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Richard Hake

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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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Bloomberg, Ferrer Trade Barbs in Final Debate

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg and Fernando Ferrer met in their second and final debate last night. The mayor took a harsher approach to his challenger's barbs, saying he Ferrer was a complainer, not a leader. Both candidates also defended their records on fighting poverty.

REPORTER: The south Bronx is one of the poorest ...

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New York City's Nightmare House

Friday, October 28, 2005

Get ready for your senses to be assaulted and your psyche to be unsettled. For this Halloween season, a group of off-broadway directors and producers created what they are calling New York’s most horrifying haunted house. It’s not for the squeamish, in fact, no one under 16 is admitted without ...

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The Staten Island Ferry at 100

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A New York City icon turns 100 years old today. Passengers have been taking the five mile, 25- minute ride longer than that, but today the Staten Island Ferry is celebrating its centennial year as a municipal service. WNYC’s Richard Hake took a ride across the harbor on the boats ...

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Wollman Rink Transformed into the Antarctic

Friday, October 14, 2005

Later Tonight a piece of Central Park will be transformed into the Antarctic. It's a musical, it's a performance, it's a spectacle and it's free sponsored by the Public Art Fund and the Whitney. WNYC's Richard Hake caught up with the artist as he was setting up Central Park's Wollman ...

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Fulton Fish Market Move Delayed Again

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Fulton Fish Market move to the Bronx, which is almost a year behind schedule, is being delayed once again. At issue is who gets to unload the fish. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

A state supreme court judge ruled against the City in its plans to let wholesalers at the new ...

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Jews Toss Breadcrumbs (and Sins) in East River

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Jews from around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah along with the ritual of Tashlich. The new year is commemorated with tossing bread crumbs into the water to cast away sins. WNYC’s Richard Hake found a congregation at the East River in Brooklyn.

REPORTER: As the waves lap up against the pilings ...

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What Will Fill the Freedom Center Void?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

After months of emotional public negotiations, Governor Pataki said yesterday that the International Freedom Center has generated "too much opposition and too much controversy" to remain a part of of the new World Trade Center.

The center, which was selected to design exhibits about the September 11th terrorist attacks along with ...

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A Dimmer Skyline is for the Birds

Friday, September 23, 2005

The city's skyline is now darker after midnight in some places. The lights of buildings are being dimmed to make New York a better place for migratory birds, many of which follow the Hudson River south over the city on the way to warmer places to spend the winter. WNYC's ...

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