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Snow Parking Tickets Forgiven

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg took an opportunity during his weekly radio show today to apologize to drivers who got thousands of parking tickets this week, because alternate side parking rules were not suspended after Tuesday's nor'-easter.

BLOOMBER: Sorry for the inconvenience, people that moved their cars. It did ...

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City Officials Won’t Back Down Alternate Sides

Friday, February 16, 2007

New York City officials are defending their response to this week's nasty weather. Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty says people with complaints about their local streets not being cleared need to look at the big picture.

DOHERTY: You can't expect that the sanitation department cover 6200 miles ...

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Ports Deal Scrutinized

Friday, February 16, 2007

Senators Robert Menendez and Charles Schumer are calling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey "greedy" for demanding at least $30 million from a prospective buyer of port operations. Dubai Ports World warned that its deal to sell off 6 major city port ...

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Wintry Weather Causes Delays, Deaths

Thursday, February 15, 2007

This morning's commute won't be as ugly as yesterday's, when the season's first major snowstorm featured snow, ice, freezing rain and sleet. But it will be icy and cold.

The weather has already caused countless traffic accidents and contributed to 2 deaths, on Long Island and ...

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Lavelle’s Son May Pursue State Seat

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New York assemblyman John Lavelle represented part of Staten Island for more than 5 years before his death last month. His son, Daniel Lavelle hopes to keep the seat in the family. He told a local paper, the Staten Island Advance, that he plans to ...

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Proposal to Improve Randall's Island Approved

Thursday, February 15, 2007

REPORTER: The city has approved a plan to renovate the parks of Randall's Island using money from private schools. Under the plan, 20 private schools will pay at least $52 million to fix up existing sports fields and build new ones. In return, the schools ...

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Sanitation Department Gets to Work After Snow Hits

Thursday, February 15, 2007

REPORTER: The day after the winter storm, dozens of schools are opening late this morning - and some are closed. The main roads are plowed, sanded and salted. But some secondary roads are still covered with ice and snow, and don't have all lanes cleared. ...

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Special Elections in Brooklyn, Staten Island

Thursday, February 15, 2007

REPORTER: There's less than a week left before a special election for 2 open city council seats and candidates in Staten Island and Brooklyn are working to get out the vote. 10 council hopefuls in central Brooklyn's 41st district gathered earlier this week at an ...

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Sale of Ports Unsure

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dubai Ports World says its deal to sell off major port operations in six US cities may fall apart.That's because the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is demanding compensation for improvements they made to the Port Newark Container Terminal.

In a letter to ...

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Parents Demand Attention from Bloomberg Administration

Thursday, February 15, 2007

REPORTER: Parent advocates and elected officials have called on the Bloomberg administration to pause before re-organizing the school system this fall. The city comptroller and Manhattan Borough president support mayoral control of the city's schools, but say Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein moved too ...

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Rate of Homeless Seeking Housing Rises

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The number of homeless families seeking shelter in New York City is increasing. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has more.

REPORTER: About 3,000 families showed up at a homeless intake center during the first 4 months of this fiscal year. The number is a 24% increase over the ...

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Quinn Asks for Renter Tax Credit

Thursday, February 15, 2007

REPORTER: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says New York renters need a break. The Manhattan democrat is expected to lay out the council's budget priorities during today's state of the city speech. Included is a proposal that would give about 1.1 million renters a $300 ...

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Icy Response to Parking Enforcement

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New York car owners are frosted over the city's insistence of keeping alternate side of the street parking rules in effect, even though their cars were trapped in mounds of frozen snow. Mayor Bloomberg was not sympathetic. He says cars need to be moved so ...

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7 Line Needs More Cash

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Transit advocates are calling on the city to steer more money toward the extension of the 7 subway line to Manhattan's West Side.

The MTA says it will not pay for any cost overruns during the project, and transit advocacy group, the Straphangers Campaign, says that ...

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Tax Relief for Renters Proposed

Thursday, February 15, 2007

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is delivering the State of the City address this hour, laying out the council's budget priorities. She's proposing a $300 tax credit for the two-thirds of city residents who rent. Quinn says renters haven't benefited from the tax relief enjoyed ...

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Randall's Island Park Private Fund Plan Approved

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A controversial plan to use for private school funds to refurbish public parks on Randall's Island was approved by a city committee this afternoon.

The only dissenting voice was Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who called the plan a sweetheart deal for the Randalls Island Sports ...

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City Unveils a NYC Branded Condom

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In a world full of brands - New York City is putting its name on an old fashioned product...a condom!

REPORTER: The city's health department unveiled the NYC brand condom and handed 150,000 out to commuters this morning. It will continue to make them free from ...

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Springer Spaniel Claims Best in Show Title

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

REPORTER: An English Springer Spaniel took the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. Diamond Jim, or James, jumped into handler Kellie Fitzgerald's arms after being picked for best in show. She says James has a really good heart and aims ...

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Klein Pledges to Revisit Bus Situation

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

REPORTER: Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says he'll reconsider the requirement, that students live at least a quarter of a mile away, from school, in order to qualify for a yellow bus. The chancellor came under fire at a city council hearing yesterday for causing chaos ...

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Mayor Calls for Increased 9/11 Funding

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The city has announced its broadest commitment yet to people with health problems affected by dust and debris from the World Trade Center attacks. For the first time, Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged that a large number of residents, workers and students in Lower Manhattan may have ...

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