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City Looks to Charge Filming Fee

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Some of the perks that make New York City an attractive location for film and television production may soon be eliminated. The Bloomberg Administration wants to start charging $3,200 each time a movie, television show or commercial is filmed in a city building. If imposed, the fee would be the ...

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4 City Educators Knighted by French Ambassador

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

French Ambassador Pierre Vimont knighting New York principal Giselle Gault McGee

French Ambassador Pierre Vimont knighting New York principal Giselle Gault McGee

Four New York City public school principals were knighted today by the French Ambassador Pierre Vimont. They were honored because ...

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Paterson Defends Budget Cuts on Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New York Governor David Paterson (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Governor David Paterson (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


Governor David Paterson is facing stiff opposition from legislators, unions and advocacy groups, for his proposed budget cuts. He says the cuts are ...

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Weiner Blasts White House on Health Care

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rep. Anthony Weiner (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


Congressmen Anthony Weiner represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn. After deciding not to run for mayor, he's thrown himself into the health care debate. He’s criticized the ...

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ACORN Asks For Help

Thursday, October 15, 2009

All new services at ACORN have been suspended until a law firm reviews the group’s management and services.

All new services at ACORN have been suspended until a law firm reviews the group’s management and services.

New York ACORN prides itself on standing ...

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New York Gets Wild

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Director Spike Jonze and actress Catherine Keener at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Christopher Street temporarily renamed “Maurice Sendak Way” and “Wild Things Way.” (photo by Julienne Schaer / Courtesty of NYC & Company)

Director Spike Jonze and actress Catherine Keener at the intersection ...

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First Mayoral Debate Wrap Up

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tonight, Mayor Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger, City Controller Bill Thompson, met in their first face-to-face debate of the campaign.

WNYC reporters analyze some of the candidates' statements.

Education: Who's in Charge?

Beth Fertig reports:

The very first question was about the negative tone of the campaign, but both Mayor ...

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Just Say No to Fishy Feet

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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The latest pedicure fad is fish. Tiny, toothless fish that exfoliate feet through ticklish nibbles. But Bronx state senator Jeff Klein says the practice is unsanitary, and cruel to the fish.

What they're doing here clearly is starving these fish. Fish ...

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First Mayoral Debate Between Thompson and Bloomberg

Monday, October 12, 2009

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On Tuesday, Democratic candidate for mayor Bill Thompson will meet the man he’s trying to unseat – Mike Bloomberg – in a mayoral debate that’s likely to include questions about term limits and education reforms. It’s the first debate ...

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Impact of Daggett Endorsement In NJ Governor's Race

Monday, October 12, 2009

Independent candidate Chris Daggett

Independent candidate Chris Daggett


New Jersey's largest newspaper made an unconventional endorsement in the race for New Jersey's governor. The Star-Ledger of Newark came out in support of Independent Chris Daggett on Saturday. The paper says ...

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Obama Wins Peace Prize, New Yorkers React

Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama speaking about winning Nobel Prize (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama speaking about winning Nobel Prize (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

WNYC pounded the pavement today to find out what New Yorkers thought about the president winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
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MTA Weekend Special- DELAYS

Friday, October 09, 2009

Expect major delays this weekend (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Expect major delays this weekend (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The MTA is taking advantage of the long weekend to do some heavy track work. Expects delays and diversions on 17 lines.

A ...

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Inventor's Workshop Open to Public

Friday, October 09, 2009


(images by Leonard DeGraaf courtesy of nps.gov)

When you flip a light switch, pick up your phone or watch a movie, it is thanks to the genius and vision of Thomas Edison. And now you can visit Edison's workshop, the place where the first sound was recorded and ...

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From the WNYC Archives: Irving Penn on "What Is Modern Photography?"

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Vogue cover by Irving Penn (MARTYN HAYHOW/AFP/Getty Images)

A Vogue cover by Irving Penn (MARTYN HAYHOW/AFP/Getty Images)

 

World-renown fashion photographer Irving Penn died yesterday. He was 93.

Penn created stark images that could be found in the pages of Vogue, where ...

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Get the Facts on H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Google.org flu trends chart for New York

Google.org flu trends chart for New York


Google has found the more you Google 'swine flu' or 'H1N1' the more likely your area is infected with the virus. They've used that information to create ...

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Every Saturday 'Rap Attack,' Mr. Magic

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

(image courtesy of myspace.com/mrmagicmusic)

(image courtesy of myspace.com/mrmagicmusic)


The man who brought hip hop from the park to the radio, legendary New York radio personality DJ Mr. Magic, died on Friday at the age of 53. Although his show was only ...

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Latest Endorsements for Mayoral Race 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Today Bloomberg was endorsed by John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress (he did not support Bloomberg in 2005), Dennis Rivera, a national health care leader (he supported Ferrer in 2005), Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Jackie Hilly, Executive Director ...

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Berried in Surplus

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bumper crop for New England Cranberry Bogs (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Bumber crop for New England Cranberry Bogs (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)


There is an upside to our sad soggy summer. Bumper crops. The harvest season has just begun, ...

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Swine Flu Shots Begin in The Bronx

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Swine flu vaccinations begin today. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Swine flu vaccinations begin today. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


It's in! After a busy summer of testing and preparation, some of the city's first doses of the swine ...

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Goodbye, Gourmet

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The nation's oldest food magazine is being closed by parent company Conde Nast Publications, following dwindling advertising revenues.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The nation\'s oldest food magazine is being closed by parent company Conde Nast Publications, following dwindling advertising revenues.(Photo by ...

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