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Signature Theater Moving to New Gehry-Designed Home

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Signature Theater Company is getting a new home in the theater district. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city would contribute $25 million toward the construction of a new building on 42nd Street.

Despite the sluggish economy, he says attendance at cultural attractions has grown 8 percent since last year.

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Main Street NYC: Lessons from the Downturn

Saturday, December 19, 2009

There are more than 220,000 small businesses just in New York City-- that’s 20,000 more than five years ago. These are businesses that employ fewer than 50 people each, but overall they provide almost 40 percent of private sector jobs. Some economists say it is these small-time entrepreneurs who drive ...

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Going Double Dutch in the City

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Stan’s Pepper Steppers performing at Thurgood Marshall Academy (photo by Karen Clements)

The Stan’s Pepper Steppers performing at Thurgood Marshall Academy (photo by Karen Clements)

Reporting by Karen Clements

Some of the world's best double dutchers skipped over to Thurgood Marshall Academy gymnasium today ...

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Education Groups Sue Paterson Over Cuts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Education groups have filed a lawsuit against Gov. David Paterson, hoping to stop his move to withhold payments to schools this month.

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MTA Approves Service Cuts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The authority's board approved drastic service cuts to subway and bus systems Wednesday.

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Main Street NYC

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Over the past year, WNYC reporters have made repeated visits to six area neighborhoods: the Bowery in Manhattan, 161st St. in the Bronx, Smith St. in Brooklyn, Main St. in ...

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New Voting Machines Ready for You to Test

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If you'd like to try out a couple of the new voting machines New York City is considering to replace the old lever voting machines, the Board of Elections is holding a series of public demonstrations starting tonight in Brooklyn.

Both models on display are of the optical scan variety, ...

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MTA To Vote on Cuts Today

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The MTA says it needs to close a major gap in next year's budget.

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Paterson Cuts $750 Million from Budget

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gov. David Paterson continues to defend his decision to withhold $750 million in state aid to schools and cities.

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Gowanus Canal: The Latest on Superfund Status

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oils, toxins, and refuse coagulate in the Gowanus Canal (by Stephen Nessen)

Oils, toxins, and refuse coagulate in the Gowanus Canal (by Stephen Nessen)

WNYC's Amy Eddings has been reporting on the Gowanus Canal and the debate on whether it should become a Superfund site ...

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MTA Takes Step Towards Service Cuts

Monday, December 14, 2009

City commuters are bracing for cuts to subway and bus service.

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A Handwarming Tale

Friday, December 11, 2009

WNYC Newsroom intern Marine Olivesi sporting a “new” pair of gloves. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

WNYC Newsroom intern Marine Olivesi sporting a “new” pair of gloves. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

It's cold out there today. So cold that even someone who was ...

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New Yorkers Go Donuts For Chanukah Treats

Friday, December 11, 2009

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The eight-day festival of lights known as Chanukkah starts tonight, and that means tasty holiday delicacies.

At Moishe's Bakery in the East Village, sufganiyot are selling like...donuts during Chanukah.

Employees at the bake shop say they've sold hundreds of the ...

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Police Officer Kills Man in Times Square

Friday, December 11, 2009

An alleged scammer was shot by an undercover officer Thursday.

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No Cash Bonuses for Top Goldman Sachs Brass

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's not quite a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas season, but for Goldman Sachs' top executives, it's the next worst thing -- no cash bonuses this year. Goldman says that, instead of cash, its 30 high-ranking executives will receive stock that cannot be sold for at least ...

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Goldman Sachs Cuts Cash Bonuses

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Goldman Sachs' top executives will not be getting cash bonuses this year, as the Wall Street giant tries to stem the negative publicity over the issue.

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Paterson Defends Unilateral Budget Cuts

Thursday, December 10, 2009

With New York's coffers approaching empty, Gov. David Paterson says he is not prepared to announce his cuts to close the state's multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

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Bloomberg's Latest Campaign: You Fill in the ____________

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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Mayor Bloomberg is calling for more volunteers around the city to help clean up neighborhood blocks and teach free fitness classes to prevent obesity. The call for public service is part of the mayor's 'Give Your BLANK' campaign. It's based on the ...

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Newly Elected Council Members: Margaret Chin

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Next year the city will have 13 new City Council members. Brian Lehrer and WNYC are exploring who they are, where they come from, and what they hope to accomplish.

Today we meet City Councilwoman-Elect Margaret Chin (D-1), who will represent Chinatown, SoHo, TriBeCa, and parts of the ...

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Hope for Ethics Reform in Wake of Bruno Conviction

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reformers in Albany say now is the time to approve government ethics reforms now that former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has been convicted on federal corruption charges.

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