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And the Oscars Go to...Lincoln Center

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New York City is selling tickets to the Academy Awards ceremony. The catch? The city won't be sending you to L.A. The tickets are for a live viewing of the Oscars at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, complete with a cocktail reception.

The tickets are going for $150 ...

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Intelligence Officials Warn of Al Qaeda Attack

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Officials told Congress Tuesday that Al Qaeda would likely attempt an attack on U.S. soils within the next six months.

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NYC Debuts TV Show for Job Seekers

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Unemployed New Yorkers will no longer feel guilty hanging around the house, watching TV, now that the city has created a new show called "Job Hunt."

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Race to the Top: The Annual Empire State Climb

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Reporting by Benedict Moran
(by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

(by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants in the annual race to to top of the Empire State Building may be feeling like they're trapped in the movie 'Groundhog Day.' ...

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Groundhog Day: Mike vs. Chuck vs. Phil

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

At the Staten Island Zoo earlier this morning, it was Mayor Bloomberg versus groundhog Chuck once again for the big annual winter tradition:

A camera-shy Chuck did not see his shadow, so, according to tradition, Spring is coming soon.

Addressing the crowd full of families with small children, the mayor ...

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Dissension in the Groundhog Ranks

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg headed to the Staten Island Zoo this morning to see if Chuck the Groundhog would predict more winter once again.

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Historic NY Public Library Branch Reopens

Monday, February 01, 2010

New children

New children's room on first floor (Photo by Kate Hinds)

The New York Public Library is reopening one of its historic branches on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The St. Agnes Branch, located at ...

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Are Honeybees Too Wild For NYC?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Urban beekeepers are abuzz with the possibility that a decade-old-ban on keeping hives in New York City might soon be overturned.

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Black History Month Programming

Friday, January 29, 2010

To celebrate Black History month, WNYC will air five special programs during the week of February 8-12 at 8PM on both 93.9FM and AM820. We will also offer three additional programs on consecutive Sundays (February 7, 14 and 21) at 9PM on AM820 and 10pm on 93.9FM.

Full listings:

February ...

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9/11 Trials May Shift from Lower Manhattan

Friday, January 29, 2010

There are reports that high-level members of the Obama Administration are rethinking the decision to hold the trial of accused Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, in Lower Manhattan.

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Bloomberg Unveils Budget Cuts

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing some layoffs, agency cuts and savings from city labor unions in a preliminary budget that aims to close an estimated $4.9 billion budget shortfall.

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Pop Joins Classical Music at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Carnegie Hall has announced its new season, which features pop music alongside classical music heavy-hitters.

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Gadget-Crazy New Yorkers Excited, Disappointed by Apple's iPad

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

by Chine Labbé

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally released its new tablet computer, officially called the iPad. While many details about the device leaked in the press in the past weeks, until 1 p.m., nobody really knew what Steve Jobs' latest creation would do.

Throughout the morning, ...

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Scratch and Sniff New York City

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reported by Michelle Castillo
You can now share the sights -- and smells -- of the Big Apple with your loved ones. New York City-themed scratch and sniff greeting cards are coming to a mailbox near you.

Joseph Cavalieri from the East Village creates New York Smells Greeting Cards. ...

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Panel Votes to Close 19 NYC Schools

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The city's Panel for Educational Policy voted early this morning at a hearing at Brooklyn Tech High School.

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NYC Pastor Jailed for Immigration Scam

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The pastor of a New York City storefront church is going to jail for scamming more than 100 immigrants by promising to get them U.S. visas and legal status.

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Spruce Street Residents Headed Home

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Some lower Manhattan residents are back home today, after officials roped off a 15-block zone yesterday due to falling construction debris.

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Stormy Weather Forces Downtown Street Closure

Monday, January 25, 2010

Beekman Tower, source of the falling debris (Photo: Matthew Schuerman)

Beekman Tower, source of the falling debris (Photo: Matthew Schuerman)

Streets near City Hall are closed this afternoon as the Office of Emergency Management works to secure a construction site at 8 Spruce Street. ...

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Met Patron Damages Picasso's "The Actor"

Monday, January 25, 2010

A notable painting by Pablo Picasso will undergo repairs, after a visitor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally lost her balance and struck the Picasso work.

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Jets Gunning for Superbowl Spot

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cornerback Darrelle Revis (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Cornerback Darrelle Revis (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Jets hope to secure a spot in the Super Bowl with an upset of the Colts this Sunday in the AFC championship in Indianapolis. Jets ...

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