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Bruno Convicted on Two Corruption Charges

Monday, December 07, 2009

Joseph Bruno has been found guilty of two counts of corruption by a federal jury in Albany.

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Astor's Son Asks to Avoid Prison Time

Friday, December 04, 2009

Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son says he's too sick and doesn't deserve to go to prison for plundering his late mother's fortune.

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Banker Pleads Guilty in Pension Probe

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A California venture capitalist has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of a pay-to-play scandal at the state's giant public pension fund.

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Hope on the Economic Horizon

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Finally, a bright spot on the economic horizon for New York City. A new report by the Independent Budget Office says the city's fiscal outlook isn't as bad as it appeared last spring, and that the financial sector is making a comeback.

The IBO projects record Wall Street profits ...

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Christmas in New York: The Rockefeller Center Tree Is Lit

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

There are few things that scream Christmas in New York louder than the giant spruce at Rockefeller Center. Last night Mayor Bloomberg, along with Aretha Franklin, the Rockettes, and thousands of spectators flocked to watch ...

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NY State Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Bill

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A bill to legalize same sex marriage was defeated in the Senate by a 38 to 24 margin Wednesday.

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A Budget Deal, But What About Next Year?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

After spending nearly a month at a special session to cut New York's budget, lawmakers agreed today to trim $2.7 billion from the deficit. That falls short of the $3.2 billion Gov. David Paterson wanted them to cut--and many say the state has bigger problems to come.

Kathryn Wylde of ...

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Liz Benjamin and Rick Karlin Discuss the Failed Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The state Senate has voted down a landmark bill that would've legalized gay marriage. Liz Benjamin of the New York Daily News and Rick Karlin of the Albany Times Union discuss with WNYC's Amy Eddings what it means that eight Democrats voted against the bill. Karlin ...

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State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The New York State Senate, by a count of 38-24, has voted down a landmark bill that would have made New York the sixth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

The floor debate and vote came after months of delays and behind-the-scenes arm-twisting of Senators who were ...

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State Senate Debates Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The New York State Senate has concluded debate on the gay marriage bill and voting is underway. The Assembly passed the bill for the third time late last night, and Gov. David Paterson has said he would sign it into law.

Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn supports gay marriage and, ...

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More Shouts Than Shovels at 9/11 Ceremony

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A groundbreaking ceremony for a Lower Manhattan building raised more dust from officials than it did from the ceremonial shovels.

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron took the podium at the groundbreaking for Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan and accused Mayor Bloomberg and other officials of disrespecting him. City University trustee ...

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World AIDS Day: Finding Hope in the Figures

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Today is World AIDS Day... and here in the city, that means the annual reading of the names of those lost to the disease.

The 24-hour vigil is taking place at City Hall Park.

The 24-hour vigil in City Hall Park

The 24-hour vigil ...

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Picking the Official Fruit of the Big Apple

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Queens Councilman James Gennaro wants the city council to pass a resolution to name the "Newtown Pippin" the city's official apple. The Newtown Pippin is a tart green apple that was first harvested in Elmhurst, Queens about 300 years ago.

What do you think? Does the city need ...

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Helping the Hungry in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As this report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows, New Jersey ranks near the bottom of states when it comes to the percentage of people eligible for Food Stamps actually enrolled in the program. In fact, the Garden State ranks 42nd among all 50 states and the District ...

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Preparing for the Turkey Day Parade

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Its that time of year again! Preparations, including the inflation of 50 massive balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are well underway.

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A Thankgiving Special From WNYC's Archive: The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia" by Charles Marion Russell 1905.

"Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia" by Charles Marion Russell 1905.

While many travel home for Thanksgiving, we here at WNYC combed the archives for another travel tale. This one is ...

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Bloomberg Takes on the Teachers Union

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took on the teachers union today when he announced that principals will be directed to use student test scores this year when evaluating teachers who are up for tenure. WNYC's education reporter Beth Fertig has been following the story and answers some key questions.

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Fare Game: Traveling by Bus This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

(Stephen Nessen)

(Stephen Nessen)

As WNYC's Lisa Chow reports, long-distance bus travel is gaining popularity for the first time in almost four decades. And the competition among bus companies in New York City is picking up speed too. Bus lines Greyhound and Peter Pan--already under ...

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Queens Teen Was Shot 11 Times by Police

Monday, November 23, 2009

A teenager in Queens killed in a confrontation with New York City police over the weekend was shot 11 times.

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Update: The Cost of Doing Business

Monday, November 23, 2009

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In November 2008, WNYC aired a two-part report called 'The Cost of Doing Business.' It was an in-depth look at a construction accident that took the life of Mexican immigrant Jose Palacios. Palacios fell off of a poorly secured ...

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