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New Path Opens in Highbridge Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of community activists were on hand this morning in Upper Manhattan to cut a green ribbon on a bike and pedestrian path in Highbridge Park.

The three-quarter mile paved route leads to the High Bridge, a former aqueduct over the Harlem ...

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Concerns Over Elevators Remain After Boy's Death

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's been a week since a five-year-old boy died after falling down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn public housing complex, but residents in other buildings are still concerned about the safety of their elevators. Several of them lit candles for the boy in front ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The View From the Ethnic Press: Arab-Americans

Monday, August 25, 2008

Antoine Faisal, publisher of the newspaper Aramica and a reporter with with Feet in Two Worlds, a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, gives Arab-American perspectives on the presidential campaign and conventions.

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Tennis Takes Center Stage

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympic torch is barely out and while swimmers and track stars may be relaxing and enjoying their first cheeseburger in months, the world's best tennis players have another big tournament to play. The U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing, Queens, today — with many ...

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Local Businesses Look for Olympic Gold

Monday, August 25, 2008

Athletes weren't the only ones seeking gold at the 29th Olympiad. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, some small New York-area businesses also had a stake in the games.

Think of a corporate brand you associate with the Olympics: McDonald's, Coke, Visa.

"Win" sports detergent?

ADVERTISEMENT: Reaching your goal. ...

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Dems Convene in Denver, Seeking Unity

Monday, August 25, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, New York’s top politicians gather for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen Dewitt reports.

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Paterson Picks New ESDC Chief

Friday, August 22, 2008

Gov. David Paterson filled two spots at the state economic development agency today. Marisa Lago will be the new president and chief executive of the Empire State Development Corporation. She is currently an executive at a division of Citigroup but previously worked for Dinkins administration ...

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NYS Delegates: Novice Joins Expert at Conventions in Denver

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The New York state Democratic delegation - with 289 members - will be sending the second-largest number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention later this month. WNYC Elaine Rivera spent time with two of them - one who will attend a convention for the ...

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Tentative Deal Give Raises to NYPD

Thursday, August 21, 2008

After years of bitter contract talks that have ended in arbitration, the union representing 23,000 police officers and the city have reached a tentative deal, the first negotiated agreement in nearly 15 years.

REPORTER: Pat Lynch is the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

LYNCH: We've worked ...

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Poor Communication Contributed to Deutsche Bank Fire Deaths

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A report by the Fire Department on last summer's fatal fire in the contaminated Deutsche Bank building found a host of problems, including poor communication, and misinformation from workers about the operability of fire safety equipment at the scene.

SCOPPETA: Three different sources gave us misinformation ...

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Chinese NYers Watch Olympics With Pride

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Olympics have been China’s big coming out party, and in New York City’s Chinatown, Chinese people of all ethnic groups watch with pride and optimism. WNYC's Richard Yeh has the story.

Slideshow: Olympic pride in NYC's Chinatown

HU JINTAO: Beijing’s 29th Olympic Games ...

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Mayor Expects Little Tax Revenue from Wall Street

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The nation's fourth-biggest investment bank, Lehman Brothers will release its next quarterly report in the next few weeks.

REPORTER: Lehman is rumored to be shopping around some of its assets in a bid to improve its balance sheets. Last quarter, the bank showed a $2.8 billion ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Central Park in the Dark

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New York City never sleeps, and neither does Central Park. Find out who’s in Central Park in the dark – from bats and owls, to dogwalkers, policemen, and lovers. Marie Winn's new book is Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife.

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Paterson and Lawmakers Come to Agreement Over Cuts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state legislators reached an agreement today to cut state spending by about $1 billion over the next two years. City University, nursing homes and public hospitals are among those that will see their programs trimmed. With us to talk more about ...

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Gov and Pols Agree on Significant Cuts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the legislature and Gov. David Paterson have agreed on significant state budget cuts that were needed to deal with New York's rising deficit.

SILVER: The overall reductions that we have done translate on a two year basis to over $1 ...

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Wind Farms Could Provide Energey to NYC

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Large, strategically placed offshore wind farms could some day meet up to a third of the city's electricity needs. According to the city's economic development officials.

REPORTER: The EDC just issued an invitation to energy companies to propose bold projects for renewable power. Speaking on the ...

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Councilman: Corporate Sponsorships of Subway Stations OK

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A City Council Member thinks it would be worth it to let corporations pay the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put their logos on subway stations.

Joseph Addabbo, who is running for state Senate, says the idea is just one way to lessen the need for a ...

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State Legislators Work on Budget Cuts

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

State legislators are finally in session this afternoon, hammering out the details of hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera is at the state house in Albany, as the negotiations continue.

She says lawmakers, at work in the middle of their summer vacation, ...

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Bloomberg's Name on Ballot in Virginia

Monday, August 18, 2008

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's public declaration last Spring that he was not running for President, die hard boosters have gotten his name on the November ballot in Virginia. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Virginia's Independent Green Party has taken up the 'draft Bloomberg' effort. Petitioners gathered 7O,OOO ...

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City Honors Firefighters Who Died in Deutsche Bank Fire

Monday, August 18, 2008

This morning's dedication of a plaque memorializing the two firefighters who died in Deutsche Bank fire was filled with sadness and anger.

REPORTER: The father of one of the victims, Joseph Graffagnino, said after the ceremony that he hoped the district attorney would treat the fire ...

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