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Richard Hake

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...