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At the Concession Stand

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor-elect Rudolph Giuliani shake hands on the steps of City Hall November 3,1993. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor-elect Rudolph Giuliani shake hands on the steps of City Hall November 3, 1993. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

In 1989, ...

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WNYC Follows Trial of Former Bear Stearns Managers

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

During the summer of 2007, amid a financial meltdown, two hedge fund managers tried to keep their bond funds from collapsing. According to prosecutors, Bear Stearns fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin lied ...

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Haunted School House Tries to Scare Up Some Fun(ds)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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by Stephanie Hughes

You may have been to your share of haunted houses before, but what about a haunted school? The Lab School in Chelsea is giving you the chance. It's hosting PS 666--a haunted school where everyone seems slightly off--including the school nurse:

There's a cafeteria lady who serves red goop, and in biology class, human body parts are up for dissection.

It's drama students from the Lab School who helped put PS 666 together to raise money for their drama department.

The Haunted School is open Saturday, October 31st from 5 to 8 PM at the Lab School on 18th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Admission is $10.

Haunted sounds from the class exam:

Here is a teacher and some of the students talking about how PS666 came to life:


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City Council Approves New Fee, Ad Requirement, and MoMA Tower

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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(Mike Hewitt /Allsport)


Leaving your car unattended with the keys in the ignition is a risky move. It could attract thieves, and now the possibility of a $250 fine. The City Council increased the fine for the offense ...

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One Week Left in NJ Gov. Race-- Issue 27: Property Taxes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brian Lehrer speaks with the independent candidate for New Jersey Governor, Chris Daggett, who discusses his plan for NJ taxes and his strategy for the final week of the election.

And the Governor of New Jersey, Democrat Jon Corzine, discusses his approach to taxes and what he thinks ...

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Return to Main Street: Victory Boulevard in Staten Island

Monday, October 26, 2009

This week WNYC returns to Victory Boulevard in Staten Island looking for signs of economic recovery.

Cindy Rodriguez has this feature:

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Business owners on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island have differing opinions about whether the recession is over.

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Issue 26: Education and the Mayor's Race

Monday, October 26, 2009

Brian Lehrer discusses education with mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and a campaign aide for Mayor Bloomberg.

Thompson discusses an article in the New York Times, which examines his actions regarding Mayor Giuliani when Thompson was president of the Board of Education. He also talks about the future ...

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StuyTown Residents Celebrate Court Decision

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stuy Town apartments (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Stuy Town apartments (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The state's highest court has ruled that the owners of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village should not have been raising rents to market rates while receiving a city tax credit. The 4-to-2 decision means landlord Tishman Speyer could owe thousands of tenants more than $200 million. The ruling could also make thousands of other building owners citywide liable for rent overcharges.

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311 Trained to Tackle Education Queries

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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A new service is available around-the-clock to assist parents with their questions on public schools. Mayor Bloomberg says that parents' calls will no longer be bounced between several hotlines. Now they just have to dial 311, and a new ...

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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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