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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: The First D.C. Streetcar in 50 Years Takes a Test Drive

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WAMU

D.C.'s streetcar won't be taking passengers for several more months, but engineers are already putting the vehicles through their paces, testing braking and acceleration -- and a feature called "dead man."

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Transportation Nation

Developers, Environmentalists Battle Over New Highway in D.C. Suburbs

Sunday, July 07, 2013

WAMU

As the McDonnell administration’s plan to build a major north-south highway in Northern Virginia has morphed into the most contentious transportation issue in the region, its opponents – who disparagingly label the proposed road an “outer beltway” – have leveled the charge that the Bi-County Parkway is being rammed through the approval process by and for the benefit of real estate developers.

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WNYC News

Living on the Edge

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Look at a New York City evacuation map and you’ll notice something about many of the red areas along the water’s edge: they correspond to areas that the Bloomberg administration hopes will catch on as new residential neighborhoods.

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WNYC News

Map | A Tour of the City's Business Incubators

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that 12 companies nurtured in a city-funded incubator just west of Soho are flying solo. Another 10 are expected to do so in between April and July.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Convention Centers: Good Economic Development Idea?

Friday, January 06, 2012

Heywood Sanders, professor of economics at the University of Texas, San Antonio, discusses the economic development prospects of a new convention center in Queens, which Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his State of the State Address.

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WNYC News

Q&A | Convention Center Expert Weighs in on Cuomo's Plan

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo grabbed headlines during his State of the State address Wednesday when he proposed a massive convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. WNYC spoke with an expert on the economics of convention centers about the proposal.

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WNYC News

Mayor Welcomes $29M Hunts Point Grant

Friday, December 09, 2011

The $29 million boost to the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx that is being funded by state economic development dollars is welcome news to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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WNYC News

Clinton Talks Job Strategy in New York

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton told economic development leaders from across the state that New York can rise again and urged New York to keep looking to the future to create a better state.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Industrial Planning

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses efforts to strengthen the city's small industrial and manufacturing sectors

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WNYC News

In Wake of Banking Crisis, City Looks to Tech Industry

Monday, February 07, 2011

Leaders from dozens of universities around the world converge on New York this week to show their interest in establishing a new high tech research campus in the city, an idea born out of the financial crisis.

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WNYC News

City Hopes Bakery Will Lift Historic Harlem Market

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The city is hoping a new tenant in a once-thriving marketplace will cook up renewed interest in this historic La Marqueta space below the MetroNorth tracks in East Harlem.

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