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According to the Department of City Planning, New York City is made up of 339 neighborhoods. Photographer Rob Stephenson bumps that number up to 350 -- and he's visiting every one of them. He's documenting his visits with images and audio in his weekly newsletter, The Neighborhoods. Rob joined Weekend Edition host David Furst this week to talk abou…
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We're kicking off another round of early voting in New York. The presidential primary was held back in April. This time, it's the state legislative and congressional primaries. Saturday, June 15 marks the first day of early voting, with Election Day on Tuesday the 25th. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Weekend Edition host David Furst for a quick explain…
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A WNYC review of internal documents shows that the team behind Eric Adams' bid for mayor regularly sought guidance from campaign finance officials even before he declared his candidacy. But as the New York City Campaign Finance Board asked more questions to ensure the Adams' team was in compliance, the campaign stopped replying. Now, the Adams camp…
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A newly released trove of internal documents show that the team behind Eric Adams' mayoral bid was regularly seeking guidance from campaign finance officials long before Adams declared his candidacy.But when the New York City Campaign Finance Board asked more questions about donations from small donors to ensure Adams' team was in compliance, the A…
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Gov. Kathy Hochul has long been a vocal fan of diners as places to eat and listen to “ordinary” New Yorkers’ concerns. Nevertheless, she surprised many reporters on Friday when she justified her unexpected 11th hour decision to delay congestion pricing — a plan to charge most drivers $15 to enter Manhattan south of 60th Street — with conversations …
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One reason New Yorkers are seeing and complaining about more mopeds zooming down city streets is governmental sluggishness in making the moped’s slower, greener cousin — the e-bike — easier and safer to use, according to delivery workers and experts. E-bikes took off during the pandemic as the go-to choice for app delivery workers bringing meals to…
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Lawmakers in the New York State Assembly have failed to pass a bill that would have preserved public access to police radio dispatches. Right now, anyone who knows how to tune in can listen to the department talking about active responses to 911 calls. The push for the new bill came after the NYPD said last year it planned to fully encrypt its radi…
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Alvin Pugh was an Air Force veteran from Colorado who served 15 years before he was honorably discharged in 1995. But when he died in Manhattan at age 60 in 2022, his remains were put on a shelf in the city medical examiner's office — making him one of more than 20 thousand US military veterans whose remains sit unclaimed across the country. Alvin'…
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New York City’s child care centers say it’s increasingly difficult to hire and retain workers because they make thousands of dollars less than their counterparts employed by the city’s public schools, who often work fewer hours. The disparities are so stark that a teacher with a master’s degree working in a center-based community program can earn a…
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Cleaning up more waterways and making them swimmer-friendly would give New Yorkers who don’t live near pools or beaches an easy place to swim. But doing so would be expensive. The city’s aging sewer system has 700 outfalls — or pipes — along the city’s waterfront that discharge street litter and raw sewage directly into the rivers during heavy rain…
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Any New York City renter is familiar with paying thousands of dollars upfront for a broker they didn’t hire. Councilmember Chi Osse, who represents Bed-Stuy and parts of Crown Heights, is pushing a bill that would require whoever hires the broker to pay the broker fee. Real estate advocates say this bill would harm landlords and tenants. Osse talke…
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To mark Pride Month, WNYC is sharing the voices of LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. Our Community Partnerships Desk recently set up shop at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center in Crown Heights to talk with folks about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in today's world and what pride means to them. Brooklyn resident Billy Smith shares his story. The transcript of Billy…
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There's no doubt that Puerto Rican culture is one of the most dominant drivers of culture in New York City history — past and present. In fact, hundreds of thousands of Boricuas gathered in Manhattan this past weekend to celebrate just that at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. But a recent study from The Center For Latino American and Caribbean Latino S…
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There are those who say it is never acceptable to open up a jar of pasta sauce -- that you must always go with the homemade option. Then there are those of us who need to make quick spaghetti before rushing the kids to baseball practice or orchestra rehearsal. Luckily, the Italian restaurants of New York City have been only too happy to help, bottl…
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It was a week we'll be talking about for a long time. New York City's congestion pricing plan was years in the making and set to start at the end of this month. But now, it has been postponed indefinitely. And Governor Hochul -- who had championed the idea -- is now the public face of putting it all on pause. WNYC's Jon Campbell, who covers Albany …
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The summer concert season is underway at Forest Hills Stadium, but residents living nearby are still complaining about the noise. There's a pending lawsuit filed by a homeowners association against the stadium about their concerns. Mike Luba, who helps manage the stadium and is credited with resurrecting the venue in 2013, talked with WNYC's Sean C…
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Here’s a scoop from Long Island: A federal judge has ruled that a woman can sue an ice cream company after she found that her pistachio ice cream had no pistachios in it. Jenna Marie Duncan of Farmingdale said that when she ordered ice cream from the Cold Stone Creamery in Levittown, her taste buds were tricked. Now, a lawsuit she filed could bring…
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What are the odds of finding a man in finance, 6’5”, with blue eyes and a trust fund? It’s a popular question in some internet circles after the now-ubiquitous “Man in Finance” meme from New Yorker Megan Boni went supernova viral. The 19-second video now has 40 million views and counting — plus countless stitches, star remixes, a London flash mob a…
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What are the odds of finding a man in finance, 6’5”, with blue eyes and a trust fund? It’s a popular question in some internet circles after the now-ubiquitous “Man in Finance” meme from New Yorker Megan Boni went supernova viral. The 19-second video now has 40 million views and counting — plus countless stitches, star remixes, a London flash mob a…
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When the American Ballet Theatre begins its summer season on June 18, many eyes will be on Chloe Misseldine and Jake Roxander. The dancers, both 22, have had meteoric rises to center stage. Critics have called them “stunning” and “dazzling.” “You didn’t notice them as people with promise, but as dancers who were already fully formed," said dance cr…
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President Joe Biden has unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Policy experts say it's likely to affect life here in New York City and other communities hosting large numbers of migrants. WNYC's Arya Sundaram joined Morning Edition host Michael Hill to talk about what to expe…
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