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Baby Slain in Stroller, Pols Reflect on City Policing

Monday, September 02, 2013


As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.

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Quinn Legal Filing Calls For Immediate Action on Stop and Frisk

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With just over a week to go before the mayoral primary, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is keeping up the pressure on the Bloomberg Administration over the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk."


Christie's Boardwalk Strolls: Governing or Campaigning?

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent the run-up to the Labor Day weekend making appearances at the Jersey Shore. And if you weren't at the shore to see the governor himself, you could see him everytime you turned on the TV


This Week In Politics: Dante's Inferno

Friday, August 23, 2013


Dante de Blasio provides a big lift for his dad, who finds himself increasing in the line of fire as the primary approaches.  Meantime, the primary gets hotter and hotter, with slaps, verbal jabs, and frantic elbowing between the candidates.  And a sound rejection of a key plank of the Bloomberg legacy characterizes This Week in Politics.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Jessica Gould break it down.

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Woman Struck By Cab in Midtown

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A 25-year-old woman was struck by a cab while she was walking near Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday — and passersby, including Dr. Oz, rushed to her aid.


This Week in Politics: The End of Identity Politics?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

This week's polls showing Bill de Blasio hitting first place and Anthony Weiner heading for the single digits in the New York City Mayor's race contain a super-interesting set of cros...


Goldman Sachs' Fabrice Tourre Found Liable in Mortgage Securities Fraud

Thursday, August 01, 2013

A New York City jury has found that a former Goldman Sachs trader known as "Fabulous Fab" is liable in a massive mortgage securities fraud case. 


Christie, in the Limelight Again, Signals His Presidential Hopes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Governor Chris Christie is taking on Republican Rand Paul while still casting himself as a conservative.

Christie has been working on his national profile for more than a year now, but this time he's engaging in 2016 national primary politics while running for re-election in his own state.


Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Large Soda Ban

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that struck down a ban on large, sugary drinks from being served in restaurants, theaters and other eateries in New York City. 

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Weiner: I Don't Care What the Clintons Think About My Bid

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"I am not terribly interested in in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say."

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Latest News: Weiner Campaign Manager Quits, Thompson Links Trayvon to Stop and Frisk, NJ Senate Debate

Monday, July 29, 2013


Good morning, I'm Soterios Johnson. It will be sunny today with a high around 83.  Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom:


SAC Capital Charged with Insider Trading

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Federal authorities are charging the hedge fund owned by billionaire Steven Cohen with making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and of engaging in rampant insider trading. Tuesday's announcement caps years of investigations into alleged misdeeds at Cohen's firm, SAC Capital Advisors, which at one point managed $15 billion in assets.

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Weiner Says He'll Stay in Mayoral Race, Despite New Allegations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he's putting his past behind him and moving forward in the mayoral race, despite new allegations that have come to light about continued explicit, online correspondence that took place after his resignation from Congress in 2011.

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Can You Fry An Egg On the Sidewalk?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chrissie Lam always wondered if you could fry an egg on the sidewalk on a hot day. So she choose the corner of Bowery and 4th street.  At 10 minutes in,  the organic egg is congealing --getting close to soft boiled. 

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LICH in Process of Clearing Patients

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Long Island College Hospital is in the process of clearing the Brooklyn facility of its patients.


12 Injured in Partial Building Collapse in Chinatown

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Twelve people are injured, three seriously, after an explosion inside a five-story building in Chinatown caused it to partially collapse Thursday afternoon, officials said.


Mayoral Candidate Arrested in Hospital Protest

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, arrested on disorderly conduct charges in a protest over the possible closure of a Brooklyn hospital, was released Wednesday afternoon.


Kelly Picked for Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Panel

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is among the members of the anti-corruption panel tasked with investigating campaign fundraising in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed today.

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Council Passes Sweeping Plan for NYPD Oversight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The City Council passed with a veto-proof majority the most expansive plan in years to impose oversight on the NYPD and cleared the way to make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against the police early Thursday.


At Stonewall, Rulings on Gay Marriage Draws Tears And Cheers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Want to know what it was like in The Stonewall Inn when the decision was announced? Curious about what the rulings mean for New York and New Jersey? How are politicians from our regio...