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New Yorkers Assess Final Debate

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Yorkers from across region are playing the role of pundit, assessing the performance of both presidential candidates in last night's third and final debate.

A group of veterans watched the debate at a midtown saloon. Mike Brophy is a Naval Academy graduate and John McCain ...

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'Calder’s Circus' Opens at Whitney Museum

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting today, “Calder’s Circus” will be on display as part of the new exhibition: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years.” The show includes wire portraits, caricatures, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus.

Curator ...

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Chelsea Fire Kills 5 Members of One Family

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life, after a Manhattan fire killed his parents and three young siblings in just minutes.

REPORTER: The boy is in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. Autopsies are to be performed today on those killed when fire ...

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The Fight Over Building on the WTC Site Continues

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Built by the Port Authority and located in an area where Silverstin wants to construct an office tower, the wall in question shores up the side of a subway tunnel.

Silverstein says he cannot start his foundation with the wall in the way.

Port Authority executive director ...

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Peyton Exhibit Opens at New Museum

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York painter Elizabeth Peyton is best known for paintings that blur the lines between pop culture icons, and intimate portraits of friends. The first ever survey of her work opens today at the New Museum on the Bowery. She says her subjects, from Napoleon ...

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Advocates Fear Displaced Development Over Rezoning

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New York City's Planning Commission has made a decision that could protect a 111-block zone of the East Village from development. It's voted to rezone the area, including a cap on the height of some buildings along Chrystie Street.

But opponents say the rezoning plan will ...

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Manhattan Real Estate Prices Flatten: Report

Friday, October 03, 2008

As the rest of the country saw falling housing prices, Manhattan's kept going up. Not anymore. Real estate prices are starting to flatten, according to reports by three big real estate firms. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The price of a typical apartment this summer was ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

40 Years of New York Magazine

Monday, September 22, 2008

We celebrate the 40th anniversary of New York magazine. A new book, New York Stories, is a collection of some of the magazine’s best articles over the years. Adam Moss is the magazine’s current editor; Gail Sheehy and Pete Hamill are longtime contributors.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stuy-Town Buckles

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jerilyn Perine, executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, talks about how economy woes are affecting the new Stuy-Town owners' ability to get a good return on their investment.

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WNYC News

Troubled Firm Could Shake Up Manhattan Real Estate

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy will likely have domino effects on other industries, especially if it decides to sell its Times Square headquarters and sublease other space it uses. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Throughout Manhattan, the bank occupies a total of about 2.7 million square feet ...

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Feast of San Gennaro Underway

Friday, September 12, 2008

The city's oldest religious street festival is underway in Manhattan's Little Italy. The Feast of San Gennaro has been going on every year since 1926, when it was first organized by Italian immigrants to New York.

Visitor Norman Kramer calls it a feast for the senses.

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New MoMA Chief Picked

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's one of the most prestigious jobs in the modern art world -- chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Today MoMa announced that they'd filled the position after a six month search.

They're promoting from within — Ann Temkin is ...

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Steel Raised for 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Nine days before the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, construction workers raised the first piece of steel for the Sept. 11 memorial.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman was there.

REPORTER: For a milestone at Ground Zero, this one had less pomp and ...

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Paterson Reflects on Progress of African Americans

Thursday, August 28, 2008

As Democrats prepare to hear the acceptance speech of their historic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, Gov. David Paterson reflected at a meeting with delegates on how far African Americans have come in his lifetime. Karen DeWitt reports.

Holding signs saying "We love our Gov," Gov. David ...

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Live in New York, it's Michael Phelps

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Just back from the Olympics, Michael Phelps showed up in Manhattan Thursday. The star swimmer says he's glad to be back on American soil after winning 8 Olympic gold medals in Beijing.

Last night he spent some time with golf star Tiger Woods. Today, his portrait ...

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New Yorkers Unsure About Term Limit Roll Backs

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Most City Council members may have told the New York Times they want to roll back term limits, but some New Yorkers we talked to aren't so sure. Regina Pearsall of Staten Island was taking her lunch break at City Hall Park today.

PEARSALL: I like ...

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From Sacramento, a New Charter School for Harlem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York City has 18 new charter schools, each with a distinct personality. But only one has a story that spans almost 3,000 miles, from Sacramento, Calif., to 134th Street in Harlem. This charter school's story includes sports, politics, the historic Boys Choir of Harlem, ...

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More New Yorkers Getting HIV Than Previously Thought

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More New York residents are contracting HIV than previously thought, according to new city Health Department figures. New federal calculation guidelines have increased the estimated number of new infections by about 25 percent.

The new counting technique is believed to be both more accurate and produce ...

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New Path Opens in Highbridge Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of community activists were on hand this morning in Upper Manhattan to cut a green ribbon on a bike and pedestrian path in Highbridge Park.

The three-quarter mile paved route leads to the High Bridge, a former aqueduct over the Harlem ...

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Public Housing Residents Worry About Elevator Safety

Monday, August 25, 2008

A week after a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy died falling into a public housing elevator, residents are asking questions about the safety of elevators in their public housing buildings.

Anne Washington says it's hard to keep track of the elevator breakdowns in her complex — the Grant ...

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