Richard Hake

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New York Candidates in Iowa Caucuses

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One week from today, the Iowa caucuses launch the process for selecting the Republican and Democratic nominee for president. Joining us to discuss how New York candidates Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton are faring is WNYC political director, Andrea Bernstein.


JFK Flight Caps May Be Imminent

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A US Department of Transportation proposal on how to reduce flight delays in the New York area is expected to reach the president's desk maybe as early as next week. Possible flight caps at JFK has airline and elected officials worried. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Limiting ...


Funeral for Father of Knicks Star

Friday, December 07, 2007

Basketball players and Brooklynites gathered alongside each other to say goodbye to a Coney Island father and coach yesterday. Don Marbury died last weekend, after suffering a heart attack during a game of his Knicks son at Madison Square Garden. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

The Coney ...


Eldridge Street Synagogue Restoration Complete After 20 Years

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Later today, a National Historic Landmark on Manhattan’s Lower East Side will show off its 20 year restoration. Built in 1887, The Eldridge Street Synagogue severely deteriorated over time, but now it finally returns to its original spectacular glory. WNYC’s Richard Hake visited as workers ...

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Writers Strike Continues

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Television writers have entered their 4th week of walking the picket lines against studio owners and producers. NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" will be the first late-night talk show to defy the strike and resume production. In New York, hundreds of writers and their ...


Feds Open Military Airspace for Thanksgiving Rush

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some $1.7 million people are expected to board airplanes in the New York area for this holiday and the problem of potential flight delays is topping the federal government's agenda. President Bush has weighed in with an order to use military airspace along the East ...


Voices of the Writers Strike

Friday, November 09, 2007

Missing your favorite television show? The major networks are expected to announce in the coming days alternative programming as the writer's strike enters its 5th day. Some shows have ceased production while others have stockpiled scripts, but those too can be affected if the strike ...


Highlights from Open House New York

Thursday, October 04, 2007

This weekend some of New York’s most difficult spaces to visit will open their doors to the public. It’s the 5th annual OpenHouse New York, which is billed as America’s largest architectural and design event. More than 350 arts, cultural and private institutions will allow ...


Fall Restaurant Preview

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Though temperatures seem to be creeping back up, fall officially begins this weekend. Soon, menus around town will make the switch from heirloom tomatoes to winesap apples and from fresh corn to fingerling potatoes. For a little taste of what we can expect this fall, ...


The Age of Rembrandt

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is kicking off its fall season with a big new show that seems like it should be a crowd pleaser: The Age of Rembrandt featuring all two hundred and twenty eight Dutch paintings from the Met’s own collection. Critic Lee ...

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MTA Goes Green

Monday, September 17, 2007

The MTA is going green. The agency has appointed a new Blue Ribbon Commission to study sustainability, or ways of reducing the MTA's carbon footprint. The panel includes environmental and planning experts from New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut and they'll hold their ...


A Taste of Fashion Week

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fashion week is in full swing, but it’s hard for the average New Yorker to snag an invitation to the shows. So here to give us a taste of what’s coming down the runways is Lauren Goodman, Fashion Editor of Domino Magazine.


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 ...