Brian Zumhagen

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

Newark Mayor Booker Says More Layoffs and Tax Hikes Coming

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says a report by a City Council task force that says the city is spending beyond its means is telling him what he already knows. Booker is accusing the police union of being selfish, saying that its leaders refuse to negotiate with his administration, while other unions are making sacrifices.


A New York Fall Theater Primer

Friday, September 24, 2010

At least 11 new musicals are scheduled to open on Broadway this year. Some critics say this will be the fall of the has-been and the rehashed. But others say that's true only if you stick to Broadway plays.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Binghamton Hearings on Fracking

Monday, September 13, 2010


Hundreds of people have turned out in Binghamton for the federal Environmental Protection Agency's final hearings on the natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Progress at the World Trade Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

The memorial observance is taking place in Zuccotti Park, kitty corner from the World Trade Center site. This past year, the site has gone through a dramatic transformation as structures have finally started emerging from the ground. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the latest on the progress of the rebuilding.


A Mosaic Mystery Unfolds in Queens

Friday, August 20, 2010

When art blogger Andrew Russeth stepped on a mosaic of famed 1960's Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park, he stepped right into a 45-year-old controversy involving pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. The story of Warhol's connection to Moses, the World's Fair and the 1998 mosaic that links them together is a plot studded with big names and big question marks—eat your heart out, Da Vinci Code.

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Pollution Continues to Cause Closures at Region's Beaches

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New York's beaches have the seventh worst water quality in the nation because of pollution from storm runoff and sewer overflows, according to the annual beach report from the Natural Resources Defence Council.

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New York Looks to Philadelphia for Ideas on Sewer Overflow Issues

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When it comes to meeting federal clean water standards, New York and other older cities like Boston and Albany are decades behind. One reason is all the human waste that’s discharged every time a storm overwhelms the capacity of 19th century combined sewer systems, which collect rain and sewage in the same pipes. Now New York is looking to another old East Coast city, Philadelphia, for new ideas.

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East Coast States Concerned About BP Oil

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Concerned that oil from the BP spill could reach the East Coast, a group of U.S. Senators from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other eastern states want to coordinate preparedness among state and federal officials.

REPORTER: New York Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer along ...


The Stats on New York's Female Baseball Fans

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Think you can spot a Yankee fan a mile away? Assume you know where the average Mets fan lives? Well, fan stereotypes aren't always so clear cut. And what about women? Wall Street Journal reporter Sophia Hollander did a somewhat scientific survey of female fans ...


PS 1's "Greater New York" Show Returns

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Every five years, the PS 1 Contemporary Art Center assembles a group of artists working in and around the city for its "Greater New York" show. Art critic Carolina Miranda got a preview of the show and talks with WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about what's new ...


Times Square Reopens

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Police found what they call an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking SUV last night on a block of Broadway theaters and restaurants teeming with tourists. They then cleared the area so they could dismantle the device. Police removed the car early this ...


St. Vincent's Hospital Closes Its Doors

Friday, April 30, 2010

This morning's closure of bankrupt St. Vincent's Hospital, a 160-year institution in Greenwich Village, has people in the area expressing sadness and uncertainty about the future.

The head of St. Vincent's department of emergency medicine, Dr. Eric Legome, was in the middle of spelling his name ...


What New Natural Gas Drilling Regulations Mean for New York's Watershed

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Albany regulators say they'll now make it extremely difficult for energy companies to drill for natural gas in sensitive areas near New York City's drinking water reservoirs. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz tells Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen, Friday's decision came as a bit of a ...


Three Arrested for Assaulting Immigrant on Staten Island

Friday, April 09, 2010

Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with Monday's attack on a Mexican immigrant in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Police are still looking for a fourth suspect.

The three 17-year-old men face assault and hate crime charges after allegedly beating Rodulfo Olmedo just outside his home. ...


NYC Officials Warn of Teacher Layoffs

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New York City may have to eliminate 8,500 teaching positions next year if proposed doomsday budget cuts go through in Albany.


Klein: NYC May Have to Cut 8,500 Teachers

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New York City may have to eliminate 8,500 teaching positions next year if proposed doomsday budget cuts go through in Albany. That was Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's message today to the City Council's Education Committee.

After he testified before the committee, Klein said officials need to ...


City Waits For Health Bill Details

Friday, March 19, 2010

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on health-care legislation this weekend, and here in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he needs to see what lawmakers pass before he can say how it will impact the city and its own health-care expenses.

"We have ...


Yassky to Steer Taxi Agency

Friday, March 12, 2010

Former city councilman David Yassky will replace Matthew Daus as head of the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking this morning on his weekly radio show on WOR, explained why he nominated Yassky for the position. "He led the way in introducing hybrid ...


Port Authority Offers Help to Replace Pollution-Spewing Trucks

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Port Authority officials hope to reduce the amount of air pollution generated by the hundreds of trucks that haul cargo to and from the city's ports.

"Our proposal today is to replace older trucks that serve our port and we’re going to be providing incentives for ...


After Queens Fire, Calls to Save Firehouses

Monday, February 15, 2010

While crews demolished a building destroyed in Saturday's fire in Jackson Heights, Queens, local business owners joined elected officials on Monday to ask the Bloomberg administration to spare fire companies from budget cuts.