Richard Hake

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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 ...


Ear To The Earth Festival Transports Listener to Another World

Friday, October 13, 2006

If you happened to walk through the Wingergarden in the World Financial Center this week, you may have heard something strange or out of place. The Electronic Music Foundation gathered a bunch of audio artists to display or actually play their work in the Ear ...


Exhibit Opens on 9/11's "Living Memorials"

Friday, October 06, 2006

On Nine Eleven, New Yorkers spontaneously gathered outside, in public spaces, to comfort one another and honor those who died. People left flowers, candles and handwritten messages. Later, others organized mass plantings of daffodils and trees.

REPORTER: The federal Forest Service has documented more than 700 ...


Vote Delayed on New Penn Station

Thursday, September 21, 2006

An obscure state panel has delayed a vote -- again -- on the redevelopment of the Moynihan Station. This is the project to overhaul the Farley post office building on 8th Avenue and move much of Penn Station's foot traffic there. It seemed, for a ...


Guide to Living Life in NYC Latino Style

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

With 2.2 million New Yorkers of hispanic descent living in the 5 boroughs, you would think it would be easy to find a guide to latino life in the city. Well, now it is: Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five ...


Tugboats Compete on the Hudson River

Friday, September 01, 2006

This Sunday there’s going to be a rodeo of sorts in the Hudson River. It’s the 14th annual Tugboat Challenge which will include a parade, a race and other competitions for those familiar maritime workhorses of New York Harbor. You’ll be able to view the ...


Previous Coverage: An Island Shrinks in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 24, 2006

You can’t really swim or work on your suntan at this beach, but an island in New York City is getting a make-over. In the federally protected Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, a group of governmental agencies is busy trying to fight its deterioration and restore ...


Power Restored to Rail System But Delays Remain

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Train Service on New Jersey Transit and Amtrak is still experiencing delays and cancellations due to this morning's massive power failure. Officials expect service to be fully restored sometime after the evening rush tonight.

It's still not clear what caused the power failure to tracks near ...


You Light Up My Life: Empire State Building at 75

Monday, May 01, 2006

Today marks the 75th Birthday of a New York icon. The Empire State Building took only a year and 45 days to build and opened in 1931. As a tribute, we sent WNYC’s Richard Hake to profile a man who has one of the building’s ...