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Obama in New Jersey

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, talks about President Obama's stop on New Jersey Governor Corzine's campaign trail.

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WNYC News

President Obama Stumps for Governor Corzine

Friday, July 17, 2009

Before his speech at the NAACP last night, President Obama appeared at a campaign rally for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, which drew 17,000 people to the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: President Obama gave Governor Corzine effusive praise and ...

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WNYC News

New Payment System May Be Coming to MTA

Friday, July 17, 2009

The nominee to become the new MTA chief suggested this week that he'd pursue a new payment system for subways and buses that could potentially replace the MetroCard. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports the MTA has been trying to develop just such a system for years, ...

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WNYC News

Obama Gives Boost to NJ Gov

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Gatekeepers managed the list for the fundraiser held behind the scenes at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. About 200 top Democrats got past the person with the clipboard to spend some time with President Barack Obama and ...

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WNYC News

City's 'Science Park' Still Without Tenants

Thursday, July 16, 2009



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The first tower of the East River Science Park is expected to open next winter at 29th Street and the FDR Drive in Manhattan. But so far, the developer still hasn't signed any leases with prospective tenants. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The city and ...

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WNYC News

President Obama in NY Area Today

Thursday, July 16, 2009

President Obama is in the area today. He's addressing the NAACP convention, and he's hoping his popularity rubs off on some local politicians. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: President Obama will first head to the town of Holmdel, New Jersey. There he'll be stumping for ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Halted Development

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Drastic changes in the economy have ground many developers' plans to a halt in the New York City metro region. We're tracking cranes on pause as the latest chapter of our project, Your Uncommon Economics Indicators. Help us map and photograph the empty condos, half-baked luxury high rises and stalled ...

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WNYC News

WNYC to Acquire Classical Station in Three-Way Deal

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You could think of it as a game of musical chairs involving The New York Times, Spanish language broadcaster Univision, and this station, WNYC.

When the music stops, Univision's La Kalle station will move down the radio dial to a more desirable frequency; WQXR, the classical ...

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WNYC News

NJ Gov Race Grabs National Spotlight

Monday, July 13, 2009

Campaigns in the Garden State don't normally get underway in earnest until after Labor Day. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, this year's Gubernatorial race is a major exception.

REPORTER: Later today Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele will stump Gloucester and Cumberland Counties in Southern ...

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WNYC News

Paterson Names Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Governor Paterson says he's got a way to break the 31-31 stalemate between Democrats and Republicans in New York's gridlocked state senate...

PATERSON: I have selected Richard Ravitch, the former chair of the MTA and the Urban Development Corp, and a vital leader in the fiscal ...

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WNYC News

Fewer New Yorkers on Road July 4th

Friday, July 03, 2009

Two million five hundred thousand New Yorkers will hit the roads today for the holiday weekend. That's according to AAA New York. Spokesperson Robert Sinclair Junior says the numbers are down sharply from recent years. And that's due mostly to the tough economy.

SINCLAIR: Gas prices, ...

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WNYC News

Poor Road Conditions Result in Half of Traffic Deaths

Friday, July 03, 2009

As travellers take to the roads this holiday weekend, a new study finds poor U.S. road conditions contribute to half of all traffic deaths. And New York and New Jersey pay some of the highest costs for those accidents in the nation. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein ...

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Stay Home for 4th BBQ

Friday, July 03, 2009

New Yorkers are energized about a Fourth of July holiday weekend that promises to be sunny, warm, and free of rain. Some 2,500,000 are hitting the roads today, a sharply lower number than in years past. Triple A New York says that's because of the ...

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WNYC News

Michael Jackson Fans Gather at the Apollo Theater

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Throngs of people lined up outside Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, in anticipation of its tribute to Michael jackson. WNYC talked with some of the pop icon's many, many fans.

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WNYC News

The Legacy of Pina Bausch

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The German choreographer Pina Bausch has died. Bausch had been diagnosed with cancer just a week ago. She was 68 years old. Earlier today dance critic Claudia LaRocco spoke with WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter about Bausch and her legacy on contemporary dance. LaRocco said Bausch’s influence ...

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WNYC News

Xanadu Company Also Involved with Neverland Ranch

Monday, June 29, 2009

The company responsible for the stalled $2 billion Xanadu project at the Meadowlands, is also central to the fate of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

HENNELLY: Colony Capital came to the rescue of the late singer in May of last year when ...

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WNYC News

Corzine Says Extra $400 Million May Be Used for Tax Rebates

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just hours before state lawmakers were set to approve next year's budget, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine called a last minute press conference to say he had $400 million more to spend. The extra revenue came through an amnesty program which waives penalties and interest ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The $600 Million Question

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country, so preserving its open land is a priority for many of its residents. But the Garden State Preservation Trust is out of money, and the state legislature has until the end of June to put funding it ...

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WNYC News

NJ Lawmakers Ready to Raise Taxes

Monday, June 15, 2009

As New Jersey struggles with sliding revenues, Trenton lawmakers are expected to sign off on higher taxes for upper income households and roll back the state's popular property tax rebate program. They're also planning to increase taxes on cigarettes, wine and spirits.

The Democrat-controlled legislature is ...

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WNYC News

Main Street NYC: Grove Street, Jersey City

Friday, June 12, 2009

People who live in downtown Jersey City often refer to it as New York’s unofficial sixth borough. It’s just as close if not closer to Manhattan as the so-called outer boroughs -- five to seven minutes on the PATH train. WNYC’s Jenna Flanagan plugs into Grove Street as part our Main Street series to find out how it’s weathering the recession.

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Even at 98 percent capacity, the Grove Pointe tower still advertises its availability to the neighborhood. Developer and principal Jonathan Kushner says condos start at $375,000 for a one bedroom and can rise into the low $70,000’s, while a studio starts at $1,600 and two bedroom starts at $2,400.

Residents file in and out of the PATH train station at the new Grove Pointe plaza, in front of the massive tower on Grove Street.

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