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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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Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 09, 2009

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and WNYC and WQXR mark the occasion with programming throughout the day.

WNYC's Brian Zumhagen tells the story of Ronald Reagan's famous directive to Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," and reports on a mysterious ...

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27th World Series Champs Reign For the Day with Confetti; Keys to the City; Jay-Z

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Yankee Jorge Posada celebrates on a float during the Yankees World Series Victory Parade (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Yankee Jorge Posada celebrates on a float during the Yankees World Series Victory Parade (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


Church bells tolled, confetti fluttered ...

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Yankees Get Ticker Tape Parade

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Yankees fans are snatching up all things pinstriped for Friday's ticker tape parade down the 'Canyon of Heroes.' They're celebrating the teams' 27th World Series victory, their first since 2000. A Modell's sporting goods store in ...

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A Very Big Apple for Seven Teachers

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Teachers aren't honored all that often. So it was a nice buzz for the seven New York City math and science teachers chosen to receive the very first Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

The awards were created by the Fund for the City of New York, and given out ...

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WNYC Election Night Blog

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

WNYC is on the scene at campaign headquarters in New York and New Jersey. Our reporters are sending in dispatches about what they see and hear as election night unfolds.

Patricia Willens, at Bloomberg Headquarters, 12:09am

Bloomberg says he'll be back at work bright and early tomorrow morning, promising to ...

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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

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

(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

photos by Stephen Nessen

(Stephen Nessen)

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

(Mike Hewitt /Allsport)

(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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