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On the second floor of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx, a group of recent high school graduates sat in a circle and shared how they act when they feel comfortable. One said when she feels safe, she can let go. Another told the group she can say whatever she wants and it won’t be awkward. A third said she could be “more myself.…
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The metropolitan region has experienced more extreme heat this summer than usual, and climate experts say it'll only get worse. But trees — or nature's air conditioning — can help keep us cool. Tami Lin-Moges is the Interim New York Cities Director for at The Nature Conservancy which convened and is a leading member of the Forest for All NYC coalit…
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WNYC has been celebrating its annual Public Song Project for the second year in a row. The project invites musicians to contribute song covers, as well as musical adaptations of books, poetry and films. All Of It producer Simon Close joins WNYC Morning Edition host Michael Hill to announce this year's winners and share their winning creations. The …
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Ten years ago today, video of an NYPD officer choking Eric Garner on a Staten Island sidewalk went viral, sparking a nationwide movement against police brutality and promises of reform by city and state politicians. Since then, the video evidence that was somewhat novel in the Garner case has become commonplace. The city’s police watchdog agency no…
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The route would run along a mix of new and existing tracks from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, then along a new connection to the tunnel beneath the Sound. In Connecticut, the line would use existing Amtrak rails from Milford up to Hartford. From there, it would require the construction of new tracks between Hartford and Providence — as well as upgrad…
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Mayor Eric Adams’ refusal to implement a set of laws meant to expand access to key rental assistance subsidies is putting some New Yorkers at risk of homelessness and threatening to strain the city’s jam-packed shelter system, tenants and their advocates say.Four tenants on the brink of homelessness are attempting to join an ongoing class-action la…
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Eric Garner’s dying declaration, “I can’t breathe,” was repeated 11 times on a Staten Island sidewalk. His utterances were muffled by an NYPD officer’s chokehold around his neck.But the words, immortalized in an onlooker’s cell phone video, continue to echo across New York City and the globe as the 10-year anniversary of his killing approaches.Chan…
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“The population of oysters [in NYC] is functionally extinct. There are some pockets here and there, but overall there's no larval source,” said Meredith Comi, coastal resilience and restoration practitioner for the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University. “We have to do everything from scratch.”…
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The Summer Olympics get underway later this month and while sports fans all around the world are looking forward to the competition, we at WNYC are most excited about the athletes from our area heading to Paris. Sports reporter Priya Desai joins Weekend Edition host David Furst for an early preview. She's been tracking some of the Olympians from Ne…
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A jury is deliberating the federal corruption case against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Closing statements wrapped up late this week. Menendez is charged with bribery and corruption, along with his wife and two businessmen. A third businessman who was charged, pleaded guilty and testified during the trial. The senator's wife, Nadine, will stand…
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In Far Rockaway, the nearest hospital equipped to treat people with the most serious injuries is close to 9 miles away. Now, residents are one step closer to getting a new long-awaited medical trauma center after Mayor Adams and the City Council included $50 million in the most recent budget for the facility. Council member Selvena Brooks-Powers, w…
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The vast majority of the massive, metallic towers the city commissioned to help low-income neighborhoods access high-speed 5G internet still lack cell signal equipment — more than two years after hundreds of the structures began sprouting across the five boroughs. Just two of the nearly 200 Link5G towers installed by tech firm CityBridge since 2022…
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This month marks 10 years since a video of an NYPD officer killing Eric Garner went viral and launched a national outcry against police brutality. Now, with the spread of smartphones, filming police interactions is more common than ever. As the anniversary of Garner's death approaches, here’s what you need to know about filming the NYPD. For the co…
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Members of New York City’s Caribbean communities are scrambling to collect vital supplies for survivors of Hurricane Beryl, which has left a path of devastation in several island nations. Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn represents the largest Caribbean-American population in New York. She joined WNYC's Sean Carlson to discuss ways New Yor…
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Animal Care Centers of NYC said it’s still dealing with overcrowding that has plagued shelters since the number of returned pets surged after a pandemic-era adoption boom. But Katy Hansen, a spokesperson for the city animal shelters, explained in an interview that the problem isn’t that an unusual number of New Yorkers are surrendering their pets. …
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