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ASPCA Gets Out of the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Business

Monday, January 06, 2014

Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.

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A Long, Cold Wait to Meet the Mayor at Gracie Mansion

Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Hot cocoa and cider helped warm visitors and pass the time but some complained about the port-a-potty only, no restroom option.

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Danger of Hypothermia Spreads as Wind Chill Dips

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.

 

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De Blasio Appoints Flurry of Progressives

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.

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Goodbye to NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Central Park horse-drawn carriage drivers are up in arms over the mayor-elect's announcement that he's putting an end to their business.

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Ex-Port Authority Exec Said to be Buying Rivals' Web Addresses

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has reportedly been buying Internet domain addresses that use the names of public officials.

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We'll Get to Ride the East River Ferry Through 2019

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg is extending east river ferry service for five more years.

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City Council Names Streets After 'The Hammer of God' & Bullied Soldier

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A block of River Avenue in the Bronx is about to become "Rivera Avenue." 

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City Council Approves New 911 Call Tracking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The city council has approved a bill requiring the FDNY to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. That bill came to the council after a four-year-old Manhattan girl was struck and killed by an SUV in June. It took an ambulance eight minutes to arrive after a call was made to 911.

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Explore New York's New Interactive Crime Map

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major crimes, by address, ZIP code or police precinct. What are you learning about your neighborhood? 

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Two Million Americans "Nod" Behind the Wheel Every Week

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?

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Metro-North Derailment Victims Already Deeply Missed

Monday, December 02, 2013

Jim Lovell and Kisook Ahn left behind communities of people who loved them. WNYC's Janet Babin has this remembrance.

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Metro North Train Derails in the Bronx, MTA Confirms Several Fatalities

Sunday, December 01, 2013

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A Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.

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Nor'easter Day 2: News, Traffic Maps and Storm Tracker

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a spanner in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're traveling by air, ground or just want to watch this nasty weather approach.

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De Blasio Visits the Talking Transition Tent -- Names Transition Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was there when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio visited the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street to talk about his own mayorality's transition. Sort of.

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Brooklyn Free-Diver Dies in Bahamas Competition

Monday, November 18, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Numbers of Women Execs Stays Flat in NY

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's hovered around 11 percent over the past six years. 

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Appeals Court Won't Hear From Stop and Frisk Judge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

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Dueling Bills Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New York's junior senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, has been championing an effort to change the way the military deals with sexual assaults. Another Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, has also made the issue a top priority. But they are approaching reforms in different ways, and each is lobbying her colleagues hard for her own bill. McCaskill wants to keep prosecutorial power in the hands of military commanders. Gillibrand thinks those commanders — essentially, the bosses of the accusers —  have been part of the problem, and her bill would take assault cases out of the chain of command and turn them over to military prosecutors. 

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Mayor-Elect De Blasio Looks Forward — and Backward — After His Landslide Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early Wednesday, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mainly for a photo-op. But then he shifted gears, naming the first four members of his transition team. What's next for the de Blasio team? And what's going on in this photo?

To listen to Host Amy Eddings' full conversation with City Hall and Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin, click on the audio player.

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