Richard Hake

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


NY Public Library Opens Treasured Map Exhibit

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The New York Public Library is busy renovating a room at the main branch in midtown to display its extensive map collection. It won't be ready until early winter, but starting today the library is dusting off some of those maps for an exhibit called: "Treasured Maps." WNYC's Richard Hake ...


Candidates Work Hard to Set Straight Public Advocate's Role

Friday, September 02, 2005

Today is the deadline for candidates seeking office to disclose financial activity that will be made public before the Primary Election. The Campaign Finance Board’s program includes the office of Public Advocate. The four major candidates are in a heated race to become the city’s second highest elected official. Recent ...


Inside the "Critical Mass" Bike Ride

Friday, August 26, 2005

For more than a decade, a group of cyclists in New York have gathered for a monthly ride through the streets called "Critical Mass." The rides take place in other cities worldwide, but have no official organizers and no explicit agenda.

Last August, more than 250 riders were arrested during the ...


Public Advocat Debate Centers on Attacking Incumbent

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Four candidates seeking the democratic nomination for the City's Public Advocate faced off in their first debate. The challengers spent most of their time attacking the incumbent Betsy Gotbaum. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Public Advocate Gotbaum defended her track record at standing up to the Mayor and acting as the government ...


First Official Debate for Public Advocate Race

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The first official debate for the candidates seeking to be the city's Public Advocate is tonight. Incumbent Betsy Gotbaum and her challengers are all democrats which means the September 13th primary will decide the winner. WNYC's Richard Hake has a debate preview.

Gotbaum, is trying to fend off a long list ...


Coney Island's Last Carousel Saved

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

New York City has bought a piece of its own history. The famous B&B Carousel on Coney Island is the last of 25 which dotted the neighborhood over the years. The $1.8 million spent by the city is part of the Coney Island re-development project.

REPORTER: The 50 hand-carved horses, chariots ...


The Last Carousel?

Thursday, August 04, 2005

New York City officials are trying to save the last remaining carousel on Coney Island. The owners of the famed B&B Carousell want to sell it. An auction has been set for next week and there’s interest from around the country. Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: The B&B Carousell has been operating ...


City Water Testing Standards Fall Below Federal

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

With the hot weather people are flocking to the area's beaches, but some environmental advocates and a city council member are criticizing water quality testing methods. The city is defending it system and says the water is safe for swimming.

REPORTER: An investigation by City Council member David Yassky found that ...


New Strategy for Backers of Olympic Bid

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Now that a state board shot down some funding for a West Side Stadium, backers of New York's 2012 Olympic Bid are trying to figure out a new strategy.

Mayor Bloomberg said "we have let America down", but he's not giving up. City officials are planning to meet with members of ...


NFL May Pull Superbowl from City

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The National Football League is taking a wait-and-see attitude on whether to take the 2010 Superbowl away from New York City.

The league's owners had voted to award the game to the city, contingent on the Jets stadium plan being fully in place by the end of this year. Following yesterday's ...


Real Estate Bubble Ready to Burst?

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

As the price of new homes continues to skyrocket there has been growing talk that the real estate market, both in New York and across the nation, is a bubble that is getting ready to burst. One of these pessimists is Greg David, the Editor for Crain's New York Business.


Skyline's Deco Icon Turns 75

Friday, May 27, 2005

An icon of the skyline celebrates a major milestone today. WNYC's Richard Hake and I went to the top of our building in Lower Manhattan to enjoy a view of the Chrysler Building, which turns 75 years old today. I asked Richard to give me the building's vital stats....


EPA Proposes Plan to Test Contaminents

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Several Lower Manhattan residents say the EPA's latest plan to test for indoor contaminents from the collapse of the World Trade Center is not comprehensive, and will do little to protect the public's health. WNYC's Richard Hake has this report on the EPA's public hearing on its proposal.

REPORTER: The World ...


Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side know that a stop in the dinosaur hall is a must see. The museum has one of the largest collections in the world. Since 1869 it‘s been gathering and storing the bones and fossils of the creatures ...