Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

Exit Interview: City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amanda Burden, the outgoing commissioner of city planning has some advice for helping Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio when it comes to fulfilling his vow to create more than 200,000 units of affordable housing. Burden says de Blasio must "persuade communities to accept additional height and density," something easier said than done. 

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Exit Interview: Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

Monday, December 23, 2013


David Yassky, who for nearly four years led New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, sat down with WNYC's Amy Eddings for an exit interview.

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Bloomberg: I Hope de Blasio is a Better Mayor

Monday, December 16, 2013

"I wish him well. I'm going to live in this city. My kids are going to live in this city. I hope he's a better mayor than I was," Bloomberg said.


The Best TV Shows of 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

From Scandal to Orange is the New Black, here's your weekend calendar of binge-watching musts.

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Mayor Signs Bills for Speed Humps & Sample Web Ballots

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A bill mandating speed humps on roads near schools was signed into law today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 


The Snowy Owls Are Saved!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ornithologists rejoice! The Port Authority just announced it will stop shooting dead these adorable little white-plumed creatures who have the unfortunate habit of hanging out at our local airports.

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City's Role in CityTime Scandal Still Unknown

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three men charged with stealing millions in taxpayer money when they were hired to consult on a city payroll program will soon learn their fates. 


New York City, Lincoln & the Gettysburg Address

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.


Amateurs Dance with Professionals in a New Show

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It takes years of training to become a professional dancer. But one choreographer in Brooklyn is challenging that idea. 


Listen: This Is What Six Mayor-Elects Said in Their Victory Speeches

Tuesday, November 05, 2013


Who said "I intend to be the Mayor of all of the people"?  Who said "all groups are part of this city"?  Who said "I'm grateful and humbled by the mandate the people of the city have given me"?  Test your knowledge and get a glimpse of what New York felt like, beginning in 1965.

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Today In Politics: Will Lobbyists Return with a Non-Billionaire Mayor?

Friday, November 01, 2013

We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.


Today In Politics: Will Bill de Blasio Let Progressives Down?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the city's mayor's race has spent his career as a champion for progressive causes.  And he's used that profile to his advantage in the race.  The Democrat has been leading Republican Joe Lhota by nearly about 40 points or more -- and it's given political observers lots of time to assess the promises de Blasio has made and what kind of mayor he might be, should he win the election on Tuesday. 


Today In Politics: Lhota Debuts New, Aggressive Style

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh off a strong debate performance, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is maintaining an aggressive stance and keeping up his attacks on Democrat and front runner Bill de Blasio. On the campaign trail yesterday, Lhota told reporters that he's back, but will this new Lhota be enough to change the race?


Obama's Visit Friday to Close Prospect Park for 6 Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.


Bike Trails, Hiking Trails, Now Water Trails?

Monday, October 21, 2013

You’ve heard of bike trails and hiking trails, but what about a water trail?

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Officials: 40,000 Now Signed Up for New York's Health Exchange

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

It's been one week since New York's health exchange went live and some 40,000 people were determined eligible for coverage. That's according to New York State's Department of Health.

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BRIC Opens Arts & Media Center in Downtown Brooklyn

Friday, October 04, 2013

The arts organization behind the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival has opened an arts and media center in Downtown Brooklyn. And it's introducing itself to the neighborhood with a block party. 


Fall TV: It Stinks, But It Has Potential

Thursday, September 26, 2013

After a summer of re-runs and reality programs, the five major networks are rolling out a whole new roster of shows. But Slate's TV Critic Willa Paskin says the fall TV season stinks.


Future of Met Council in Doubt After CEO Charged With Stealing

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has been around since 1972, but a financial scandal could prove devastating for the charity.  


Charity's Former CEO Charged with Stealing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The former head of a major New York City charity is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing more than $5 million dollars from the group, and turning it into illegal campaign contributions.

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