The Brian Lehrer Show

Willets Point Farewell?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Willets Point business owners who agree to make way for redevelopment by November 30 will get the maximum payout. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times staff reporter covering Queens, reports on what's next for the area and for the small auto repair shop owners and workers who have made their livelihoods there.

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Development Near Gowanus Canal Moves Forward After Sandy

Monday, November 26, 2012


The Lightstone Group is moving ahead with plans to build a 700-unit apartment complex near the Gowanus Canal, even though the site flooded during Sandy.

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Transportation Nation

Jerry Brown Reveals Budget, And It's Ugly

Monday, January 10, 2011

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget proposal this morning, and it's a doozy: $12.5 billion in cuts to everything from MediCal to local redevelopment agencies. The press release is below, and you can peruse the whole thing at your leisure over at the budget website, and take a stab at balancing the budget yourself over at the LA Times. We'll have more on this as things progress.

Governor Brown’s Budget Slashes State Spending by $12.5 Billion

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown will release a balanced state budget today that slashes spending by $12.5 billion, including an eight to 10 percent cut in take-home pay for most state employees, and proposes a “vast and historic” restructuring of government operations.

“These cuts will be painful, requiring sacrifice from every sector of the state, but we have no choice,” Brown said. “For 10 years, we’ve had budget gimmicks and tricks that pushed us deep into debt. We must now return California to fiscal responsibility and get our state on the road to economic recovery and job growth.”

Brown’s budget also calls for temporary continuation of taxes while the state pays off debt, moves forward with his realignment plan and consolidates or eliminates functions.

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Coney Island's Luna Park Rides High

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


People are flocking to Coney Island this year in numbers not seen for almost half a century and the big draw is the area's newest attraction, Luna Park.

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