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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mayor has delivered his state of the city address and pledged to streamline New York’s budget. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio reacts. Then, parks commissioner Adrian Benepe on the new Van Cortland Park conservatory and how his department is preparing for the Spring season amidst a budget crunch. Plus: The New York Times is planning to charge for online content: will you pay?

What did you predict Obama would accomplish as president? Peek into the time capsule!


Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Bill de Blasio

State of the City Reaction

Mayor Bloomberg's state of the city address focused on NYC's economy and streamlining the city's budget. Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate, offers his reactions.

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Running for CT

Republican Rob Simmons, Connecticut candidate for the US Senate, talks about his candidacy.

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Bad Parent: How Many Kids Should You Have?

The "Bad Parent" column on the parenting website delves into the unspoken realities of being a parent. Rufus Griscom, founder of, returns weekly in January with a taboo-smashing discussion. This week: How many kids should you have?

Is 6 kids too many? Is ...

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Haiti 101

With Haiti in the news and on our minds, it's time for a refresher course. Tatiana Wah, assistant professor of urban studies at the New School, discusses the political, economic and social history of the country.

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Conserving Parks

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe dicusses the state of the city's parks. He's joined by Anthony Perez Cassino, chairman of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, to talk about the Bronx's new conservancy.

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The Times They Are A-Chargin'

The New York Times announced yesterday that it will begin to charge online for some content early next year. Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor to New York magazine, discusses the decision and what it means for the greater media landscape.

Will you pay to read The Times online? ...

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Time Capsule Follow-Up – What will Obama actually change by 2012?

Obama and European leaders after Copenhagen Summit. Credit: The White House on Flickr.

Obama and European leaders after Copenhagen Summit. Credit: The White House on flickr.

The day after the November 2008 Presidential Election, we ...

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