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Community Board Votes Against NYU Expansion Plan

Reporter: Lars Vercelli
Producer: Jackie Kostek
 
For the last five years, Greenwich Village locals have been fighting a massive New York University expansion plan. Last night, residents and the members of Community Board 2 finally had their say. Jackie Kostek reports.

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Cameras Divide Opinion on How to Enforce City Traffic Laws

Reporter: Daniel Medina
Producer: Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver
 
Red-light cameras: The flash you don’t notice until the ticket comes in the mail. Mayor Bloomberg says if he had his way, they’d be on every street corner. But the cameras have many drivers upset. Daniel Medina reports.

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Aired: February 24, 2012 | One Comment
Retail Re-Zoning Proposal Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor

Reporter: Laura J. Keller
Producer: Xian Bu
 
The Upper West Side has welcomed small businesses for years. Business groups and residents both want to keep it that way. But as Laura Keller finds in our Morningside Report, they’re at odds over whether a city zoning proposal does it best.

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Silent Film Makes a 21st Century Comeback

Reporter: Erin Cauchi
Producer: Erin Cauchi
 
The Oscars are being given out this Sunday night — February 26 — and people are placing bets on who will win. With 10 nominations, the silent-period piece “The Artist” is being hailed a top contender. Erin Cauchi takes a look at Oscar history and how silent film could be making a comeback.

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Activists in Homs Discuss Shelling in Syria

Reporter: Dalal Mawad
Producer: Dalal Mawad
 
As shelling continues in the country, Dalal Mawad talks to besieged citizens in Homs, Syria about life beleaguered by heavy shelling and other military activity.

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Education Dept. Releases Controversial Teacher Data Reports

Reporter: Céleste Owen-Jones
Producer: Céleste Owen-Jones
 
The New York City Department of Education released today its long-awaited data reports on thousands of teachers. Céleste Owen-Jones takes a look at the controversy shaking New York City’s education system.

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What You Might Not Know About Fresh Direct

Reporter: Olivia Smith
Producer: Anam Siddiq
 
Controversy is growing over Fresh Direct’s planned move to the Bronx. The online grocery store received almost $130 million in tax credits and cash incentives from New York State to relocate. But lost in all this is what you may not know about Fresh Direct and its impact on the environment. Olivia Smith reports.

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Bushwick’s Digital Citizens: Closing the Technology Gap

Reporter: Jackie Kostek
Producer: Daniel Medina
 
The tech gap between affluent and low-income Americans has shrunk in recent years because of widespread use of smart phones and computers. Keef Ward is empowering students through technology, helping address the lingering question of how to use it for purposes beyond entertainment. Jackie Kostek reports.

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NYU Muslim Students React to Police Surveillance

Reporter: Sasha Schwendenwein
Camera: Morgan Radford
 
Muslim students at New York University are upset about the New York City police officers who are keeping an eye on them. This week, NYU’s president sent a strong letter to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly protesting the surveillance. Reporter Sasha Schwendenwein has the story.

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Aired: February 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
Bronx Man Donates His Home to Music Education

Reporter: Jaslee Carayol
Producer: Nathan Vickers
 
Our New Yorker of the Week, Martin O’Grady, supports arts education so much that he donated his house for teaching music. Jaslee Carayol takes us to the Woodlawn Arts and Music House.

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