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Wilma Consul

Wilma Consul appears in the following:

Chinatown's Economic Dirty Laundry

Monday, January 23, 2006

Four years after 9/11, Manhattan's Chinatown has not recovered. Many in the community blame the terrorist attacks for the demise of old-time establishments and the garment industry, which was a major source of income there. But as WNYC's Wilma Consul reports, September 11th just revealed ...

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Chinatown Falls on Hard Times

Monday, January 23, 2006

Much of the Jewish Lower East Side has been lost over time replaced by new immigrants from other parts of the world, particularly China. Those seeking their fortunes in Manhattan's Chinatown are in for a surprise -- Chinatown has fallen on hard times. Its economy ...

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Chinatown Designated as Empire Zone

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The New York State Assembly has designated Chinatown as an area where businesses can receive tax breaks and low-cost loans. Reporter Wilma Consul has more.

REPORTER: The City first applied to create the Chinatown Empire Zone right after the September 11th attacks to help the struggling ...

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With Strike Over, Subway Musicians Are Back

Friday, December 23, 2005

The three-day subway strike affected millions of commuters and businesses. But musicians who perform in the subway stations for a living say they had it worse. WNYC's Wilma Consul reports on what it's like to have music and musicians back in the subway again.

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Relief and Some Confusion as Buses Begin to Roll

Friday, December 23, 2005

When word got out that the strike was over, one of the Queens bus lines that was the first to stop services on Monday quickly got back on the streets. WNYC's Wilma Consul was there.

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Vans Help Ccommuters Stranded by Bus Strike

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Triboro Coach and the Jamaica Bus Lines in Queens were the first to stop services as part of the Transport Workers Union strike. Together these lines serve about 57,000 commuters. Reporter Wilma Consul rode the commuter vans to talk to the affected riders.

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NYU Bans Coca-Cola on Campus

Friday, December 09, 2005

Starting today, all Coca-Cola products will be removed from the NYU campus. Some students have been part of an international campaign against Coca-Cola's practices in its bottling plants in Colombia. Reporter Wilma Consul has more.

REPORTER: It's going to take about a week to take away ...

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Underserved Neighborhood Gets Food Co-op

Friday, December 02, 2005

A farmer's market has been so successful in introducing fresh and healthy food to the largely underserved Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York that organizers are planning a new food co-op. The rates of obesity and diabetes in East New York are almost twice the ...

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Chen Hired to Transform Chinatown

Thursday, December 01, 2005

As part of an effort to revitalize Chinatown, a local development group has hired a man who helped transform Downtown Flushing in Queens into a bustling and profitable area. Reporter Wilma Consul talked to Wellington Chen about his plans for the new Chinatown.

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City's Weight Problems Begin at Early Age

Monday, November 28, 2005

Before you sit down for a plate full of food this afternoon, consider this: more than three million adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese. The City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene finds that people start having weight problems at a young age.

Nearly half ...

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Christmas Arrives in Flushing

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's officially the Christmas season in Queens. Despite some gloomy weather, the spirits were high along Roosevelt Avenue, as shoppers and bystanders watched the Macy's store light its holiday display. Reporter Wilma Consul was there.

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