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Out From Behind The Wheel: Cab Drivers Have Their Say

Monday, April 12, 2010

Taxi drivers from across the city got an ear with the new Taxi and Limousine Commissioner, David Yassky, at an event hosted by WNYC this afternoon. The ...

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2010 Pulitzer Prize Awards Announced

Monday, April 12, 2010

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The Pulitzer Prize medal (pulitzer.org)

The Washington Post snagged four Pulitzer Prizes for International Reporting, Feature Writing, Commentary, and Criticism. The New York Times received three Pulitzers, for national reporting, explanatory reporting, and investigative reporting, in a collaborative project between The New York ...

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Powell Says He Will Challenge Rangel in Primary

Monday, April 12, 2010

One of Harlem's biggest political names is going up against another.

Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV says he will challenge longtime Congressman and fellow Democrat Charles Rangel in the primary this fall. Powell says the multiple ethics probes Rangel faces, and Rangel's decision to step down as chairman of the ...

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Schumer Says No Fees for Carry-Ons

Monday, April 12, 2010

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage.

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New Plastic Recycling Rules Introduced

Monday, April 12, 2010

The city council is proposing to expand the kinds of plastic that can be recycled.

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Governor's Island Moves Under City Control

Monday, April 12, 2010

Governor's Island will soon be exclusively under New York City control.

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Students, Parents Protest Arts School Closure

Friday, April 09, 2010

Students and parents rallied alongside staff at the Harlem School of the Arts, calling for a solution to keep the school open. They also bashed the schools' board of directors for keeping them in the dark about the severe financial straits facing the prominent school. 

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Bloomberg Says No Police Lay-Offs

Friday, April 09, 2010

New York City officials are waiting to find out how much they will need to cut from their budgets in anticipation of a decrease in aid from the state. One thing is clear: police officers will not be layed off.

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Ground Zero Workers' Lung Health Suffers

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Doctors say rescue workers have persistent lung damage following the World Trade Center attacks.

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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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