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Alfredo Molina

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko in the Donmar Warehouse's Broadway production of  "Red" (photo by Johan Persson)

 

Last week, Alfred Molina stopped by Studio 360 to chat with Kurt about his Tony-nominated performance as Mark Rothko in the play 'Red.' Bet you didn't know that ...

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WQXR News

Former NYC Charter Commission Chairs Meet

Monday, May 17, 2010

Former chairs of the New York City Charter Revision Commissions are meeting tonight. They'll offer their insights to the current Charter Revision panel about how best to reform City government.

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WNYC News

Landmark Empire Diner to Close

Friday, May 14, 2010

[slideshow id=217]Chelsea's Empire Diner will serve its last burger and shake this weekend. The owners of the iconic 10th Avenue spot that resembles a dining car lost their lease.

With its flashing "EAT" sign and black and chrome interior, the eatery looks like a set in a film noir. When ...

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WNYC News

Obama is Coming to Town--Expect Delays

Thursday, May 13, 2010

President Barack Obama is coming to the city this evening for a closed fundraising event after his tour of small businesses in Buffalo this afternoon.

For city commuters that means major subway and bus delays. The MTA says to expect delays or detours between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ...

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DHS to Cut NYC Counterterrorism Funds

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has said Homeland Security money for mass transit will be slashed by $42 million, or 27 percent, while port security funds have been cut by $11.2 million, or 25 percent.

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Mistrial in Sucuzhanay Hate Crime Trial

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of the second man charged with a hate crime in the death of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. The jury was deadlocked in the case around 9 p.m. last night after one juror refused to continue deliberations.

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WNYC News

311 Hits 100 Million Call Milestone

Monday, May 10, 2010

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When the landlord won't turn on the heat or the bar downstairs won't turn down the bass, 311 is there. This weekend the city's information hotline took its 100 millionth call. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was at a call center Monday to honor the lucky ...

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Singer and Actress Lena Horne, 92, Dies

Monday, May 10, 2010

She was the first black performer to get a long-term contract from a major Hollywood studio.

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Holder Says Pakistani Taliban Behind Bomb

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Faisal Shahzad is the only suspect for for the failed bomb attempt.

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WNYC News

Waiting for Betty White

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Betty White (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.)

Betty White (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.)

The line outside of the NBC studios began at 7 a.m. on Thursday. It stretched halfway down 49th Street. People brought camping gear, snacks, and ...

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The Arts File

A Look at Off Broadway

Friday, May 07, 2010

Kerry Nolan talks to Miriam Souccar, who covers arts and culture for Crain's New York Business about how Off Broadway companies are priming the pump and improvements in their bottom lines.

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WNYC News

Chinatown Fire Not Arson

Friday, May 07, 2010

Firefighters respond to a seven-alarm blaze on Grand Street in Chinatown on April 12, 2010. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Firefighters respond to a seven-alarm blaze on Grand Street in Chinatown on April 12, 2010. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The deadly fire ...

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City Avoids Dramatic Cuts to NYPD

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is expected to give a budget update today. And officials say he's got some good news: the mayor won't have to cut the jobs of 892 police officers.

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Judge Injunction Suspends MTA Layoffs

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hundreds of laid-off station agents expecting to turn in their uniforms are headed to work instead.

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NYPD Says Truck on RFK Bridge Not a Threat

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The bridge reopened for traffic around midnight after being closed for several hours.

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Picasso Sells for Record $106 Million

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for $106 million at a Christie's auction in New York yesterday to an unidentified buyer. That's the highest price for a piece of art since Alberto Giacometti's “Walking Man I” sold for $104.3 million in February.

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2010 Tony Award Nominees

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The 2010 Tony Award nominations, which honor the best in Broadway, were announced today. The winners will be announced on June 13.

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Authorities Arrest Man for Times Sq. Car Bomb

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Federal agents and police have arrested a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan for driving a failed car bomb into Times Square.

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How Times Square Businesses Prepare for Emergencies

Monday, May 03, 2010

Policemen and street vendors have been applauded for their quick reaction to Saturday's bomb scare, but how did the shops and businesses in Times Square respond? WNYC's Ailsa Chang has been talking to officials at hotels and businesses in the area to answer some questions about what kind of security ...

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, May 03, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, talks about security in New York and the UN's nonproliferation summit.