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Haiti Benefit Events in the City

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

As relief efforts continue in Haiti, New Yorkers are finding creative ways to provided aid. Below is a list of a upcoming events to raise funds for various relief organizations.

If you'd rather give a direct cash donation, WNYC has a list of organizations here.

WNYC is not in ...

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Nightclub 'Pope of the Rope' Remembered

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A memorial service will be held tonight at Manhattan's Hiro Ballroom for Gilbert Stafford, a well-known doorman at some of New York City's most popular nightclubs. He died of cancer on New Years Day.

Stafford was known by many as the "Pope of the Rope" -- the ultimate judge of ...

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Listen to Gov. David Paterson's Budget Speech

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

(Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)

Facing a $7.4 billion budget deficit, Gov. David Paterson today proposed a budget that would slash spending on hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, and boost taxes and fees. The governor's budget cuts about $1 ...

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Medical Marijuana Use Legal in Garden State

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Garden State yesterday became the fourteenth state--and the first one in the region--to allow the use of medical marijuana.

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Gov. Chris Christie's Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chris Christie will be sworn in as New Jersey's 55th governor on Tuesday. The day will start with an Inaugural Mass in Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 8 a.m.

After the formal swearing in ceremony in Trenton, the focus will shift back to Newark, at an Inaugural Ball at the Prudential Arena. The proceeds from the $500 a ticket gala will go to non-profits like New Jersey's Community Foodbank.

Gov. Christie’s full inaugural address as prepared for delivery is below.

Lieutenant Governor Guadagno, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Oliver, members of the 214th legislature, Chief Justice Rabner and the members of the supreme court, to all the former Governors, to my former U.S. Attorney colleagues, to my dear family and friends, and most of all to the hard working men and women of New Jersey, I stand here today as your Governor. I understand the task before me and I am well aware of your expectations for me and this government. You voted loudly and clearly for change and you have entrusted us with what may be our last, best hope for a stronger New Jersey—the New Jersey of our youth, full of hope and opportunity. New Jersey, you voted for change and today change has arrived—right here, right now.

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NYC Team Rescues Two People from Haitian Grocery

Monday, January 18, 2010

Members of a New York City search-and-rescue team have saved two people trapped in a collapsed grocery store in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on Charter School Cap

Friday, January 15, 2010

Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders say they've agreed to expand the number of charter schools.

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Expulsion or Censure for Monserrate?

Friday, January 15, 2010

A long-awaited report by a special New York State Senate committee recommends expelling or censuring Queens Senator Hiram Monserrate for his misdemanor conviction for assaulting his girlfriend.

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Haiti Earthquake: How to Help

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has affected an estimated 3 million people, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Thousands are feared dead. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Haiti is facing a "major humanitarian emergency."

If you want to help, below is a list ...

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Tavern Restaurant Auctions Off Goods

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The chandeliers and Tiffany deigned stained glass from Tavern on the Green are up for sale today.

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NY Art Dealer Named Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jeffrey Deitch (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Nike)

Jeffrey Deitch (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Nike)

Jeffrey Deitch, the New York gallery owner responsible for creating some of the biggest buzz in the city’s arts scene in ...

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Cuomo Calls for Bank Transparency

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo wants the nation's eight largest banks to tell him how they structured what are expected to be near-record bonus payouts for 2009.

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Philanthropist's Son Free During Appeal

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An appeals judge has ruled that the 85-year-old son of late philanthropist Brooke Astor can stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction on charges of looting his mother's nearly $200 million fortune.

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Spitzer Calls Out Gillibrand

Monday, January 11, 2010

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer is criticizing his successor's appointee to the U.S. Senate.

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Hold the Salt, Please?

Monday, January 11, 2010

New York City health officials are working on reducing the salt that New Yorkers ingest.

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Today in History: Samuel Morse Demonstrates the Telegraph and a New Code

Friday, January 08, 2010

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On January 6, 1838 Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time. By the 1890s, Morse Code was used for most international communication. Users on one end of the telegraph send pulses of electrical currents, which are ...

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Students from India Win 'NYC Next Idea' Competition

Friday, January 08, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday announced the winner of the 2009-2010 "NYC Next Idea" competition. It's a contest that invites entrepreneurs from around the globe to propose business ideas that will improve the city.

This year's winner was a team of students from the Indian Institute of ...

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Banjos in Brooklyn

Friday, January 08, 2010

(Photo by Getty Images)

(Photo by Getty Images)

A three-day banjo festival gets underway at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theater tonight.

WNYC's Janaya Williams has this preview:

The festival will showcase various styles of banjo ...

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Sanitation Dept. Promotes Treecycling with Post-Christmas 'MulchFest'

Friday, January 08, 2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

If you've had to step over discarded Christmas trees on a city sidewalk lately, you might be pleased to know they won't end up in a landfill. The Sanitation ...

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News Analysis: The Gay Marriage Vote in NJ

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A bill to legalize gay marriage was defeated in New Jersey's state Senate on Thursday. The vote, 14 for and 20 against, is a blow to gay marriage advocates, who were trying to get the measure passed before Gov.-elect Chris Christie, an opponent of gay marriage, takes office on January ...

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