polls next week in a special primary election for a U.S. Senate seat. No one on the ballot has more name recognition than the Newark mayor, considered a Democratic rising star. But Booker's critics say he's been more focused on his ambitions than on governing.

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Maxwell's, The Beloved New Jersey Venue, Closes

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The club, which booked bands like R.E.M., the Replacements and Yo La Tengo before and after they hit the big time, is shutting down while "people still love us," says an owner.

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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A 'Living Wage'

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.

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Weiner Says He Won't Drop Campaign For NYC Mayor

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is apologizing again after the publication of still more lewd messages and photos that Weiner exchanged online with a woman who is not his wife. But Weiner says he is not dropping his campaign for mayor of New York City.

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New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries

Monday, July 22, 2013

In the unregulated heyday before Prohibition, distilleries in New York produced whiskey, gin, rum and other spirits. Then the industry was all but wiped out for the next 80 years. But state laws regulating distilling have been loosened and now dozens of new distilleries have sprung up.

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After Scandal, Eliot Spitzer Dives Back Into Politics

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is running for public office again. Five years after resigning in the midst of a prostitution scandal, Spitzer will ask voters to make him New York City's comptroller this fall.

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The Statue Of Liberty Reopens

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Statue of Liberty reopens July 4, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy damaged the statue's pedestal and flooded park service offices. We look at what it took to reopen the iconic statue โ€” and why nearby Ellis Island remains closed indefinitely.

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Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This summer, New York City is expanding food waste recycling into more neighborhoods, with an eye toward eventually making the program mandatory. Officials are hoping the changes will help improve on the city's dismal recycling rate, which remains stuck at 15 percent.

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At Coney Island, The (Mermaid) Show Must Go On

Friday, June 21, 2013

Brooklyn's annual Mermaid Parade draws thousands of wacky, colorfully costumed revelers. The 2013 event was almost canceled after the parade's nonprofit sustained severe damage during Superstorm Sandy. But after a successful fundraising campaign, Coney Island's signature event has its sea legs back.

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