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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kamau Chandler

Friday, August 02, 2013

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Seventeen-year-old Kamau Chandler was known for his grace with physical pursuits like rowing, skiing and martial arts. His family credits him with popularizing skateboarding in the section of Coney Island where he lived. The soon- to-be high school senior was shot early on July 27 on Fulton Street after leaving a party with friends.

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LICH Keeps Losing Patients As Court Order is Appealed

Sunday, July 21, 2013

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SUNY Downstate is discharging patients and diverting ambulances from Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital despite a temporary restraining order. SUNY says it is still diverting because it filed an intent to appeal the order.

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SUNY Looks to Post-LICH Future for Cobble Hill Complex

Friday, July 19, 2013

State health authorities have partly approved a closure plan submitted by SUNY Downstate in its longstanding effort to shutter Long Island College Hospital.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alan Alda; Our American Revolution; They Might Be Giants

Friday, July 05, 2013

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

Actor Alan Alda talks about his career and his interest in science and medicine – particularly dyslexia. Then, the rock band They Might Be Giants perform in studio and talk about how to navigate the music business in the age of the Internet. Plus, author Isabel Allende on her new novel; an anthropologist makes the case that sanitation workers are the city’s heroes; the Black Fives and Brooklyn’s basketball past; and the local history of the American Revolution.

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Citizen's Patrol in Caribbean Neighborhood Gets Help from Unlikely Source

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A citizens patrol in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, struggled to get the resources it needed. Then a group from a neighboring Orthodox Jewish community stepped up to help.

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Brooklyn D.A. Calls on Friends to Review Convictions

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has established a panel to help review as many as 50 murder convictions associated with a retired NYPD detective whose work may have been tainted.

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Schoolbook

City's Longest Serving Principal Retires

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Madeleine Brennan started working as principal of J.H.S. 201 The Dyker Heights School in 1963. As this school year ends, so does her 50-year tenure at the middle school. Teachers said Brennan expected a lot of them but in exchange gave them love and support in spades.

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Explainer: The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and New York

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all covered by the Voting Rights Act - which might surprise you. Here's what today's Supreme Court decision means for the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

LICH Saga Continues

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stephen Levin, New York City Councilmember from the 33rd District, talks about what is going on at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. 

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Transportation Nation

Study: 88% of Cars Speeding In Brooklyn

Monday, June 17, 2013

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Speeding is rampant in Brooklyn, according to a new study from the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives. When surveyors clocked the speed of passing cars on Brooklyn neighborhood streets, they found 88 percent were breaking the posted limit. 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Beauty and the Boroughs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight samples some of New York City's most iconic composers and musicians, as well as the musicality of the boroughs they have called home. 

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Show Criticized

Monday, June 03, 2013

The CBS series about the Brooklyn District Attorney's office will air its second episode tonight, but some are questioning whether the show gives prosecutors an unfair advantage. 

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BK Group Sends Clergy to Unfolding Crime Scenes

Monday, June 03, 2013

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In an effort to combat the cyclical summer crime spike, a group of Flatbush Pastors are planning to deploy clergy members to shootings to help quell violence.

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In Brighton Beach, Turkish Ex-Pats Pay Close Attention to Unrest Overseas

Monday, June 03, 2013

Many Turkish ex-pats in New York City woke up Monday to news of further protests and unrest in their home country.

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SUNY to Receive University Hospital Overhaul Plan

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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SUNY trustees are expected to consider a new overhaul plan Thursday to downsize University Hospital in central Brooklyn and merge it with other facilities.

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Hasidic Supermarkets and the Virtues of Insularity

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New York has more foreign-born residents than any other city in the world: more than L.A. or Hong Kong, and two-and-a-half times as many as London. But in this latest episode of Micropolis, we consider what's lost when people of different cultures and belief systems try to co-exist. In other words, what's the downside of diversity?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

‘Brooklyn DA’; Cyber Money-Laundering; Public Libraries

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CBS has premiered the first episode of a series called ‘Brooklyn DA’, featuring prosecutors in DA Charles Hynes’ office. Legal analyst Jami Floyd talks about the effect the show could have this election season and on cases in the courtroom. Plus: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady on charges in a new laundering scheme involving a digital currency firm; a conversation about the future of public libraries; and the role of women in environmental preservation.

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Not Taking it Anymore: One Woman Talks Back to Street Harassers

Friday, April 19, 2013

As spring sets in, New Yorkers are gladly shedding those layers of winter clothes and women are often finding themselves the object of more cat calls, whistles and roving eyes than they’d like. One artist isn't going to take it anymore.

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In Tight Housing Market, a Fistful of Dollars Beats a Mortgage

Thursday, April 11, 2013

According to the latest figures from the real estate firm Douglas Elliman, there are fewer homes for sale and prices are rising in Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester. But there’s another trend not shown in these numbers: the increasing dominance of all-cash buyers.

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