Jenna Flanagan

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Small Campaign Contributions Rising in NYC

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New Yorkers seem to be getting more involved in local politics. The number of small donors contributing to campaign war chests of city candidates is up.

The Campaign Finance Board says between May and July, contributions of $250 or less, were up 25-percent compared to the ...


Taconic Driver Impaired by Alcohol, Marijuana

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Westchester County's Forensic Laboratory says its toxicology report shows the woman who caused the fatal wrong-way crash on the Taconic Parkway, had a blood alcohol level of .19. That's more than twice New York's legal limit. Betsey Spratt, the county's chief toxicologist, says that could ...


Hoboken Acting Mayor Promises Honesty, Accountability

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hoboken's new acting Mayor, Dawn Zimmer, says she's ready to begin the hard work of restoring confidence in city government.

ZIMMER: I recognize the traumatic experience this has been for many Hoboken residents and city employees. I want everyone to know, I am committed to open ...


Summer Tradition in Action: City Sprays to Prevent West Nile Virus

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The City's Health Department is engaged in what's become an annual summer tradition: spraying for mosquitoes to prevent the spread of the West Nile virus.

Health Department helicopters are spraying larvicide in non-residential, marshland areas of Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Edgar Butts, Assistant Commissioner ...


Bloomberg To Testify For Sotomayor Today

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg will be in Washington today to testify on behalf of Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The mayor says he's looking forward to it.

BLOOMBERG: You can rest assured I'm gonna say good things since I'm a supporter. And I haven't watched most of the ...


Senator Adams to Republicans: "Get Butts Back in This Chamber"

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Republican senators walked out of today's session refusing to acknowledge the Democratic leadership. They were joined by Democratic Senators Ruben Diaz and Hiram Monserratte who claimed they were fed up with their parties leadership as well. Senator Eric Adams, one of the Democrats left in ...


Governor Paterson to Senate: Don't Hold Us Hostage

Monday, July 06, 2009

Governor Paterson is pleading with state senators again to work out their differences and start passing crucial legislation.

PATERSON: Put down your differences, lay down your weapons, come in the chamber, sign to pass the legislation I'll sign it tonight and the relief for local governments ...


20 Years After "Do The Right Thing"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Twenty years ago, director Spike Lee debuted his independent feature film "Do The Right Thing". The plot takes place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Styuvesant on the hottest day of the year, in 1989.

It explores escalating racial tensions in the city after real-life incidents like ...


Republicans a No-Show in Special Session

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chaos continues in Albany. In a second extraordinary session, Republicans refused to show up and Democrats gaveled in and out within minutes.

Democratic senator-turned-Republican-coalition-member Pedro Espada says they've asked Governor Paterson for his leadership to force Democrats to acknowledge Espada and Republican Senator Dean Skelos as ...


Main Street NYC: Grove Street, Jersey City

Friday, June 12, 2009

People who live in downtown Jersey City often refer to it as New York’s unofficial sixth borough. It’s just as close if not closer to Manhattan as the so-called outer boroughs -- five to seven minutes on the PATH train. WNYC’s Jenna Flanagan plugs into Grove Street as part our Main Street series to find out how it’s weathering the recession.


Even at 98 percent capacity, the Grove Pointe tower still advertises its availability to the neighborhood. Developer and principal Jonathan Kushner says condos start at $375,000 for a one bedroom and can rise into the low $70,000’s, while a studio starts at $1,600 and two bedroom starts at $2,400.

Residents file in and out of the PATH train station at the new Grove Pointe plaza, in front of the massive tower on Grove Street.


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Main Street NYC: Grove Street, Jersey City

Friday, June 12, 2009

People who live in downtown Jersey City often refer to it as New York’s unofficial sixth borough. It’s just as close if not closer to Manhattan as the so-called outer boroughs -- five to seven minutes on the PATH train. WNYC’s Jenna Flanagan plugs into ...


Working Families Party Endorse Quinn

Thursday, May 28, 2009

With election season fast approaching, Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up an endorsement from an unlikely place, the Working Families Party. Last year the group led the fight against Mayor Bloomberg's push to repeal the city's term limit laws and Quinn stood right behind the ...


Hudson River Fishing

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Hudson River Park Trust is encouraging New Yorkers to drop a line into the river and see what comes up.

The Trust's annual Big City Fishing program is underway at Piers 84 and 46.

Noreen Doyle, executive director of the Park Trust, says fishing 'coaches' not ...


Rabbi Says Be Vigilant, Yet Open-Minded

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Now that four suspects have been arraigned in federal court in White Plains in connection with an alleged terrorism plot against two Bronx synagogues, congregants are being advised to remain vigilant. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the union for reform Judaism, says he's also asking ...


Gay Marriage Supporters Air Ad

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

With a gay marriage bill now before a divided New York senate, opponents and supporters are gearing up to sway members to their side. The Empire State Pride Agenda, which advocates for same sex marriage, released a commercial today in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo.

AD: "Our ...


Bloomberg: Swine Flu Likely at P.S. 177

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he expects federal officials to confirm the presence of swine flu at P.S. 177 in Queens. The special ed school is blocks from Saint Francis Prep, the epicenter of New York City's outbreak. So far, there are 49 confirmed cases of swine ...


Queens DA Praises Mortgage Fraud Bill

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is praising Senator Chuck Schumer for his mortgage fraud bill. The measure would allocate $100 million to help district attorneys crack down on unscrupulous mortgage lenders.

BROWN: It's gonna allow local prosecutors like myself and my colleagues to more effectively prosecute ...


Yankee Fan Ejected from Stadium

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Yankees fan who claims 'nature called' during the 7th inning stretch singing of God Bless America, was ejected from the stadium by two police officer for trying to leave his seat. Chris Dunn with the NYCLU has taken up the case, and says police ...


Mayor Says MTA Needs Capital Cash...Or Else

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Straphangers get ready. Plummeting tax revenue and gridlock in Albany may force the MTA to impose even more service cuts and higher fare hikes to make ends meet. Mayor Bloomberg says if the state senate doesn't support the rescue plan passed by the governor and ...


City Placing 23 Percent More Workers in Jobs

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The city placed nearly 5,000 New Yorkers in jobs during the first three months of 2009, a 23 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2008. Mayor Bloomberg says the success of what's known as the Workforce One Career Centers has put the ...