Soterios Johnson

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Shareholders Vote on Bear Stearns

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bear Stearns moves one step closer to oblivion today when JPMorgan Chase's shareholders vote on whether to complete the takeover of the 85-year old firm that collapsed under the weight of risky sub-prime loans.

The vote comes as other Wall Street firms keep reassessing their own ...


GOP's Influence Wanes in New York

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Republican lawmaker Vito Fossella will leave Congress in January. After a tumultuous few weeks following revelations he had a daughter with a woman who isn't his wife, Fossella said yesterday that he will not seek re-election.

Fossella is the only Republican representing New York City in ...


The Economy is Tanking. Why is Sotheby's Doing So Well?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Even as the economy falters, the sales in contemporary art continue to skyrocket. Last week Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses broke records for sales in contemporary art . As the spring art auction season wraps up, critic Lee Rosenbaum explains what happened this unpredictable year.


Nominees for Tony Awards Announced

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - ``In the Heights,'' a lively snapshot of Latino life in Upper Manhattan, received 13 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, more than any other show. A lush, lavish revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ``South Pacific'' took 11 nominations, followed by ``Sunday in the ...


Local Papers On Clinton's Prospects

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New York's newspapers are greeting the prospect of a continuing Hillary Clinton presidential campaign with a smirk.

The Post says "Over the Hill." The Daily News, next to a picture of Obama, has "It's His Party." The New York Times has a double-column lead story - ...


Bell's Supporters Plan Spring Protest Campaign

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Sean Bell's fiancee and the Reverend Al Sharpton will be in front of One Police Plaza at 3 pm to protest the not-guilty verdicts for three officers in Bell's shooting death.

The event is called a "pray-in," but Sharpton and his supporters are expecting to be ...


Two Men Talking

Saturday, May 03, 2008

In 1974, two 12=year old boys met in school on Johannesburg, South Africa. They were given an assignment to tell each other a story – and they’ve been telling stories ever since. They are Murray Nossel and Paul Browde and they’ve created a production called ...


Bread Is Out, Schmaltz Is In

Thursday, April 17, 2008

In time for Passover, Arthur Schwartz talks about the benefits of chicken fat and why Jewish food isn’t as outdated as it might seem Schwartz is the author of Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited.

SLIDESHOW: Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking



Council Speaker Faces Criticism

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Council Speaker Christine Quinn went from perhaps her most impressive moment as speaker to a crisis in the span of just a few days.

First, she rounded up just enough votes to get the mayor's congestion pricing plan approved in her chamber and then came the ...


Corzine Faces Tough Budget Fight

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine held firm to his budget plan yesterday in a speech to the state's mayors.

Members of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors oppose Corzine's plan to cut aid to local governments by 10.5 percent. But, the governor says he won't waver ...


Latest on State Budget

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lawmakers have approved a $122 billion budget for New York State. It came nine days late and despite warnings of an economic slowdown, the budget increases total spending by nearly 5 percent over last year’s budget.

Some details include $1.8 billion more for education. That's a ...


Albany Rejects Congestion Pricing, Hunt for Alternatives Begins

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Almost one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing fee - $8 for a car to drive into Manhattan's central business district and $21 for trucks.

But yesterday, the State Legislature rejected the idea, forgoing hundreds of millions of funding from the federal government.

Here ...


West Point Class Visits Jersey City

Monday, April 07, 2008

This weekend, cadets from West Point completed an intensive 3-day course in the wilds of Jersey City.

It’s for a class called "Winning the Peace" and the idea is to expose future officers to the city’s diverse cultures and religious traditions. And, to put a human ...


@Murakami Brings the "Warhol of Japan" to Brooklyn

Friday, April 04, 2008

He’s been called the "Andy Warhol of Japan": Takashi Murakami is a contemporary Japanese artist who blurs the lines between fine art and pop culture. He draws on Japanese comics and animation to make everything from 30-foot sculptures to murals to commercial goods. He’s even ...


Emotional Day in Bell Trial

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The trial of the 3 officers charged in the death of Sean Bell is now in its 6th week and the last couple days have been particularly dramatic and important.

The prosecution finally brought to the stand the 2 men who were actually in the car ...


The Latest from Albany...

Monday, March 31, 2008

After a seemingly endless stream of scandals divided Albany, state lawmakers spent the weekend working together towards compromise.

The state's budget deadline is midnight tonight and some say that achieving an on-time budget could give the new Paterson administration a boost.

Karen DeWitt joins us now from ...


Paul Simon at BAM

Monday, March 31, 2008

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Paul Simon has reinvented himself numerous times over the years. First he was half of a powerhouse, coffeehouse-style singing duo of Simon and Garfunkel. Then he was a singer of rhythmic world music. Later, he became a writer of tunes ...


Preview of 2008 Baseball Season

Monday, March 31, 2008

For die-hard baseball fans, it's the time of year to say, "NCAA tournament - what NCAA tournament?"

That's because the 2008 baseball season has begun. Today, the Mets and Yankees kick off their seasons. The Yankees face the Blue Jays in the Bronx and the Mets ...


It's Maple Weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008

With the first day of spring behind us, New Yorkers are looking ahead to sunny days filled with baseball games, picnics in Central Park and hot dogs at Coney Island.

But don't lose those images of wood-burning fires and flannel blankets just yet. New York is ...


Garden Moves Forward With Its Own Plan

Friday, March 28, 2008

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wanted to create a new train station out of the James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

The plan recently mushroomed into a much larger one ...