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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York’s Worst Landlords Roundup

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ward Harkavy, Senior Editor at the Village Voice talks about the newspaper’s "Ten Worst Landlords" roundup, a two-part profile of the city’s ten worst landlords in New York City, which appears for the first time since 2006. New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1 appeared in ...

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WNYC News

$657M Settlement for Sickened WTC Responders

Friday, March 12, 2010

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center.

WNYC's ...

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Census 2010: A Queens Campaign Seeks to Get Everyone Counted, Including Illegals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

As part of this year's census, the city has launched the biggest grassroots campaign in history to count immigrants who're here illegally. One focus of the effort is northwest Queens: neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, where there’s been a surge of new Hispanic immigrants ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Naked City

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sociologist Sharon Zukin traces the economic and social evolution of six archetypal New York areas—Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens. Her book Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, looks at how the demand for urban "authenticity" helps ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Electric City

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

On today’s show, Sharon Zukin explains how gentrification happens and how it has changed some New York neighborhoods, from Harlem to Red Hook. Then, we’ll look at the pluses and minuses of electric cars, and find out how viable they are in the city.

Leonard Lopate has been ...

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WNYC News

Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Probe

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's suspended a close aide and asked for an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The request follows an article in today's New York Times which raises questions about the governor and state police intervening in a domestic abuse case involving the ...

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Counting Prisoners: The Population Politics of the Census

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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Counting Prisoners: Upstate New York Seeks Political Boost

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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Advocates Believe New York May Be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

As of last month, when New Jersey signed it into law, there are 14 states that allow the use of medical marijuana. Some people think New York could be No. 15, and are watching as a bill winds its way through the state Senate and ...

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Winning App Helps NYers Make Sense of City Data

Friday, February 05, 2010

City officials want to make it easier for you to get around town, and they want technology to help you do it. So last fall, Mayor Bloomberg released 170 data sets to software developers around the country and challenged them to build applications that better ...

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Governor Vetoes Ethics Bill, Says It Does Not Go Far Enough

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gov. David Paterson vetoed the legislature's package of ethics reform, saying it "does not go far enough in addressing the corrosive effects of outside influence and internal decay," that he says plagues "Planet Albany".

Earlier in the day, the governor spoke of his concerns about the ...

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NY Deputy Mayor Defends School Closures

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The city's teachers union and the NAACP are suing to stop the city from closing 19 low-performing schools. They claim the city ignored state law by not allowing enough community input and by failing to conduct a thorough study listing how each closure would affect ...

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Panel Issues Recommendations for Greener Buildings

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A series of 111 recommendations has just landed on the desks of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The report was submitted by the NYC Green Codes Task Force, a panel of 200 experts that was convened last year with the purpose of ...

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Bronx to Get Green Jobs Boost from Fed Grant

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A $4 million federal stimulus grant will be flowing into the Bronx as part of an effort to fight the borough's almost 14 percent unemployment rate. The grant is designated to provide training for green jobs.

Rebecca Lurie, director of development for the Consortium for Worker ...

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Students Sue NYC Over Mistreatment

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The New York Civil Liberties Union has brought a federal class-action lawsuit against the city accusing school safety agents of violating students' rights. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The suit was filed on behalf of five middle and high school students who claim they were ...

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Immigration Reform and Haiti Relief Among State of the City Priorities

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg will lay out priorities for his third term during the annual State of the City address today. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this preview.

REPORTER: In today's speech Mayor Bloomberg will elaborate on his inaugural address commitment to work for comprehensive immigration reform. The mayor ...

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Adult Classes May End With Bronx School Closure

Monday, December 21, 2009

The city's plan to phase out several low performing high schools could also affect older adults who are learning a trade.

More than 60 adults taking night classes in plumbing, carpentry, and auto mechanics at Alfred E. Smith high school in the Bronx, have been told ...

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Council's Rejection of Kingsbridge Plan Could Spur Living Wage Legislation

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The City Council has voted down a proposal to turn the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall. Lawmakers say there was no guarantee the jobs at the mall would pay enough to support a family. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Members say ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Majority Leader

Monday, December 14, 2009

New York State Senate Majority Leader (D-33rd, Bronx) Pedro Espada, Jr. talks about the state’s fiscal situation and responds to Gov. David Paterson’s criticism of him over the budget crisis stalemate.

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Using Food Stamps in the Bronx

Friday, December 11, 2009

Photos by Stephen Nessen

Photos by Stephen Nessen

The Bronx has the highest proportion of food stamp recipients in all the five boroughs. According to city statistics, more than 400,000 people use food stamps in the borough –- 30 percent of the population. Since 2007, ...

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