Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Spotlight on Broadway’s Emergency Preparedness

Monday, December 06, 2010

Seven months after an attempted car bombing in Time Square, local leaders are shining a spotlight on the Great White Way’s emergency preparedness. And as the theater season hits its holiday peak, those who work on Broadway are giving themselves mixed reviews.

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Unemployed New Yorkers Facing Sudden End to Benefits

Friday, December 03, 2010

Unemployment figures released today paint a somber picture for job seekers. The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high.

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Workplace Violations Cited at Lincoln Center's Koch Theater

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The newly renovated Koch Theater at Lincoln Center is facing $51,000 in fines for workplace safety violations. The theatre is home to the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.

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Recycling Plant and Education Center Comes to Brooklyn Waterfront

Monday, October 25, 2010

A new recycling facility is expected to help revive Brooklyn's industrial waterfront.

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Bloomberg to Support Two-Term Limit on Election Day

Monday, October 25, 2010

New York City's three-term mayor says he plans to cast his vote in favor of returning to a limit of two, consecutive, four-year terms. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he supports the re...

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9/11 Families Mourn As Park51 Controversy Continues

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The air was crisp and the mood was solemn as family members gathered at a site near Ground Zero for New York City’s ninth September 11th commemoration ceremony at Zuccotti Park. Many wore white ribbons and carried pictures of their loved ones as family members and those working to rebuild the World Trade Center site read the names of almost 3,000 people who died there that day.

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Taking Tornado Warnings Seriously

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's peak season for severe summer weather. Just this week, the National Weather Service says a tornado tore through a half-mile stretch in the North Riverdale section of the Bronx, touching down along the property of the Hebrew Home for the Aged just west of Palisade Avenue on the east bank of the Hudson River.

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Taking Tornado Warnings Seriously After Bronx Storm

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's peak season for severe summer weather. Just this week, the National Weather Service says a tornado tore through a half-mile stretch in the North Riverdale section of the Bronx, touching down along the property of the Hebrew Home for the Aged just west of Palisade Avenue on the east bank of the Hudson River.

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Large Fire Forces Evacuation of Lower East Side Building

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Residents and business owners were forced to the street after a large, fast-moving fire led to the evacuation of a five-story building on the Lower East Side.

Eight firefighters suffered minor injuries. There are no reports of injuries to residents at this time.

Fire officials say ...

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NJ Voters Reject Majority of Proposed School Budgets

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For the first time in 34 years, New Jersey voters have rejected a majority of school budgets. According to unofficial results, voters turned down 260 of 479 budgets in 19 counties in yesterday's elections, which were particularly contentious this year.

Under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed state ...

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Poland's Mourning Felt in NYC

Monday, April 12, 2010

Local Poles are calling it one of the most terrible tragedies in their country's history. On Saturday, 96 people including President Lech Kaczynski were killed in a plane crash along with the First Lady and top members of the Polish military, the head of the ...

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What the Irish Eat for Breakfast

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They don't serve green beer but if you're looking for a full Irish breakfast, Eamon's Bar and Grill offers the real thing, complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, white pudding, black pudding, coffee, tea and a whole lot of personality.

(Photo by Brigid Bergin)

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Art By Way of Barter

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Did you ever want to learn how to make your own butter? Maybe take a photography class? Or build your own Web site?

These were among the offerings at a 35-day whirlwind experiment organized by a group of five young artists on the Lower East Side. Working ...

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Will Teach for Goods: An Experiment in Bartering

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Last month a Trade School popped up on the Lower East Side offering classes on subjects like composting, portraiture, and one class titled “Demystifying Caviar.” The subjects are not the only thing that's different about this school. There is also no tuition. That’s where the ...

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Tishman Surrenders Stuyvesant Town to Creditors

Monday, January 25, 2010

The financially troubled owners of the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village say they are turning the Manhattan apartment complexes over to their creditors.

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Tishman, BlackRock Will Give Up Apartment Complexes

Monday, January 25, 2010

The financially troubled owners of the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village say they are turning the Manhattan apartment complexes over to their creditors.

The buildings are owned by a joint venture led by Tishman Speyer Properties and BlackRock Realty, which purchased the Manhattan complexes for ...

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Brooklyn Doctor Describes Stress of Haiti Aftershock

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This morning's aftershock outside of Port-au-Prince is adding stress to an already dire situation in Haiti.

Dr. Jean Claud Compas is doctor from Brooklyn who went to Haiti last week in search of his own family and to help with the recovery efforts.

"The smell of dead ...

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Main Street NYC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In their Main Streets Project, the WNYC Newsroom is following six blocks over an entire year to track how the economic downturn is being felt at street level. Main Streets editor Karen Frillman is joined by reporters Jenna Flanagan, Lisa Chow, Richard Yeh, Brigid Bergin, and Ailsa Chang to discuss ...

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Return to Main Street: The Bowery

Monday, November 09, 2009

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Last Spring our Main Street NYC series traveled along the Bowery checking in on the health of local businesses and institutions. We visited the Bowery Mission, a decades-old pizza supply shop, and a new eco-friendly home ...

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Main Street NYC Returns to The Bowery

Monday, November 09, 2009

In the Spring our Main Street NYC series traveled along the Bowery, checking in on the health of local businesses and institutions. We visited the Bowery Mission; a decades-old pizza supply shop; and a new eco-friendly home goods store, the Green Depot.

We ended our trip ...

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