Elaine Rivera

Elaine Rivera appears in the following:

Kalikow Asked to Consider Other Bids for West Side Rail Yards

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The city offered $500 million to the MTA for the West Side rail yards. An appraisal valued the property at $1.45 billion. A state assemblyman has requested that MTA chairman Peter Kalikow to look at other bids.

REPORTER: Peter Kalikow came under fire from questioning by ...


Spitzer Wins Primary with 81%

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

An ebullient Elliot Spitzer accepted the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last night after trouncing his opponent Tom Souzzi. He now goes on to face Republican John Faso but he is already looking toward being governor.

It was swift and predictable. An hour-and half after the polls closed, ...


Suozzi and Spitzer both "Fix-It" Guys

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer made his reputation as the state attorney general by taking on Wall Street. Tom Suozzi, his opponent in the primary, cleaned up Nassau County.

The two candidates developed reputations as fix-it guys. But it was a lopsided race almost ...


Candidates Take Time Out to Pay Tribute on 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2006

The day before the primary, the top candidates in several races put the brakes on campaigning and instead attended numerous Sept. 11 events as they paid tribute.

The campaign rhetoric was put on hold as the candidates in the gubernatorial, senate and state attorney general's races ...


Attorney General's Primary Race Heats Up

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fireworks have erupted as the heated attorney general's Democratic primary race heads into the home stretch. The two top contenders continue their attacks, while the daily endorsements keep rolling in.

The week began with Charlie King's bittersweet moment: he grudgingly dropped out of the four-way race ...


Tasini Who?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Until last December, Jonathan Tasini was a full-time labor organizer and strategist. But the Iraq war so infuriated him that he decided to do something about it. Tasini is now a U.S. Senate candidate in the Democratic primary and he has challenged the party's biggest ...


Supporters and Opponents Pack Nets Arena Hearing in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 24, 2006

It was a packed and loud public hearing in Brooklyn over the proposed Nets arena, residential and office complex.

Hundreds lined up to get inside and give their opinion. Supporters say developer Bruce Ratner's proposal will bring jobs and tax revenue to the borough. Opponents say ...


Public Hearing for Atlantic Yards Project Expected to Draw Crowds

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hundreds of Brooklynites are expected to voice their opposition to the Atlantic Yards project at a public hearing this afternoon. As, WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports, it's the one chance for people to speak on the mega project's environmental impact.

Brooklyn residents will be lining up outside ...


State Attorney General Candidates Meet in Spirited Debate

Friday, August 18, 2006

In a spirited debate for state Attorney General last night three of the Democratic candidates attempted to knock Andrew Cuomo from his front-runner status. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The volleys against Andrew Cuomo began immediately with his primary challenger Mark Green jabbing the hardest. He ...


Yankees Groundbreaking Gets Bronx Cheers (Both Kinds)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Yankee Stadium, the Bronx home to dreams, memories and legendary baseball greats, is facing its demise. The white tents are up for today's groundbreaking ceremony that will herald the launch of a new $800 million, state-of-the-art stadium. But as WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports, not everyone ...


Spitzer Criticizes Pataki's Urban Policies

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer offered his harshest criticism to date of Governor Pataki's urban policies. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

REPORTER: Without mentioning Pataki by name, Attorney General Spitzer said there has been a policy vacuum in transportation, housing, education, and economic development.

SPITZER: State government ...


Budget Axe Hangs Over Senior Center

Friday, May 31, 2002

New York City's Department of Aging hasn't escaped the budget axe. Plans to close seven senior centers are angering the elderly and their advocates. They say these facilities are a lifeline for the communities' older citizens. But city officials say with the looming deficit there ...