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Last Atlantic Yards Holdout Agrees to Sell

Thursday, April 22, 2010

After seven years of fighting the Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn, the last remaining holdout is leaving.

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Today in History: Earth Day at 40

Thursday, April 22, 2010

(NASA)

(NASA)

Following on the heels of the civil rights and women's rights movements of the '50s and '60s, and the Vietnam War protests, Earth Day brought the environmental movement to classrooms and cities across the country. On this day in 1970, 20 million people took part in the nation-wide day of awareness. Major pieces of environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act were spurred on by the galvanizing influence of Earth Day.

From the WNYC Archives here are some voices from the first Earth Day:

On this 40th anniversary, there are events across the boroughs. Here is a partial list:

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Federal Authorities Raid Espada's Nonprofit

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The raid comes a day after Attorney General Cuomo accused Espada, Jr. of siphoning $14 million from his nonprofit.

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NJ Voters Largely Reject School Budgets

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unofficial results show New Jersey voters rejected a majority of local school district budgets. That hasn't happened since 1976.

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King Tut Returns to New York

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A replica of Tutankhamun's mummy (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

A replica of Tutankhamun\'s mummy (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

King Tut is back...and he's visiting Times Square.

The boy king stirred a sensation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

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Tell Us Your Travel Stories

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thousands of people are still stranded in Europe due to volcanic activity in Iceland that grounded flights this week. As airlines being flying again, travelers are beginning to make their way home.

Are you one of the passengers who was stuck in Europe? Were you able to get ...

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NYC Doormen Won't Strike This Year

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Union members reached a new contract with building owners just after midnight.

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The Great Textbook War

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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(Charleston Newspapers)In 1974, Kanawha County, West Virginia was the first battleground in the American culture wars. Controversy erupted over newly-adopted school textbooks. School buildings were hit ...

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Civil Rights Champion Dorothy Height Dies

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Height is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Rotunda at the Capitol 24 March, 2004. (Photo by Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Dorothy Height is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Rotunda at ...

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Bronx Sen. Espada Accused of 'Looting' $14M

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says Bronx State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., has been lining his own pocket and those of his friends with $14 million of taxpayer money.

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De Blasio Warns Doormen May Strike

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

As a strike deadline looms at midnight tonight, some of the city's top elected officials say doormen may strike and they will support them.

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WNYC Reporter Stranded in Germany

Monday, April 19, 2010

 Passengers queue up for tickets at a ticket office at Hauptbahnhof train station in Berlin, Germany looking for alternative routes to return home. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Passengers queue up for tickets at a ticket office at Hauptbahnhof train ...

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Doormen's Union Launches PR Campaign

Monday, April 19, 2010

Contract negotiations continue to take place between building owners and the union representing nearly 30,000 doormen. The union, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, says it's willing to strike, but meanwhile, it's conducting a public organization campaign, via robocall.

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8500 Teachers May Be Cut in NY State Budget

Monday, April 19, 2010

The state budget crunch could result in 8,500 teachers being cut, but two elected officials say those shouldn't necessarily be the newest ones.

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Legislators Say 'No' To NY Water Tax

Monday, April 19, 2010

Legislators are coming out against a plan to raise water rates by 13 percent.

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Grant Deadline for St. Vincent's Funding Today

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today is the deadline for hospitals and other healthcare providers to apply for state grants to transform part of St. Vincent’s Hospital into an urgent care center.

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City, Teachers Agree to Close 'Rubber Rooms'

Friday, April 16, 2010

Will speed up disciplinary hearings for teachers accused of misconduct or incompetence.

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UN Says Bhutto's Death A Security Lapse

Friday, April 16, 2010

The report found the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf, as well as state and district governments, didn't take adequate measures to respond to security risks Bhutto faced.

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Hold Your Horses: City Raises Price of Carriage Ride

Thursday, April 15, 2010

(Photo by Ben Moran)

(Photo by Ben Moran)

New York's horse carriage industry is getting its first rate increase in 23 years. The city council passed legislation that will increase the rate of a ride from $34 for 30 minutes to $50 for 20 minutes. ...

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Trial of 9-11 Plotter May Still Be In NYC

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder says New York City is still "not off the table" as a place to try alleged 9-11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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