Richard Hake

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Pedicab Drivers Protest City Hall

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A law that would cap the number of pedicabs in the city at 325 takes effect next month, but drivers are still trying to convince the City Council to revisit the issue.WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall, pedicab owners and drivers ...


Air Traffic Controllers Testify

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Air traffic controllers have long complained of an outdated radar control system, but now they’re adding crumbling facilities to their criticism of the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers testified before a House subcommittee yesterday. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: The National Air Traffic Controllers Association reported water ...


Area Around Blast Closed to Traffic, Pedestrians

Thursday, July 19, 2007

So far, tests show no asbestos air contamination from the steam pipe explosion in midtown. But the city's Office of Emergency Management says tests did find some asbestos in solid debris and dust. The testing will continue today.

Officials have created a frozen zone in the immediate ...


Search Continues for Police Shooting Suspects

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A New York City police officer is fighting for his life after he and his partner were shot and wounded during a traffic stop in Brooklyn. One is listed as being in "extremely critical condition." The other is in stable condition.

REPORTER: A search is underway ...


Full Seas in June

Friday, June 08, 2007

When it gets hot and humid, you may look to the areas waters for some relief. For some city dwellers that means fishing. It's striped bass season and apparently it’s the best fishing in a long time.

Joining us now on his cell phone right from ...


Rufus Wainwright Backstage

Friday, June 08, 2007

The singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright makes pop music, sings opera arias, and even recreated a concert by one of the country's most beloved singers, Judy Garland.

Wainwright was raised in the music world: his father's the folk troubadour Loudon Wainwright III and his mother is the ...


Monument to a Smile

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monument to Smile is a large-scale projection of over 250 photographs of smiling New Yorkers. This evening, it will light up the façade of 30 Rockefeller Plaza into a cascading mosaic of smiling portraits. Richard Hake spoke with Agnes Winter, the French photographer who created ...


Want to Buy a Bridge? How About a State Lottery?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Ever thought about buying a bridge, or a turnpike or an airport? That's what states are selling these days to balance their budgets. Locally you might be able to buy the New Jersey Turnpike, the Tappan Zee Bridge, or New York or New Jersey's state ...


Nation's Oldest Stable Closing

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A piece of New York City history will be lost this weekend. The Claremont Riding Academy, the nation’s oldest continuously operated stable, will shut its doors to horses on Sunday. WNYC’s Richard Hake visits the stable on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

REPORTER: If you look down ...


Pedicabs Face Regulations

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of a bill to regulate and limit pedicabs. This means the tricycle-like for-hire taxis will be capped at 325. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: In his veto, Mayor Bloomberg said let supply and demand determine whether the ...


Buildings Are Biggest Carbon Polluters

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

As we continue our month long series on climate change, New York City released the first ever comprehensive inventory of carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide, a by-product of combustion, is attributed to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Thoughts immediately go to automobiles, power plants and ...


ACT-UP Celebrated

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is marking the 20th anniversary of ACT-UP. The radical protest group, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, was founded at a lecture there in 1987. Organizers re-created that event last night. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: At that meeting ...


Regulations Placed on Pedicabs

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pedicabs will be subject to some new rules following a city council vote yesterday. There will now be no more than 325 of the bicycle taxis on the streets. Pedicab owners are threatening to sue. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: As a group of pedicab drivers ...


Pedicabs: Nuisance or Transportation?

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back in 1995, human powered taxis debuted near Broadway. Soon after, the hotel, theater and taxi industries complained. They called the unregulated pedicabs unsafe and a nuisance. Later today, the City Council is expected to vote on changing the rules for pedicab owners and drivers ...


Film and TV Production Reached Record Highs in 2006

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Roll out the red carpet and start smiling – the Oscar race is on! Nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced today in Los Angeles.

But it’s not just LA that can get in on the Oscar game. Some of the hottest films of ...


Skating Still Draws Crowds in Warm Winter

Friday, January 12, 2007

Our unseasonably mild winter seems likes it’s confusing everything and everyone. From animals to flowers to people. During the brief reality check when temperatures dipped below freezing for a short time we sent WNYC’s Richard Hake to find out what people do for fun outside ...


Harlem Hosts Memorial Service, and Party, for James Brown

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Harlem is hosting a big party/memorial service right now in honor of James Brown. His body arrived about an hour ago in a gold coffin pulled by two white horses. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

They are literally dancing in the streets here in harlem. It's more ...


Gender Identity Comes Out of the Closet in NYC

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Since the 1970s, issues regarding gender identity have slowly been moving out of the closet. But now people who are taking action to permanently change their gender are beginning to make their voices heard, both in public policy and in mainstream society. WNYC’s Richard Hake ...


Sources Talk of Tactical Mistakes in Police Shooting

Thursday, November 30, 2006

As the investigation into the weekend shooting outside a club in Jamaica, Queens continues, it looks like police made at least two tactical mistakes. At least that's what sources are telling Newsday's police reporter Rocco Parascandola. He joins us now to fill us in on ...


NJ Rules Same Rights for Gay Couples and Heterosexual Couples

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today's ruling by The New Jersey Supreme court which says same sex couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples, leaves a landmark ruling in the legacy of the outgoing chief justice.

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah Poritz, the first woman to head ...