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A Forgotten Form of Street Art

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Advertisements are a nuisance. The giant ones plastered on billboards and buildings all over major cities - those are eyesores. However, in the new short documentary "Up There," director Michael Murray may have just ...

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WQXR News

Council Approves $63B City Budget by 48-1 Vote

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The City Council has approved the plan Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn agreed to last week.

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Budget Deal Reached; Now the Waiting for Albany and D.C.

Friday, June 25, 2010

There will be layoffs, but not as many as originally planned.

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A Final Push for Teachers and Students

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It’s officially summer.

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Bloomberg Names New Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is appointing Robert Steel, a former Wall Street banker, as his deputy mayor for economic development, according to city officials.

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NY Lawmakers Say Stalled 9/11 Health Bill Gaining Momentum

Friday, June 18, 2010

New York lawmakers Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney and Anthony Weiner came to Ground Zero today to announce progress toward getting a stalled 9/11 health bill passed.

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City Studying High Maternal Death Rate

Friday, June 18, 2010

The city is examining why the rate of pregnancy-related deaths in New York City is two times the national average.

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Pianos Ready for Play at a Park Near You

Friday, June 18, 2010

Drop that Frisbee and break out the sheet music.

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MTA Saves Free Student MetroCards

Friday, June 18, 2010

The MTA is abandoning its plan to revoke free MetroCards for students to get to school.

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WNYC News

Bill Seeks to Curb Food Trucks With Parking Violations

Friday, June 18, 2010

If you buy food from street vendors, you may have noticed a lot more food trucks on the streets. New York City Councilmember Jessica Lappin has -- and now she wants truck operators who get multiple parking tickets to lose their permits.

Lappin, who represents the ...

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NY Man Home After Record Time at Sea

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A New Yorker has just completed the longest ocean voyage ever made.

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WNYC News

City Unveils New Sewer-Cleaning Trucks That Suck

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One of two new trucks unvelied July 16, 2010 (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

One of two new trucks unveiled June 16, 2010 (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

The city has unveiled two powerful new trucks that really suck -- debris that ...

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Bloomsday Celebrations Honor 'Ulysses'

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Today marks Bloomsday, and celebrations are taking place in literary circles around the world to commemorate the fictional journey of Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's "Ulysses."

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WNYC News

BP’s Plummeting Stock Affecting New Yorkers?

Friday, June 11, 2010

BP station in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

BP station in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

Angry at BP? Thinking of boycotting BP-branded gas stations but worried you might end up only hurting the little guys?

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The Arts File

Summer Theater in New York City

Friday, June 11, 2010

Elisabeth Vincentelli, of The New York Post, has the skinny on this summer's best plays.

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iPad Security Issue Exposes Bloomberg's E-Mail

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among the thousands of iPad users whose e-mail addresses were exposed due to a security problem involving AT&T. Bloomberg shrugged off the issue today, saying he doesn't consider it a big deal. He's touted his iPad as a helpful tool in managing the city's business.

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St. Barnabas Interns, Residents Can Join Union

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Medical interns and residents at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx have won the right to vote for a union. That's because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that interns and residents are "employees," and not "medical students" as St. Barnabas management had previously argued.

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Politics

Rangel Kicks Off Twenty First Re-election Campaign

Monday, June 07, 2010

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel kicked off his twenty first campaign for re-election on Sunday, and added that he was not concerned about several challengers running against him.

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Jobs Report Falls Short of Expectations

Friday, June 04, 2010

The Labor Department released new jobs numbers on Friday that revealed a spike in temporary employment in May, and a lag in private sector hiring

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Sotomayor Returns to New York for Housing Project Naming and Commencement Speech

Friday, June 04, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to the public housing project in the Bronx where she grew up for a rededication ceremony. The Bronxdale Houses, will now be named the Justice Sonia Sotamayor Houses.

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