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Brooklyn Soul Festival

Friday, August 28, 2009

This weekend's Brooklyn Soul Festival honors soul legends and highlights under-the-radar artists like Hermon Hitson and Maxine Brown. Festival organizer Richard Lewis.

LEWIS: It's not that Al Green or Aretha Franklin's records aren't great, cause they are. It's just that there is so much other music ...

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NJ Congressman Protesting Qaddafi Visit

Friday, August 28, 2009

Muammar el-Qaddafi is coming to New York for the U.N.'s general assembly next month, and he and his traveling tent are allegedly planning to drop their stakes in Englewood, New Jersey. Libya owns a mansion in the suburban enclave, but his neighbors are protesting the ...

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Court Papers Claim Government Responsible in Deutsche Fire Deaths

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Court papers filed Wednesday claim that government agencies, more than construction workers, are to blame for the deaths of two firefighters at the former Deutsche Bank building.

The documents were filed on behalf of three construction supervisors and a demolition subcontractor. They also claim prosecutors withheld ...

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New Yorkers Set to Volunteer on 9/11

Thursday, August 27, 2009

As the eighth anniversary of September 11 approaches, some New Yorkers are gearing up to observe the date by volunteering their time to community service projects. David Paine, founder of MyGoodDeed.org is helping to organize the event.

PAINE: We really do believe that ...

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Politicians Offer Condolences to Kennedy Family

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Area elected officials are offering their condolences to the family of Senator Edward Kennedy.

REPORTER: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Kennedy "fearlessly challenged this country to be better."

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd said this:

DODD: For decades to come history will talk about his legislative accomplishments ...

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More Questions About Rangel's Finances

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More questions are emerging about Congressman Charles Rangel's personal finances. This after he filed an amended report this month that shows he failed to disclose up to a half-million dollars in assets in 2007.

The Harlem Democrat is the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means ...

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NYPD Issues Citations for Street Vendors

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The NYPD issued citations today against seven street vendors operating in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many of the vendors are disabled veterans who claim the right to operate freely in areas where others can't. Sean Basinski, director of the Street Vendor Project ...

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City Arts Funding Shifts to Smaller Groups

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Independent Budget Office says the city's new funding process for arts groups has led to more grants going to small arts organizations.

REPORTER According to the IBO report small theater groups did the best under the new process, instituted last year by the Department of ...

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Immigrant Advocates Report Deportation Plans for Rikers Inmates

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups says authorities have begun deportation proceedings against an estimated 13,000 inmates held at Rikers Island since 2004.

The groups say they obtained the data through a Freedom of Information Act request and that it shows how the city's Department of ...

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Bloomber: City's Recovery Will be Quick

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The city may have been slow to enter the recession but Mayor Bloomberg claims it will also be quicker to come out of it.

REPORTER: The mayor says the city hasn't experienced the same job losses as other places in the nation and has managed to ...

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Artists to be Given Studio Space in Senior Centers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs is partnering with the city's Department for the Aging in an effort to improve the city's livability for older New Yorkers.

Visual artists will be placed in studio spaces at senior centers throughout the city. In return for free work space, ...

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Councilwoman Wants Jackson Honored in Subway

Monday, August 24, 2009

Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James wants to see Michael Jackson honored at the subway station where the star made a music video for his 1987 hit, "Bad."

James wants a plaque placed at Brooklyn's Hoyt-Schermerhorn station - or even to have "Jackson" added to the name.

A Metropolitan ...

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Suspect Arrested in Murder of Cab Driver

Monday, August 24, 2009

A 42-year-old livery cab driver, Jose Pena-Seguira, was shot inside his cab while working in the Bronx late last night. A suspect was arrested in a nearby park and police say they've also recovered a .25-caliber handgun.

REPORTER: It was the second time in a week ...

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Maloney Will Not Challenge Gillibrand for Senate Seat

Friday, August 07, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will not challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the state's Democratic primary.

Maloney says in a statement to be released Friday that she plans to stay in the House of Representatives. She says her decision was based on ...

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Local Reaction to Immigration Detention Reform

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Immigration officials have outlined a series of steps to transform immigration detention from a criminal to a civil system and improve conditions at detention centers.

Local reaction to today's announcement has been cautiously optimistic. Amy Gottlieb is the regional director of the Immigrant Rights Program for ...

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U.S. Postal Service Mulls Closure of 53 NYC Stations

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

After being added to the government's list of financially troubled agencies, the U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to save money. It's considering closing post offices around the country -- including many within New York City. Clarice Torrence, president of the New York Metro ...

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26th Annual National Night Out

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The 26th annual National Night Out Against Crime takes place in communities across the nation tonight, but activities are already underway in places like the Wright Brothers Playground in Washington Heights. The 33rd Precinct event brought together police and neighborhood residents over free boxed lunches, ...

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City Vehicles to Pay MTA Tolls

Friday, July 31, 2009

The city has agreed to pay the MTA for the bridge and tunnel tolls racked up by city vehicles. Until now, city vehicles have been exempt. On WOR this morning, Mayor Bloomberg said he does not blame the agency for wanting the city to pay ...

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Injured Troops Visit NYC

Friday, July 31, 2009

Troops who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are getting a break from their medical therapy, by visiting the city this weekend. This morning they took a luxury yacht tour on the Hudson and tomorrow they get to see shows on Broadway. Soldier Drew Hill ...

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High Wind Warning Issued for Construction Sites

Friday, July 31, 2009

Heavy thunderstorms with gusty winds are forecast for our area today. And, in preparation the city's Buildings Department is reminding all builders, contractors, and property owners to secure their construction sites and buildings. The city will be performing random spot-check inspections of construction sites. And ...

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