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Police Say Drugs Involved in UWS Shooting Deaths

Friday, December 18, 2009

The NYPD found a large stash of heroin in an Upper West Side apartment where a gunman shot and killed three men yesterday before falling to his own death while trying to escape.

The victims were a father, his son-in-law, and grandson.

Authorities say a woman in ...

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Families Want 9/11 Remains Removed From City Landfill

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seventeen families who lost relatives in the World Trade Center attacks are asking a federal appeals court to let them secure the remains of their family members from the Fresh Kills landfill. A lower court judge ruled they had no standing to sue the city. ...

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Credit Suisse to Pay $536 Million in Settlement

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Manhattan District Attorney and the Justice Department have won a more-than-half-billion-dollar settlement from one of Switzerland's largest banks. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: Credit Suisse has been under investigation for more than 2 years for doing business with countries subject to U.S. economic sanctions, ...

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Rent Set to Reduce at Stuy Town Complex

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The owner's of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village on Manhattan's East Side have agreed to lower rents on more than 4,000 apartments in January and February. And possibly longer if a representative for the owner's lender signs off on the agreement.

Last month the state's ...

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H1N1 Vaccines Now Available to All New Yorkers

Friday, December 11, 2009

With supplies high and demand low, officials are making the swine flu vaccine available to ALL New Yorkers. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Previously, the vaccine was only available for people in priority groups, such as pregnant women, caregivers of newborns and people with chronic ...

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Bike Access to Office Buildings Now In Effect

Friday, December 11, 2009

A new law mandating bike access to office buildings goes into effect today, but there's a catch. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: The city's planning commission says biggest obstacle to increasing bike commuting is limited access to safe bike parking. The new law will begin to ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Newly Elected: Margaret Chin

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Next year, Manhattan's Chinatown will be represented in the City Council for the first time by a Chinese-American. City Councilwoman-Elect Margaret Chin(D-1), who will also represent SoHo, TriBeCa, and parts of the Lower East Side, talks about her recent election.

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Bruno Convictions May Spur Ethics Reform in Albany

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Albany may approve ethics reforms, now that former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has been convicted on federal corruption charges. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Senator Dan Squadron, a Democrat who's sponsoring ethics reform legislation, says the conviction of the former senate leader for hiding ...

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Bloomberg, Klein Defend Math Reforms

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

New York City students made no significant progress on their national math exams. But the Bloomberg Administration says that doesn't mean its reforms have stalled. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: Fourth grade scores were flat and eighth grade scores went up just slightly on the ...

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BMCC's Fiterman Hall Breaks Ground

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The redevelopment of the World Trade Center site has hit a major milestone with the groundbreaking for a new Fiterman Hall. It'll replace a 14 story building that was a key part of the campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, until it was ...

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Know Your Neighbor

Sultana, The Queen of the Middle East Village

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sultana is an East Villager who feels as deeply about Middle East peace as he does about high heels after dark. 

"I believe in makeup," the Palestinian drag queen says. "Even if you're doing the laundry, you should have lip gloss on."

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WNYC News

10-Story Glass Building to Go Up in Meat Packing District

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The old Meatpacking District will soon be home to a new 10-story glass, mixed-use, retail and commercial building.

The structure received the green light from the city to go 24 percent higher than current zoning allows. Andrew Berman with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation ...

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Fare Game: Traveling by Bus This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Millions of Americans take to the road every Thanksgiving, and for many New Yorkers it's in a bus. Competition among bus companies has intensified this year with big multinationals jumping in and selling one-way tickets to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington for as cheap as $1. ...

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NRA Fights Back Against Bloomberg's Gun Control Coalition

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a known gun control advocate, and has built a national platform to stem the flow of illegal guns into cities and towns. The group he co-founded in 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has grown from 15 to 526 mayors. Its success ...

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CUNY's Fiterman Hall Building To Be Demolished Before Thanksgiving

Friday, November 13, 2009

A building that has served as a grim reminder of the September 11th attack in Lower Manhattan is itself about to become history. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Fiterman Hall was a 14-story building owned by the City University of New York, just a couple ...

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NYPD Addresses Gang Issue in Harlem

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Members of the NYPD were at a school in Harlem last night to address what they see as an ongoing problem - the growth and increased sophistication of gangs. WNYC's Arun Venugopal was there.

REPORTER: The Gang Intel event, as it was called, was a sort ...

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NYPD Looks Into Speeding Up DWI Tests

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Top brass within the city's police department are looking into ways to shorten the time it takes to get blood alcohol tests after a suspected drunk driver refuses a breath test.

The panel's formation comes after two recent fatal drunk driving accidents involving off-duty cops. Both ...

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Council Approves MoMA Expansion

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The City Council has approved the Museum of Modern Art's expansion plans in midtown. The proposal includes a 1,000 foot tall building that will contain museum space, private residences and a hotel. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she supports the plan, even though her local ...

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Court Decision Causes Tenants to Cheer and Landlords to Shudder

Friday, October 23, 2009

The real estate industry is reeling from a decision that was handed down by the state's highest court, Thursday. It means that the owners of Stuyvesant and Peter Cooper Village may have to pay millions in rent over charges to tenants and return apartments to ...

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Main Street NYC

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wall Street to Main Street. It’s been a constant refrain since the economy began to tumble. As the first bank bailouts hit, one big question was 'What does this mean for Main Street?'

WNYC has spent the year following different blocks in New York City and ...

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