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Bronx Borough President Says Violence Must Stop

Friday, November 20, 2009

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says residents have reached the breaking point with gun violence after 15-year-old Vada Vasquez was hit in the head by a stray bullet Monday.

Diaz told WNYC's Brian Lehrer he'll hold ...

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NY's Credit Could be Hurt Over Budget Impasse

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moody's Investors Service says the state's credit rating could suffer if legislature fails to make Governor Paterson's proposed cuts.

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Artist Jeanne-Claude, Co-Creator of 'The Gates,' Dies

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74.

Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm.

With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed ...

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Drunk Driving with Child Now a Felony

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Drunk drivers who have a child in the vehicle will now face felony charges in New York State.

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Attorney General Defends Civilian Trial for 9/11 Mastermind

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York was a tough call and that, in his view, the government is more likely to successfully prosecute Mohammed in a federal or so-called 'Article III' court ...

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Holder Says NYC Best Locale for 9/11 Trial

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the decision to put alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others on trial in a New York federal court.

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H1N1 Vaccine: High Demand in Some Areas, Low in Others Makes Supply Unpredictable

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

(Paul Kane/Getty Images)

(Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Demand for H1N1 flu shots is so high in most of New York state that doctors, hospitals, clinics and officials can't keep up. Yet, curiously, only a fraction of city residents have sought the swine flu vaccine. The majority ...

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Members of the 9/11 Commission Discuss Future Trial

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This morning WNYC's Brian Lehrer discussed the controversial decision to try accused 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. Joining Brian were former NJ Governor Tom Kean and Richard Ben-Veniste, members of the 9/11 Commission.

Kean says a civilian trial will give Mohammed a global stage. "A ...

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City Agencies Told to Slash Budgets

Monday, November 16, 2009

New York City agencies are being told to come up with $1.75 billion in savings as Mayor Michael Bloomberg tries to bridge next year's multibillion-dollar deficit.

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New FAA Rules for Hudson River Airspace

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will carve the crowded airspace over the Hudson River into separate areas for local and long-distance traffic.

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High Winds Take a Toll

Friday, November 13, 2009

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida whip up winds in the city, a street light at the corner of Varick and King streets was blown over.

Fallen Traffic Light

The fallen traffic light at the corner of Varick and King streets.


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Terror Suspects To Face U.S. Trials

Friday, November 13, 2009

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind behind the September 11th terrorist attacks, will go on trial in a civilian court in New York.

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Judge Denies Mistrial Motion in Bruno Case

Friday, November 13, 2009

A federal judge in Albany has denied a motion for a mistrial in the corruption case of former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno.

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NYC Again Tries H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Friday, November 13, 2009

This weekend, the city will try again to attract New Yorkers to its H1N1 flu vaccine clinics at a handful of schools around the five boroughs. Last weekend, the clinics were largely ignored. Meanwhile, a parallel program through local neighborhood clinics seems to be doing a better job at drawing ...

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City School Aides Cut

Friday, November 13, 2009

Roughly 500 public school aides are losing their jobs today, after weeks of litigation between the city and their union.

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Vying for the Upper Hand

Friday, November 13, 2009

Michael Ayello and Tom P.

Michael Ayello and Tom P.

Competitors rolled up their sleeves yesterday at the the 32nd Annual Arm Wrestling Championships, held at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The contest drew 35 participants, with some competitors traveling from as far as Ukraine ...

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Paterson, Leadership Close to Striking Deal

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Leaders in Albany appear to have reached a logjam on the state budget, at least that's how it appeared on a public telephone conference call with reporters on Thursday.

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Vets March up Fifth Avenue Today

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Thousands turned out for the 90th Veterans Days parade up Fifth Avenue today. Organizers say more than 20,000 people participated, including 3,000 active-duty military, civic and youth groups.

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

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How to Get to Sesame Street? Visit 64th and Broadway

Monday, November 09, 2009

Reporting by Gayathri Vaidyanathan

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta hands over a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Bloomberg, declaring Tuesday "Sesame Street Day" to show creator Joan Ganz Cooney. (Gayathri Vaidyanathan)

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta hands over a proclamation on ...

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Paterson Rebukes Critics of Budget Cuts

Monday, November 09, 2009

Governor Paterson used a rare mid-year appearance before the state legislature to urge lawmakers to support his proposal to address a budget deficit of more than $3 billion.

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