Soterios Johnson

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Weighs in On Use of Sandy Aid

Thursday, February 07, 2013

"It's the most flexible money that we have in our whole toolkit, if you will, of federal efforts after disasters."

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Ratings Agencies 'Key' to Mortgage Crisis Meltdown

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Standard and Poor’s is the first rating agency to face civil fraud charges from the federal government. The Justice Department filed a civil complaint against the company on Monday. It’s the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating firm since the financial crisis almost five years ago.

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Cuomo Proposes Buying Flood-Prone Properties

Monday, February 04, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a plan to buy homes in flood-prone areas and then demolish them, creating more undeveloped coastline for the state.

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Theater: What to Watch Before Winter is Over

Monday, February 04, 2013

While spring may be the busiest time in the world of New York theater, this winter has provided stage-lovers with plenty to see. 

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Sandy Gives Chance to Rethink Public Housing

Friday, February 01, 2013

With Sandy costing the New York City Housing Authority $800 million and counting, what is the best way to spend that money? We put the question to three experts.


Union Numbers Continue to Decline

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Union membership nationwide has hit a nearly 100-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor unions lost 400-thousand members last year, falling to 11.3 million members across the country.


As Bloomberg Threatens Veto, Quinn Says Council Will Override

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.

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Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

Friday, January 18, 2013

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.


PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Jeanne Manford, who founded a national movement aimed at helping families accept and support their gay children and friends, died Tuesday. 

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Famed Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies at 91

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering career as an architecture critic has died.  Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.  Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, says Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.


Grimm: Sandy Aid Stall "Beyond Surprising"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents much of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, says that the move by Republican leadership in the House to let the the current session of Congress end without a vote on Sandy aid is "inexcusable."

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Analysis: NYSE Sold to Rival Exchange ICE for $8.2B

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The New York Stock Exchange is being sold to a rival exchange for about $8 billion, ending more than two centuries of independence for the iconic Big Board.


Intrepid To Reopen Following Sandy

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is working to reopen this week for the first time since Sandy hit. The museum, which is based on a retired aircraft carrier anchored on Manhattan's West Side, sustained heavy damage to its Welcome Center and the electrical systems on its pier.


Extended News from WNYC and NJPR

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC's Soterios Johnson and NJPR's David Furst provide extended news coverage of the area's recovery from Sandy.

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Research Team Aims to Crowdsource Gowanus Canal Clean Up

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A research team from NYU's Polytechnic Institute is recruiting volunteers to help sort through data being collected in Brooklyn's polluted Gowanus Canal.

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Greek Cinema Lights Up New York City Screens

Sunday, October 07, 2012

The sixth annual New York City Greek Film Festival is underway, featuring 13 films that include a throwback to Greece’s Golden Age of film, pieces that touch on recent societal upheavals and some that explore the grittier side of Athens.  


New Service Aims To Make Voting Easy

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new online service wants to make voting as easy as renting a movie on Netflix. 

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Politicians Left Off 9/11 Guest List for First Time

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Family members of the victims of the September 11 attacks will gather at the World Trade Center on Tuesday for the annual commemoration of their lost loved ones.


NY Lab Housing Big Bang Machine Opens to Public

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Long Island lab that is home to the only operating particle collider in the U.S. is opening its doors to the public.


The Intrepid's Enterprise Exhibit Gets Ready to Launch

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The new space shuttle pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum opens to the public on Thursday. It will offer visitors an up-close and personal view of the space shuttle Enterprise, as well as exhibits on NASA's current missions on earth and space science, research on improving aeronautics and the rockets destined to take humans to explore the solar system.