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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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The Divine Ms. M Puts Down Roots

Monday, October 05, 2009

Last April, Midler on Earth Day (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

Last April, Midler on Earth Day (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)


With a little fanfare by the mayor, singer Bette Midler, and others, the 250,000th tree in the ...

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Six Schools Prep For Swine Flu Vaccine

Monday, October 05, 2009

(Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

(Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


The city's health and education departments are holding a week-long influenza vaccination program at six schools to work out the kinks before the swine flu arrives, if it arrives.

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Latest iPhone App: 311

Friday, October 02, 2009

Screenshot of the city's latest 311 iPhone app.

Screenshot of the city\'s latest 311 iPhone app.


Instead of calling 311, the Bloomberg administration is offering iPhone users a new way to get information from - or file a complaint with - ...

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Candidates Clash in NJ Gov. Debate

Friday, October 02, 2009

The three candidates for New Jersey governor met in their first debate last night, and the state of the economy was front and center. Facing off on NJN television, Democratic Governor Jon Corzine, Republican challenger Chris Christie, and Independent candidate Chris Daggett offered sharply different proposals ...

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Pataki is Hanging Around Albany

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Pataki portrait in Albany

Pataki portrait in Albany

Former Governor George Pataki is now a permanent fixture in Albany. A portrait of the Republican will hang in the Hall of Governors. Current Governor David Paterson, a Democrat, joined Pataki for the ...

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Thompson on Brian Lehrer on Housing

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bill Thompson at a Bronx Fair

Bill Thompson at a Bronx Fair


Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is taking Mayor Bloomberg to task for supporting development plans that he says have created too many luxury apartments and not enough ...

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Yankee Stadium to Host Bowl Games

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium


For the first time since 1962, New York will host a college bowl game. A Big 12 and Big East football match-up will come to Yankee Stadium at the end of December next year. City officials expect ...

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Controversy Over Empire State's Colors

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tonight and tomorrow the lights will be red and yellow. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Tonight and tomorrow the lights will be red and yellow. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Critics of China's communist government are rallying outside the Empire State Building, ...

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Don't Be Alarmed By That Citrus Smell

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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The The city's Office of Emergency Management says that a planned natural gas release may cause a citrus smell in neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

On Tuesday morning, a utility company will conduct a routine, ...

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Is the Eminent Domain Process Fair?

Monday, September 28, 2009

As Mayor Bloomberg campaigns for a third term largely on his record of economic development, his Democratic opponent Bill Thompson says ordinary New Yorkers have been left out of the decision-making process. Whether the city's use of eminent domain for economic development is unfair was up for debate today as ...

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New York Moves Closer to Natural Gas Drilling Upstate

Monday, September 28, 2009

New York State will move a step closer this week to opening up the Catskills and the Southern Tier to natural gas drilling, as a key environmental assessment is made public. WNYC's Ilya Marritz explains.

REPORTER: Property owners, energy companies and environmentalists have been waiting more than a ...

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Comptroller And Public Advocate Races Become Bitter Towards the End

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tomorrow it will be up to the City's Democrats to make the final pick of candidates for Comptroller and Public Advocate. In the two weeks since the current field emerged, the tone of both contests has became more bitter and combative. WNYC's Bob Hennelly and Soterios Johnson discuss the election.

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Homage to "Manhatta" Celebrates Newark

Monday, September 28, 2009

The movie "Manhatta" was released back in 1920. It was a silent, black and white film, only six minutes long, with ground-breaking photography that captured the rapidly expanding metropolis. Now, almost 90 years later, two filmmakers have created a modern homage to "Manhatta" that showcases their own bustling city just ...

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Comptroller Run-off Debate

Friday, September 25, 2009

In their last debate before Tuesday's run-off election, the two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination for City Comptroller faced off last night. Councilmen David Yassky and John Liu were cordial, but they clashed sharply on issues from term limits to each other's integrity.

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Public Advocate Run-off Debate

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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The two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination for New York City Public Advocate faced off in one last debate last night, and it was a contentious one. The debate began with Mark Green and Bill de Blasio accusing each ...

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Protestors Defend Qaddafi, Fail Geography

Thursday, September 24, 2009


New York is full of all kinds of people, but that's especially true during the United Nations General Assembly. And nowhere more than between the barricades at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. WNYC's Marianne McCune filed this report.


Around noon on Wednesday, the line of protesters included defenders of ...

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