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Richard Hake

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Cops Return Stolen Head to Italy

Friday, April 21, 2006

The New York City Police Department is returning the head of a statue to Italy. The artwork was up for sale at Christies before authorities figured out it was stolen. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: The head of Dionysus was originally removed from the villa of Torlonia in Rome dating back ...

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Ruling Links Cop's Death to 9-11 Recovery

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A medical examiner's report suggests a member of the NYPD died as a direct result of exposure to toxic fumes and dust during search and recovery efforts at the WTC site. It's the first such known ruling positively linking a death to work at the site. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

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More Human Remains Found Deutsche Bank Building

Thursday, April 06, 2006

More human remains have been discovered on the top of the Deutsche Bank building adjacent to the World Trade Center. 74 bone fragments found over the weekend make it the largest discovery since The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation began dismantling procedures last fall.

Most of the fragments found by construction workers ...

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Court Rules Against City's Dancers

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

There's been a legal defeat to those who like to dance. A State Supreme Court Justice dismissed a complaint against the City and it's licensing requirments for the so called Cabaret Laws. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: The cabaret laws were put on the books 80 years ago and make it ...

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Dramatic 911 Tapes Underline Confusion on Morning of September 11th

Friday, March 31, 2006

New York City officials released some 9 hours of dramatic audio tape today from the 911 operator system from the morning of September 11th, 2001.

The voices heard are from the operators and dispatchers who were fielding telephone calls from people trapped inside the World Trade Center before the towers collapsed.

The ...

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Making Sense of the "Community Benefits Agreement"

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

On April 5th the City Council land use committee will vote on a proposed Yankee Stadium for Maccombs Damn Park. But several community groups want to insure they get what they want from the deal. This is where the "Community Benefits Agreement" comes in to play. Joining me now is ...

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Dirty Laundry: Literary Readings in a Laundromat

Thursday, March 23, 2006

For some people going to the Laundromat is a mundane drag. For others it's like therapy. Tonight one East Village Laundromat is going to try to switch up the experience for everyone. WNYC's Richard Hake attended a recent reading in a series, appropriately called, "Dirty Laundry, Loads of Prose".

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The Wild, Wild West Side

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A coyote led police officers and parks officials on a two day chase in Central Park. It ended this morning when the juvenile coyote was shot with a tranquilizer gun. WNYC's Richard Hake met up with the City's Parks commissioner, Adrian Benepe, at his office in Central Park's Arsenal Building ...

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Smoking Down Among High School Students

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fewer public school students are lighting up. City officials released the results of a study that found one in ten high schoolers smoke cigarettes today compared to one in four ten years ago. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Mayor Bloomberg credits his administration's citywide crack down on smoking. He says teenagers are ...

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Smoking Down Among High School Students

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fewer public school students are lighting up. City officials released the results of a study that found one in ten high schoolers smoke cigarettes today compared to one in four ten years ago. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Mayor Bloomberg credits his administration's citywide crack down on smoking. He says teenagers are ...

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One Shot: New York

Monday, February 20, 2006

An old Times Square photo lab is hosting an art exhibit, where, if you visit, you can become part of it. Swedish born photographer, Alexander Berg, is inviting people right off the street into his studio for a free portrait. The photographs will be featured in a Whitney installation and ...

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Congregants of Collapsed Synagogue Watch and Wait

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Members of a historic Lower East Side Congregation are waiting to hear if their synagogue can be saved after a partial collapse over the weekend. The building, dating back to 1857, may have to be demolished, but earlier today the congregants were overjoyed when some of the precious contents of ...

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Former Lunatic Asylum Goes Luxury Rental

Thursday, January 19, 2006

There’s going to be a housing boom on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island. Potential tenants are flocking to get applications into an almost finished, luxury, 500 unit apartment building. The two mile long island, rich in city history, is already the place 10,000 New Yorkers call home and several new buildings are ...

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Windows on the World Workers Get New Home

Friday, January 06, 2006

Workers of the old Windows on the World Restaurant, on top of the World Trade Center, started new jobs last night in a new establishment, one that is their own. WNYC's Richard Hake reports

REPORTER: From busboy to chef, all the workers are somehow connected to Windows on the World. The ...

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American Star Invitational Hudson River Race

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Later this morning twelve groups of crew teams will race across the Hudson River from Manhattan to New Jersey and back in a re-enactment of an historic race. It was in 1824 when small boats, called Whitehalls, were raced across a four mile course in an event known as the ...

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Colonial Wall Unearthed in Manhattan

Thursday, December 08, 2005

You never know what you'll find when you start digging in Manhattan. Workers doing excavation for a new South Ferry subway station found a wall, 40 feet wide and seven feet thick, that's believed to date to Colonial times. WNYC's Richard Hake has the details.

REPORTER: Experts are currently trying to ...

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NYPD Remembers Dillon Stewart

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The New York City Police Department remembered one of its own this morning. Officer Dillon Stewart, once an accountant here at WNYC Radio, joined the police force five years ago and was shot and killed during a traffic stop last week. WNYC's Richard Hake was outside of the New Life ...

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Holiday Fares "A Gift" from MTA

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

When you hear city officials say mass transit is the fastest way to travel around this holiday season, you'll know you can do it even cheaper. Starting today you can save money by using a special holiday MetroCard. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Reporter: The special card, that was available for purchase ...

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Radio City Musicians Return to Stage

Friday, November 18, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg says the Christmas season in New York City has arrived. Earlier this afternoon orchestra members of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular returned to the famous stage for a matinee performance after a contract dispute. WNYC’s Richard Hake was there as they returned to work.

REPORTER: As a Salvation ...

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Study Reveals What Motivates Audiences

Monday, November 14, 2005

A new study released today is hoping to give producers and cultural arts organizations more information on why audiences come to see their events.

The study, called Motivations Matter, randomly surveyed more than 12-hundred adults and looked at only live cultural events and not television or reading. It's designed to give ...

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