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Main Street NYC Returns to 161st Street in The Bronx

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The first World Series in the new Yankee Stadium begins today. In the third part of our Main Street series, WNYC returns to the shopkeepers on 161st in the Bronx.

They’ve seen their businesses suffer in the shadow of the new stadium, and the playoffs didn’t ...

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Main Street NYC

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wall Street to Main Street. It’s been a constant refrain since the economy began to tumble. As the first bank bailouts hit, one big question was 'What does this mean for Main Street?'

WNYC has spent the year following different blocks in New York City and ...

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City Planning Commission Approves Bronx Mall Project

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Bloomberg administration's plan to turn a former armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall was approved by the City Planning Commission, eight to four.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Junior led the opposition to the project. He wants the developer, The Related Companies, to ...

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ACORN Funds Drop, Members Scramble to Fill Gap

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York Acorn prides itself on standing up for some of the poorest people in the city. But a recent scandal has threatened to bring it down. Now, roles have changed and the large powerful organization is asking its 45,000 members to stand up for ...

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30 Issues Day 17: Poverty in NYC

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

David Jones, president and CEO of the Community Service Society and Brenda Beal, a leader of Community Voices Heard, an East Harlem organization advocating for the needs of poor people, measure the success of Bloomberg's anti-poverty initiatives and weigh how Bill Thompson’s approach would ...

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Stella D'oro Shuts Down Bronx Plant

Friday, October 09, 2009

Stella D'oro, the nearly 80-year-old bakery plant, has baked its last cookie in the Bronx. When the second shift of employees reported to work yesterday afternoon they were told production had been shut down for good. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The bakery was sold ...

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Prosecutors: Mobsters Worked as NYC Inspectors

Friday, October 02, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has indicted six alleged mafia members who worked for the city's Buildings Department. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The indictment says there are 19 buildings in Manhattan and the Bronx where inspectors fudged permits or lifted stop work orders in ...

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Five Weeks Before the Election, Thompson Still Introducing Himself

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bill Thompson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, has been involved in New York City politics for more than 30 years. He's been Chief of Staff for a New York congressman, a Deputy Borough President, president of the city's Board of Education, and now City Comptroller. ...

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Liu, Yassky Clash in Final Comptroller Debate

Friday, September 25, 2009

In their last debate before Tuesday's runoff election, the two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination for City Comptroller faced off last night. Councilmen David Yassky and John Liu were cordial, but they clashed sharply on issues from term-limits to each other's integrity.

On the issue ...

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State Labor Officials: Extend Benefits for Jobless

Friday, September 25, 2009

New York State Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith says legislation pending in the U.S. Senate would provide additional payments to many workers who have nearly tapped out their unemployment benefits. But she says the consequences will be serious if the bill isn't approved by the end ...

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Study Finds NYC Students Ill-Prepared for College

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A new study finds too many New York City high school students aren't prepared for college, and urges the state and city to take action. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The study by the Annenberg Institute for School reform looked at students at the City ...

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Woman Charged in Housing Scams

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nearly two dozen low-income residents from Manhattan and the Bronx say an unscrupulous realtor swindled them out of their life savings. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports:

REPORTER: Mario Rodriguez says he gave Josie Almonte nearly $6,000 to find him an apartment he could rent with a federal ...

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Early Start for Reading

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

As educators wrestle with how to improve literacy, a persistant challenge is the gap in reading scores between low-income and middle class students. Studies have shown that children from poor families don’t get the same early start as students from wealthier or more educated households, ...

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Bloomberg About to Break Own Campaign Spending Record

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is on track to break his own $80-million-plus spending record for his re-election. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, that doesn't mean every campaign stop goes as scripted.

REPORTER: With the Law and Order Court House as backdrop Mayor Bloomberg was getting endorsed by ...

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NYC Authorities React to Security Bulletins

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The MTA has stepped up police presence at "key locations," like Grand Central Terminal, in light of the ongoing probe into a possible terrorist plot. Even so, the agency says there's no credible threat to the city's subways and commuter trains. Meanwhile, federal officials issued ...

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NY Court Rules Paterson Can Appoint Ravitch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In a narrow, 4-3 decision, New York’s highest court has ruled Governor Paterson has the authority to appoint Richard Ravitch as his lieutenant governor. Karen Dewitt has more.

One Pataki appointee on the Court of Appeals, Judge Susan Read, sided with three judges chosen by Democratic ...

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Stanford Study Says NYC Charter Schools Improving

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A new study by Stanford researchers finds students who attend New York City charter schools for both elementary and middle grades are closing the achievement gap with suburban students.

On average, a student who attended a charter for grades K through 8 would close 86 percent ...

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President Obama in NYC for Four Days

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The president is in town, and New Yorkers know what that means -- street closures, barricades, and lots of cops. Get used to it, he's for a few days. Marianne McCune has more.

He came Monday and did the Late Show with David Letterman and he's ...

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Rick Lazio Announces Gubernatorial Bid

Monday, September 21, 2009

As New York State Democrats and the Obama Administration try and sort out who should run for governor for their party next year the Republican field is already starting to take shape. Former Republican Congressman Rick Lazio came to Times Square to announce his candidacy ...

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Teacher Union: Overcrowding Worse Than Estimated

Monday, September 21, 2009

The teachers union now says overcrowding in the public schools is even worse than estimated last week. More than 7,400 classes are above the contractual limit, according to an annual survey by the United Federation of Teachers. The union says that's almost 2,000 more classes ...

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