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The Takeaway

Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

According to reports, there was a terrifying life and death battle between members of the crew in the final moments before the crash.

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WNYC News

Jets Send Coach and GM Packing After Disastrous Season

Monday, December 29, 2014

The New York Jets fired popular coach Rex Ryan and beleaguered General Manager John Idzik after the team finished the year 4-12. 

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WNYC News

Jets Cheerleader Leads Charge for Fair Wages

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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A former cheerleader is suing the New York Jets for alleged wage violations. Her lawyer says it's about more than the money; it's about respect.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

Monday, December 02, 2013

Nicholas Dawidoff talks about spending a year with the New York Jets—from early-morning quarterback meetings to late-night conversations. In Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football he describes the Combine, the draft, the practices, and the strategy meetings. He profiles the Jets' polarizing head coach, Rex Ryan, the general manager, the coaches, players like the cornerback Darrelle Revis, quarterback Mark Sanchez, and the safeties, linebackers, cornerbacks, and enthusiastic rookies who play the game.

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New Jersey News

Judge: Giants, Jets Suit Over Megamall Premature

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by the New York Giants and New York Jets to halt a megamall in New Jersey's Meadowlands, though the teams can still file legal challenges.

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New Jersey News

DreamWorks Plans Theme Park for Meadowlands

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DreamWorks announced its plans to create an indoor theme park in the New Jersey Meadowlands — the Hollywood studio’s first — that would feature attractions based on its hit productions “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and others.

 

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New Jersey News

Football Rivals Team Up Against Possible Traffic Tie-ups from Mega-Mall

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Concerns about potential traffic from the expansion of the former Xanadu mega-mall project at the Meadowland has brought together unusual allies: the Sierra Club, the New York Jets and Giants.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Give Sanchez Slight Edge Over Tebow as Jets QB: Poll

Friday, April 13, 2012

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Most New Yorkers want to see Mark Sanchez as starting quarterback for the New York Jets over newly acquired Tim Tebow – even though the incumbent QB holds a slim four-point advantage over the former polarizing Denver Bronco, a new poll finds. Who's your favorite New York athlete?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Tim Tebow Believer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Do you have an opinion on Tim Tebow coming to New York that's based on religion rather than football? Jets Fans: Phones are open. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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WNYC News

Tebow Merch Draws Fans, the Curious

Monday, March 26, 2012

Less than a week after the trade announcement was made, Tim Tebow Jets merchandise hit area stores.

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WNYC News

Tebow the Jet: Celebrity Backup QB Meets Media

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tim Tebow got his first New York close-up Monday.

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WNYC News

Mayor Fulfills Jets Bet, Hoists Steelers 'Terrible Towel'

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg, making good on his bet with Pittsburgh's mayor after the New York Jets lost to the Steelers in the AFC championship, unfurled a Steelers "Terrible Towel" at the New York Public Library on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Jets QB Mark Sanchez Says Season-Ending Loss 'Just Hurts'

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Jets were knocked out of Super Bowl contention with a devastating loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

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WNYC News

Easy Being Green: Jets Fans Rally in Times Square

Friday, January 21, 2011

PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg led Jets fans in a Times Square pep rally Thursday night in advance of Gang Green's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. The winner of the match-up will be Super Bowl-bound.

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The Takeaway

NFL Playoffs: Jets Upset Patriots, Conference Championship Rounds Are Set

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's considered the best weekend of football, the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. New York Jets head coach, Rex Ryan, has been vocal all week in the runup to Sunday's big game. Many criticized him for talking too much, but his team lived up to all the talk, upsetting the Patriots 28-21. 

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WNYC News

For Jets Fans, Hope Gives Way to Heartbreak

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

“A very disappointing loss. Defense played well but offense continued to be inept. Oh well, Steelers next up. Hard to be optimistic.”  @TheRealJoeNamath via Twitter

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: Mica Officially Becomes Infrastructure Chair, Civil Rights Groups Want Feds to Look at Cali's High Speed Rail, And Ikea's Two-Wheeled Holiday

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Florida Congressman John Mica was elected chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure by a vote of the Republican Conference on Wednesday. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

New Jersey Transit's board of directors will consider today whether to hire a Washington, D.C., law firm to challenge the FTA's demands that the state return the $271  million allocated for the ARC Tunnel (AP via Wall Street Journal). We'll have more on this later today--stay tuned!

Also today: the New York City Council's Transportation Committee is having an oversight meeting on bicycling in New York. More on that later on today as well.

Civil rights groups are demanding a federal investigation into how California is awarding high-speed rail contracts. "Minority-owned business and small business have been almost totally left out of the planning, engineering and construction of this project," says one businessman. (Los Angeles Times)

The National Transportation Safety Board holds a forum on car seat safety in DC today. And some of the recommendations could mean wholesale changes to how Americans transport their kids--like keeping them in rear-facing car seats longer, and requiring that babies be buckled into car seats on airplanes instead of being held on their parents' laps. (NPR)

Mercedes Benz is testing a system uses night vision to detect pedestrians--then shine an extra beam of light upon them. (Automobile Magazine)

A free agent football player chooses being a train conductor over playing for the Jets.  "Fitzhugh said he has been blessed to work with his two childhood passions: football and trains." (WPIX)

Members of Edmonton's Chinese community are concerned that a proposed light rail line going through their neighborhood might destroy the city's energy flow. "It creates a sense of barrier, stopping energy from going to Chinatown," says one Feng Shui master. (Calgary Herald)

Ikea gives out bikes to 12,400 U.S. employees as a way of saying 'thanks for a great year.' (Consumerist)

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WNYC News

Jets Face Off Against the Pats in Monday Night Match-Up

Monday, December 06, 2010

New Yorkers are crossing their fingers in anticipation of the game that will decide who's the top team in the NFL. The Jets are on the road to play the Patriots Monday night and hoping to busting the Patriot's 25-home game winning streak.

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