Richard Hake

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Sizing Up the Obstacles Facing New York State Democrats

Monday, January 11, 2010

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo was just one of several well-known Democrats at a party yesterday for supporters of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The event drew hundreds of party activists, Democratic House Members and other elected officials including Senator Charles Schumer and comptroller Thomas Di Napoli. The celebration comes at ...


Giuliani's News Overshadows Lazio Endorsement

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has officially declined to run for either governor or U.S. Senator. After his announcement yesterday, he endorsed former Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio for governor. Here to discuss those developments and what it means for New York's political landscape is WNYC's Bob Hennelly.


Barbra, Back Home in the Village

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand released her latest album this week. It’s called "Barbra: Love Is The Answer" and includes 13 jazz standards. But when you already have 62 albums in your repertoire, what could you possibly do to create a buzz? Streisand decided to go back to her roots to ...

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Barbra, Back Home in the Village

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand released her latest album this week. It’s called "Barbra: Love Is The Answer" and includes 13 jazz standards. But when you already have 62 albums in your repertoire, what could you possibly do to create a buzz? Streisand decided to go back to her roots to where it ...


Closing Arguments Begin in Astor Trial

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a courtroom drama seemingly made for the movies. Following the death of 105-year-old New York City socialite and patron of the arts Brooke Astor, a legal battle has waged for some 5 months. Ms. Astor suffered from Alzheimer's disease. And prosecutors allege that Astor's only son, 85-year-old Anthony Marshall, ...


Behind the Perfect Slice

Monday, July 20, 2009

It’s the food story of moment. It's probably always -- at least here in New York -- the most talked about food. New York magazine had it on its cover this week. Of course, we are talking pizza. Well, we’re getting into the conversation here at WNYC, but we want ...


The Impact of Medical Office Regulations

Thursday, July 16, 2009

An estimated half of all surgeries take place in doctors offices rather than hospitals – and we’re not just talking about removing moles or doing tummy-tucks. There’s been a growing call for health authorities to keep an eye on these private medical practices, and starting this week, only those who ...


NY Senate Stalemate Ends -- But Is It Really Over?

Friday, July 10, 2009

It ended as it started, with a Bronx Senator changing sides. NY State Senate 31 day power struggle ended after Bronx Democratic Senator Pedro Espada Junior rejoined his party. This gives the Democrats a 32-to-30 majority again. The move allowed all 62 senators to meet in a session late last ...


NY Senators Rachet Up Rhetoric Over Lt. Gov Appointment

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Governor Paterson says he's appointed former M.T.A. Chairman Richard Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor. If it holds, the move could break a month-long stalemate that's deadlocked the State Senate since June 8th.

Republicans have already filed a challenge to block the appointment in Nassau County Supreme Court.

But the Governor's Office says Ravitch ...


Officials Investigating SI Ferry's "Hard Landing"

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Staten Island Ferry made a "hard landing" at the Saint George terminal last night, but it was less severe than the crash back in 2003 that killed 11 people.

Officials say 15 people suffered minor injuries in last night's crash. But there are still plenty of questions about what went ...


Effects of Harlem's Charter Schools

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day of classes for public school students and while the kids hit the playground this summer, the Mayor will be on the campaign trail, debating his success with the schools and one of his initiatives: to expand charter schools.

The administration set a goal of having 100 ...


17-Story Tower Going Up In DUMBO

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new 17-story tower will now become part of the Brooklyn Skyline, next to one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The City Council yesterday approved a controversial building that will be built near the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side by a vote of 39 to 9. ...


New NJ Tunnel: Replacing the "Midtown Direct Maybe"

Monday, June 08, 2009

For years there have been plans to build a second commuter rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan. This morning Governor Corzine will be in Jersey City to preside over the groundbreaking for that second Trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Two thirds of the money to pay for the some $8.7 billion ...


A Momentous Nomination

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We've been hearing reports all morning that President Obama plans to nominate Bronx native Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United State Supreme Court. There is already buzz among many within the Latino community about the potentially historic nature of the nomination.

Joining me now to tell us more is Angelo Falcon, ...


Facing Foreclosure, Homeowner Sues "One-Stop Shop"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

One-stop shops are in the spotlight this week. Those are companies that offer prospective home buyers everything from the realtor to the appraisal all under one roof. And here in New York, one one-stop shop has been getting a lot of attention. It’s called United Homes. They’ve sold thousands of ...


What One Stop Shops Don't Tell Homebuyers

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Purchasing a home can be a daunting process. First you need to find the right real estate agent and then right property. Then you need to line up the financing, secure an inspection and get an appraisal. Normally, each of these steps requires a separate entity.

A growing number of so-called ...


The Generalist as Specialist

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Emergency room visits surged last week and have somewhat receded this week -- although admissions have been flat the whole time. Only a small handful of those rushing into ER's even warranted testing for swine flu. But the pattern highlights how people in some neighborhoods rely on emergency rooms for ...


Cultural Comparisons: Schools In NY and Amsterdam

Friday, April 17, 2009

New York City is celebrating a 400th anniversary and is sharing it with the city of Amersterdam. it was 400 years ago when Henry Hudson was searching for a route to the east indies. instead, his dutch ship found new york harbor.

Both cities are diverse, cultural capitals that have attracted ...


Tough Issues Facing New NY Archbishop

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Archbishop Timothy Dolan becomes the head of the New York Archdiocese today following his first official mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral this afternoon. But Dolan's arrival comes at a time when the church faces some challenges. Joining me to discuss some of these issues is the Reverend Joseph O'Hare, the ...


World’s Brightest X-Ray Coming to LI

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Long Island’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is getting a big jolt from the federal stimulus. The lab will receive nearly $185 million in new science funding to help jump start the construction of a new, state of the art facility for advanced research. This will build the world's brightest X-ray. WNYC’s ...