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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues in 30 Days: Taxi!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

How will hailing a cab change under the next mayor? Capital New York reporter Dana Rubinstein talks about the issues of medallion and livery cabs, owners' vs. drivers' concerns, Manhattan vs. "outer boroughs" and what the next mayor will do.

 

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Transportation Nation

De Blasio Wants to Revisit Green Cabs — But Why?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said he wants to go "back to the drawing board" when it comes to outer borough taxis. But why? And what would this plan entail?

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: From Warbucks to Megabucks

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio is starting to reel in some serious money — behind closed doors. Hillary Clinton is holding a public campaign event in Virginia, but in New York, the press was barred. With a 40 percent gap in the polls, much of the city is beginning to think seriously about what Bill de Blasio will do as Mayor.  And Joe Lhota still can't stop stepping on his own message.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Brigid Bergin break it all down. 

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WNYC News

Union-Backed PAC Running $1M Pro-de Blasio Ad

Friday, October 25, 2013

A day after Democrat Bill de Blasio blasted the influence of outside spending in the mayor's race, a union-backed group started running ads in support of his candidacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Private Money for Public Good

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, and Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, discuss to what extent the city government should rely on private money for public amenities like affordable housing, more parks, and open space.

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WNYC News

Pro Casino Coalition Airs First Ads

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.

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WNYC News

Judge's Ruling Opens Door for Unlimited Campaign Cash in Mayor's Race

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A federal appeals court ruling today clears the way for advocates of Republican Joe Lhota to give unlimited contributions to a political action group supporting his run for mayor. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Housing for the Middle Class

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ben Dulchin, executive director of ANHD, discusses the ways the mayoral candidates promise to support housing for the middle class.

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: Lhota Debuts New, Aggressive Style

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh off a strong debate performance, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is maintaining an aggressive stance and keeping up his attacks on Democrat and front runner Bill de Blasio. On the campaign trail yesterday, Lhota told reporters that he's back, but will this new Lhota be enough to change the race?

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WNYC News

Obama's Visit Friday to Close Prospect Park for 6 Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Fills City Hall Steps For Immigration Reform And Optics

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

A day after a feisty mayoral debate, Bill de Blasio hit the stump Wednesday unshaken. The Democrat held a rally at City Hall on Wednesday to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. But the event was less about the issue and more about the optics.

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Transportation Nation

On Times Square Pedestrian Plaza, It's Back To the Future for de Blasio

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio had made a convincing case for being pro-innovation when it came to New York City's evolving streetscape.  But his answer during Tuesday's mayoral debate on the pedestrian plazas in Times Square and Herald Square indicated that when it comes to urban planning, his instincts aren't exactly modern. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Density and Sustainable Development

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter and author of Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made, discusses how the next mayor would approach development and building infrastructure to account for more density.

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WNYC News

Today in Politics: Lhota Plans "Edgy" Two Weeks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota came out swinging in Tuesday night’s mayoral debate. Still lagging by 40 points in the latest polls, it was a chance for the Republican to show he’s still a contender.

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WNYC News

Hillary Clinton Hosts De Blasio Fundraiser

Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio cashed in big with help from his old boss - Hillary Clinton. The former first lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate hosted a fundraiser for de Blasio in midtown Manhattan Monday night in what was a politically important evening for both Democrats.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Low-Income Housing

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, discusses the low-income housing policies of the NYC mayoral candidates.

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: Lhota Stumbles As Campaign Enters Final Stage

Monday, October 21, 2013

New York City voters will choose a new mayor in two weeks and if current projections hold, it looks like Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will win.

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WNYC News

Adolfo Carrión Jr.'s Independent Streak

Monday, October 21, 2013

Adolfo Carrión Jr. was once a rising star in the Democratic Party. But after switching to the Independence Party to run for mayor, he's barely registering in the polls.

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Schoolbook

Youth Reporters Use Multimedia Chops to Grab Next Mayor’s Attention

Monday, October 21, 2013

What happens when you give young people resources, mentoring and a deadline to tell a story? A marathon media festival finds out.

 

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Transportation Nation

Sadik-Khan: 'It's Been a Wonderful Six Years'

Saturday, October 19, 2013

WNYC

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan took a victory lap Friday at a speech at the Municipal Art Society summit, saying, "What was controversial just a few years ago, things like closing Times Square, is pretty much commonplace today."

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