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  1. De Blasio Outlines Ambitious Vision in State of the City SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, beginning his third year in office with middling poll numbers and stubborn political problems, delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday night, highlighting the steps his administration has taken to make the city safer and more equitable. De Blasio, a Democrat, also outlined a series of ambitious policy proposals for the year ahead, including the creation of a retirement fund for private-sector employees, a renewed commitment to solar energy and new cultural and commercial development for a landmarked island in New York Harbor.

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  2. A Streetcar Named De BlasioRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    In 1940, a streetcar running on 9th Street in Brooklyn in front of the Prospect movie theater. Is it time to bring back the streetcar? In his State of the City speech today, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce plans for a streetcar line between Brooklyn and Queens .

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  3. From Brooklyn to Queens... By Streetcar?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Getting from Brooklyn to Queens via train isn't the easiest thing to do. But Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to change that.

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  4. New York City Vets Public Records Requests for 'Sensitivity'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denied he was micromanaging his image last year when his lawyers issued a sweeping mandate to review all public records requests that could "reflect directly on the mayor." But the first batch of more than 50 requests forwarded to City Hall, and obtained by The Associated Press, reveal many in which the "sensitivity or controversy" for the mayor's office is tenuous at best.

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  5. Educators Cobble Together a Post-Blizzard School DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    While Mayor Bill de Blasio said the decision to open New York City public schools on Monday was straightforward - the city had Sunday to dig out from the massive winter storm that blanketed the region, he said - educators told WNYC that overall staff and student attendance was down. Student attendance was 74 percent compared to a typical day, when about 90 percent of students are in school citywide, according to Department of Education figures.

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  6. About This Morning's LIRR Commute...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    Early Monday morning, thousands of Long Island Rail Road commuters showed up at their train platforms expecting a normal day. But instead they were greeted with crowds, chaos, and a general lack of information.

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  7. With Blizzard Over, New Yorkers Shovel Out and Get Back to NormalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    The blizzard of 2016 left behind nearly 30 inches of snow in some parts of the city. In Jackson Heights, Queens car owners did not wait for the sun to melt away the snow, instead they shoveled out their cars slowly and methodically.

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  8. WNYC Foresaw Partial Subway ShutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, the MTA started shutting down the outdoor portions of the New York City Subway network because of heavy snow. It's an extreme step, but will still leave well more than half of the system running. 2 comments

  9. Easing Up on Low-Level CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    NYC Council will hear a package of bills that would make summonses for low-level offenses like public urination and drinking from an open container in public civil, not criminal, offenses. The New York City Council will hear a package of bills Monday that would make summonses for low-level crimes civil - rather than criminal - offenses.

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  10. Mayor Proposes $82 Billion Preliminary Budget for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio presents New York City's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 . Blue Room, City Hall.

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  11. Mayor Tries to Rescue EMSRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to spend millions more to reduce ambulance response times in some neighborhoods, WNYC has learned. The preliminary budget for fiscal 2017 includes $5.4 million to pay for two new pilot programs in the Bronx and to add 15 additional ambulance tours in Queens.

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  12. De Blasio To Fight State Budget Cuts 'By Any Means Necessary'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | WNYC-AM New York

    It was a stark shift from the mayor's initial response after the speech on Wednesday when he largely side-stepped questions about budget cuts and emphasized the state's proposed new investment in areas like affordable housing and homelessness, both central to his own agenda. Speaking at a high school in Queens Thursday morning, the mayor stressed his main concerns are proposed cuts to the City University of New York and increased Medicaid costs that he warned could balloon to one billion dollars by 2020.

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  13. A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | WNYC-AM New York

    A century and a half ago, a botanist from Queens became the first to import Asian Chestnut trees to the United States. He was spurred to do so by the enormous popularity of the American Chestnut, then the most common tree on the East Coast, and a major source of lumber and food.

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  14. City to Open More Drop-In Centers for HomelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City is doubling the number of drop-in centers that serve homeless people who don't want to go to shelters. "For some people you need a step along the way that's not quite off the street yet, but it's not into a shelter, but is off the street enough so that services that need to be provided can be provided," said Steven Banks, Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration, who's currently doing a 90-day review of homeless services.

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  15. Home to Famous Alumni, Jamaica High School is Now 'in Shrouds'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    Jamaica High School in Queens has serious bragging rights. It counts Pulitzer prize winners, Olympic athletes and scholars among its graduates.

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  16. Cuomo Has New Perspective on Javits CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for a $1 billion expansion of Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, just four years after he wanted to tear the place down and build a new one in Queens. "The Javits Center has been a big economic generator for us all along and we want to keep that going," he said at a speech Thursday at the center.

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  17. Connecting Congress: Rep. MeeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks connects his job in Washington with the people he represents in Southeast Queens. Congressman Meeks says he's leaning toward voting yes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for a number of reasons, including the promise of job creation and his understanding that it will raise standards in Asia.

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  18. Connecting Congress: Rep. VelazquezRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez connects her work in Washington to her constituents in north Brooklyn, downtown Manhattan and western Queens. Representative Velazquez represents one of the most diverse district in the nation - 62 languages are spoken by her constituents! On Puerto Rico's debt crisis, she called it a potential "humanitarian crisis" and said: "When bankruptcy reform happened in 1984, Puerto Rico was excluded without any type of explanation.

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  19. Connecting Congress: Rep. JeffriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    U.S. House Representatives from New York Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries speak in front of One Police Plaza on August 14, 2014 in New York City. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries connects his job in Washington with the people he represents in central and south Brooklyn and southwest Queens.

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  20. Connecting Congress: Rep. MaloneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Supporters of New York City's sick bill, including Rep Carolyn Maloney, rally in February at City Hall. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney , member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, connects her job in Washington with the people she represents in her district that spans the East River from Manhattan to Queens and Brooklyn.

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