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Monday, August 23, 2010
New York City's Charter Revision Commission will hold its last scheduled meeting tonight to finalize the ballot questions for this year's general election.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The city’s Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after he successfully campaigned for and was elected to a third term, voted Wednesday night to decide on the ballot questions that will be posed to the city’s voters in this year’s general election.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Come November, voters in New York City will likely get a chance to weigh in on the issue of term limits.
Members of the Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg after his third-term victory, met in a humid, crowded room near City Hall on Monday night to discuss the preliminary report released last Friday by the commission's staff.
Several members of the commission, which was set up by the mayor in March, said more time is needed to debate the term-limit question.
Friday, July 09, 2010
The New York City Charter Revision Commission is considering rolling back term limits from three terms to two.
The panel, created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after his election to a third term, issued its preliminary staff report on Friday afternoon, outlining ideas it wants to examine in the next several weeks.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talks about the service cuts and helps us say goodbye to the discontinued bus and subway lines. Also, Richard Yeh, WNYC reporter, talks about what the bus cuts mean for commuters in eastern Queens.
Are you losing bus or subway service? Post your transit eulogies here!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
While the lengthy roll call for the attorney general nomination was underway inside the convention hall, WNYC caught up with Arthur Schwartz, a state committee member from Lower Manhattan. Calling himself a progressive Democrat, Schwartz said that he ...
Monday, May 03, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The city conducted its sixth annual survey of homeless people early this morning. Nancy Downing of the organization Covenant House was among the thousands of volunteers who canvassed the city's streets, parks, and subway stations to identify and tally the number of unsheltered individuals.
"I have the opportunity once a year ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Listen to a Weekend Edition Saturday report on Tsai Ming-Liang:
Face, the latest film by Tsai Ming-Liang, one of cinema's most revered auteurs, brings together on screen François Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his longtime alter ego Jean-Pierre Léaud. It's the first film in a series commissioned ...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Fans of new wave films were treated to a screening of Face, the latest film by acclaimed Taiwanese-Malaysian director Tsai Ming-Liang.
The first film to be commissioned by the Louvre for its auteur series, Face brings together on screen Francois Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his longtime alter-ego Jean-Pierre Leaud. It's ...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This Spring WNYC went to New York’s most dynamic Main Street in Flushing, Queens. The city was amid the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, but immigrant business owners around Downtown Flushing weren't feeling the pain as badly as those in other neighborhoods. In the latest installment of our ...
Monday, November 02, 2009
The GOP leader in the New York City Council is hoping his caucus will double in size in January, thanks to three close races in Queens. WNYC's Richard Yeh reports.
REPORTER: Republican Peter Koo, a pharmacist and longtime community board member, is in a tight race with Democrat Yen Chou for ...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg has been redefining New York’s streets as places to walk and ride bicycles, not just drive. He’s turned Times Square into a pedestrian zone, introduced traffic calming measures and added 200 miles of bike lanes in the past three years. Some New Yorkers have balked at these changes. ...
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Community organizers took to the street outside Flushing Library Saturday to talk about what demonstrators say is growing fear among area Muslims, amid the ongoing police investigation of Najibullah Zazi, who was allegedly plotting a bomb attack against New York's transis system.
REPORTER: Ayesha Mahmooda with the advocacy group Desis Rising ...
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
In November, 2001, John Liu made New York City history by becoming the first Asian American to be elected to the City Council. Now, as Liu sets his eyes on the office of city comptroller, a handful of Asian-American candidates are hoping to follow his footsteps into politics.
John Liu has enjoyed significant popularity throughout his two terms as a councilman for the ethnically diverse District 20 that includes Flushing. And at a recent candidate forum attended by over a hundred people, John Choe reminded everyone of his ties to Liu.
CHOE: If you like John Liu, you will love John Choe. Who agrees that John Liu has done a great job as council member? Yes, because he does not think in the traditional term of what it means to be a council member.
Choe is Liu’s chief of staff, and he counts the incumbent’s accomplishments as also largely his own. The 39-year-old native of Korea entered the race at a relatively late stage and trails other candidates in fundraising. But he’s got the backing of Queens County leaders, as well as major labor unions including 1199. Like his current boss, Choe speaks eloquently of the issues facing the community, such as the need for support for downtown Flushing’s many immigrant business owners.
CHOE: We have to move the Small Business Solution center from Jamaica to Flushing. Or even create a new center here in Flushing. They have to speak Chinese, they have to speak Korean, they have to speak Spanish, all the languages that we speak here.
In a community as diverse as the 20th District, no candidate will be able to win next week's primary along racial lines. Political observers say the district's voters are made up of about one-third Asian-American, one-third white, and one-third black and Latino. Candidate S.J. Jung says what the community needs is unity.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The 20th District covers Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Kissena Park, Harding Heights, Auburndale, and part of Whitestone.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
In November, 2001, John Liu made New York City history by becoming the first Asian American to be elected to the City Council. Now, as Liu sets his eyes on the office of city comptroller, a handful of Asian-American candidates are hoping to follow his footsteps into politics. WNYC's Richard ...
Monday, July 13, 2009
The questions don't start until tomorrow, but opening remarks at the Senate Judiciary Committee today will set the tone for this week's confirmation hearings for judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who will introduce Sotomayor today, says she plans to highlight the judge's wealth ...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Another day of inaction in New York's State Senate. First came a moment of silence for Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson...then, New York Democratic Senators gavelled out of their fourth special -- and separate -- session. Republicans recited the Pledge of Allegience, and also swiftly ended their session. Both parties ...