Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

City Reclaims Waterfront as 'Sixth Borough'

Monday, March 14, 2011


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.


Bloomberg Admin Rejects Council Recommendations on Blizzard Response

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


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.

Comments [1]

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.

Comments [2]

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.

Comments [2]

Scan And Tell: NYC Building Permits Get QR Codes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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.

Comments [1]

A Brewery Grows in Brooklyn as Bloomberg Celebrates His Birthday

Monday, February 14, 2011


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.


Major Affordable Housing Project Planned for Queens Waterfront

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


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.

Comments [36]

Queens Residents on December Blizzard: The City Failed Us

Friday, January 21, 2011


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.

Comments [2]

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.

Comments [4]

Housing Policy Face Lift Means City 'Won't Wait' for Complaints, Says Quinn

Thursday, January 13, 2011


The city will no longer wait for rundown buildings to become unlivable before intervening, according to Council Speaker Christine Quinn.


NY Mayor, Congressman Seek to Enforce and Strengthen Gun Laws

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Rep. Peter King (R-NY3) says he will introduce legislation to toughen gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, where a lone gunman killed six people and injured 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Comments [4]

Snow and Tell: City Shows Off New Storm Response Gadgets

Friday, January 07, 2011


The snow may not be sticking to the ground, but the city wants the public to know that it has made improvements to its snow response.


City Reaches Deal to Avoid Overnight Fire Company Closures

Thursday, January 06, 2011


The planned overnight closings of 20 fire companies in New York City have been spared, for now, thanks to a budget deal reached between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council.

Comments [1]

Cuomo Talks Rebuilding Empire at State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In his first State of the State address on Wednesday afternoon, Govenor Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans for reorganizing New York state government, closing the $10 billion budget deficit, and acting on a host of progressive social issues.

He said streamlining government and taking on the deficit go hand in hand. "This is not just a budget exercise," Cuomo said. "This is a fundamental realignment for the state. You can't make up these savings over this period of time through a cutting or trimming exercise. We need to reorganize government agencies and redesign our approach, because the old way wasn't working anyway."

Comments [1]

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, January 03, 2011

The New York Times' David Sanger discusses what's facing President Obama and the new 112th Congress in the new year.

New York 2010: The Year In Sound

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Before the year 2010 fades out with the melting snow, it's worth taking a few moments to think about the events of the past 12 months. Here in the New York area we've had intense political squabbles, a continued economic downturn, transit hikes, a tornado -- and it all began with a cataclysmic event overseas that affected thousands of New Yorkers. Revisit the full year in sound in the montage here, and be sure to watch the slideshow below to relive some of New York's key political moments of 2010.


AG-Elect Schneiderman: Now Hiring

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Eric Schneiderman, the man who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as New York’s Attorney General come January, says he’s seeking to build on the work of his predecessors rather than attempting a “reinvention” of the office.

At an announcement held at the NYU Law School Monday, Schneiderman said his transition committee’s main mission is to recruit top legal talent to make the office of the attorney general the “best public interest law firm in the nation,” and to advise him on policy.


Two Congressional Races in New York Remain Too Close to Call

Monday, November 08, 2010

The campaign of Long Island Rep. Tim Bishop, a Democrat, is calling for a manual recount of ballots in his contest with Republican Randy Altshuler, while the New York congressional ...

Comments [1]

Still Waiting: Final NY Senate Tally Could Take Weeks

Friday, November 05, 2010

It could be weeks before we find out the balance of power in the New York State Senate.

Three races – all of which are currently held by Democrats – are still too close to call in the narrowly-divided legislative body, and results won't be decided until after thousands of absentee ballots are counted beginning next week.

Comments [6]

Gillibrand, DioGuardi Square Off in First Debate of Senate Campaign

Friday, October 15, 2010

From health care, to tax cuts, to foreign policy, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, Joe DioGuardi, found little to agree on in their first debate of the campaign, at WABC-TV's studios on Friday afternoon.

Comments [1]