Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Heavy Winds Knocked Out Power, Downed Trees

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The clean up continues today after heavy winds took their toll on the New York metro region yesterday.

City Parks Commissioner Adrien Benepe says the city's 311 hotline received around a 1,000 calls as of last night, with a range of damage reports.

BENENPE: Trees down. Large ...

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Riverside Park Runners Get a "Hallelujah"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some 3,000 athletes participated in the 4 kilometer run/walk in Riverside Park over the weekend. But for 35 of those athletes – it was a more transcendent experience. That’s because they were part of public art piece called, "The Crescendo Project." Visual and multi-media artist ...

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How a Community Activist Defeated Incumbent Councilman

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Twenty-four City Council members faced challengers in this year’s primary elections. In lower Manhattan, Margaret Chin was among those who succeeded in ousting an incumbent who voted in favor of changing the city's term limits law. She defeated two-term City Councilman Alan Gerson with close ...

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Closing Arguments Begin in Astor Trial

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a courtroom drama seemingly made for the movies. Following the death of 105-year-old New York City socialite and patron of the arts Brooke Astor, a legal battle has waged for some 5 months. Ms. Astor suffered from Alzheimer's disease. And prosecutors allege that Astor's ...

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Inside the Mind of Killer

Thursday, August 06, 2009

On Tuesday night, George Sodini executed a terrible plan. He opened fire at an aerobics class in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, and shot 12 women, 3 fatally, before turning the gun on him...

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Deutschemarks for Clunkers?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Cash for Clunkers program has been a huge success in the U.S., blowing through over a billion dollars in a week as Americans traded in their gas guzzlers for a voucher towards a n...

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Washington Prepares Schools for the Flu

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Parents are worried about the spread of H1N1 (or swine flu) when school starts up in September. In advance of potential outbreaks, the Obama administration is finalizing guidelines th...

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The Sun is Out. Are Your Kids?

Monday, August 03, 2009

It's August and the sun is shining. But two new studies show that kids are not getting nearly enough sun. The studies show that millions of children have disturbingly low levels of vi...

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Public's Help Sought in Solving Grand Central Jewerly Heist

Friday, July 24, 2009

heistThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police are asking members of the public to come forward with any information regarding the theft of $120,000 worth of jewelry stolen in Grand Central Terminal.

Two employees of a jewelry company were passing through the lower level of Grand Central Station one month ago today around 6 p.m. They were transporting about 800 pieces of gold and diamond jewelry including rings, neck chains, bracelets, earrings and pendants, and about $2,000 in cash, in a black duffel bag. The employee carrying the bag set it down momentarily to discard some garbage.

At that moment, the employee’s co-worker was approached by two men who created a diversion by dropping a $10 bill on the ground and informing the co-worker that he had dropped it. As the co-worker was occupied, a third man took the duffel bag and replaced it with a nearly identical bag that was weighted down to appear have the same weight as the bag containing the jewelry. After the bags were switched, the three suspects left the area separately.

All three suspects were wearing light blue uniform-type shirts and dark colored work pants. The two suspects who created the diversion are described as being Asian or Hispanic men and in their mid to late twenties. The prime suspect, who is believed to have taken the bag, is described as a white or Hispanic male with dark crew-cut hair and a thin to medium build. Surveillance video images of the prime suspect taken shortly before the theft appear in the attached wanted poster, which also contains images of examples of some of the stolen property.

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Behind the Perfect Slice

Monday, July 20, 2009

It’s the food story of moment. It's probably always -- at least here in New York -- the most talked about food. New York magazine had it on its cover this week. Of course, we are talking pizza. Well, we’re getting into the conversation here ...

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Report Highlights Safe Schools Without Over-Policing

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Safe schools don't need to employ strict policing tactics - that's according to a report to be released today by the New York Civil Liberties Union and two other advocacy groups.

The report praises six New York City high schools for creating safe and nurturing environments, ...

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New Digs for LES Arts Org

Monday, June 29, 2009

An arts organization that's been serving the Lower East Side out of a dilapidated tenement for nearly 30 years, is on its way to building a brand new community center, thanks to a grant from the city.

ABC No Rio offers the community access to their ...

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Main Street NYC: Bowery Neighbors Seek Tighter Zoning Regs

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Doris Diether, seated, and Councilmember Alan Gerson speaking at a meeting of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

Doris Diether, seated, and Councilmember Alan Gerson speaking at a meeting of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

While the sputtering economy may be stalling some development ...

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Main Street NYC

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Main Streets NYCThe WNYC news team's Main Streets project is spending a year looking closely at six blocks around the region. Karen Frillmann, Brigid Bergin, and Elaine Rivera discuss the goals of the project, what ...

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"Billy Elliot" Leads Tony Nominations

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Born to Boogie and perhaps, Born for Awards? That's the question being asked of the Broadway musical, "Billy Elliot," which leads the pack among the shows receiving a Tony Award nomination this morning. The show, a transplant from England, received 15 nods. "Next to Normal" ...

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Collapsed Building Cited in Past

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Buildings officials are working to shore up a five-story building in Lower Manhattan that partially collapsed this morning. The building, near Reade and Church Streets, was vacant, and undergoing renovations. No one was injured. Just yesterday, buildings inspectors issued citations for loose bricks and for ...

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Paterson: Budget Spending is Basically Flat

Monday, April 06, 2009

Governor Paterson says the state's new state budget agreement does not represent an increase in spending.

Republican lawmakers have criticized the $131 billion agreement reached Friday because it includes close to $10 billion more than last year's budget.

Speaking on WWRL this morning, Paterson says those dollars ...

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Main Street NYC: The Bowery, Manhattan - April Update

Friday, April 03, 2009

East Village History Project co-founder Rob Hollander

East Village History Project co-founder Rob Hollander

WNYC's Main Street Project is tracking streets across the city and in New Jersey. Last month, we gave you the first snapshot of

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Main Street NYC: Bowery History on Display

Friday, April 03, 2009

WNYC's Main Street Project is tracking streets across the area. Last month, we stopped by the Bowery to see how New York's old Skid Row is doing today. But there's much more to the street's history. And that's the subject of a new exhibit opening ...

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Ring of Steel

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Downtown residents have one more day to comment on the NYPD's proposal to install a network of 3,000 security cameras below Canal Street. Police say the cameras are necessary for their counter terrorism efforts, but critics say there's no proof they will prevent crime.

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