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Ambulances Diverted from St. Vincent's

Thursday, April 08, 2010

FDNY diverts most ambulances away from financially troubled Greenwich Village hospital.

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Struggling Lawyers, Tell Us Your Stories

Thursday, April 08, 2010

If you’re a lawyer who's been laid off or transitioning to a new field due to the recession, please share your story and expand the conversation. You can post your comments below or email them to: newstips@wnyc.org

WNYC's Ailsa Chang will be on the Takewaway tomorrow discussing her story ...

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Sharpe James Returns to Newark

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

After spending 18 months in a Virginia federal prison, the man who ruled Newark for more than 20 years is back.

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St. Vincent's Medical Center Will Close

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The hospital board will next decide on a timetable for the closure.

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Remediation at Staten Island Landfill Begins

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New York City officials are kicking off what they say is a long overdue remediation of the Brookfield Avenue Landfill on Staten Island.

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Soda Execs and Teamsters Protest NY Tax

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Executives from Coke and Pepsi are joining Teamsters and grocery store owners to oppose a proposed New York soda tax.

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Straphangers Study: Subway Announcements Still Garbled

Monday, April 05, 2010

Subway riders have less than a 50 percent chance of hearing what's going on when their train stops in the tunnel or gets diverted, according to a new study by the advocacy group the Straphangers Campaign. Cate Contino, the coordinator of the group, says that is when announcements are most ...

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Four Shot, Dozens Arrested in Midtown

Monday, April 05, 2010

Four people suffered minor gunshot wounds and dozens of people were arrested early today after a night of what Mayor Michael Bloomberg called "wilding" through Midtown.

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Harlem School of the Arts Closed...For Now

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Harlem School of the Arts has been closed since Friday, but there's high hope that the community institution will reopen soon.

The school is not closed for good, according to interim Executive Director John Corwin -- but the faculty and staff have been placed on furlough for the week. ...

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Ford Foundation Initiative to Create New Spaces for Arts

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Ford Foundation has launched a 10-year, $100 million dollar initiative intended to create new spaces for the arts. So far, the foundation's Supporting Diverse Art Spaces program has already awarded a $1 million grant to turn an abandoned high school in East Harlem into artist housing and a hub ...

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Cardinal Says World Stands By Pope

Monday, April 05, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI did not discuss the sex abuse controversy rocking the Catholic Church at yesterday's Easter Mass at the Vatican.

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Know Why Your Train Has Stopped?

Monday, April 05, 2010

How often do you hear an announcement when your subway train is stopped? A new study shows that New York City subway riders hear in-car announcements explaining delays or diversions less than 50 percent of the time.

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Group Asks Governors to Resign

Friday, April 02, 2010

Governor Paterson's office says he's among the more than 30 governors to receive letters from an anti-government group demanding he leave office within 3 days, or be removed.

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Man Charged in Subway Stabbing Case

Friday, April 02, 2010

A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two men on the subway.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Native Plants Are Disappearing

Friday, April 02, 2010

Some 50 native plant species have disappeared from the region around New York City over the last century, and that trend will likely continue. That's the bleak outlook of a 20-year-long study by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Many species that haven't disappeared have become far less abundant due to factors ...

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St. Vincent's - Mt. Sinai Deal Falls Through

Friday, April 02, 2010

St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and Mount Sinai Medical Center are no longer in merger talks. A deal was all but killed yesterday when Mt. Sinai said it wouldn't acquire St. Vincent’s inpatient services.

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Slatkin Withdraws from 'La Traviata'

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Conductor Leonard Slatkin has withdrawn from the rest of this season's performances of "La Traviata" at the Met.

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Paterson Suspends Construction, School Aid

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The New York State budget is late again. And since the state legislature and Governor David Paterson are more than $1 billion apart in their proposals, no quick agreement on the budget is expected.

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NJ Farmers Anxious After March Rain

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Jersey farmers are anxious to see what the impact of the wettest March on record will be on the upcoming planting season. Farmers and agricultural officials say the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether this year will yield successful summer crops.

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West Side Rail Yards Contract Delayed

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The MTA and a private developer are putting off signing a contract for the West Side Rail Yards for another month.

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