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NY National Guard Soldiers Return Home

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nearly 150 New York National Guard soldiers returned to the city today after serving in Afghanistan for 10 months. They're part of the 27th Brigade Combat Team of the Guard, and their mission was to train the Afghan National Army and police.

Twenty-Four year old Sergeant ...


N.J. Gov. Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Governor Jon Corzine made a surprise visit to Iraq today to thank the more than 3,000 New Jersey National Guard troops stationed there. He spoke with soldiers at Camp Bucca, a prison camp operated by the US military.

CORZINE: I think a lot of folks are ...


Bloomberg Defends Israel

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says he supports Israel in its response to Hamas and that if the U.S., or New York City, were faced with similar deadly attacks, it would react the same way. He dismisses the criticism that Israel's use of force is disproportionate.

BLOOMBERG: If you're ...


Winter Weather Causes Holiday Delays

Friday, December 19, 2008

Travelers trying to get a head start on their holiday vacations are running into delays, as a snow storm from the Midwest sweeps through the area. At least 500 flights have been cancelled at area airports -- 380 at Newark Liberty alone -- and arriving ...


Caroline Kennedy in Harlem, Gets Sharpton’s Blessing for Senate Push

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Caroline Kennedy defended her decision to put herself in the running for the US Senate seat Hillary Clinton is likely to vacate.

KENNEDY: "I come at this as a mother, as a lawyer, as an author, as an education advocate and from a family that really ...


Governor Paterson Outlines Budget Cuts

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"The world has changed and we have to adjust to it." Those are the words of Governor David Paterson, as he proposed his state budget for the next fiscal year. The governor says next year's deficit has grown to $13.7 billion.

PATERSON: This deficit amounts to ...


NYC Native Makes Podium in Marathon

Monday, November 03, 2008

New Yorkers lined the sidewalks of the five boroughs under brisk, sunny skies yesterday, cheering on the nearly 40,000 runners at the annual marathon.

Queens native Kara Goucher had the best American showing, finishing third. She says New York's marathon is special to her.

GOUCHER: Because I ...


Sarah Jones on Race and Politics

Friday, October 24, 2008

Politics and art have intersected a lot over the course of this election season. Think of Will.i.am’s tribute to Obama this spring, or the wave of political art exhibitions that have been up all over the city. The actress Sarah Jones makes her living cultivating ...


Meditations on Homeland Security

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Press your ears against the door at Joe’s Pub in the East Village, and you’ll hear the voice of Mike Daisey, talking about issues like the atom bomb and the Department of Homeland Security. His new one-man show is called, "If You See Something, Say ...


NJ Governor Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saying the nation and New Jersey are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Governor Jon Corzine has presented an economic stimulus plan to a joint session of the legislature. Corzine called for putting $500 million of state funds into community banks to ...


Market Volatility Forces MTA to Revise Bond Issue

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The turmoil in the bond market has forced the MTA to rethink a half-billion dollar bond issue.

The transit agency delayed selling the bonds for two days because of weak demand. This morning, it got into the market, but reduced the amount it wanted to borrow ...


Largest Gathering of Poets in the Nation

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival is a diverse, dizzying array of verse that draws thousands of people to western New Jersey. Jim Haba, poet, professor and director of the four-day festival says being a poet in America can be a lonely enterprise, but that ...


Metropolitan Museum of Art Picks New Leader

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It was one of the most closely watched job searches in the art world -- but the choice has been made. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen Thomas Campbell to be its new Director and CEO.

Campbell currently serves as the Met's Curator ...

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Whitney Expansion Approved Downtown

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Whitney Downtown Expansion Project won unanimous approval from the City Planning Commission yesterday afternoon. The new building for the Whitney Museum of Art is set to be built in the Meatpacking District. Lee Rosenbaum is an arts writer who was at the city planning ...


Livery Drivers to get Workers' Comp Fund

Friday, July 25, 2008

Livery drivers in New York City and its suburbs will now have better access to workers' benefits.

Gov. Paterson signed a new law that establishes rules to define which black car drivers are employees, and which ones are independent contractors. It also creates a workers' comp ...


High Wire Act at the Twin Towers

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In August 1974, the daredevil tight-rope walker Philippe Petit pulled the stunt of a lifetime when he walked between the top of the Twin Towers. Tomorrow, a film about his escapade, Man on Wire opens in New York. Harlan Jacobson is a film critic and ...


Louise Bourgeois

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The new Guggenheim Museum exhibit Louise Bourgeois fills the rotunda with seven decades of the French-born artist's lifetime of work.

Visitors can see Bourgeois's concepts sketched out on paper displayed next to the sculptures and installations, and follow her career as an American artist through the ...


Summer Movies Out of Doors

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Outdoor movie screenings are spread throughout the city in the summer time - from Bryant Park to the Socrates Sculpture Garden in Queens. Some of the screenings happen above the city's streets — Rooftop Films shows independent movies from all over the world, on rooftops ...


Art from Wartime Baghdad

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Over the course of his four years serving in Iraq, military officer Christopher J. Brownfield worked on the sidelines to develop relations with the artists of Baghdad. During the Surge, it was too dangerous for him to see their art shows around the city. Instead, ...


Teatro Para Todos!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Teatro Stagefest -- it's a theater festival dedicated to presenting work by Latino playwrights from the U.S. The plays are being performed in Spanish and English in ten locations in three boroughs -- the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. It kicks off tonight.