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First responders get a win in Washington (Source:  Wikipedia
First responders get a win in Washington (Source: Wikipedia

New York 9/11 workers win big in Washington

Yesterday, the US Senate passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that offers billions of dollars of aid to workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The measure goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature. It's seen as a major win for 9/11 rescue crews and first responders.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"

Preview: ?Typhoid Mary? in Indian Lake

A hundred years ago, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, on suspicion of carrying typhoid fever, was imprisoned and made news headlines in New York City. Todd Moe talks with actor Eithne McGuiness, who performs her one-woman play Typhoid Mary at the Indian Lake Theater Sunday night (7:30). It's the captivating story of a brave Irish peasant who fought tooth and nail for her freedom and took on the state of New York. McGuiness says the show explores the immigrant experience, discrimination and public health attitudes.  Go to full article

NYC to turn yellow cabs green?

When big cities think about putting more fuel efficient, less polluting cars on the road, the first color that comes to mind isn't green -- it's yellow. There are so many cabs on city streets, they seem like a good place to start environmental initiatives. In New York City, the mayor has a plan to replace conventional cabs with gas-electric hybrids. But not all taxi drivers are thrilled about the plan. Samara Freemark talked to some of them.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor lobbies state lawmakers to ease congestion

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking congestion pricing, which would impose tolls for driving in Manhattan's most crowded areas. He's been facing some resistance in the state legislature, where the plan would have to be approved. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy:  N. Farb)
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy: N. Farb)

Farb unveils iconic photographs of the Summer of Love

Photographer Nathan Farb is most famous in the Adirondacks for his large-scale wilderness scenes. But as a young man, Farb spent three years documenting life on New York City's Lower East Side. In 1967, when the Summer of Love swept over Tomkins Square Park, Farb captured the revolution on film. There are photographs of New York icons like Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. But there are also powerful, intimate images of everyday people whose lives were being transformed. For the first time, Farb's Summer of Love photographs can be seen in his new exhibition, called "A Photographer's Journal." The show is being mounted at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University. To talk about the project, Nathan Farb met recently with Brian Mann in Tomkins Square Park. Brian sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Court orders more money for NYC schools

In a victory for the outgoing Governor Pataki, the state's highest court has ruled, that lawmakers must give an additional 1.93 billion more dollars to New York City's schools. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Northway bus crash kills 5, injures dozens

A stretch of the Adirondack Northway, between Keene Valley and Elizabethtown, was closed this morning after last night's Greyhound bus crash that killed five people, including the driver, and left nearly three dozen others injured. Todd Moe spoke with Brian Mann about the crash. Greyhound info line: 800-972-4583  Go to full article

Broken Bus Strands Inmate Visitors

Dozens of women and children were stranded Sunday night at a rest stop on the Northway. They were visiting inmates at north country prisons. The chartered bus broke down Sunday evening and the family-members were left stranded until mid-day on Monday, when a replacemente bus picked them up. State police fed and cared for at least thirty-five people, most from New York City. The owners of the bus company couldn't be reached for comment. Brian Mann spoke Monday with Danielle from Astoria Queens, who declined to give her last name.  Go to full article

State Budget Deadline Looms

New York's budget deadline of March 31 is looming large for state legislators who are still trying to agree on a spending plan. Another court decision regarding funding of New York City schools, handed down late Thursday, temporarily threw a monkey wrench into the process. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Near-Record Lobbying on Failed Olympic Stadium

A near record amount of money - almost $42 million - was spent on lobbying for the recently defeated West Side stadium proposal. Madison Square Garden and its owner, Cablevision, which opposed the project, outspent the New York Jets by a nearly two to one margin. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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