Dan Blumberg

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Students Removing Art From Memorial Space

Monday, May 08, 2006

Brooklyn College art students are removing their thesis projects from a city-owned memorial space near the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon.

REPORTER: This comes after the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner decided Thursday that the art work was inappropriate and asked that it be removed. Mayor Bloomberg backed the ...


Vote on Rent Increases Set for Tonight

Monday, May 08, 2006

People with rent stabilized apartments will be watching closely tonight when a city board will take a preliminary vote on rent increases. Last year, rents went up 2.75% on one-year leases and 5.5% on two-year leases. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

Citing rising fuel and insurance costs, ...


New Stadiums for Mets and Yankees Closer to Reality

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The new Mets and Yankees Stadiums will move into scoring position today. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports on several votes coming up.

By agreeing to a package of community benefits, the Mets have appeased the City Council's Queens delegation. The Mets agreed to award at least 25% ...


Toussaint Heads to Jail

Monday, April 24, 2006

The president of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 will turn himself in to jail today, but not before enjoying a big send-off. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

Before checking in to Lower Manhattan's Bernard B. Kerik Complex for his 10 day incarceration, Toussaint will march ...


Tram Still Not Running After 12-Hour Rescue

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

All 69 people aboard two Roosevelt Island trams have been rescued by police. It took nearly 12 hours to complete the mid-air rescues. WNYC's Morning Edition producer -- and Roosevelt Islander -- Dan Blumberg watched some of the rescues and he joins us now.


Rennovation Delay Costing UN Millions a Day

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Delays in the renovation of the United Nations headquarters are costing $225,000 a day. And the UN official in charge of the renovation says the United States is holding things up. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The US is the lone holdout that must approve the ...


Opening Day for Mets and Yankees

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Mets and Yankees get things started today. The Mets will be at home against the Washington Nationals this afternoon and the Yankees kick things off in Oakland late tonight.

After another busy off-season, highlighted by the acquistion of reliever Billy Wagner and power hitting first ...


Rough Year for the Knicks

Friday, March 24, 2006

Tonight the Knicks go for their 20th win -- this in their 68th game of the season. To say it's been a rough year would be a giant understatement. The team came into the season with high hopes and a coach with a proven record ...


Get Home Safe: Late Nights in a Low-Crime New York

Friday, March 10, 2006

New York City’s crime rate is lower than it’s been in decades, but the recent rape and brutal murder of Immette Saint Guillen and the daily coverage it's received in the city’s newspapers raises the question "how safe it is to be out late at ...


Court Gives Bloomberg Permission to Ignore Domestic Partner Rule

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New York state's highest court has ruled that Mayor Bloomberg can ignore a law which supported benefits for domestic partners in the city. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

By a 4-3 margin, the Court of Appeals ruled that the equal benefits law -- which was passed ...


Judge Reverses Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A New York appellate court has reversed the ruling that would have forced New York City to marry same sex couples. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

State Supreme Court Justice Doris Long-Cohan ruled several months back that New York's marriage law was unconstitutional because it did ...


Fulton Fish Market Moves to Bronx

Friday, November 11, 2005

After 183 years, the Fulton Fish market is no more. Fishmongers are packing up and moving to a new facility in the Bronx. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.


Pizza Old and New

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

American pizza turns 100 years old this month. A lot has changed since November, 1905 when Lombardi's grocery store in Brooklyn Heights started selling their special mix of bread, tomatoes and cheese.

To find out how WNYC's Dan Blumberg visited the Javits Center, where a group ...


Port Authority Negligent in '93 WTC Bombing

Thursday, October 27, 2005

After just over a day of deliberation, a jury has ruled the Port Authority could have done more to prevent the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The negligence finding could cost the agency billions of dollars. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

The six person jury found ...


Jets Sign Deal to Stay at Meadowlands

Friday, September 30, 2005

The New York Jets will not be returning to the five boroughs... at least not for the next 99 years. The team has signed a deal with the Giants and the State of New Jersey to stay at the Meadowlands. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

With the ...


MTA Toughens Some Subway Rules

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Panhandlers, subway musicians, and others beware: it's now illegal to walk between the cars of a subway train. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more on that and other new rules.

REPORTER: Over the past nine years, thirteen people have been killed and more than 100 have been ...


Familiar Pattern in Teachers' Union Negotiations

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The teachers union and city negotiators will be back at the bargaining table today to try to hash out a contract that is already more than two years overdue. The teachers have amped up their rhetoric but are having difficulty getting traction. As WNYC's Dan ...


Mayor, Teachers in Formal Bargaining Session

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg says he is now optimistic that the city can reach a labor agreeement with its teachers before Election Day. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

Mayor Bloomberg says he wants to finish a deal with the teachers within the next few weeks. Representatives from the city ...


MTA Urged to Pay Down Debt Withy Surplus

Monday, September 26, 2005

The MTA has an extra $95 million, according to a report by the New York state comptroller.

The real estate boom has been good to the MTA. Thanks to higher than expected tax revenues, the MTA's projected surplus for this year is now $928 million. But, ...


Split in Test Scores Reflects Lack in Early Education

Friday, September 23, 2005

New York City's fourth graders posted record math test scores, while eigth graders stayed about even. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

REPORTER: The city's fourth graders are still not perfoming as well as the state's, but they're catching up fast. Over the past six years, the ...