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As Bloomberg Built Affordable Housing, City Became Less Affordable

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

Near the beginning of his three terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg made two promises: He'd pump billions into affordable housing. And he'd do everything he could to make the city more desirable. He kept both promises.

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WNYC News

Eliot Spitzer: I'm Running for City Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

Until now, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer was the leading Democratic candidate for City Comptroller and was widely expected to cruise to the November general election.

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WNYC News

TIMELINE: The Rise, Fall & Return of Eliot Spitzer

Monday, July 08, 2013

With word that Eliot Spitzer says he'll launch a bid for citywide office, we take a look at Spitzer's political history and mark the turning points -- both up and down.

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WNYC News

There's nothing like Greenwich Village. Or is there?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

See which neighborhoods — from Columbus, Ohio to Helsinki, Finland — have been called their city's "answer to Greenwich Village."

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Schoolbook

City Grad Rates Drop Slightly to 60.4 Percent

Monday, June 17, 2013

High school graduation rates for 2012 mostly remained flat for New York State, which education officials said should be considered a success given that most graduating seniors last year no longer could receive a Local diploma, and had to meet the Regents diploma standards instead. For New York City, the 2012 overall graduation rate dipped slightly to 60.4 percent from 60.9 percent in 2011 among those graduating in June while the numbers are slightly higher for those graduating in August of last year.

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WNYC News

Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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WNYC News

Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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New Tech City

Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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WNYC News

Tropical Storm Andrea to Bring Heavy Rain, Wind to Tri-State

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea is making its way toward the East Coast and is expected to drop heavy rain and bring strong, gusty winds to the tri-state area Friday and Saturday.

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WNYC News

Army Corps Envisioned Hurricane Walls for NYC 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help Us Find the Cost of Mammograms

Friday, May 03, 2013

We want to know what the provider charges and what's paid by insurance. In those numbers lies a story of the true cost of health care today. Fill out the form and help increase transparency in the health care market.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mapping The Cost of Birth Control Pills

Friday, May 03, 2013

Why do birth control pill prices vary so widely? The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are partnering to gather information -- and increase transparency -- about the cost of some common items and procedures. Check out the birth control cost map, and find out about the next project to report on the true cost of mammograms.

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Radiolab

First Cicadas Sighted in NJ!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

Cicadas have been spotted crawling out of the ground, butt-first, in Short Hills, N.J. Take a look at some photos, and if cicadas are emerging near you, let us know on our quick cicada-spotting form (we'll send your data to bug scientists who are tracking the emergence).

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New Tech City

Mapped: Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Transportation Nation

MAP: Where the (Subway) Wi-Fi Is

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wi-Fi and cell phone service is now available at thirty-six New York City subway stations. Where, you ask? Read on.

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Radiolab

The Bugs of History

Friday, April 05, 2013

Periodical cicadas emerge in cycles of 17 and 13 years, making them a kind of cultural bug clock -- a buzzing reminder of invasions of yore, and a good excuse to think back on where we were the last time they burst from the ground in massive, memorable hordes.

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Radiolab

Swarmageddon: Join Our DIY Cicada-Tracking Events!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Bursting broods of bugs and ... beer? Believe it! The 17-year cicadas are coming, and Radiolab is inviting armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers to help predict the emergence of cicadas by building a homemade sensor and sharing your observations.

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WNYC News

The Cicadas Are Coming!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.

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Radiolab

The Cicadas Are Coming!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.

After 17 years, cicadas are expected to emerge and overwhelm a large swath of land from Virginia to Connecticut — climbing up trees, flying in swarms and blanketing grassy areas so they crunch underfoot.

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WNYC News

Mega-Commuters Take Manhattan

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

WNYC

Do you travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to get to work? The U.S. Census Bureau calls you a "mega-commuter" — and you're not alone.

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