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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. What Happens When Uber Goes UptownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | 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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  4. Garner's Death Speeds Change At NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | 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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  5. City to Announce Free Broadband for 5 NYC Housing DevelopmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | 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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  6. Maps: See Where New Citi Bike Stations Will Be on Upper West and Upper East SidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | 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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  7. No More Bail for Non-Violent OffendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | 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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  8. New School Offices Open for Business in Each BoroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | 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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  9. Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are InnocentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Fight Over the City's Flood Zones Will Matter for Years to ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The de Blasio administration is challenging new flood maps proposed by the FEMA, saying they are too large. The orange areas show what city officials believe should be included in the 100-year-flood zone; the purple areas show what additional areas are included in FEMA's proposal.

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  13. Income Inequality and Us, Plus the Marshmaster of Queens, N.Y.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Two frequent New York Times contributors discuss income inequality and how it manifests in America. The Jamaica Bay guardian and marshmaster talks about planting marshes and the thousands of volunteers he has recruited.

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  14. Jamaica Bay, Queens Has Its Own GuardianRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Historically, natural buffers like marshes can reduce the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge from climate change and hurricanes, and therefore reduces the kind of awful flooding that parts of Queens and Brooklyn experienced after Hurricane Sandy. The Jamaica Bay Marsh Restoration Initiative has planted more than 180,000 native Jamaica Bay Spartina plugs and restored more than 40 acres of badly-degraded marsh islands since 2013.

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  15. Final PEP Meeting of the School Year Short and (Relatively) SweetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The meeting, held at Long Island City High School, had a modest agenda: voting on the city's capital plan, expense budget and another set of contracts. There were no contentious co-location plans to consider or approval of new or expanding schools.

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  16. NJ Man Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Join ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    A New Jersey man is being held without bail for allegedly planning to provide resources and fighters to the group that calls itself the Islamic State. The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey said Samuel Rahamin Topaz, 21, from Fort Lee, was planning to travel to Syria to join the terror group.

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  17. How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Now that water rates in New York City have nearly tripled in the past 15 years, some landlords say they pay more in water than in heating fuel. That's particularly the case in buildings that are environmentally-friendly enough that they have low heating bills to begin with.

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  18. Third Man Arrested In New York Pressure Cooker Bomb PlotRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    U.S. authorities have arrested a third New York man in connection with an alleged plot to detonate pressure cooker bombs in New York City for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. The latest arrest involved a 21-year-old Staten Island man named Fareed Mumuni who allegedly tried to kill a law enforcement official who came to his house earlier today.

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  19. New York Man Accused Of Plotting To Explode Pressure Cooker BombsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    U.S. authorities arrested a 20-year-old Queens man on Saturday suspected of plotting to detonate a pressure cooker bomb in New York to show his devotion to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. Munther Omar Saleh was studying aeronautics at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, authorities say.

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  20. As Pre-K Expands, Early Child Care Gets SqueezedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Jahayra Jimenez with her daughter Leah at Nuestros Ninos. She wants her to go to pre-k classes there this fall.

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