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  1. City to Spend Millions Updating Leaky Roofs at Housing UnitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday afternoon the city will be replacing 66 roofs at four housing developments around the city - a long-overdue project for thousands of residents who have endured water leaks for years. "People have had to suffer through the leaky roofs and so many other problems in buildings that have been crumbling for years or even decades," the mayor said during a press conference held in the courtyard of the Queensbridge South Houses in Queens, one of the four housing authority sites targeted for new roofing.

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  2. U.S. Immigration By The NumbersRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    A Colombian immigrant studies ahead of her citizenship exam at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Immigration has been a top issue in the presidential campaign so far, so all this week, Here & Now is looking at the U.S. immigration system, starting first with the numbers.

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  3. The One Thing Donald Trump Didn't InheritRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    If you want to understand the roots of Donald Trump the businessman, the personality, the candidate for president, start with a trip to Trump Village in Coney Island. This 40-acre housing complex, made up of 3,800 apartments, has a red-brick facade and uniform balconies that give it the institutional look of much public housing.

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  4. 'Learning To Drive' On Well-Traveled RoadsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    Driving, stunned mainstream-media accounts of Gen-Y tastes report, is becoming less popular. But learning how to operate a car still serves as a straightforward metaphor for accepting responsibility and acquiring new skills.

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  5. Hot, Crowded, and Costlier: Your Calls on the SubwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    Subway ridership is at its highest numbers since the 1940s - 1.75 billion riders last year - and it's been surging on nights and weekends, with some of the biggest increases coming from Brooklyn and Queens. New York Observer Senior Writer and Editor Kim Velsey will take your calls about our crowded transit system.

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  6. Special Needs Students Stuck on Stifling School Buses, Lawsuit SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | WNYC-AM New York

    Fifteen year-old Ahjaah Jewett knows what it's like to ride a school bus without any air conditioning on a hot summer day. Last year, the Bronx teen said her bus to and from a special education program in Manhattan was so uncomfortable that many of her classmates were "red-faced and sweaty."

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  7. Take A Sunset Cruise With Mac DeMarcoRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    "I like living by the water. It's new and crazy for me," says Mac DeMarco, smoking and peering out at the bay in Far Rockaway, Queens.

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  8. For Asian Immigrants, Tutoring Opens Doors to Elite NYC High SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    Students at Khan's Tutorial in Jackson Heights, taking summer classes to prepare for the specialized high schools admissions test Thirteen year-old Ibnul Islam isn't spending his summer camp or playing video games. Three days a week, he's sitting in a small class at Khan's Tutorial in Jackson Heights going over algebra equations and logic questions.

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  9. Recent Grade-Fixing Scandals Prompt Closer ScrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Chancellor Carmen Farina appointed a permanent task force geared at preventing and addressing cases of academic misconduct on Tuesday, following the removal of John Dewey High School 's principal over grade inflation and another investigation that found in elementary school principal forged student answers on a state test. "Schools violating our academic policies are not giving students the education they deserve, and I have zero tolerance for schools flaunting our policies" she said in a statement to reporters.

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  10. Mac DeMarco Explains His Mini-Album Of Love Songs, Track By TrackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | WNYC-AM New York

    "It's all love songs this time," Mac DeMarco when we connect over Skype to talk about Another One , his latest mini-album. Make that love songs with little problems: Each of the songs on this charming, scruffy collection takes on love that's just out of reach, whether it's doomed from the start or just run its course.

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  11. NYC's Hottest Subway Stations, MappedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    Elena Kobzarenko of Brooklyn fans herself while waiting for a subway train July 18, 2006 in New York City. Temperatures hit the upper 90s.

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  12. What Happens When Uber Goes UptownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    It's not hard to find a black or green livery car on the corner of 207th street and Post Ave in the Inwood section of Upper Manhattan. No one is complaining about finding a car up here, but getting a taxi home to another borough isn't always easy.

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  13. Garner's Death Speeds Change At NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    More than 1,200 fresh-faced police recruits were sworn in as officers last week and began training at the new Police Academy in College Point, Queens. Like past classes, they'll spend months learning police tactics and the law.

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  14. City to Announce Free Broadband for 5 NYC Housing DevelopmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system. Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to make the announcement Thursday with federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

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  15. Maps: See Where New Citi Bike Stations Will Be on Upper West and Upper East SidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The New York City Department of Transportation has released the final maps for Citi Bike locations on the Upper East and Upper West sides. The expansion will add 77 bike share stations to the system.

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  16. No More Bail for Non-Violent OffendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Thousands of people accused of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies will stay out of Rikers Island under a $17.8 million pretrial supervision program, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The program comes as local officials try to reduce violence at the Rikers Island jails and while they grapple with concerns the criminal justice system discriminates against low-income minorities.

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  17. New School Offices Open for Business in Each BoroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    It seems that geography is back in style. New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina took another step toward re-centralizing the city school system by opening new support centers in each borough last week, and making her first official visit to one in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

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  18. Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are InnocentRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    In May, a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs turned into a bloodbath in Waco, Texas. Nine people were shot dead, and at least But many of them say they had nothing to do with these "outlaw" motorcycle clubs - and nothing to do with the violence.

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  19. Greeks seeking financial refuge in America watch from afar as their country suffersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The effects of the Greek financial crisis ripple cross the Atlantic to Astoria, Queens, the largest Greek American community in the US.

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  20. Queens Enclave Feeling the Impact of Greece CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Long-time Greek immigrants, and more recent arrivals to Astoria, Queens, gathered to discuss the latest news at places like Cafe Boulis where the Greek song "Preen Pes S'agapo" by Giorgos Sampanis played on the radio. Behind the counter, Neokls Melis, 40, fried loukoumades , a Greek donut, and drizzled honey over it.

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