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Levine Skips the Rest of the Met Opera Season

Monday, April 05, 2010

Fabio Luisi will replace Levine for the rest of the 2009-10 season.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Native Plants Are Disappearing

Friday, April 02, 2010

Some 50 native plant species have disappeared from the region around New York City over the last century, and that trend will likely continue. That's the bleak outlook of a 20-year-long study by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Many species that haven't disappeared have become far less abundant due to factors ...

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WNYC News

Another Bloomberg Aide Leaves City Hall

Friday, April 02, 2010

Another top aide is leaving the Bloomberg administration. Rohit Aggarwala, the man in charge of implementing Mayor Bloomberg's PlanNYC 2030 program for sustainable growth, is leaving as of June 1. Aggarwala joined the administration in 2006 as the head of the Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability. He's moving to ...

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Studio 360

What the Guards Saw

Friday, April 02, 2010

It turns out that the guards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have a lot more to say than 'The bathrooms are down the hall and to the left.'

Many of them are artists in their own right. There's a show up at the new 25CPW ...

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St. Vincent's - Mt. Sinai Deal Falls Through

Friday, April 02, 2010

St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and Mount Sinai Medical Center are no longer in merger talks. A deal was all but killed yesterday when Mt. Sinai said it wouldn't acquire St. Vincent’s inpatient services.

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Building Workers Approach Contract Deadline

Friday, April 02, 2010

Workers have given their union the authority to call a strike if there's no contract by 12:01 AM on April 21.

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Bells of Remembrance for Moscow Deaths

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Russian Consul General Andrey Yushmanov ringing the "Bell of Hope"(Photo by Chine Labbe)

Russian Consul General Andrey Yushmanov ringing the "Bell of Hope"(Photo by Chine Labbe)

The “Bell of Hope” rang 20 times shortly after noon today in memory of the victims of the Moscow ...

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West Side Rail Yards Contract Delayed

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The MTA and a private developer are putting off signing a contract for the West Side Rail Yards for another month.

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Studio 360

Thieves Thwarted!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Need a hit of good news? How about this story out of Montreal last week:  a Paul Klee painting stolen in 1989 —that's 21 years ago!—was recovered and returned. 'Portrait in the Garden' (below), valued at $100,000, was stolen from New York's Marlborough Gallery.

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WQXR News

After Accident, Crane Operator Suspended

Monday, March 29, 2010

The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story New York City building near Wall Street over the weekend has had his license suspended.

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WNYC News

Queens DA Brown Becomes Borough's Longest-Tenured

Friday, March 26, 2010

Richard Brown has become the longest-serving district attorney in Queens history. Brown surpassed the record today with 6,874 days. The 77-year-old Brown was appointed district attorney on June 1, 1991 by Gov. Mario Cuomo. He was elected to a full four-year term in the general election that November.

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Independent Budget Office: Recession Mild, but Risks Continue

Friday, March 26, 2010

A new report by the city's Independent Budget Office shows the current recession will be one of the mildest for New York City since World War II. However, IBO Director Ronnie Lowenstein says the city still faces some big risks, most notably, from the state's economic woes.

"Because so much ...

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Construction at WTC Moves Forward

Friday, March 26, 2010

A new agreement between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority means construction can continue on office towers at the World Trade Center.

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'It's Still Happening': 99 Years After the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Thursday, March 25, 2010

About 100 people gathered at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street in the Lower East Side today to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Union members, students, teachers, and firefighters paid tribute to the 146 young immigrant workers whose lives were taken ...

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No NY Budget, One Week from Deadline

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New York Senate and Assembly have both released their spending proposals. But New York Governor David Paterson says time is running out to reach an agreement by the state-mandated April 1 deadline.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today marks the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The blaze in lower Manhattan killed 146 immigrant garment workers, almost all of them women.

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Greenfield Elected to Felder's Seat in Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Voters in Brooklyn have elected David Greenfield, an attorney and former staffer on Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign, to the City Council.

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Census Estimates Show Growth in NYC Area, Declines Upstate

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Census estimates show growth in the New York City region over the last decade and a continuing exodus of people from some upstate areas.

The population estimates come as Census 2010 begins, and they give a sense of what that official count could show for New York. According to ...

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ACORN Disbands Due to Failing Revenues

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The once powerful anti-poverty group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding nationally. Spokesman Kevin Whelan says ACORN's board decided to close state affiliates because of falling revenues.

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Three Candidates Vie for Felder's Old Seat

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Voters in Brooklyn's 44th District will choose a new City Councilmember today.

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