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Getting the Homeless Out of the Cold

Monday, January 04, 2010

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(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

With temperatures dipping below freezing and wind-chills dropping into single digits, New York City officials are ramping up their efforts to get homeless people off the streets and out of the cold.

With overnight lows last ...

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DA Morgenthau Retires After 35 Years

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has been cast in many roles throughout his career.

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NY Ends 2009 With Big Bills

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The state is down to what Comptroller Tom DiNapoli calls "petty cash," after paying its biggest end-of-year bills yesterday.

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New York 2009: The Year in Sound and Images

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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The year began with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many New Yorkers hoped for a new era in politics. But then a dramatic coup in the state Senate brought Albany to a month-long standstill. The headlines were filled with political scandals, and ...

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Senate Report on Monserrate Due in 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A final report is due as early as next week from a special state Senate committee, convened to consider whether state Senator Hiram Monserrate of Queens should be expelled or sanctioned.

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Tavern on the Green Will Serve Its Last Meal

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Tavern on the Green, once America's highest-grossing restaurant, is singing its culinary swan song. The restaurant is is preparing for New Year's Eve, when it will serve its last meal. Just three years ...

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Carl Kasell Bids Listeners Adieu, For Now

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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(NPR/ Antony Nagelmann)

When Morning Edition began in 1979 the sonorous voice of Carl Kasell was there to read the headlines. The 75-year-old newscaster has worked in radio for over 50 years and delivered his final Morning Edition broadcast today. He ...

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NJ On Pace for Record Low Murder Rate

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One day after New York City announced that it's on pace to end the year with a record low number of homicides, and New Jersey says its own murder rate continues to decline.

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Court Approves East River Waste Facility

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Bloomberg Administration's plan for a waste transfer station along the East River got a thumbs up from a state judge.

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Henry Lewis, Legendary WNYC Host Dies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Jan. 2009 (courtesy of WFMU)

 

For almost 60 years, the poised, confident baritone of Henry Lewis was the sound of Saturday night on WNYC AM 820.

If you never had the pleasure of his ...

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Wind Advisory for NY Area: Hold on to Your Hats

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Gusty winds and low temperatures are pushing the wind chill into the single digits or lower across New York state.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. in the city, where winds are gusting up to 50mph ...

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Just a Few Days Left in New York Cares Coat Drive

Monday, December 28, 2009

This is the last week to donate a gently used coat or jacket to the needy through New York Cares. The annual collection drives ends on Thursday December 31.

Mary Drayne, who's been volunteering at Grand Central Terminal, says people have been generous but there's always a need for ...

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Percy Sutton, Trailblazing Black Attorney, Dies

Monday, December 28, 2009

Percy Sutton, one of New York's trailblazing black attorneys and businessmen, has died.  He was 89.

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Pioneering Black Journalist Dale R. Wright Dies

Friday, December 25, 2009

The first reporter to integrate the newsroom at the old New York World Telegram and Sun has died. Dale R. Wright was 86.

Among Wright's best-known work was a ten-part investigative series in the early 1960s about the plight of migrant farm workers. The award-winning series prompted legislators to improve ...

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Former Brooklyn Museum Manager Admits $620K Theft

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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The former payroll manager at the Brooklyn Museum admitted yesterday in Brooklyn Federal Court that he stole more than $620,000 from the museum. Dwight Newton, 40, says he did it by writing checks to nonexistent employees.

Prosecutors say Newton, a college dropout, ...

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NYU Administrator Indicted for Submitting $409K in Fake Expenses

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Prosecutors say a former New York University staffer passed off thousands of receipts mined from a liquor store's trash as spending on lab supplies and college events, finagling $409,000 in bogus reimbursements.

John Runowicz was released without bail after pleading not guilty today to charges including grand larceny.

Manhattan prosecutors ...

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New Restaurant Rises--Literally--at Freedom Tower

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The first restaurant in the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero opened today -- even though the tower's only just started rising.

A Subway sandwich shop for construction workers went up today. It's attached to a lift on a hydraulic jack that will move it higher and higher as each floor ...

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Groups Bash Corzine's Budget Cuts

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A coalition of 40 New Jersey labor, education, and health-care groups is blasting Gov. Jon Corzine's plan to cut nearly $1 billion to close a budget gap.

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Paterson Defends Witholding School Aid

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gov. David Paterson is standing by his decision to withhold state funding from New York's public schools in order to keep the state solvent.

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A New Home on Broadway for Signature

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Signature Theatre Company, which had once planned to move to Ground Zero, is getting a new home in the theater district.

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