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Thousands Turn Out for DC Immigration Rally

Monday, March 22, 2010

In preparation for another big congressional fight, thousands of New Yorkers travelled to a rally advocating for immigration reform in Washington. They boarded more than two hundred buses early yesterday morning to demand elected officials pass legislation this year.

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WQXR Features

A Look at the Sound Man Behind Kentridge's Films

Friday, March 19, 2010

To many in the art world, William Kentridge is a household name. Less well known is Philip Miller, the South African composer who created the scores for many of Kentridge’s short films and other works.

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WNYC News

The Iraq War: New York Veterans Share Their Stories

Friday, March 19, 2010

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the war in Iraq. On March 19, 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq and they are still there, making it one of the longest wars in American history. WNYC's Femi Oke met up with two retired marines from New York who both served in ...

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Studio 360

Cure for Cabin Fever

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rather abruptly, an icy, slushy, uncommonly frigid winter has melted into blue skies and mellow sunshine. In New York, we're taking advantage of the thaw to head to the High Line.

The High Line is the ...

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WQXR News

Peralta Sworn In, Replacing Monserrate

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jose Peralta won 65 percent of the vote, followed by Monserrate with 27 percent and Beltrani with 7 percent.

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Studio 360

This Week in Swag

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No matter how long the winter… Swag is sure to follow.

Here in New York City, folks are wondering whether it's winter or spring. Over the past couple weeks, we've basked in bright, warm sun one day only to shiver out of the subway into icy rain the next. Recently, ...

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WQXR News

Some Funeral Homes Overcharging Customers

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

City officials say last rites may have been costing customers more than the going rate.

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New York Moments

A New York Moment: Super-Saturated Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Trevor Brown says his colorful personality goes hand-in-hand with his interest in super-saturated colors. 

 

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Studio 360

Don't Jump

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

There's a public art exhibition opening next week in New York City that has me a bit concerned.

It's called Event Horizon, and it consists of 31 life-size human figures made of iron and fiberglass. The forms will stand on pathways and sidewalks in the Madison Square Park area of ...

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WQXR News

NYCHA Gets Funds for 21 Developments

Monday, March 15, 2010

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to rehabilitate 20,139 units in 21 public housing developments.

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WQXR News

Storm Erodes Long Island Beaches

Monday, March 15, 2010

The weekend's storm caused major beach erosion at Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park on Long Island.

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WQXR News

City Awards $657 Million to WTC Workers

Friday, March 12, 2010

The pay-outs go to workers claiming illness from Ground Zero dust.

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WNYC News

Injured Organs, Emergency Surgery--Just the City's Latest Anti-Smoking Campaign

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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(Courtesy of the Department of Health)

The latest gross-you-out-of-smoking campaign is out. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the latest batch of anti-smoking ads from the city's Department of Health is the most graphic yet. The $2.3 million campaign features ...

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WNYC News

FDNY Plans to Cut Costs by Removing 15,000 Fire Alarm Boxes

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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In the age of cell phones, those red fire alarm boxes that dot the streets have become mostly antiquated. And Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says deactivating 15,000 of them wills save the city $6 million. The Fire Department is also considering closing 20 ...

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WNYC News

Peralta Attacks Monserrate in His First TV Ad

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In the home stretch before the March 16 special election for the District 13 state Senate seat, Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta is running his first TV campaign ad. The commercial launches immediately into an attack on his opponent, former Queens state Sen. Hiram Monserrate. It opens with security video footage ...

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WQXR News

Paterson Recuses Himself from Aqueduct Deal

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Federal prosecutors and state officials are investigating the bidding process.

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WQXR News

Alleged Bribery and Extortion at the WTC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eight people with links to organized crime have been charged in a federal case involving bribery and extortion at the World Trade Center site.

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WQXR News

Americans Top City Opera's 2010-11 Season

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The New York City Opera has announced its 2010-11 season. City Opera will offer five productions, and 20th-century American composers figure largely in the program.

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Studio 360

We Heart Glaser

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

We were thrilled to hear last week that graphic designer Milton Glaser has been awarded a National Medal of Arts. He's probably best known for his 'I heart NY' logo, along with countless designs of magazines, posters, interiors, hotels, shopping malls, and on and on. We celebrate his ...

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WQXR News

Paterson May Hold Back Tax Refunds

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New York's budget deficit has grown to 9 billion dollars. But Governor Paterson said yesterday that he was more concerned with the state's immediate cash crunch.

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