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Big Business Group in NYC Says Put Transit Where Jobs Are: Outer Boroughs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

A big business group is putting its significant clout behind an effort to bring more bus rapid transit to New York's outer boroughs.  Compared to 10 years ago, 24 percent more people who work in Brooklyn also live there, according to analysis by the Partnership for New York City.  And they need transit. 

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WNYC News

Holliswood Hospital in Queens Closing its Doors

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A psychiatric hospital in Queens is closing its doors for good within the next few days. The facility's CEO says it's not making enough to operate.

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WNYC News

City to Reexamine Tree Management After Woman Killed in Park

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The New York City Parks Department is reviewing its tree management procedures after a 30-year-old pregnant women was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Sunday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's the Deal with Flushing Meadows-Corona Park?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Katie Honan, DNAinfo reporter covering Queens, talks about the new deal reached between the City Council and the USTA to expand the tennis center while also providing benefits to Queens residents and what it might signal for other developments in city parks.

 

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WNYC News

World's Smallest Deer Born at Queens Zoo

Monday, July 08, 2013

A Southern Pudu, a member of the world's smallest deer species, was born at the Queens Zoo last month.

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WNYC News

Queens Residents React to Egypt Protests

Monday, July 01, 2013

Many Egyptian-Americans in "Little Egypt" in Astoria, Queens, said that they support those currently protesting against the Egyptian president.

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WNYC News

As Immigration Bill Clears Senate Hurdle, New York Immigrants Celebrate

Friday, June 28, 2013

On Thursday afternoon, an hour before the vote on the immigration reform bill was scheduled, Marta Gualotuna, 53, made her way from Manhattan to a watch party in Queens.

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WNYC News

Explainer: The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and New York

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all covered by the Voting Rights Act - which might surprise you. Here's what today's Supreme Court decision means for the city.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Beauty and the Boroughs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight samples some of New York City's most iconic composers and musicians, as well as the musicality of the boroughs they have called home. 

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: 'All in the Family' and the Search for a More Perfect Union

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Actress Jean Stapleton, who played the iconic role of Edith Bunker on TV's 'All in the Family,' died on Saturday, at the age of 90. For this latest episode of Micropolis, WNYC's Arun Venugopal examines the impact the show had on his own family -- who immigrated from India just a year before the show premiered, in 1971 -- as well as others trying to make sense of the era.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: #MustSeeQueens

Monday, May 06, 2013

Two candidates in the Queens borough president race are pushing to make Queens a tourist destination. The Brian Lehrer Show asks: What should tourists and other visitors go see in Queens? Check out the suggestions and add your own!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Where to Eat in Queens

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tom Liddy, Queens news editor and columnist for DNAinfo.com, talks about the borough’s diverse variety of restaurants tells us where to eat in Queens. He writes the "Make This Tonight" column.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christopher Kimball on Kitchen Tools, Top Food Books, Eating in Queens, Going Vegan

Friday, April 19, 2013

We’ll start off with Christopher Kimball of America’s Test Kitchen, offers tips on the basic equipment that every home cook should have. Editor Judith Jones, who worked with Julia Child, Lidia Bastianich, and James Beard, shares her list of essential books about food. We’ll find out where to eat in Queens. And this week’s Please Explain is all about being a vegetarian or a vegan, and how you can cut meat and animal products from your diet without sacrificing nutrients or taste.

WNYC News

Eight NYC Districts Decide How to Spend Public Money

Sunday, April 07, 2013

While a few local politicians have been caught in bribery scandals this week, others are looking for an alternative way of doing city business.

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WNYC News

Exiles Return: Months after Sandy, Adult Home Residents Go Back to the Rockaways

Saturday, February 16, 2013

More than three months after Sandy forced them to evacuate, the residents of Belle Harbor Manor in the Rockaways returned to their home on Thursday. It's the last of 22 evacuated adult residences to get its occupants back home.

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WNYC News

#CoastCheck Update: Wednesday, January 30

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC’s Janet Babin and Amy Pearl continue their post-Sandy #CoastCheck by talking with residents in Broad Channel, the sliver of Queens sandwiched between Howard Beach and the Rockaways. People there are still struggling to make their homes habitable.

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WNYC News

Human Trafficking: The Route Through Queens

Sunday, January 20, 2013

They arrive to Boston "fitting in" on a bus, a train or by car. But beneath the surface, is a world of sex, intimidation and crime. Phillip Martin from WGBH investigates the underground trade of human trafficking that often starts in Queens.

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WNYC News

Gun Found in 7-Year-Old's Backpack at Queens School

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old Queens elementary school student, police said.

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WNYC News

Businesses Still Waiting for Relief in the Rockaways

Monday, January 14, 2013

Despite all the fund raising and promises of recovery, when it comes to getting small businesses in Queens up and running after Sandy, the federal government has approved 37 loans for the entire borough, while the city has given out only 28. In the Rockaways, where much of the area was without heat and power for weeks after the storm, it’s given 9 loans.

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WNYC News

Crane Collapses in Long Island City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The red crane collapsed shortly before 2:30 onto a building that's going up in Long Island City at 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard, behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign along the East River waterfront.

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