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  1. Mayor Says Build it Back is Ramping UpRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    The Build it Back program, designed to help New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy, is finally picking up steam, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. After months of complaints from residents of sluggish bureaucracy and slow response times , the Mayor said on Monday that 727 construction projects have been started and 878 reimbursement checks have been sent out, up from zero when he took office at the beginning of the year.

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  2. Cuomo Asks Public for LGA and JFK Makeover PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is turning to the public for help in making over LaGuardia and JFK. He's offering three $500,000 awards for a master plan that redesigns the two Queens airports, and improves access to them.

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  3. MTA Expands Wireless Service to 40 More StationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Metropolitan Transit Authority is rolling out a new wave of cell and Wi-Fi service to subway stations in Manhattan and, for the first time, Queens. The expansion is the second phase of a seven-part plan to connect the city's network of stations.

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  4. What Happens When Teachers Are at the Helm of a School?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | WNYC-AM New York

    Science teacher Dan Fanelli is spearheading the creation of a new peer evaluation system at Renaissance Charter in Jackson Heights, Queens. A small group of teachers piloted the system last spring, and they are now working to roll it out to the whole school.

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  5. 'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile FacilitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | WNYC-AM New York

    For most of New York, Rikers Island is out of sight and out of mind. It's in the middle of the East River between Queens and the Bronx.

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  6. As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of BlackoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | WNYC-AM New York

    Manhattan skyline is dark as the sun comes up on the morning after a massive power failure in 2003 caused the largest power outage in the nation's history, affecting 50 million people. Climate change will bring warmer summers, higher sea levels and more intense rain to New York City.

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  7. Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can HandleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | WNYC-AM New York

    But perhaps more worrying is the anticipated increase in the more than two-inch rain storms that occur in 48 hours . Those heavy rain storms, which happen about three times a year now, could hit the New York area four or five times a year .

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  8. Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | WNYC-AM New York

    Columbia University geophysicist Klaus Jacob likes to say that we built this city all wrong , by putting the living down near the shore and the dead in cemeteries on our hills. That spells trouble for the future, because the Atlantic is expected to rise about a foot and a half by 2050 .

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  9. Who Needs Algebra?Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | WNYC-AM New York

    Let's start with a little word problem. Sixty percent of the nation's 12.8 million community college students are required to take at least one course in subject X. Eighty percent of that 60 percent never move on past that requirement.

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  10. NJ Transit Rail Commuters Face Challenges Above and Below GroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    At its first board meeting since Amtrak released a grim report detailing the post-Sandy conditions of its tunnels , New Jersey Transit officials tried to manage agita about how future tunnel closures might affect commutes. "We just got the report also," said Ronnie Hakim, NJ Transit's executive director.

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  11. City Chips Away at Homeless Housing CostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    Sheila Carroll and her daughter Judah Jones, who are homeless, participate in a rally in support of residents at the controversial Pan Am Shelter in Queens Jessica Heinze's problems with her one-bedroom apartment on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx begin as soon as she enters, when she can't turn on the light. In the bathroom, the toilet and the sink are clogged up, and a part of Heinze's tub is missing.

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  12. Councilwoman Says, 'Get Teens off Rikers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | WNYC-AM New York

    Queens City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is expected to push Wednesday for city officials to follow Department of Justice recommendations and move 16- and 17-year-old inmates off Rikers Island. The recommendation was one of many to come out of a scathing report released by federal investigators in August.

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  13. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Tiny Desk ConcertRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Even if you've never been to a jazz concert in your life, it's likely that you've heard Ryan Keberle play trombone. He's toured with Sufjan Stevens , backed up pop stars like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake, recorded for a Woody Allen film, played in Broadway pits and directed music for a church in Manhattan.

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  14. The 8% Solution: City Asks for Help to Bolster Low-Lying CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | 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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  15. Queens Wants in on NYC's Tech BoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    After several years, New York City has become a significant technology hub in the country. But until recently, much of the growth in this sector has been located in Manhattan and a few corners in Brooklyn.

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  16. Queens Development Could be Test of New Affordable Housing PoliciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    Astoria Cove in Queens is the first development deal crafted under Mayor Bill de Blasio's new policy that will require developers to build affordable housing, called mandatory inclusionary zoning. The provision will demand that developers build affordable units as part of their projects that trigger the city's land-use review process.

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  17. Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote ControlRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Huan Zhang is captain of the all-girl robotics team at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, Queens. She and her teammate Vanessa Lin are firing up their robot for me.

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

    Sep 11, 2014 | 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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  19. New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power GridRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | 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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  20. NYC's Vision Zero Gets $25 Million Federal GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | 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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