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Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

Free Wi-Fi Coming to City Parks

Thursday, June 09, 2011

WNYC

AT&T said Thursday that it will provide free wireless internet at 20 parks around New York City for the next five years.

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Students Rally to Restore Your Program Funding

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Chanting "Yes for Youth" in the midday blistering sun, advocates with the group the NYC Youth Alliance and members of the City Council held a rally on the steps of City Hall today to urge Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council to restore more than $50 million for after school and summer youth programs. Without this funding, up to 50,000 young New Yorkers from working class families would lose access to programs such as Out-of-School Time, Beacon community centers, summer jobs, and runaway and homeless youth, said organizer Anthony Ng.

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City to Step Up Inspections on Illegally Divided Buildings

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

WNYC

City officials are trying a new approach to building inspections following recent deadly fires in illegally subdivided buildings — including a deadly Bronx blaze that killed a 12-year-old boy and his parents in April.

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Look | Makeshift Tent City Sprouts in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The group Real Rent Reform set up a make-shift tent city they dubbed "Cuomoville" outside a Chelsea church on Tuesday to pressure the governor and state to pass stronger rent regulation laws before the current laws expire on June 15.

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IBO Paints a Slightly Rosier Picture for City Budget

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WNYC

The nonpartisan Independent Budget Office is predicting slightly better news for the city than Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out in his revised spending plan earlier this month.

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Like NYC.GOV? City Hopes You'll Like It Better on Facebook

Monday, May 16, 2011

WNYC

City officials are hoping to partner with social media companies like Facebook and Foursquare to improve the city’s engagement with New Yorkers on the Internet.

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City Hopes to Gain in Census Challenge

Monday, May 09, 2011

WNYC

City officials are still scratching their heads to figure out why the 2010 Census only counted 8.175 million residents in New York — about a quarter million people below the city's own estimates — as they prepare a formal challenge in the next two months.

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Hoping to Rid Chinatown of Counterfeit Goods, Council Member Faces an Uphill Climb

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Council member Margaret Chin has introduced a bill to make the buying of a counterfeit trademark a misdemeanor, punishable with fines of up to $1,000 dollars plus up to one year in jail. Chin is the first Asian-American to represent Manhattan’s Chinatown, and said she's speaking up for her constituents fed up by the unsavory activities brought by the trade.

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Foreclosed Bronx Buildings Have a New Owner

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WNYC

There's a new landlord for 10 distressed Bronx apartment buildings that had become victims of the housing bust.

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AG Schneiderman Calls on Feds to Review Risks at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC

Add the state's top law enforcement officer to the list of elected officials voicing concerns over the safety of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York.

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Bloomberg Lobbies For Gun Control Bill

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging Congress to pass a bill strengthening background checks for gun purchases. He was in Washington DC on Tuesday lobbying for the measure.

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City Reclaims Waterfront as 'Sixth Borough'

Monday, March 14, 2011

WNYC

New York is a city of vast and diverse waterfront — with more than that of Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland combined. But much of its 520-mile shoreline has been underutilized or neglected for decades. Now, city officials are hoping a new, 10-year strategic plan unveiled Monday will provide a framework for the city to reclaim its standing as a world class waterfront city.

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Bloomberg Admin Rejects Council Recommendations on Blizzard Response

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

WNYC

The City Council has introduced a package of 17 bills in the wake of the city's botched response to last December's blizzard. But at a Council hearing Wednesday, Bloomberg administration officials rejected the bills, saying they would hamstring the city's flexibility in emergency response, or duplicate efforts already in place at various agencies.

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Willets Point Property Owners Vow to Continue Legal Challenge Against City

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Property owners in Willets Point, Queens, under threat of losing their land by eminent domain as the city makes way for a redevelopment of the area, vowed to reopen a legal case they lost last year.

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City Plans to Remove Lights Leaking Toxins in Schools

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The city vowed on Wednesday to replace all lighting fixtures that contain the toxic chemical PCB in public schools within 10 years after a federal investigation uncovered elevated levels of the known neurotoxin and suspected carcinogen.

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Scan And Tell: NYC Building Permits Get QR Codes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WNYC

The city is hoping to make it easier for New Yorkers to check up on construction projects by becoming the first major city in the nation to use QR codes on building permits.

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A Brewery Grows in Brooklyn as Bloomberg Celebrates His Birthday

Monday, February 14, 2011

WNYC

Brooklyn is about to get a whole lot hoppier.

The ever-popular Brooklyn Brewery says it will increase beer production in the borough tenfold over the next three years, thanks to an $8 million expansion of its facility in Williamsburg.

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Major Affordable Housing Project Planned for Queens Waterfront

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

WNYC

New York City has chosen a team of real estate developers to bring a 5,000-unit housing complex to Hunters Point South along the Queens waterfront — a project that officials said will be the largest affordable housing development since the 1970s when Co-op City in the Bronx and Starrett City in Brooklyn were completed.

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Queens Residents on December Blizzard: The City Failed Us

Friday, January 21, 2011

WNYC

New Yorkers' discontent with the city's inadequate response to the December blizzard continues. A City Council hearing at Queens Borough Hall Friday had residents lining up to describe how they were stranded in their homes for days, with unplowed streets, uncollected garbage, stranded busses and ambulances that did not reach the ailing in time to help. Here are some of their stories.

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Bloomberg Delivers 10th State of the City Speech

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

At his tenth State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the state of city is strong, but progress is not inevitable — it is up to us to create it.

Bloomberg also warned that the most severe budget cuts are ahead, due to unfunded mandates and pension benefits with no expected extra help from Albany or Washington this year.

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