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  1. Annual 9/11 Ceremony Carries on with Subtle DifferencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | WNYC-AM New York

    Albert Biatta, of Queens, New York, prays near the inscribed name of his uncle Antoine Biatta at the edge of the North Pool Memorial site during 9/11 observances. 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and family and friends of victims made their annual journey to Ground Zero, It's the first time the museum has been open on an anniversary, which meant that Eleni Kousoulis, 44, who lost her 29-year-old-sister Danielle, had a quiet place to mourn.

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  2. New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power GridRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    During the hottest days of summer, electric utilities run at full capacity to keep giant cities comfortably cool. But most of the rest of the year, half that capacity goes unused - and that's highly inefficient.

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  3. NYC's Vision Zero Gets $25 Million Federal GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | WNYC-AM New York

    The city's street safety initiative just got a big boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation, thanks to the highly competitive The $25 million grant will go to 13 separate Vision Zero projects designed to improve pedestrian and bike access to schools, transit, and work, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. "This investment will save lives.

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  4. How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American NovelRead the original story

    Monday Sep 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    A first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was displayed at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in 2013. Book critic Maureen Corrigan - who calls the cover "striking" - says she likes to think that if it landed on her porch today among the more than 200 books she receives a week, she would read it.

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  5. NYC Mayor Takes Victory Lap as School Opens with Expanded Pre-KRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday threw himself into the annual back-to-school tradition with gusto. He read to four year-olds in Queens, ate lunch with fifth graders in the Bronx, and played Simon Says in Spanish with second graders at a Manhattan charter school.

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  6. It's Baaack: Full G Train Services Resumes After 5 Weeks of RepairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Greenpoint tube, which carries the G between Brooklyn and Queens, flooded with millions of gallons of salt water during Sandy.

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  7. NYC Families Scramble to Adjust to New School Start and End TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    As a single mother who works, Anjanie Narine doesn't get a lot of evening time with her eight-year-old daughter Emma.

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  8. Lightning Strike Injures 3 at New York BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx as bad storms rolled through the area.

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  9. Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' LiteratureRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    At this summer's Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, thousands turned up for readings by big-name authors: Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith and Albert Johnson.

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  10. What You Need To Know About NYC Bus Route ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    Manhattan gets the M12, running along 11th and 12th Avenues, between the West Village and Columbus Circle.

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  11. No Dummy: NYC's Safest Cab Driver Passes WNYC's Crash TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    That's one of the things I blurted out in a fruitless effort to distract cab driver Fred Amoafo, just named New York's safest cabbie by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission.

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  12. 21 Tips For Surviving New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    As any New Yorker will tell you, the city can be overwhelming, -- and even more so if you're new to it.

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  13. Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria; Officials Unsure Of The ThreatRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 28 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mocha Hookah is a little Middle Eastern restaurant and cafe on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn where you can pick up a shawarma gyro sandwich and a falafel platter and still get change back from your $20 bill.

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  14. US Open Serves Up Fans in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Fans are gearing up for the annual U-S Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows Queens which starts Monday and runs through September 8th.

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  15. 6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    The city's green taxi fleet is set to double in size. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is selling up to 6,000 licenses for the so-called Boro Taxis, serving Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan above 96th street.

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  16. When The Wedding Is Just The BeginningRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Just about everything clicks in director Ira Sachs' quietly eloquent Love is Strange, except the title.

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  17. Ticketing For Dangerous Driving Up in (Almost) Every NYC NeighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Almost every precinct in the city is writing more tickets for the most dangerous moving violations, according to a WNYC analysis of data from the New York Police Department.

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  18. To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats SilenceRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    Author Junot Diaz says the publishing industry must have uncomfortable conversations about diversity.

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  19. NYC Economy Is Growing, and So Are RentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City's economy expanded by 3.1 percent in the second quarter, thanks to a jump in personal income and strong job growth, according to statistics released Thursday by the city comptroller's office.

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  20. Violence Out Of Control At Brooklyn Hospital: OSHARead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Patients and visitors threatened, attacked or harmed workers at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn about 40 times from February through early April of this year, according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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