Jenna Flanagan

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Walk This Way

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Walkway over the Hudson is finally open to visitors. The project to turn a 120-year old freight bridge into a paved public walkway connecting Highland, New York on the west bank to Poughkeepsie, New York on the east. It's approximately 212 feet above the water surface and 1.25 miles long or 6,767 feet.

Standing at the halfway point on the bridge you look down on the Mid-Hudson Bridge and get a new appreciation for just how wide the river is.

(by Jenna Flanagan)

(by Jenna Flanagan)

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First Pedestrians Cross Walkway Over the Hudson

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Hundreds turned out for Saturday's public opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson, a 19th-century rail bridge converted into a state park in Poughkeepsie. WNYC's Jenna Flanagan was there and has this report from the walkway 70 miles north of the city.


Walkway Over the Hudson Opens

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The world's tallest pedestrian bridge opens to the public Saturday, 70 miles north of New York City. The Walkway Over the Hudson spans more than a mile over the river, and more than 200 feet over the surface. WNYC's Jenna Flanagan has more.

REPORTER: Neighbors, supporters ...


Jay Jacobs to Chair NYS Dem Committee

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New York Democrats are tapping former Nassau County Democratic Committee leader Jay Jacobs to chair the state Democratic committee. Jacobs was elected at a party meeting in Buffalo yesterday. State Senator Malcolm Smith describes the new committee chair as a hands-on leader.

SMITH: Jay will stuff ...


CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get Flu Vaccines

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants pregnant women to know this is the year to get a flu shot. Doctor Siobhan Dolan, a consultant with the March of Dimes, says most pregnant women are reluctant to take medication, but, this year the combination ...


NY Leaders Criticize Obama on Political Meddling

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Former and current state leaders are criticising President Obama for interfering in New York's gubernatorial politics. Governor Paterson over the weekend was asked to respond to published reports that President Obama had "lost confidence" in Paterson's ability to win the next election. Former Governor Pataki ...


ACORN: Organization Will Continue With or Without Federal Funds

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Acorn Chief Executive Bertha Lewis says the organization will continue providing help to those in need despite government officials considering freezing or eliminating the groups funds. Lewis says ACORN has gone with out public funding before and losing that money again would not cripple them.

LEWIS: ...


"Are you ready for a run off?!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The race for the city's public advocate isn't over yet.
None of the candidates managed to win the necessary 40-percent to avoid a runoff.

'Are you ready for a run off?!'

Top vote-getter Brooklyn ...


Madoff on How to Fool the SEC

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff tells a colleague how to throw securities investigators off the track, in a newly-released recording of a 2005 phone call. Warren Levinson reports.


DA Candidate Snyder Supports Stop and Frisk, Would Investigate Abuses

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder says if elected she would NOT stop the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk policy. However, she says, her office would examine all cases of alleged bias.

CROCKER SNYDER: You can't stop the police from doing their job. The problem ...


City Council Considers Its Role in Regulating Airspace

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The City Council is considering what part it should play in any future regulation of the airspace over the Hudson River. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she wants regulators to take more action to prevent incidents like the fatal collision between a helicopter and a ...


City Tests Hybrid Garbage Trucks

Monday, August 24, 2009

The city's Department of Sanitation is test driving three new hybrid garbage trucks. Commissioner John Doherty says the new trucks should increase fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent compared to those already on the road. He says it remains to be seen if ...


Cuomo: 3 NY Immigration Services Companies Closed

Friday, August 21, 2009

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he's sending a message to those who take advantage of immigrants seeking citizenship: it won't be tolerated.

CUOMO: We will find you and we're gonna be very aggressive in the investigation. And maybe it's gone on for a ling ...


Protesters Want Whole Foods CEO to Support Single Payer Health Care

Friday, August 21, 2009

Supporters of a single payer health care system are hoping they can make Whole Foods CEO John Mackey change his position against government run health care. Josh Starcher is with Single Payer Action, an advocacy group handing out fliers in front of the Union Square ...


Services Held for Hudson Plane Victims

Friday, August 14, 2009

Services were held this morning in the Philadelphia area, for three of the victims killed last Saturday when their single engine airplane struck a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River. Steven Altman, his brother Daniel and Daniel's teenage son Douglas were mourned at Temple Sinai ...


Congress Mulls Renewal of Child Nutrition Act

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Congress is set to decide whether or not to renew the Child Nutrition Act this fall. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn are urging lawmakers to renew the school lunch program. Quinn says providing healthy food in New York's public ...


Collision on the Hudson: On the Scene in NJ

Saturday, August 08, 2009

As soon as I heard of the helicopter and plane crash near Hoboken, I immediately took the train into the city to find out what happened. Getting off the train at the Hoboken terminal and walking about a half mile towards the crash site nothing seemed unusual or abnormal. Joggers ...


Nine Die as Plane, Helicopter Collide

Saturday, August 08, 2009

A small plane and a tour helicopter collided and fell into the Hudson River and onto the New Jersey waterfront at Hoboken just after 12 noon. Crash witness Leo Pellegini, was working with the Hoboken's travelling soccer team as they practiced on the field at ...


Senate Expected to Confirm Sotomayor Nomination Today

Thursday, August 06, 2009

On Capitol Hill, US Senators are expected to approve the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court today. During yesterday's floor debate, New York Senator Charles Schumer, who's voting for Sotomayor, openly questioned the motives of Republicans, most of whom oppose the ...


Driver's Brother: Toxicology Report Raises More Questions

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The brother of the Long Island woman who caused a wrong-way crash that killed eight people says his family is shocked by a report that she was drunk and high at the time. Warren Hance says in a statement that he and his wife Jackie ...