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Developers Reduce Scale of Moynihan Station Plans

Monday, March 02, 2009

The two real estate developers involved in the proposed Moynihan Station project say they're toning down their once grand plans for the Farley Post office at 33rd and 8th. By WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports on a plan that is very much in flux.

REPORTER: The developers, ...

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Bloomberg to Complaining Parents: Duh!

Monday, March 02, 2009

The first snow day for New York City public schools in five years has brought some criticism from parents. A decision to close the schools was reached at 5:40 this morning, but at a news conference today Mayor Bloomberg expressed little sympathy for parents who ...

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Portions of Broadway Becomes Car-Free

Friday, February 27, 2009

Starting in May, the city will test a pilot program to ease congestion and reduce traffic fatalities by closing seven blocks of Broadway to vehicles.

Former Department of Transportation Commissioner Sam Schwartz, also known as "Gridlock Sam", says he tried to implement a similar plan when ...

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Amish Market to Pay $1.5M for Overtime

Friday, February 27, 2009

A chain of gourmet "on-the-go" food stores in New York City and the Hudson Valley will pay nearly $1.5 million in overtime wages owed to hundreds of employees.

State Labor Department officials say the Amish Market and its related stores in Manhattan, Queens, Croton-on-Hudson and Hyde ...

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ACORN Protest at LI Sheriff's Office

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Long Island families facing foreclosure and members of the advocacy group ACORN gathered outside the sheriff's office in Nassau County today. The group demanded that he suspend all evictions from foreclosed homes until President Obama's homeowners' recovery package goes into effect. They also insisted that ...

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Neighborhood Impact of Second Hudson Tunnel

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Community Board Five in Manhattan will consider the neighborhood impact of the Port Authority's plans to build a second rail tunnel under the Hudson.

On the New York side of the Hudson, the ambitious transit project involves west side real estate within the boundaries of both ...

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William Tatum Dies at 76

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The publisher emeritus of the New York Amsterdam News has died. The Harlem newspaper announced that Wilbert Tatum died Wednesday evening at a hospital in Croatia, where he was vacationing with his wife Susan. Tatum, who was diabetic, died after multiple organ shutdown, according to ...

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Toll on East River Bridges Gains Support

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A push to put tolls on East River Bridges is gaining momentum. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he'll support the bridge tolls that have been proposed in an MTA rescue plan. But he says those tolls should be $2 not $4-15. Mayor Bloomberg says he's ...

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Paterson on NY Stimulus: Speed Over Accuracy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Governor Paterson pulled out a baseball reference to describe how he thinks federal stimulus money should be spent in New York. Speaking to Brian Lehrer on WNYC this morning, Paterson said money for transportation projects should be spent the way St. Louis Cardinal Ozzie Smith ...

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NYC to Receive $841 Million in Extra Food Stamps

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Federal stimulus money will bring an estimated $841 million in extra food stamp benefits to New York City. This means that starting in April each one of the 1.3 million New Yorkers who use food stamps will see a 13 percent increase every month. WNYC's ...

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Dividing Up Stimulus Cash

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Governor Paterson met publicly with legislative leaders to brief them on the transportation grants that New York will receive as part of the federal stimulus package. Lawmakers have expressed concern that they might be left out of the decision-making process for the distribution of billions ...

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Weekend Subway Lines To Run Less Often

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The MTA is changing its calculation for how frequently some weekend subway lines will run. But the agency says even though the move will save money, it's not really a service cut. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

The cash-strapped transit agency says it can save $4.4 ...

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City Considers Reforming Drug Laws

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

City lawmakers are hearing suggestions about reforming New York's 36-year-old Rockefeller drug laws. Critics say they disproportionately imprison minorities and have done little to curb drug use. Daliah Heller of the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, says the highest population of drug users ...

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Riverkeepers Say Drink Tap Water

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Hudson River watershed advocates at Riverkeeper want New Yorkers to drink more tap water, and they're pushing a new water bottle to do just that. The group says tap water is better regulated than bottled water and it saves oil because water pipes deliver ...

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Push to Rehire 9/11 Health Care Czar

Monday, February 23, 2009

Several local elected officials and advocates want President Obama to re-instate former President Bush's 9/11 health care czar. Doctor John Howard's special post was never filled, after his term expired last year as head of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Congresswoman Carol ...

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Pope Selects NY Archbishop

Monday, February 23, 2009

Milwaukee's archbishop, Timothy Dolan, has been selected by the pope to replace the retiring Cardinal Edward Egan as leader of the 2.5 million Catholics in the New York Archdiocese. The 59-year-old Dolan celebrated Mass with Egan this morning at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and later told ...

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Timothy Dolan: Disarming and Funny

Monday, February 23, 2009

New York's Roman Catholic Archdiocese is getting another Irish-Catholic leader. The pope has tapped 59-year-old Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee, to replace 76-year-old Cardinal Edward Egan, who's retiring. Dolan's selection continues a chain of Irish-American bishops that was broken only once in the history of ...

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Fight Over Affordable Housing Funds

Friday, February 20, 2009

The city and state are continuing to fight over a pot of money the city planned to use to build affordable housing. The funds, which currently total over $200 million, come from running Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. An authority has been set up ...

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Schools and Hospitals Await Word on Stimulus Money

Friday, February 20, 2009

Schools and hospitals are eagerly waiting to see what share they’ll get of the state's share of the federal stimulus package. Governor Paterson says he is not hiding plans for the money, but is first waiting to reconcile different estimates about how bad the state’s ...

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Supporters Join NYU Protesters

Friday, February 20, 2009

City residents and college students came out to support the protesters who barricaded themselves in an NYU cafeteria Wednesday night and emerged today. Their demands ranged from public disclosure of university records and funding, to affordable student housing. NYU freshman David Seword joined the dozens ...

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