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NYCHA Residents Fear New City Development Plans

NYCHA Residents Fear New City Development Plans

A new plan is taking shape that would change life inside New York City Housing Authority buildings. It would allow the Housing Authority to lease land to private developers. Some residents are protesting the idea, saying it would ruin their communities.

Cosmos Overshadowed As Soccer Expands In New York

Cosmos Overshadowed As Soccer Expands In New York

Reports say that New York City FC -- short for football club -- will join the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. The new team is backed by one of the biggest names in European soccer. But the news has some New York fans wondering if a famous name in American soccer is being forgotten.

Queers, Against Gay Marriage?

Queers, Against Gay Marriage?

Support for gay marriage keeps growing in the United States. But some members of the gay community, who call themselves Queers, oppose gay marriage. The issue has revealed a split in the gay community.

40 Years Onward, a Hip-Hop Community Keeps Old School Beats Alive

13 December 2013

Listen to the full piece: HOST INTRO: One of hip-hop’s oldest communities turns 40 this year. It’s called Universal Zulu Nation and it started in the Bronx. Years later, Zulu Nation members still get together to celebrate old school hip-hop and give back to the community. Pierre Bienaimé has more. SOUND: Planet Rock (1982) by […]

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New York’s Public Schools Struggle to Reduce Student Suspensions

13 December 2013

When you think of school suspensions, you think of a student who is removed from school for a few days for bad behavior. But education advocates say too many suspensions cause a snowball effect - a student goes from suspension to arrest to eventual incarceration. So schools are now looking for ways to reduce suspensions while maintaining order in the classroom.

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The Great New York City Mayoral Transition

13 December 2013

Just over three weeks remain before Bill de Blasio takes the oath of office to become New York City’s 109th mayor. Though De Blasio announced a few key appointments last week, political watchers are still waiting for others. But not everyone who’s currently in city government will leave when Mayor Michael Bloomberg does.

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Changes to Homeless Shelter System

13 December 2013

There are at least 50,000 homeless in New York City. This strain on resources during the Bloomberg administration prompted what are known as scatter shelters. Those are largely vacant residential buildings that were quickly turned into supposedly temporary shelters for the homeless. Now, incoming mayor Bill De Blasio says he’s going to get rid of them.

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Examining the Emoji Zeitgeist

13 December 2013

“Emoji” is one of those words you’d know if you’re under 20, if you’re older here’s a clue. They’re those little icons, they look like yellow smiley faces, used on your phone in text messages. The Eyebeam Center for Arts and Technology in New York City is going to hold an art show inspired by emoji this weekend.

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After 5 Pointz Painted Over, Artists Wonder ‘What’s Next?

13 December 2013

If you wanted to see work by some of the best graffiti artists in the world, you went to 5 Pointz. At least you used to. The building that used to be covered with art was painted over last month. Now some artists say the surprise paint job was an act of cultural vandalism.

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Harvest Dome 2.0 Goes to Gowanus

13 December 2013

The Gowanus Canal now has its very own floating art installation- a giant orb made with objects most New Yorkers would have probably thrown away.

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Concussion Study to Focus on Youth Hockey Players

13 December 2013

As concern about head injuries grows, youth hockey leagues around the country have started screening athletes and keeping track of concussions. A new study hopes to learn more about what happens to kids right after they hit their heads.

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No New Farm Bill Means Milk Prices Poised to Rise

13 December 2013

The Dairy industry is bracing itself for a rough start to 2014. The Farm Bill expired at the end of September, which means that milk prices could skyrocket in January.

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A New Exhibition for Something Old

13 December 2013

A new exhibition opened today in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous Egyptian wing. It celebrates Cleopatra’s Needle, an Egyptian obelisk located just behind the Met in Central Park. The exhibition also marks the kick off of a preservation process to undo 3500 years of wear and tear.

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Expansion of Medicaid Might Effect Community Health Centers

13 December 2013

Poised to go into effect next month, public health experts are looking at how the expansion of Medicaid could affect funding for community health centers.

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Whole Foods Opens in Gowanus: Long-time Residents Take a Look at Their Changing Neighborhood

13 December 2013

One week from today, a new Whole Foods store will open for business in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Some local, community activists have fought Whole Foods’ plans to open here for almost ten years, while other residents see it as a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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After Two Children Die, Pedestrian Activists Demand Justice

13 December 2013

Two children in Brooklyn died this fall after being hit by speeding cars. In response to the pedestrian deaths, activists are demanding lower speed limits. They hope slowing traffic will curb the crashes. But some say writing those laws will be a challenge.

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Military Sexual Assaults Rise, But Solutions Still Elusive

12 May 2013

Earlier this week, the Pentagon released a report estimating that 26,000 military personnel have been sexually assaulted. Dr. Mic Hunter is the author of "Honor Betrayed: Sexual Abuse in America’s Military." He says it’ll take a lot more than just legislation to stop this problem.

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NYCHA Residents Fear New City Development Plans

NYCHA Residents Fear New City Development Plans

12 May 2013

A new plan is taking shape that would change life inside New York City Housing Authority buildings. It would allow the Housing Authority to lease land to private developers. Some residents are protesting the idea, saying it would ruin their communities.

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In Cell Phone Age, Pay Phones Still Getting Upgrades

12 May 2013

These days, most New Yorkers may have cellphones. But there are still 11,000 payphones on the streets and in other public places in New York. And the city is not planning to abandon them any time soon.

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Cosmos Overshadowed As Soccer Expands In New York

Cosmos Overshadowed As Soccer Expands In New York

12 May 2013

Reports say that New York City FC -- short for football club -- will join the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. The new team is backed by one of the biggest names in European soccer. But the news has some New York fans wondering if a famous name in American soccer is being forgotten.

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Midnight Moviegoers Don 20s Style For Gatsby Premier

12 May 2013

After years of anticipation and delays, director Baz Luhrman’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby opens today. Fans turned out in force -- and style -- for the first screenings last night. Emily Jones reports on why the Jazz Age story remains so popular today.

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