Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

Foresters Battle Tree-Killing Pests in New Jersey

Monday, August 08, 2011

After a nearly decade-long battle, state foresters in New Jersey say they've nearly eradicated one of the state's tree-killing insects: the Asian longhorned beetle.


NYPD To Use Dirty Bomb Detection System

Friday, July 29, 2011

New technology will allow the NYPD to better detect and prevent a potential radiation attack, such as a dirty bomb, police said.


Stalled Metro-North Train Left Riders Stuck With No AC

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Metro-North officials planned to meet with emergency responders from Westport, Conn., after passengers got stuck on a stalled train there for nearly an hour last week in triple-digit heat.


Ahead of Redevelopment, a Call for Public Input on the Fate of Pier 57

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Hudson River Park Trust is soliciting public feedback on plans to redevelop Pier 57 at West 15th Street in Manhattan to be incorporated into an environmental review of the project before construction can begin.


Debate Over National Debt Limit: Is a "Balanced Approach" Possible?

Monday, July 04, 2011

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Yasmeen Khan to discuss U.S. lawmakers' continuing efforts to reach an agreement on the debt limit. Senators are off today, but they're forgoing the rest of their July 4th recess to get back to work tomorrow.

Senior Snapshots | Rokya Samake

Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet another student in our Senior Snapshots series, which offers a look at some of the New York teenagers getting their diplomas this month.

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Senior Snapshot | Dave Nandkumar

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet another student in our Senior Snapshots series, which offers a look at some of the New York teenagers getting their diplomas this month.

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Taxi Drivers Rip Proposal to Make Livery Street Hails Legal

Monday, June 20, 2011

Taxi drivers clad in yellow T-shirts rallied at City Hall on Monday to protest a proposal that would allow livery cabs to make street pickups in the outer boroughs and Upper Manhattan.


City Parks Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect

Monday, May 23, 2011

A smoking ban in New York City parks, more than a dozen miles of beaches, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas, such as Times Square, goes into effect Monday.

Do you agree with the new smoking ban? Take our POLL.

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New Yorkers Stock Up for Royal Wedding Viewing Parties

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Baked beans, bangers and fried eggs: They are just some of the elements of a traditional English breakfast. And that's exactly the kind of traditional fare many New Yorkers have been stocking up on for their royal wedding watch parties.


It's Tax Day, A Few Days Later Than Usual

Monday, April 18, 2011

Procrastinators may be relishing that they got an extra weekend to file their taxes this year. Thanks to Emancipation Day, an obscure holiday observed Friday in Washington, D.C., the Internal Revenue Service pushed the tax deadline to Monday, April 18. And if three extra days was not enough extra time, Monday is the day to at least file for an extension. Taxpayers would then have until October 17 to file tax returns.

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March Madness Comes to Newark

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said the more than 50,000 spectators expected in the city for the NCAA East Regional men's basketball tournament will be a boon to the Brick City's economy. 


City Organ Recipient Contracted HIV Through Transplant

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An organ recipient at a New York City hospital contracted HIV from a live kidney donor, according to the New York State Department of Health.

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Once Upon a Department Store

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Department stores have been the backdrop for a lot of my family stories, so I thought WNYC listeners might have ample material as well. That’s why I decided to start gathering people’s memories in one place on our Web site, and the anecdotes have been real gems. For that, I thank everyone who has shared a story.

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Department Stores' Coming of Age

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

B. Altman, Abraham & Straus, Gimbels and Macy's. These are some of New York's first major department stores, and brands that evoke a certain sense of nostalgia -- of glamour, the good life or a time when just browsing at a department store was a special outing.

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Offering Support Vet2Vet

Thursday, November 11, 2010

When members of the military return from a war zone, they go from living on high alert to sedate civilian life. The New Jersey program Vet2Vet has been working to reach those service members through peer-to-peer counseling.