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Municipal Id Card

The Brian Lehrer Show

Five Things to Know About NYC's Ultra-Popular ID Cards

Thursday, January 15, 2015

So many people want a municipal ID that there's now a wait to get one. We hear from two city commissioners on the ID's benefits - including free access to 33 cultural institutions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Hall Sandwich; An Amazon Debate; Violence And Morality

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two City commissioners discuss the new (and popular) municipal ID program. Plus: the city's investigation commissioner; is Amazon good for readers?; violence and morality. 

WNYC News

New York City's Municipal ID Arrives

Monday, January 12, 2015

New York City's card— designed not to stigmatize immigrants — is the largest program of its kind in the country. It will provide access to major cultural institutions across the city.

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WNYC News

Coming Jan 2015: NYC Municipal ID Card

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WNYC

The card, dubbed NYC ID, is intended to help people access city services and enter city buildings Officials are also negotiating with banks, stores, restaurants and cultural institutions to also recognize the ID.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Budget and Muni IDs

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was a big one for the City Council of New York -- they passed a $75 billion budget and created the largest municipal ID program in the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, discusses the City Council's decisions.

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WNYC News

Broad Support For Municipal IDs During First City Council Hearing

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The City Council on Wednesday held its first hearing on the proposed bill to create municipal identification cards, addressing issues ranging from ensuring the card had a broad appeal, to fraud prevention.

“Obviously with the implementation of any sort of new ID there’s going to be immediate concerns regarding ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Municipal IDs

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member for Brooklyn's 38th district (Sunset Park), and Daniel Coates, lead organizer for Make the Road New York, speak in support of the bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Menchaca, to create municipal ID cards for New York City residents, regardless of immigration status.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Adds a Strong Social Advocate to His Administration

Friday, February 28, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio added one of the city's most aggressive social-service advocates to his administration, one of three appointments announced Friday.

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WNYC News

What de Blasio's ID Cards Could Accomplish

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In New York City, immigrants have access to many services even if they don't have legal status. But advocates say Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the city will issue municipal ID cards is important.

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