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  1. Success Charter Schools Secure More City SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WNYC-AM New York

    The Department of Education agreed on Thursday to give more space to the city's largest charter school network, Success Academy. The backroom deal came a day after Success founder Eva Moskowitz released a letter from anxious parents and just hours before she was scheduled to stage a press conference outside City Hall.

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  2. Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio's ShadowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor de Blasio Looks on as Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Addresses the Crowd During Puerto Rican Heritage Event at Gracie Mansion. At the Port Morris distillery in the South Bronx last month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito arrived promptly at 5 p.m. at a converted warehouse where the company makes and bottles 92-proof Pitorro, Puerto Rican moonshine.

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  3. That Trash You Just Threw Out Could Cost YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    Smaller cities across the country have been doing it for years: forcing residents to buy special garbage bags to set out on their curbs, and then taking the profits from the bags to pay for the municipal trash disposal system. Now, the chairman of the New York City Council's sanitation committee wants to adapt the idea - or another "pay-as-you-throw" system - to the big city in order to give people an incentive to recycle and raise money for better recycling infrastructure.

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  4. Brooklyn Rentals To Be City's Least Affordable in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    Brooklyn will be the city's least affordable borough for renters in 2015, according to a StreetEasy report released Wednesday. The median asking rent is expected to consume more than 60 percent of median household income in the borough, driven by a surge in rental prices and a comparatively modest increase in wages.

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  5. Why Math Might Be The Secret To School SuccessRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WNYC-AM New York

    Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education December 10. The President wants every four year old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill. Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool.

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  6. Bill to Ban Horse Carriages Prompts Dueling RalliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise to ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park. But other pressing issues, like universal pre-K and affordable housing, had to come first.

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  7. The Leonard Lopate Show-2014-12-08Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, is one landmark affected by LPC decision to withdraw its proposal to remove oversight from over 100 buildings Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography. On December 4th, the Landmark Preservation Commission withdrew its proposal to remove more than 100 buildings and structures from its oversight.

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  8. As New York City Neighborhoods Change, How Are Landmarks Protected?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, is one landmark affected by LPC decision to withdraw its proposal to remove oversight from over 100 buildings , discusses the process, and politics, of designating buildings as New York City Landmarks.

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  9. De Blasio vs. Police Union's Pat LynchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WNYC-AM New York

    In the wake of protests over the Eric Garner case, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Thursday to unveil a wholesale retraining plan for the NYPD. They vowed to change the mindset of 35,000 officers in the department.

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  10. Amid Pre-K Expansion, Some Classrooms ClosingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | WNYC-AM New York

    Low enrollment, health violations and financial problems. These are some of the reasons cited by pre-k providers when speaking of the decision to reduce classes just a few months after Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed for a wide expansion of seats.

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  11. Building Up, Slowing Down, and Preserving NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    Andrew Berman , executive director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and Michael Kimmelman discuss patchy zoning laws and district designations in Greenwich Village. Western media misunderstands ISIS, ignoring their new model for nation building and their keen understanding of Middle Eastern politics, argues Loretta Napoleoni.

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  12. From a Queens Townhouse to a 350 Square Foot Apartment in Greenwich VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    The closet inside a 325-square-foot studio apartment during an exhibit displaying a transformable 'micro-unit' at the Museum of the City of New York January 23, 2013. William Powers embraced the minimalist lifestyle in North Carolina, spending a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid.

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  13. HIV Continues to Drop in NYC, But Pockets Resist ProgressRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    The number of new cases of HIV continues to decline, according to a new city Health Department report, but wide disparities persist in the incidence and treatment of the disease. Although about one-fourth of those with HIV are women and a small percentage are intravenous drug users, 70 percent are men who have sex with men.

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  14. For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still RawRead the original story

    Friday Nov 28 | WNYC-AM New York

    The remains of Brendan Megraw are carried to St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast by his brothers Kieran and Sean on Nov. 14. The remains were found in a bog 36 years after Megrew was taken by the IRA. He was one of the many who died or disappeared during the decades-long Troubles between Protestant loyalists and Catholic republicans in Northern Ireland.

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  15. City Council Votes on Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    The New York City Council is expected to approve a Queens-based development deal Tuesday that Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said will usher in a fundamental shift in the city's housing policy. The Astoria Cove development project the administration brokered with a development group led by Alma Reality would create about 1,700 apartments on the Queens waterfront.

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  16. An African Village Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New YorkRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Norma Melendez, a community health worker with City Health Works, walks along 2nd Avenue on her way to meet a client. City Health Works is an organization that is attempting to bring an African model of health care delivery to the United States.

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  17. Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-ReadyRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt, and white sneakers.

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  18. The Magic Number for Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WNYC-AM New York

    Last week, Mayor de Blasio called the Astoria Cove development project in Queens "a real game-changer" because 27 percent of the planned units will be set aside for low- and middle-income households. But other developers say the deal won't be profitable enough, and that might mean that the project won't be built at all.

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  19. Housing Deal In QURead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Now that a City Council committee has approved the Astoria Cove housing development in Queens, it could set a new paradigm for how New York City negotiates with developers for more affordable housing. The Committee on Land Use voted 17 to 0 in favor of the project, with one abstention, in favor of the project that will require 27 percent of the units to be set aside for low and moderate income families.

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  20. Leading the Way to School Discipline Without SuspensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Suspending a student is supposed to be a last resort. But because the city's school discipline code allows for suspension when students "disobey authority" some troubled schools have used it to deal with all kinds of behavior issues.

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