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

    51 min ago | 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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  2. Queens Enclave Feeling the Impact of Greece CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | 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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  3. The Fight Over the City's Flood Zones Will Matter for Years to ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | 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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  4. Income Inequality and Us, Plus the Marshmaster of Queens, N.Y.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | 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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  5. Jamaica Bay, Queens Has Its Own GuardianRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | 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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  6. Final PEP Meeting of the School Year Short and (Relatively) SweetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | 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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  7. NJ Man Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Join ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | 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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  8. How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | 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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  9. Third Man Arrested In New York Pressure Cooker Bomb PlotRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | 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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  10. New York Man Accused Of Plotting To Explode Pressure Cooker BombsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | 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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  11. As Pre-K Expands, Early Child Care Gets SqueezedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | 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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  12. Why You Shouldn't Flush During Rain StormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | WNYC-AM New York

    While actions taken decades ago will provide New Yorkers with plenty of drinking water in the future, the city is behind when it comes to dealing with what happens with that water after it is used. Every year, 27 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage spews into our waterways.

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  13. Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night MarketsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 14 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many American towns put the "Closed" sign up by 6 p.m. But night markets are drawing people out in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Virginia, with food, art and music from the local community. The model for the nocturnal markets is the Asian night market, where people eat, shop and socialize, and tourists discover delicacies like live scorpions and roasted sea horse until the wee hours of the morning.

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  14. Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night MarketsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 14 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many American towns put the "Closed" sign up by 6 p.m. But night markets are drawing people out in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Virginia, with food, art and music from the local community. The model for the nocturnal markets is the Asian night market, where people eat, shop and socialize, and tourists discover delicacies like live scorpions and roasted sea horse until the wee hours of the morning.

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  15. Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent MusettoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    He was a managing editor of the New York Post on April 13, 1983, when crime raged, New York seethed, Ed Koch cracked wise, Brooklyn was a bargain, and a bagel and a schmear cost $1.50. That night, a man named Charles Dingle lapped booze and cocaine in a bar in Queens where women with no visible means of upper body support danced.

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  16. Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations to Remove Juveniles from Adult PrisonsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    During a legislative session that has seen proposals to reform New York's rent laws, raise the minimum wage, and other once high-profile bills languish, legislators in both the Republican-led Senate and Democratically-controlled Assembly said this week they are working to reach a deal on a bill to remove juveniles from adult prisons. Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier in the session listed the so-called "Raise the Age" proposal among his top priorities.

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  17. Thousands More Citi Bikes Coming to NYC This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 7 | WNYC-AM New York

    Citi Bike parent company Motivate said Sunday 1,000 bikes will be put into immediate circulation by the end of June to meet growing demand in the existing system. Another 1,400 will be used when Citi Bike expands its service later this year in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint in Brooklyn.

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  18. Door Alarms to be Installed in Schools by Year's EndRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    The city will install 21,000 audible door alarms by December in more than 1,200 public school buildings. The safety measure comes after the death of Avonte Oquendo, a teenager who died after wandering out an open door of his special needs school in Queens in October, 2013.

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  19. CVS Stores Sued for Alleged Racial Profiling of ShoppersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | WNYC-AM New York

    A complaint was filed in federal court Wednesday on behalf of four former loss prevention employees at CVS stores in Queens and Manhattan. They allege they were instructed to target black and Hispanic customers while they looked for shoplifters.

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  20. Real Estate Developers Battle the Clock as Deadline for Tax Break NearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    The potential sunset of a lucrative tax incentive has developers racing to get into the ground, and city agencies potentially swamped with work. The 421-a tax exemption is worth millions to real estate developers.

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