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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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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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