Streams

 

 

Nyc

The Brian Lehrer Show

More Green for the Men in Blue

Friday, August 22, 2008

A proposed contract between New York City and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association could mean higher starting salaries for the NYPD. Kathleen Lucadamo, City Hall Reporter for the Daily News, discusses the details of the deal.

Comments [8]

WNYC News

City Earthquake Risk Greater Than You Think, Scientists Say

Friday, August 22, 2008

A new study suggests the risk of earthquakes to New York City is substantially greater than previously thought.

A group of Columbia University seismologists says new analysis using modern instruments reveals potentially powerful seismic structures beneath the New York region, like a formerly unidentified intersection of ...

Comment

WNYC News

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 ...

Comment

WNYC News

String of Attacks on Elderly Has Some Afraid to Leave Home

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A string of attacks on senior citizens in Brooklyn has left many in the Flatbush and Crown Heights neighborhoods scared to leave home.

City authorities are offering a $15,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man believed to have mugged ...

Comment

WNYC News

Radio Problems Cited in Former Deutsche Bank Building Fire

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Firefighters had a lot of trouble communicating by radio when they fought a fire last year at the former Deutsche Bank building at the World Trade Center site. Firefighters made more than 30 distress calls from inside the burning building, but not all of them ...

Comment

Arts

Ethiopia in Damrosch Park

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Last night in Damrosch Park, the New Jersey radio station WFMU in collaboration with Lincoln Center's "Out of Doors" concert series presented the who's who of modern Ethiopian music. The show included pairings such as the Ethiopian sax king

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Windy City

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

James Gallagher, senior vice president of Energy and Telecommunications with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Jeff Ball, environmental news editor for the Wall Street Journal, discuss Mayor Bloomberg's plan to bring windmill power to New York City.

Comments [14]

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.

Comment

WNYC News

New Yorkers Anxious About Economic Downturn

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Even though the New York metro area is weathering the economic downturn better than other parts of the country, some local mental health professionals are reporting an increase in anxiety about jobs, housing, and financial prospects. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

Comment

WNYC News

Mayor Proposes Wind Farms

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, New York City could be home to some offshore wind farms. He invited proposals for new clean energy initiatives during a speech in Las Vegas last night. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Comment

WNYC News

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, ...

Comment

WNYC News

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 ...

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Pigeon, a.k.a. Superdove

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pigeons’ ancestral homes are on the cliffs of sea coasts. How did they become so suited to city life? Courtney Humphries, author of the new book Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan…And the World, explains how pigeons became city dwellers, and why those who see them as mere urban ...

Comments [14]

WNYC News

Pakistani Americans React to the Resignation of Pervez Musharraf

Monday, August 18, 2008

The news of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation is being felt here in New York. Many were up at 3 am this morning to hear Musharraf's hour-long resignation speech. Mohsin Zaheer is the editor of Sada-e-Pakistan, a weekly newspaper for the 200,000 Pakistani Americans in ...

Comment

WNYC News

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 ...

Comment

WNYC News

State Finds Labor Issues at Car Washes

Friday, August 15, 2008

A probe by the New York State Labor Department has found widespread labor violations within the car wash industry.

A third of the car washes inspected were in New York City, and more than 78 percent of those failed to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Agency commissioner ...

Comment

WNYC News

Harlem Apartments Owner Faces Default

Friday, August 15, 2008

The owner of a large group of mostly rent-controlled apartments in Harlem will likely go into mortgage default.

The Rockpoint Group and Stellar Management have warned creditors they can't make the September payment on the Riverton Apartments Complex near Madison Avenue and 135th Street.

Manus Clancy is ...

Comment

WNYC News

Court Threat Looms Over Top Buildings Post

Friday, August 15, 2008

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers is considering taking the city to court to block yesterday's decision to change the job requirements for the City's Building Commissioner.

The City Council approved a bill that would lift a requirement that the commissioner have a license ...

Comment

WNYC News

A Year After the Deutsche Bank Fire, Abatement Continues

Friday, August 15, 2008

One year ago Monday, a fire broke out at the former Deutsche Bank building, right across the street from where the twin towers once stood. The building, also known as 130 Liberty Street, was in the process of being decontaminated and taken down piece by ...

Comment

WNYC News

Bloomberg Has His Man for Buildings Dept.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A day after the City Council passed a bill to loosen the qualifications for the city's department of buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wants to make the acting commissioner Robert LiMandri official.

Speaking on his weekly show on WOR, Bloomberg says the Buildings Department ...

Comment