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Classic City Skate Spot to Close

Friday, May 14, 2010

(Photo by Margaret Teich)

(Photo by Margaret Teich)

The city is shutting down the Brooklyn Banks, a beloved Manhattan skate park that's been a destination for visiting skateboarders since it was built in the early 1970s.

The Department of Transportation say the ...

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Met Gala 2010: Celebrating the American Woman

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

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"The Oscars of the East Coast," is what Donatella Versace called Monday night's Costume Institute Gala Benefit event at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art -- and the event was certainly as glitzy as any Hollywood production. Stars in their fanciest fashions strolled down the red carpet to celebrate ...

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Celebrating Arbor Day in Bed-Stuy

Friday, April 30, 2010

Today is Arbor Day and for Million Trees NYC, an initiative with NYC Parks and NY Restoration Project, that means it's practically Christmas! To celebrate their holiday, Million Trees enlisted volunteers to plant 70 trees in a Bed-Stuy neighborhood.

Million Trees NYC relies on community ...

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Modern Macombs Dam Park Opens Next to Yankee Stadium

Friday, April 09, 2010

(Photo by Margaret Teich)

(Photo by Margaret Teich)

After years of waiting, Bronx residents now have an upgraded, $35 million Macombs Dam Park to be proud of.

The state-of-the-art park is built on the rooftop of the two-story Ruppert Plaza ...

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No 'Calumny' Intended--Just a Friendly Spelling Bee

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rose Spinna and Christina Sue (Photo by Margaret Teich)

Rose Spinna and Christina Sue (Photo by Margaret Teich)

'Could you please repeat the word?' asked 10-year-old Arvind Mahankali of Forest Hills Montessori School.

The word was repeated.

'C-A-L-U-M-N-Y. Calumny,' Mahankali said. ...

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Snow Storm Blankets the City, Again

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hundreds of flights were canceled, the Port Authority remains open, but Greyhound, Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Peter Pan Lines buses have been canceled today and students were off from school -- only the ninth time since 1982, but the second time this year.

As of mid-day, the snow accumulation measures ...

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Fashion Week Kicks Off for the Last Time in Bryant Park

Friday, February 12, 2010

New York Fashion Week is underway at Bryant Park, but it is the last time the midtown park will host the event. Fashion Week will be moving to Lincoln Center. You can catch a glimpse of the fashionistas at Bryant Park until next Thursday.

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11th Anniversary of Amadou Diallo's Death

Friday, February 05, 2010

Eleven years have passed since Amadou Diallo, an unarmed 22 year old from Guinea, was killed by four New York City police officers in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building. Just after midnight on February 4th, 1999, 41 shots were fired at Diallo in the doorway to his Bronx ...

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WNYC: MTA to Unveil Proposal for Speeding Up East-Side Buses

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NEW YORK, NY January 14, 2010 —City plans for speeding up buses on First and Second Avenues do not include physically separating the buses from other traffic. But the new designs do include miles of protected bike lanes.

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WNYC: Back to the Beame Shuffle? Transit Advocates, MTA Debate Use of Stimulus

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NEW YORK, NY January 12, 2010 —Transit advocates have a plan to avert the service cuts the MTA is proposing to implement this summer. They say, use a small portion of the money that's being allocated to big capital construction projects. But MTA officials say that would be sacrificing the transit system's future for short-term gains.

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WNYC: Brooklyn Officials Bristle as MTA Considers Service Cuts

Monday, January 11, 2010

NEW YORK, NY January 11, 2010 —As the MTA considers making deep service cuts to deal with a nearly $400 million budget gap, elected officials from South Brooklyn are pushing back. Bay Ridge councilman Vincent Gentile wants the commuter tax reinstated.

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The Takeaway: Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper: Colorado's Next Mayor?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter recently announced he won't run for reelection in 2010, leaving wide speculation about who will succeed him. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was in the midst of recording an interview with The Takeaway on Wednesday afternoon when Ritter called Hickenlooper to talk about what the job entails. Hickenlooper took the call, called us back, and strongly implied that he's considering running for governor.

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WNYC: MTA Financial Officer Retires After 30 Years

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

NEW YORK, NY January 06, 2010 —The MTA's top financial officer quietly retired last week after 30 years at the agency. As the MTA's unofficial No. 2 man, Gary Dellaverson made key financial decisions for the beleaguered transit authority.

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WNYC: Bloomberg: MTA Needs New Funding Sources

Thursday, December 17, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 17, 2009 —The MTA board has approved an austerity plan to close a nearly $400-million funding gap by eliminating the W and Z subway lines, and more than 20 bus routes.

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The Takeaway: 'This is Not Your Father's DOT': Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The federal government is on the verge of spending billions of dollars on highways and public transit projects, beginning in 2010. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood views this as a historic moment in American history, when federal money will back policy aimed at getting Americans off the highways, out of our cars and into public transit and high-speed rail. LaHood steps through the many areas of American life in which he's now shaping policy.

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WNYC: MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman at the time, warned reporters a few days later it wouldn't be easy.

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WNYC: MTA Approves Service Cuts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —The board members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have approved service cuts to the city's train and bus systems. The changes, intended to trim the MTA's budget, include cuts to student metrocards, as well as eliminating the W and Z subway lines and two dozen bus routes.

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The Takeaway: New York Mayor Bloomberg at Climate Talks in Copenhagen

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Copenhagen this week to take part in the Climate Summit for Mayors.  Last week, the Mayor passed his Greener, Greater, Buildings Plan, and this week he hopes to inspire leaders from other cities to follow suit.  With cities around the worldproducing more than 80 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions, changes in urban systems can have green effects globally.  We speak with Bloomberg from Copenhagen.

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WNYC: Shortfall in MTA Revenues

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 08, 2009 —The MTA is warning about new financial problems. The transportation authority says a new payroll tax on metropolitan-area businesses has generated less revenue than expected.

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WNYC: MTA Criticized for Countdown Clocks for Bus and Subways

Friday, December 04, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 04, 2009 —An influential Long Island lawmaker is criticizing the MTA's decision to install countdown clocks throughout the bus and subway system. At a hearing yesterday on the authority's capital plan, State Senator Craig Johnson said he had a tough enough time voting for a new payroll tax this spring to bail out the MTA.
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