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

    6 hrs ago | 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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  2. City: Nearly Half of NYC Students In Overcrowded SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. De Blasio Faces Pushback In AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor de Blasio presented the city's budget priorities to a joint committee of state Senators and Assembly members in Albany on Wednesday, stressing that with billions of dollars in surpluses across the state, the city isn't getting its fair share. But at the same time that the mayor was fielding questions from lawmakers on one side of State Street, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Capitol holding a cabinet meeting with the leaders of the two legislative bodies to bring attention to a mA lange of his own agenda items including a campaign to fight campus sexual assault and expanding pre-kindergarten to 3-year-olds.

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  7. Workers Win Court Cases, But Can't Recover Stolen WagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    The New York State Department of Labor boasts that it has recovered $169.4 million in stolen wages since 2011 through settlements and judgments against employers. The DOL was unable to collect more than $101 million in wages the agency had already determined employers owed to workers from 2003 to 2013, according to a report by the SWEAT Coalition , made up of advocacy groups and lawyers.

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  8. 100%, 'Room 336'Read the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    Late last year, Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos quietly announced that her recorded output was about to disappear. A college student with a world-weary voice, Santos had begun her music career on two fronts: as the lead singer of Crying , an adventurous rock trio that wreathes its riffs in vintage video-game sounds, and on her own as the stripped-down Whatever, Dad .

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  9. De Blasio to Head to Albany to Push NYC's AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    Rent control. A higher minimum wage. The Dream Act. Greater investments in public education.

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  10. So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WNYC-AM New York

    When American comic Jesse Appell first arrived in China, his intestinal fortitude was tested by Beijing street food. And that's become material his standup act, which was on display recently at the Hot Cat Club, a small but popular Beijing bar and performance venue.

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  11. NYC Building Racket Ends in Fifty ArrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    The accused include 16 city employees from the Department of Buildings and the Department of Housing and Preservation Development . Among them are the Manhattan and Brooklyn DOB borough chiefs.

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  12. Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They LivedRead the original story

    Monday Feb 9 | WNYC-AM New York

    There's an old joke in newsrooms: When something happens to an editor, then it becomes news. For me, that adage has had a grim resonance.

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  13. De Blasio to Bolster EMS Funding to Drive Down Response TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    The New York City Fire Department will receive additional funding in Mayor Bill de Blasio's upcoming budget to increase staffing in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times to medical emergencies, city officials said Sunday. City officials told The Associated Press on Sunday, a day before de Blasio presents his budget, that the increase in funds will allow the fire department to staff 45 additional ambulance shifts and employ 149 additional Emergency Medical Service dispatchers.

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  14. De Blasio to Unveil New Artist Housing, WorkspaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    For Heather Hart, her career as working artist in New York City has reached a tipping point. Over the past 13 years, since leaving her home in Seattle, she's cobbled together the means to live here and do her work: large interactive sculptures and drawings.

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  15. A Love Story That Could Only Happen in FlushingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    If you stay on the 7 train long enough, it will carry you 6.7 miles across Queens, over the Grand Central Parkway and past CitiField to Main Street, Flushing. This predominantly Asian neighborhood is where Zou Lei, a fictional Chinese-Muslim immigrant, arrives in the early pages of Atticus Lish's new novel Preparation for the Next Life .

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  16. Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These TrainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Q train leaving the Stillwell Avenue terminal during a 2013 snowstorm. The MTA says "service was slightly modified, but remained operational throughout."

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  17. Billionaire's Boondoggle or Essential Tax Credit? More Debate Over 421-ARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Tenant advocates rallied outside of city hall Thursday to call for an end to the 421-A tax abatemen t. The controversial program offers real estate developers tax abatements for up to 25 years, sometimes in exchange for building affordable housing.

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  18. Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer ApplicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The June 2014 class of NYPD cadets holding a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The 610 graduates are 51% minority, 20% women, and come from 47 countries.

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  19. If You're Looking for a Place to Farm - Start by Looking UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    It's become common to hear of young New Yorkers who have quit their office jobs to start a farm. That transition typically involves leaving New York City for greener pastures in what's left of rural New Jersey or in Lower Hudson Valley counties like Columbia or Ulster.

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  20. VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice CareRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Starting last year, more military veterans are passing away in hospice care than in all of VA trauma and ICU wards combined. That's because the millions of Americans who served in Korea and World War II are reaching their 80s and 90s; Vietnam veterans are reaching their 70s.

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