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  1. 'Boulevard of Death' to Get Protected Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | WNYC-AM New York

    At a community board meeting in Queens Tuesday night, the city's Department of Transportation will unveil an ambitious, $100 million plan to transform Queens Boulevard - a road officials describe as one of the city's most "chronically dangerous" corridors. The first phase will take place this summer along a 1.3 mile stretch, which will get "incredible safety improvements," according to city transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg.

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  2. Should the Public Pick the Public Art?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    A recent work slated for Long Island City is proving controversial, so Jimmy Van Bramer , city councilman from the 26th District , majority leader and chair of the Council's Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committees, talks about the bill he's introducing to include more public input in the works commissioned for the city's Percent for Art program.

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  3. In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to HarmonyRead the original story

    Monday | WNYC-AM New York

    Queens, N.Y., is one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world, and one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens is Astoria, across the East River from upper Manhattan. Astoria has a reputation as New York City's Greektown, but it's more like an urban United Nations.

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  4. Twenty Years of Life in Hidden Areas of New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    A new exhibit shows how Brooklyn, Queens, and other parts of the city looked like starting in the 1990's. The New York Public Library is showing 86 black and white photos by American photographer William Meyers .

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  5. Affordable Housing Push Takes Express Train to MTA BoardroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    The MTA has a lot of real estate. At its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, it approved the sale of two pieces in Long Island City - one of which would give the developer the right to build the tallest building in Queens: a 930-unit apartment building that will be over 70 stories tall.

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  6. The Lament of the C Train RiderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    When the R-32s - the cars that currently operate on the C line - were first unveiled, it was such a big deal that the Transit Authority's 20-piece band played at the official ceremony, held at Grand Central Terminal. The gleaming new cars were known as Brightliners because of their stainless steel exteriors, a first for the transit system.

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  7. Israel-US Relations; Borough Presidents & Family SecretsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    Israelis walk past by campaign posters showing Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu on March 12, 2015. After Netanyahu's win in the Israeli elections last week, The New York Times ' Jodi Rudoren discusses where U.S.-Israel relations stand.

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  8. Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Izola Ware Curry was 98, and died in a nursing home in Queens. In September 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King was signing books in a Harlem department store when Izola Curry stabbed him with a letter opener.

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  9. Possible Immigration Loophole Found in Queens Family CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into an alleged immigration scheme involving Queens Family Court. According to a report by WNYC's partners NBC News 4 New York, a federal law intended to protect undocumented victims of child abuse is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status.

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  10. Keeping the Floodwaters at BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WNYC-AM New York

    Broad Channel, Queens is one of several neighborhoods in New York City at risk of daily flooding due to rising sea levels. It was hit particularly hard during Sandy .

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  11. Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WNYC-AM New York

    When Sandy hit more than two years ago, most of the hundreds of thousands of people who live on the shores of Jamaica Bay were not expecting to get wet. The bay was protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Rockaway Peninsula, after all, and many areas were not even ordered to evacuate.

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  12. De Blasio Touts Early Enthusiasm for Expanded Pre-KRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City will offer more pre-kindergarten seats for the fall of 2015 and families are eagerly responding, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Nearly 22,000 families applied for full-day pre-k on the first day of the application period, compared to 6,500 last year.

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  13. Pre-K, Year Two; Blurred Copyright Lines & A Defense of MoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio , along with Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, visits Pre-K classes. Registration is now open for the second year of the city's universal pre-k program.

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  14. 'We Knew Things Were Different For Us': Heems On Rap, Race And IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    Five years ago, when the words " Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell " were taking root in the pop culture consciousness, the last thing you might have expected from the people responsible was staying power. As it turned out, Das Racist was holding another card; with hip-hop as a medium and humor as a catalyst, the Brooklyn duo vaulted past its viral hit and into one of the more unusual and provocative careers in recent music history.

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  15. First Person: New Yorkers on Being 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    A group of 12-year-old New Yorkers shared thoughts on how things changed in middle school when it came to boy-girl relations. Several of them thought it was too early to date, and others were in the throes of crushes. 1 comment

  16. Oh Great. More Snow.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning: Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island could expect up to 8 inches of snow, it says. "The temp is going to drop.

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  17. City: Nearly Half of NYC Students In Overcrowded SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WNYC-AM New York

    Approximately 490,000 students, or 45 percent of the public school population, attend overcrowded schools in New York City, according to city education officials, yet plans to create new seats do not meet projected needs. "We have individual buildings, and in some cases entire neighborhoods, that are overcrowded," said Elizabeth Rose, an acting deputy chancellor for operations at the Department of Education.

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  18. First Listen: Heems, 'Eat Pray Thug'Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    Binary thinkers beware: If you're the type who's uncomfortable with contradiction, or would rather deal in stereotypes than nuance, then rapper Heems and his new album, Eat Pray Thug, are not for you. That kind of thinking in black and white won't work here, where Heems is making what he's described as " post-9/11 dystopian brown man rap.

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  19. Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the SnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    If the Christmas season can start well before Thanksgiving, and even Valentine's Day gets a one-month run-up, it's perhaps only fair that St. Patrick's Day celebrations can start more than a fortnight before March 17th. Especially for politicians.

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  20. Robert Christgau Reviews His Own LifeRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    Billy Joel once tore up his writing on stage. Lou Reed accused him of a fetish that even Fifty Shades of Grey wouldn't touch.

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